Nokia Web Tools is a full suite of products that support mobile web development for Nokia devices. The products provide for project creation, coding, debugging, previewing, and deployment of web apps supported by comprehensive help. These features have been created with the goal of making development easier, more productive, and — hopefully — fun.
While every effort has been made to ensure that Nokia Web Tools has been released defect free, these release notes provide information on the few issues that remain.
Installation and update
- This release is a China specific variant of the 1.2.0 release and is NOT an update to the 1.2.0 release.
- It's designed to make use of local data centres for users located in China. It's expected to provide better performance when conducting server previews in the simulator.
- A full install is required.
- Any earlier version of the 1.2.1 tools should be uninstaled and a full installation of this release undertaken.
- Nokia Web Tools 1.2.1 release is supported on Microsoft Windows 7, XP, and Vista; Apple Mac OSX 10.6; and Linux Ubuntu 10.04. Both Chinese and English variants of these OSs can be used.
- The 64-bit version of Ubuntu isn't supported.
- When installing, install with Administrator Rights. For Windows install as Administrator, for Mac install as Superuser. Once installed, normal use doesn't require administrator privileges. On Windows, the Guest user account doesn't have adequate privilege to use Nokia Web Tools. At a minimum, the standard account must be used.
- On Windows (English) OS non-English characters should be avoided in the installation path of the Nokia Web Tools 1.2.1.
- It's recommended that the default installation location is used.
- Upgrades will be available from time to time:
- for Web Developer Environment and Web Developer Channel upgrades are obtained from the Help menu by clicking Check for Updates.
- For Web App Simulator upgrades are obtained using the Update feature in Settings.
NOTE: If you update Web Development Environment or Web App Simulator, it's recommended that you check for updates in the complementary product also. If the Web Developer Enrolment and Web App Simulator are not updated together you may encounter issues with compatibility and the tools may not function as expected.
- Bugs or suggestions can be submitted here. We look forward to hearing from you.
Tips, tricks, known limitations and issues
Web Developer Environment (WDE)
- An https proxy, in addition to an http proxy, must be set for short URL generation to work.
- It's recommended that only English alphanumeric characters be used for project names and names for project folders, and files, even though it's possible to create such project resources and local preview would work fine. But using non-English names for project resources may cause issues with server preview
- On Mac OS the 'Show in Explorer' project resource context menu option in WDE is currently not working.
- WDE debugging functionality isn't available for Symbian or Series 40 web apps.
- When proxy settings are needed for WDE on Ubuntu and Mac OS, manual proxy setting is preferred in the WDE preference dialogue.
Web App Simulator (WAS)
- WAS doesn’t provide exact rendering of web apps, exact rendering is available by running your web app on a device. WAS provides a test environment and shouldn’t be expected to simulate a device perfectly. Final validation should be done on devices.
- Adobe Flash Lite isn’t supported in Series 40 web apps. You can access additional information regarding Flash on Nokia devices here.
- Using variables called "map" may cause the web app to render in correctly in WAS.
- WML content isn't supported. Some news feed sites (such as Sina) provide content in WML format. An error will be displayed in the simulator when such content is encountered.
- There may be issues in multi-locale web apps, where implementation uses the W3C folder based localization scheme. During server previews the default content is shown in the simulator instead of the intended locale specific content.
Web Developer Channel (WDC)
- There may be situations where the Add-on's don't show in the WDC. Relaunching the WDC will resolve this issue. Usually this happens when updated add-on information on the server is being downloaded in the background.
Debugging with Web Inspector
- When the app's execution is stopped at a breakpoint in the Web Inspector, closing Web Inspector or the web app, will close the Simulator.
- Similarly if the app's execution is stopped at an alert() function in Web Inspector and a web app reload is requested from the simulator reload button, the simulator may exit. It's suggested that the reload request be outside of the function that is calling alert().
Feedback, help and discussion groups
- Please provide feedback through the Forum Nokia Feedback Channel.
- Forum Nokia Series 40 Ovi Browser Overview
- Forum Nokia.com Web Runtime Overview
- Forum Nokia Web Runtime Wiki