We were contacted by a developer yesterday named Kimble Young who wanted to share his app – a game for Symbian and MeeGo called Word Tiles – an equivalent to Words with Friends. Scrabble if you will.
He asked if we wanted to know any more so we asked him some questions that I thought might interest our readers.
- what it was like developing the game,
- what tools you used,
- how long it took and
- why you chose to develop for Nokia devices, and
- what you think of Qt.
Nokia really has had a bad time since management last year basically said stop developing for the platform. It left a huge vacuum in developer mind share which I must admit I and a few others have exploited since. Nokia apps have actually helped me, my wife and two year old daughter to travel the world for the last six months . Coming from Australia we’ve spent time in the USA and Europe. I’ve become a digital nomad.
As long as Symbian/N9 users keep using their phones I will keep supporting them.
The future for Fumbo (my label) will no longer be exclusively on Symbian but employing more HTML5 technologies as it evolves for mobile devices. This won’t mean Nokia users lose out though as there’s good support nok Meego and even Symbian for these technologies.