Symbian 3 Supporing Open Standards, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript

By HTMLGoodies Staff

Web developers who are actively utilizing the open standard HTML, CSS, and JavaScript should be interested in the announcement by Symbian. Its mobile platform, Symbian 3 enables developers to use those standards to create software for hardware such as Nokia's N8 and other Symbian 3 devices.

Symbian's web application development tools are currently available for Mac, Linux and Windows computers, and are supplemental for the Qt cross-platform framework which currently supports development for Symbian devices.

Larry Berkin, head of Global Alliances and U.S. GM of the Symbian Foundation, indicated that the limitations of low-level programming languages won't be a problem with the new Symbian tools due to the many accessible APIs that are available. "Using APIs, developers can access the dialer, calendar, camera, contacts and more."

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