[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] to Nokia: simple method to gain a gamingaudience on 770/800

From: Raul Fernandes Herbster raulherbster at gmail.com
Date: Thu Jan 25 14:03:54 EET 2007
Yeah... and besides that, no specific tutorials for "maemo game programming"
are available. We have to try using the same techniques as we do at Desktop
games. This idea could be improved.


2007/1/25, quim.gil at nokia.com <quim.gil at nokia.com>:
> Hi, thanks for sharing these thoughts.
> What is really interesting is the idea of raising and labeling core usages
> (i.e. gaming) so developers and advanced users can focus and collaborate
> around them: maemo for gaming, maemo for this, maemo for that. The result
> could be beneficial to everybody, with more applications being developed,
> more users knowing and using them and a more popular platform generating
> more and better software.
> >I'd like to advance a proposal, mainly to Nokia's Tableteer
> >site developers.
> (snip)
> >[1] http://wiicade.com
> >[2] http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/games/wii/
> The content of your recommendation is interesting but you can probably
> point it to better directions. Tableteer is an official site while the sites
> you are recommending are not. The difference might be tiny from a user
> perspective (specially when unofficial sites look so good, work so well and
> are so popular) but the story behind the scenes is totally different.
> Should you then go and build an unofficial site for IT gamers à la
> wiicade? Well, maybe this is a challenge for someone.
> We have maemo.org. It's not unofficial, true, but it's community oriented
> and developers can upload software without corporate intervention in
> between. Developers upload, users download: this is the core functionality
> needed and behind the scenes we are providing it.
> >From a user point of view, though, the story of wiicade.org and maemo.orgis totally different. Agreed. We have here two questions that would help
> finding the solution we want:
> 1. maemo is a development platform and the core focus of maemo.org is the
> community of developers. Do we want it to be a primary resource for end
> users as well? Yes or No, the answer leads to different paths.
> 2. If we want maemo.org to include also a specific story for end user
> gamers (and end user travelers, musicians, sysadmins, scuba divers or
> whatever) we will need to work on web architecture and layout. It's
> feasible, but not easy.
> These two questions already suggest that a determined independent
> webmaster could get a site up & running while we discuss.  :) The discussion
> is probably worth per se, though.
> --
> Quim Gil
> Maemo team
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Raul Fernandes Herbster
Embedded and Pervasive Computing Laboratory - embedded.dee.ufcg.edu.br
Electrical Engineering Department - DEE - www.ee.ufcg.edu.br
Electrical Engineering and Informatics Center - CEEI
Federal University of Campina Grande - UFCG - www.ufcg.edu.br
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