Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Comicbook Reader Source Code...

Hi All,

Just a quicky, I decided to release the source code for TouchComic in the hopes that others can learn from it.

Click here to view it.


Sunday, April 19, 2009

Comic Book Reader...

Hi All,

UPDATE: New download, version V1.1 fixes Memory bug.
UPDATE: New Download, V1.2 Includes automatic bookmark.

Last week I decided to learn Python, or more specifically PyS60.

So far I'm really impressed, and to celebrate my first week anniversary of this great new language I thought I'd release my first app written in it.

One thing I really wanted on all the S60 nokias I've owned was a comic book reader, I have a huge collection of classic Comic books, all scanned and stored in CBR/CBZ format. I used to read them on the PSP but now I have the 5800, with a much better screen I was really hoping to be able to do the same.

So here is ComicTouch, a simple but effective CBZ reader.

For those who don't know, a CBZ is basically a collection of images stored in a ZIP file for convenience.

It features...
Support for CBZ/ZIP files
JPG/Gif and PNG content
Full Screen mode with Touch/Gesture based controls
Portrait/Landscape operation
Intelligent Auto-fit scaling option

It lacks...
Support for CBR/RAR files
Password protected CBZ/ZIP files
TIFF Format

To use this software you must have the latest PyS60 runtimes installed (1.9.3 or higher)

It will only work on the 5800 or N97 as it requires the touchscreen.

All CBZ files should be stored on the memory card (E:) in a folder called "Comics"

Anyway, I hope you all enjoy. See the video below for instructions on use.

you can download the software directly from my server here (V1.2)
you can download the latest PyS60 runtimes here:
you can download a test CBZ file here (this file is a public domain CBZ)

Please give me feedback as always.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter...

Hi All,

As promised, here is the current version of "Space Dancer".

I guess it could be called an alpha version but It's as finished as I am going to make it, it contains all the features I wanted to add including world leader boards etc.But the project has since become uninteresting to me. I have 4 other projects on the go and this one quickly became the least enjoyable of them.

Anyway, without further ado here is the game,

Please Download the SIS file here - 1MB

Many thanks to Danceaway64 for the great tracks,

Play the game in landscape mode, tap the title of the song in the main screen to switch between the three songs/speed levels.

To play simply press the corresponding onscreen buttons as the red laser approaches it.

The online score boards will require a data connection. but you can also view the scores online here

Anyway please enjoy and let me have your feedback.

Huge thanks to www.symbian-freak.com and to danceaway64


Monday, April 06, 2009


Hi guys,

Sorry for the delay, this thing is turning into a real Bitch!

Designing the levels is proving to be the most tricky part, but it is coming on and will be released (even if its unfinished) by the end of this week.

Some additional info...

The game has 3 soundtracks written just for this game by Danceaway64 and also has an online score table to compare your abilities with the rest of the 5800 community.

Stay tuned!