The fastest Symbian developer on the planet and my WordPress Client

So I’ve been working with my symbian developer toward getting the WordPress client operational, yes?

We’ve had a bit of a set back in the context of data quality and interacting with the WordPress XMLRPC system. The developer and I are in dialogue. He’s doing his best, I think.

Meantime, I was chatting with Jay Fenton.

Jay is one half of the uber, uber, uber programming geniuses who power Howler Technologies (Makes of ROK Talk). (The other half, Dan Lane, is no less a genius. I’m still impressed that he’s actually got an RFID chip in his arm that will open his house door.)

The other day he enquired about the development and how it was going.

“Shouldn’t be that difficult to use XMLRPC to connect with a Symbian client,” he commented, “In fact, let me just…”

I didn’t hear from him over IM for an hour or so.

60 minutes went by.

Then I got an IM, “Done it.”

He sent me through some files to put on to my E90.

Seconds later I was blogging from it. Here’s the post I wrote.

Here’s an E90 screenshot:


And some more…

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I was agog.

“WOW,” I told him by IM. Lots of ‘You’re fooking wicked!’ etc.

His response?

Thank you dear chap. It’s just the way i flip ’em (the bits, that is)

A seriously gifted chap, Jay.

I can now blog from my Nokia handset!

By Ewan

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26 replies on “The fastest Symbian developer on the planet and my WordPress Client”

I love it when individuals are *that* bloody smart!
Very well done, Jay.
And kudos to Ewan for stumping up the money to get the app written.

And if you happen to find a free moment over the weekend (after ending poverty, healing the sick and saving the world etc, natch), could you figure out how to get my E65 to recognise a default access point group so it doesn’t feel the need to continually ask when there’s only one available?

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HeavyLight: I don’t know why Access Point Groups were removed from recent phones, very strange move by the powers that be. Is it specific apps that you’re having the problem with?

Programatically, any native app. (not sure about J2Me) can choose an AP for itself without asking the user beforehand (with a fair amount of intelligence built-in to the decision, provided by the Symbian OS)… the default way of doing things, unfortunately, is to just pop up the dialog box.

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