First commercial small app made with m
G-Meter is a typical small entertainment and utility application as it can be found on application stores like Nokia OVI or Handango. G-Meter is entirely made with mShell and as a case study shows the commercial opportunity that can be realized due to the the power and ease of the mShell development platform.
G-Meter uses the built in accelerometer of the latest Nokia S60 devices to measure the current value and direction of G-force acting on the mobile phone. It models a traditional analog instrument and therefore ensures simple handling and maximum readability.
The application is entirely made with the freely available mobile development platform mShell (v3.02). The programming of this commercially distributed app (Handango, Nokia OVI, airbit Web Shop) took little time, due to the power of mShell and its large standard library - for instance, module accel provides easy access to the built in accelerometer sensor that can be found on many latest Nokia phones running under Symbian OS, including volume models like the N95_8GB.
The challenge was less programming or making the distribution file, but more testing the software and providing all the promotional materials needed to publish an application on a commercial application store.
Monday, June 08, 2009, Lukas Knecht