You might have noticed how much Symbian is pushing the Web Run Time as an environment for application development, as it is thought to be really simple to do. I can confirm that it is!
After talking to some package owners, I had the realisation that we (Symbian) needed to offer an easy way for Package team members to track community activity. I do some of these tasks day to day, and it involves lots of pre-saved searches and so on…
Mix these thoughts with an ich to do some programming and what you get? “My Package” Dashboard WRT widget.
I started by downloading the source for Symbian.org widget, which had some useful routines that I wanted to “borrow”. Within a day I had a running prototype, before the end of the week I have released the first beta version.
So what does it do? Well, with “My Package” Dashboard you can track for a package:
- How many new open bugs are in the package
- How many new contributions (fixes) are proposed by the community
- What is the status of the package backlog
- What are the latest build results for my package
- Keep on top of the discussion in the relevant developer forum
I am now looking for people to use it and give me some feeback on :
- How useful it is for you?
- What could be improved?
- What device are you using?
If you would like to give it a go, it is as simple as visiting http://tiny.symbian.org/mypackage
The widget has a build it in “check for updates” feature, so once you download it is very simple to update to the latest version.
Here some screen shots , if you dont have time for the video. For more info, visit the widget homepage. Look forward to your comments!