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11 June 2009, 09:11

Symbian Foundation opens developer portal

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The Symbian Foundation has announced that its developer portal is now open to everyone. Until recently, the developer site was only open to a small circle of developers as a closed beta. Interested users can register on the site, which is now in public beta, to access Symbian source code, reference documentation, the Symbian wiki and forums. The provided information should help developers create applications using Java ME (Java Micro Edition), Symbian C++ and Flash Lite, in addition to Python, Ruby and .NET.

The Symbian Foundation, based in London, was founded in June of 2008 following Nokia's acquisition of Symbian. The group's goal is to deliver an open source operating system based on the Symbian OS and its variants. Foundation members include Nokia, AT&T, NTT Docomo, Samsung, Sony Ericcson, Texas Instruments, Vodafone and STMicroelectronics. In February, 14 new members joined the Symbian Foundation, including HP, MySpace, Qualcomm and SanDisk.


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