Nokia Introduces Tools For Mobile Web Developers

Nokia has introduced Nokia Web Tools for Series 40 devices allowing developers to creae rich, light weight web apps.

Developers can use the Ovi Browser with Nokia Web Tools for Series 40. Nokia Web Tools provides developers with a new way to leverage standard web technologies by allowing anyone who can build a web page to build an app. Nokia says in most cases there is no need to be a Java developer. Series 40 web apps can be developed in less time and get to market faster.

The Nokia Developer Blog offers more details. “The Web Tools, built on Eclipse, contain templates/ sample codes; documentation and samples; an emulator and Ovi Browser/runtime for testing, Developers can build, test and preview through the tools or on device.”

“Additionally, the Mobile Web Library (MWL) is a JavaScript Library that handles basic on-device operations such as page transitions and AJAX updates.”

Nokia said it sells “more than one million feature phones a day,” the majority of which are powered by Series 40. It said that “by continuing to invest in future assets that deliver affordable, highly competitive and consumer-focused mobile experiences to the traditional Series 40 consumer, Nokia will deliver the best low-cost devices that deliver the richest experiences and applications that consumers will love.”

By Mike Sachoff

Mike is a staff writer for WebProNews. Visit WebProNews for the latest ebusiness news.

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