Word Tiles – Words With Friends for Symbian and MeeGo

| April 17, 2012 | 21 Replies


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.

Word Tiles

Price: Free


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.

The game has actually been in development for 10 months now when it became obvious that Symbian needed a great multiplayer crossword game. The length of time that it took is due to the fact that it’s mainly been just me working on it and as a hobby not a full time job. The game is developed almost entirely in Qt Quick using QML and javascript which really is a big tip of the hat to capabilities of the Qt Quick platform. 

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.


Category: Applications, Maemo, MeeGo, N9Apps, Nokia, Symbian, Symbian Apps

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