Our first Tizen application
This makes the application platform somewhat limited but it also provides access to the large web developer community. Also, there has been a lot of speculation whether Tizen would support any other application model. For the moment there is no such option.
Let's see a simple project to demonstrate a Tizen application! The example project is attached to this post, you have to be logged in to the Sfonge site to access it. The application is the first iteration of the Interesting Words series of apps. We have already seen the bada version for bada's web application model.
The example project can be imported as usual in Eclipse. Tizen SDK offers two options to run it. The quick way is to run the application in Chrome. The Tizen SDK calls it "Web simulator" and it can be activated by right-clicking the project and choosing Run as/Tizen Web Simulator application. Advantage of the Chrome simulator is the fast execution and it is quite similar to the appearance on the device. Here is how our simple application looks like:
The other execution option is the Tizen emulator. The location is a bit tricky: first open the Connection Explorer with Window/Show view/Connection Explorer then click on the Emulator Manager icon. After you created and launched the emulator, the application can be executed on it by Run as/Tizen web application command.
It must be admitted that Tizen emulator is terribly slow. Hopefully it will get faster in later revisions. Here is how our application looks like in the emulator.