Saturday, December 22, 2007

WidSets Widget Coding Competition Extended-Play!

The good folks at WidSets have decided to extend the deadline for the Widget Coding Competition to the 31st of January, 2008. They have decided this upon receiving messages from developers who only lately found out about the WidSets service and the coding contest. Here's a link to the official announcement : WidSets Widget Coding Competition Extended-Play!.

If you don't know what WidSets is, you can read about it at the WidSets Developers Wiki Site.

In brief, it's a service by Nokia that you can use to create and publish mobile widgets to MIDP 2.0 compliant devices via the Internet. The type of widgets you create are entirely up to you. It can be a feed from your blog or website, a mobile application, or a mobile game (got your attention now?).

Simple widgets like blog feeds can be created using the WidSets Studio online web-application. While more advanced widgets, like mobile applications and games, are created using the WidSets Devkit SDK and Helium Script (a Java like language). It's a free service too (tada! XD).

In case you're wondering, the service and your published mobile widgets are not only accessible to Nokia mobile phones but to all devices which are MIDP 2.0 compliant provided you can install the WidSets client MIDlet and the device has Internet access.

Did I mention the fact that the service is free?

I give two thumbs up to Nokia for this great service.

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