Acquire IMEI for Nokia X

The Featured Discussion Board Post this week is Acquire IMEI for Nokia X started by myrth.

Myrth has a query regarding the Nokia X, which is a dual SIM card device. He wants to know if it would have two different International Mobile Station Equipment Identity (IMEI) as a result of the TelephonyManager.getDeviceId call. myrth also wants to know if the Nokia X platform offers a way to retrieve both device IMEIs.

Symbianyucca confirms that Nokia X is like two separate ‘phones’, and thus there are indeed two IMEI numbers, one for each ‘phone’.  He adds that Nokia X does not offer any specific APIs for retrieving both the IMEIs. Myrth, after some tests, concludes that Nokia X indeed has two different IMEI numbers which can be accessed through TelephonyManager::getDeviceId. He finds that this call is available via reflection, and that the result does change depending on which SIM slot is currently active.

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Creating CustomEffects in C++

The Featured Discussion Board Post this week is Creating CustomEffects in C++ started by leemcpherson.

Lee is attempting to convert one of his custom effects from a Managed language like C# to a more native language C++ for the Nokia Imaging SDK by following a Wiki article by SB Dev. While Lee’s C# version works fine, the C++ version throws a NullReferenceException.

In the course of discussion Lee and SBDev confirm that the original code in the wiki throws the same exception. Yan_ feels that since Lee gives CustomFilter directly to DelegateFiltering, there might be some unmanaged resources creating de-allocation issues. The allocated buffer is de-allocated when the garbage collector frees it, but that is not happening in this case. Hence manually freeing the resources might help. This suggestion worked for Lee.

This discussion was featured to highlight tricks for memory management when a large amount of memory is instantiated.

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Pricing on Nokia X (Featured DiBo Post)

The Featured Discussion Board Post this week is Pricing on Nokia X started by Osus.

Osus has uploaded two Android apps for the NokiaX platform, but is unable to find an option where he can specify a price for the pay per download of his application. He is worried that only free apps are allowed on the store.

symbianyucca clarifies that there is no option for pay-by-download and he could try the Nokia-In-Application payment API instead.  Apistilli72 suggests that he could explore the Try and Buy business model for monetization and explains the benefits of using this business model. He also adds that Nokia Try and Buy will be available soon. At the moment, Try and Buy is being piloted with a limited number of developers. Developers interested in participating in this pilot program can contact tnb.info@nokia.com with details about their app and the reason why they would be interested in being part of piloting the solution.

This discussion was selected for featuring because it highlights the business models of monetization offered for applications on the Nokia X platform.

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