RIP Symbian

Currently I am working on Project Dwianjana, and I’ve been struggling to implement an Authentication feature

I don’t feel particularly well today (And yesterday, that’s why I didn’t write yesterday) therefore this will be a short post, hopefully

As I said, I struggle to implement an auth feature for Project Dwianjana (Which btw I found a good name yesterday, Hari Aksara)

I’ve implemented a working auth feature twice, as far as I can remember. First was using web, I think I used Passport Google SignIn for NodeJS last year, for Project Letisha Web, which I replaced by using my own sign in method (Email/Password MongoDb, ExpressJS)

The second one was Project Riwallet which probably earlier this year. I was using Firebase Auth for Flutter

Today I tried to do the same thing with Project Dwianjana, but I faced several problems, of course

I face one same problem that I face with Riwallet, it was related to AndroidX which I can’t explain here because, I personally don’t really understand it myself

I probably will write my finding (And fix) in Koding so next time I face the same problem I will just have to refer to my own blog to fix it

The second problem was related to Signature, which I genuinely have no idea about. But basically, to use Google SignIn in FirebaseAuth, I need to prove my app using somekind of SHA256 signature (Which I personally don’t understand the mechanism, yet)

When I still figuring out how to fix it, when I look around for Keytool and Java SDK, I kinda remembered the Symbian OS, maybe because the current Huawei‘s situation

Not that I suggesting them to use Symbian OS, but I just wonder how to develop apps for Symbian

I remember in the past downloading Symbian apps for… one of my phone which I can’t remember for some reason, XP? no, it was OS that I use pre 2012, pre Android

The app was games, it had a lot of problem in it, one I can remember was the problem with screen size. I remember the app wasn’t resizing correctly with my phone, the app only took like 60% of my screen, leaving a lot of space behind

I also remember Nokia’s phone division was in trouble, in the past, also another time in the past, even today. Weirdly enough, earlier today when I watched some news regarding Huawei 5G technology, I found out that Nokia is behind Huawei. The funny thing is, I thought Nokia is already dead

Anyway… I look for a way to develop apps for Symbian, and this is what I saw

Well, tbh I don’t actually understand it fully, but seems like Symbian is shutting down, or ALREADY shut down

There in the internet, someone probably have the SDK files, like this one http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/flow/item/19743_Symbian_development_tools_made.php

But the thing is, Symbian is dead…

RIP Symbian, I will miss you, but I won’t use you, maybe I will develop apps for you just to get the taste, but bye~


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