Tuesday, June 23, 2009

How to download and install Nokia .wgz widgets OTA

According to Nokia we should be using an "AddType x-nokia-widget .wgz" directive to change the settings of web server to add a new mapping from the filename to a new MIME type.

Tough some people don't have access to server settings, let alone that Nokia's instructions don't include the complete MIME type (application/x-nokia-widget) so I'm not sure that what they suggested would work well.

Another way is to include the appropriate HTTP response headers through a script running on the server side.

This one, writteh in PHP, seems to be doing the job just fine. Pointing the S60 browser to its URL downloads the widget and starts its installation.

$filename = 'example.wgz';

header('Content-type: application/x-nokia-widget');
header('Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="'.$filename.'"');

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