How’s this for open? Nokia posts some code to get you started on your own Maemo app, no SDK required!

* gtk_helloworld-1.c
* This maemo code example is licensed under a MIT-style license,
* that can be found in the file called “License” in the same
* directory as this file.
* Copyright (c) 2007-2008 Nokia Corporation. All rights reserved.
* A simple GTK+ Hello World. You need to use Ctrl+C to terminate
* this program since it doesn’t implement GTK+ signals (yet).

#include /* EXIT_* */
/* Introduce types and prototypes of GTK+ for the compiler. */

int main(int argc, char** argv) {

/* We’ll have two references to two GTK+ widgets. */
GtkWindow* window;
GtkLabel* label;

/* Initialize the GTK+ library. */
gtk_init(&argc, &argv);

/* Create a window with window border width of 12 pixels and a
title text. */
window = g_object_new(GTK_TYPE_WINDOW,
“border-width”, 12,
“title”, “Hello GTK+”,

/* Create the label widget. */
label = g_object_new(GTK_TYPE_LABEL,
“label”, “Hello World!”,

/* Pack the label into the window layout. */
gtk_container_add(GTK_CONTAINER(window), GTK_WIDGET(label));

/* Show all widgets that are contained by the window. */

/* Start the main event loop. */
g_print(”main: calling gtk_mainn”);

/* Display a message to the standard output and exit. */
g_print(”main: returned from gtk_main and exiting with successn”);

/* The C standard defines this condition as EXIT_SUCCESS, and this
symbolic macro is defined in stdlib.h (which GTK+ will pull in
in-directly). There is also a counter-part for failures:

Yeah, I don’t really understand it either… But it’s reassuring to know that the barriers to entry are low to non-existent for would-be Maemo developers.

For more information check out, the Maemo equivalent to LaunchPad and SourceForge.

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