Symbian’s New Web Tool Kit

The Symbian Foundation has announced the availability of its web application development toolkit for the open-source Symbian^3 mobile platform. The new platform allows programmers and web developers to augment their skills with the use of “just a few more JacaScript APIs” in order to access capabilities like contacts, camera, location etc. on a symbian powered handset.

According to a statement from the foundation, anyone who can create a web page can create an app for Symbian^3, as coders only need standard development tools including HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

“Now anyone can create fantastic applications for devices such as the Nokia N8, the world’s first Symbian^3 device. These Symbian web application development tools provide an ideal entry point for web developers targeting the vast, new development opportunities offered by the Symbian^3 platform and the wider mobile marketplace, where compelling applications are proving their ability to fuel communities,” Symbian Foundation chief Lee Williams said in the statement.

The Symbian web app development toolkit is available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Other web development environments can be used to write apps for Symbian, but the foundation is promoting features of its toolkit that include mobile-specific application preview, debugging and deployment capabilities”.

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