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Nokia Launches Open-Source Programming Language For Mobile Devices

Monday 31 January 2005 11:02 CET | News

Nokia, announced the launch of Python for the Series 60 Platform, allowing the worldwide open-source developer community that utilizes the powerful Python programming language to execute Python commands and run Python scripts and applications on Series 60-based devices.

Available for free download via the website of Nokias global developer community, Forum Nokia (www.forum.nokia.com/python), Python for Series 60 is a software package that installs to a Series 60 platform-based device, enabling developers to create applications with the simple and consistent, object-oriented Python programming language. It can be used to develop commands, scripts and applications for Series 60-based devices. Python for Series 60 is well-suited to the development of prototype and proof-of-concept applications for Series 60-based mobile devices. Developers can execute Python commands using an interactive console in a Series 60-based device, accessible via the keypad or a remote connection to a PC over Bluetooth. Using Python for Series 60, developers can write Python applications and install them to a Series 60-based device and the device can then run these applications from the Python environment. Python applications can also be developed to run as standalone applications with the selection of an icon from the device menu. Using Python for Series 60, developers also can execute Python commands and scripts in the emulators of Series 60 Developer Platform SDKs. Python for Series 60 packages available for download include Python installer (SIS), with example scripts, release notes, additional libraries and documentation in PDF format, including Getting Started with Python, Programming with Python, and API Reference for Python. Additionally, a Python for Series 60 discussion board on the Nokia site assists developers in navigating development scripts and applications on Series 60-based devices. The Series 60 Platform, built on the Symbian OS, is the worlds leading smartphone platform, with millions of devices in the market ready for the deployment of quality mobile applications. It is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers in the world including LG Electronics, Lenovo, Nokia, Panasonic, Samsung, Sendo and Siemens.


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