Very recently Nokia released the source code for its Python for S60 Platform software package to the global community of open-source software developers, will it affect on the developers choice of programming language?, will Python succed in attracting the developers?
Last year, Nokia started offering Python for S60 for free from its Web site which allowed developers to write applications using Python for S60 Nokia phones also install their new applications on a S60 handset to test them.
Nokia released the source code for its Python for S60 Platform software package to the global community of open-source software developers. The source code will be posted to SourceForge.net, a highly reputed website that hosts open source development projects. I think this move will no doubt encourage more development in the mobile related applications.
This move from Nokia will enable programmers, ISVs and businesses worldwide to utilize the powerful Python programming language to execute Python commands and run Python scripts and applications on S60-based mobile devices. Also developers might consider python ahead of Java or J2ME.
When PythonThreads asked the experts like David Ascher about the most exciting python developments, David Ascher said , “I’m fascinated by the port of Python to the Series 60 phones that Nokia is doing. Pretty soon there will be no technical hurdles to running Python apps on hundreds of millions of phones worldwide. That’s quite an opportunity for Python (and phone users!).”
With the support of the Giant like Nokia its a very good opportunity for Python to attract the developers towards the mobile application development. Nokia is taking enough care to attract the developers by developing programs like “Mobile Tsunami Detector”.
Considering the Python’s use in high-profile systems such as Google, ILM, BitTorrent P2P system, ESRI GIS product, Statistics of book sales and training demand shows the acceptance of python. Although Java is currently little ahead of Python in acceptance, with the backing of Nokia, Python is capable enough of taking developers away from Java or J2ME.
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>> Mark Lutz : I think the port to the Nokia cellphone line is quite cool.
>> David Ascher : I’m fascinated by the port of Python to the Series 60 phones that Nokia is doing.