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 feature have been created with the goal for 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.


A patch is currently available for users of version 1.2.0 of WebTools. It addresses the issue of non-admin users on a Windows system not being able to launch the simulator when they are trying to preview an app from the WDE. This patch can be found here and needs to be installed as an admin user (using Run As Adminsitrator in the explorer context menu). It is recommended that this patch be run as soon as installation is completed.

Please note that Web Tools application must be installed using an account that has Administrator privilege.

Also the Web Tools should not be used from the Windows Guest account because of the amount of restrictions that account has. The user needs to have some minimal privileges like being able to read and write files from TEMP locations, and access network.Users should be using a Windows account that at least has the standard user account privileges.


Installation and Update

  • Nokia Web Tools 1.2.0 is supported on Microsoft Windows 7, XP and Vista; Apple Mac OSX 10.6; and Linux Ubuntu 10.04.
  • When installing, install with Administrator Rights. For Windows install as Administrator, for Mac install as Superuser. You may have issues with seeing Eclipse Plugins otherwise.
  • Non-English characters should be avoided in the installation path of the Nokia Web Tools, it is recommended that the default installation location is used.
  • Upgrades will be available from time to time:
    • for Web SDK 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.

    • For Web App Designer upgrades are obtained from the Help menu by clicking Check for updates.

NOTE: If you update Web Development Environment or Web App Simulator, it is recommended that you check for update in the complimentary 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.

For more complete details on using the Nokia Web Tools, please review the Getting Started Guide or Forum Nokia.

Tips, Tricks, Known Limitations and Issues

Web SDK Web Developer Enviornment (WDE)

  • An https proxy, in addition to http proxy, must be set for short URL generation to work.
  • Non-English characters in project paths, project file names, and in paths to (including the file name itself) a WGT file should be avoided.
  • WDE debugging functionality is not available for Symbian or Series 40 web apps.
  • When proxy settings are needed for WDE on Ubuntu, manual proxy settings should be used 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 the device.
  • 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.
  • When using logging for Series 40 web apps in the console of Web Inspector logs that occur during callbacks are not displayed. Log issued during page load are displayed.
  • In rare cases, there have been reports of the Web Simulator not running, but when adding openssl library with VC++ the Simulator started working. If you get a error screen directly after clicking "Nokia Web SDK Simulator" there might be msvcr80.dll missing on your system. You can get it as part of the VC++ 2005 redist package from here:

Web Developer Channel (WDC)

  • There have been instances where the Add-on's don't show in the WDC. Relaunching the WDC will resolve this issue.
  • WDC may not open if the Web Tools installation path has foreign characters.

Debugging with Web Tools

  • Web SDK only supports a single debug instance. If a user launches a debug session from the WDE while the Simulator Web Inspector is running, an error will occur and the Simulator will close.
  • When debugging is in progress and the app is stopped at a breakpoint, if the user closes Web Inspector or the web app, it will close the Simulator.

Uninstall Web SDK

  • The uninstall feature in the menu item will remove almost everything. If you want to do a complete and uninstall, you will also need to delete the following folders:
    • Run Uninstall from the Applications Menu
    • Remove 'C:\Users\[USER]\WebToolsWorkspace\.metadata'
    • Windows machine Delete registry entries HKEY_CURRENT_USER>Software>Nokia Designer & Simulator

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