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My-Maemo.com is now dedicated solely to the Maemo 5 (Nokia N900) platform. If you are looking for MeeGo Harmattan / Nokia N9 / N950 stuff, please visit My-MeeGo.com. And for Symbian software and news, pay a visit to our 12-year old My-Symbian.com


   Sun, 28.02.10

Maemo 5 icon list available
Nokia has published a full library of all icons used in the Maemo 5 UI. You can use the icons for your own Maemo projects to ensure a consistent look and feel across user interfaces of Maemo applications. Icons are available @ Forum Nokia.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:59 in category


[New] BurgerFace - simple game and face detection technology demonstration
BurgerFace is a simple game - a face detection technology demo - that uses the player's head position (from the front camera) as the input. The goal is to pick up the burgers that increase the score and dodge the knives that cost lives.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:46 in category


[New] Webcam Viewer desktop widget for the N900
Webcam Viewer displays webcam images in JPEG format from the Internet directly on the desktop of your N900. You can define multiple URLs and the image update rate. Pictures can be changed and updated using widget's transparent buttons.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:48 in category


[New] uRemote - uTorrent client
uRemote is an open source client for remotely managing uTorrent. It supports viewing, adding/removing and filtering torrents.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:33 in category


[New] Tipqalc - tip calculator for the N900
Tipqalc is a tip, tax and total calculator that divides by the number of persons. Makes splitting bills easy!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:26 in category


[New] PyCallBlocker - block unwanted calls on the N900
PyCallBlocker by V@s3K is a simple GUI with autostarting daemon to block incoming calls on the Nokia N900. Simply add the number you want to block and... enjoy the silence.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:46 in category


[New] Marhythm - Biorhythm app for the N900
Marhythm from Salvador Cabrera Lozano is a biorhythm application for the N900. It calculates and displays physical, emotional and intellectual biorhytms for you or any contact that has a birth date stored.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:21 in category



   Sat, 27.02.10

[New] LED Pattern Editor for the N900
LED Pattern Editor by Philipp Zabel is a Control Panel applet to edit notification LED blinking patterns and colours.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:05 in category


[New] KFZcheck for the N900
KFZcheck searches for KFZ (car) licence plates shortcuts. It can search for a shortcut and a city. A complete German shortcut list is included.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:55 in category


[New] Prismic Wallpaper Manager for the N900
Prismic Wallpaper Manager hooks directly into N900Wallpapers.com, so you stay up to date with the newest and hottest backgrounds for your n900 - without exception. Browse, save, import, apply, search, synchronize, and more. This is a commercial product ($3.75).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:19 in category


[New] Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup for the N900
Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup is a command line only game of exploration and treasure-hunting in dungeons filled with dangerous and unfriendly monsters in a quest for the mystifyingly fabulous Orb of Zot.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:19 in category


[New] WordByWord Vocabulary Trainer
WordByWord by Peter Bouda is a simple vocabulary trainer that takes an ordered list of words in two languages and presents you the words in random order. You may guess each word and then display the solution. WordByWord supports several modes for learning: you may just display the words, answer multiple choice questions or input the correct translation for the given word.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:48 in category



   Thu, 25.02.10

[New] DateToday Home Widget
DateToday Home Widget is a desktop widget that shows the current day of month. Mimic the calendar shortcut and shows the current day of month as date sheet. Tap to open the calendar application. The default calendar view (month, week, agenda) and the widget icon size are configurable.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:27 in category



   Wed, 24.02.10

[New] Grr - Google Reader app for the N900
Grr from Jan Dumon is a fast and lightweight application for accessing your Google Reader feeds.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 15:36 in category



   Mon, 22.02.10

[New] ThemBloodyDucks - 2D duck hunting game
ThemBloodyDucks from Pasi Norolampi is a nice 2D duck hunting game where you control the hunter with accelerometer and shoot by tapping the screen. Watch out for the ducks' poo!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:54 in category


[New] SMSCounterWidget keeps track of your SMS traffic
SMSCounterWidget displays the number of sent and received messages in the current months on the desktop and keeps track of total message counts as well.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:25 in category


[New] Silencer - automatic profile changer for the N900
Silencer is a timed profile changer. Allows the user to change from one profile to another after a specified period of time.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:19 in category


[New] Sensitive Motion - C-64 remake for the N900
Sensitive Motion from Jamie Fuller is a remake of the classic C64 game. Roll your player around the level clearing all the iceblocks. Be careful not to burn your bridges though :)
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:11 in category


[New] Queen BeeCon Widget
Queen BeeCon Widget is a highly customizable and flexible widget-based multi-instance monitoring and alerting tool. It is based on the execution of external Shell/OS Commands which can be either as simple as one-liner statements or as complex as articulated shell scripts, which, for example, fetch, parse and aggregate contents retreived from the system, other applications or the Internet.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 11:57 in category


[New] qquiz - play quizes on your N900
qquiz qquiz is an application to play quizzes. Each quiz file contains a number of questions and answers and are displayed on screen. The user enters the answer for each question and tries to complete in the minimum amount of time.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 11:42 in category


[New] PowerLock - lock/unlock the device using the Power key
PowerLock from Matan Ziv-Av lets you quickly lock/unlock the device with a single press of the Power button.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 11:01 in category


[New] MaeFlight - check your flight status
MaeFlight enables you to check your light status. Enter your airline code and flight number, and it will display the current status, departure time, departure airport, arrival time and arrival airport. For further information on your flight, you can click on 'Details' to go to the FlightStats.com website for more information about the flight.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 09:50 in category


[New] BootScreen - easily change N900's boot videos
BootScreen from Valério Valério lets you manage the system startup media. Add multiple videos or play a random video on boot.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:39 in category


[New] BatteryGraph - battery statistics
BatteryGraph records battery statistics (voltage, current, power level) on a regular interval and shows the results as a graph.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:26 in category


[New] AutoDisconnect - automatically close idle Internet connections
AutoDisconnect automatically disconnects idle Internet connections. You can configure the connections to check (3G or WLAN), interval between checks (in minutes), and max idle traffic (in bytes / minute).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:20 in category


[New] GReader - Google Reader desktop widget
GReader is a Desktop widget to quickly show how many unread posts in Google Reader feeds user has and easily access them.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:39 in category



   Wed, 17.02.10

Support for .deb installation in the File Manager
The previous firmware update took away the Red Pill Mode, which was used by many people to install standalone .deb files. Since then, people had to use X Terminal and dpkg for it, which wasn't really suitable (and safe) for novice users as it required root access.

Yesterday's firmware update brings back support for installing standalone .deb files from the GUI level, and this time even simpler than it was using the Red Pill Mode. Currently, all you need to do is to simply tap a .deb file in the File Manager, which will automatically launch the Application Manager and start the installation.

GOOD DECISION!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 10:28 in category



   Tue, 16.02.10

Firmware update 3.2010.02.08 (PR1.1.1) for the N900 now available
Another firmware update (version 3.2010.02.08, PR 1.1.1) for the N900 has just been made available both via the Application Manager and the NSU. Firmware image is also available for download from here and can be used to flash the phone using the Maemo Flasher too. The NSU update is about 172 MB while the OTA update is just 16.8 MB.

This update seems to be a minor one, with no detailed changelog available at the moment. It adds a number of new regions/countries missing from previous releases and prepares the N900 for major PR 1.2 update to be releases somewhere in the near future.

If you have any comments, questions or have found new features or improvements, please share them with us in this firmware thread on our Maemo Discussion Forum.

EDIT: Some more detailed changelogs start appearing and list the following changes and improvements:

* OpenGL ES 1.1 API libraries added
* Support for OVI Store paid content distribution
* Support for 40 new countries
* WLAN bugs mostly fixed
* Set of browser related error fixes.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:33 in category


Maemo no more... It's MeeGo now
While it wasn't clear yesterday when cooperation with Intel and transition into MeeGo has been announced, it has just been confirmed that that the Maemo brand will NOT be used for the upcoming platform releases. There will NOT be Maemo 6, there will be MeeGo. What does it actually mean? For end users, actually nothing but a new name. For developers, not much new, either. It'll be the same Qt 4.6 based platform as it was going to be.

While all the new possibilities resulting from the cooperation with Intel and 'unification' with Moblin are really exciting, it's just a little bit disappointing that the time, money and efforts sacrificed over the last 6 months on promoting the Maemo brand will now (at least partially) get wasted. And not just the 'official' resources but also e.g. dozens of websites like this one, Internet domains, Tweeter accounts/user names, and so on, everything will have to be rebranded and relaunched. What a waste.

But what can we do... It's time for My-MeeGo. The domain is already there and rebranding will follow soon....
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 12:19 in category



   Mon, 15.02.10

MeeGo: Maemo and Moblin join forces
Nokia and Intel announced today that Maemo and Moblin (Intel's Linux platform known from netbooks) will be merged to create MeeGo, a Linux-based software platform that will support multiple hardware architectures across the broadest range of device segments, including pocketable mobile computers, netbooks, tablets, mediaphones, connected TVs and in-vehicle infotainment systems.

MeeGo offers the Qt application development environment, and builds on the capabilities of the Moblin core operating system and reference user experiences. Using Qt, developers can write once to create applications for a variety of devices and platforms, and market them through Nokia's Ovi Store and Intel AppUpSM Center.

MeeGo will be hosted by the Linux Foundation and governed using the best practices of the open source development model. Nokia and Intel expect MeeGo to be adopted widely by global device manufacturers, network operators, semiconductor companies, software vendors and developers.

The first release of MeeGo is expected in the second quarter of 2010 with devices launching later in the year. It is not yet clear what will be the naming convention of future Nokia devices: just MeeGo, Maemo MeeGo, Maemo 6, etc.

More information: MeeGo.com, MeeGo Wiki, MeeGo Architecture, Nokia Press release, Ari Jaaksi's (Head of Maemo at Nokia) blog post.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:18 in category



   Sun, 14.02.10

[New] Accelerated Calorie Tracker for N900
Accelerated Calorie Tracker from Stephen Lacey is a calorie counting assistant - calculates the cost of food to your diet, counts calories, tracks weight loss, lets you add and edit your own food items.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:52 in category


[New] HoopsFrenzy - 3D basketball hoops game for the N900
HoopsFrenzy by SIO2 Interactive is an addictive 3D basketball hoops game. Limited version is available for free and full version can be enabled for $1.99.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:25 in category


[New] MaSudoku - another Sudoku game for Maemo
MaSudoku is another Sudoku game implementation for Maemo. You can generate new Sudoku puzzles, and solve puzzles from magazines, books, etc. New puzzles are randomly generated, so there is no limit how many different puzzles you can play.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:14 in category


[New] WifiEye - WLAN radar
WifiEye from Stefanos Harhalakis scans for available wireless networks and displays them. It shows the current channel of each network allowing to find overlaps, as well as a time graph of each ESSID's quality.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:03 in category


[New] Wizard-Mounter: mount remote samba/nfs partitions
Wizard-Mounter by Daniele Maio is a simple GUI for mounting remote shared partitions like Samba and nfs, and have them browsable under the standard File Manager.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:54 in category


[New] JoikuSpot Beta - turn your N900 into a WiFi hotspot
Joiku have released a beta version of JoikuSpot, a software turning your N900 into a secure WiFi hotspot.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:44 in category


[New] Feed Circuit - RSS/Atom offline reader
Feed Circuit grabs RSS and Atom feeds for offline reading. It also may cache resources referenced by feeds and adapt them for reading on N900's screen.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:25 in category



   Fri, 12.02.10

[New] NetMon - NetMonitor for the N900
NetMon from spag is a simple Net Monitor application as known from Nokia smartphones and feature phones. At the moment, it offers two displays: Cellular and Battery, providing information about the cellular network (LAC, CID, MCC/MNC, supported services, signal strength) and battery (capacity, percentage of power left, voltage, status).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:41 in category


[New] Kobo Deluxe - game of space battle for the N900
Kobo Deluxe from Mikko Vartiainen is a third person scrolling 2D shooter with a simple and responsive control system - which you'll need to tackle the tons of enemy ships that shoot at you, chase you, circle around you shooting, or even launch other ships at you, while you're trying to destroy the labyrinth shaped bases...
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:23 in category


[New] De-Lite - Lights Out clone
De-Lite by Jamie Fuller is a Lights Out clone. Simply switch off all of the lights in the minimum amounts of moves. But beware, switching one light will affect the lights adjacent to it.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:50 in category



   Tue, 09.02.10

[New] QtRapids - Qt-based BitTorrent client for the N900
QtRapids is a BitTorrent client for the Maemo platform written in Qt.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:48 in category


[New] Search Tool for the N900
Search Tool from Bundyo is a simple search tool for the N900 letting you search in the following categories: All files, Applications, Documents, Folders, Images, Music, Playlists, Text and Videos.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:57 in category



   Mon, 08.02.10

[New] Wireshark - network traffic analyzer
Wireshark is a network traffic analyzer capturing and analyzing packets off the wire.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:59 in category



   Sun, 07.02.10

[New] Speech Record and Playback for N900
Speech Record and Playback is an easy to use dictation application to take and play back dictations. It also supports sharing.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:39 in category


[New] Showtime - global TV channel list viewer
Showtime from Rama Kurvakat is a global TV channel list viewer with calendar reminder integration. It downloads xmltv data depending on the region selected and displays the tv channel listings, in most cases for an entire week. The user can then view details of the programme and select them to be added to his calender. The app can also send the messages to perform remote recording of selected programmes, but currently this is limited to the UK region.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 20:03 in category


[New] rtmpdump - dump rtmp streams to your device
rtmpdump is a console based program (command) to dump rtmp streams to a local file on your device.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 19:55 in category


[New] OpenWatch for Bluetooth watches
OpenWatch by Smartmadsoft is a notification utility for Bluetooth watches (SE MBW).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 19:37 in category


[New] mStatus Applet
mStatus Applet is a small statusbar applet that lets you update your status on different social networks by using the Ping.fm API.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:55 in category


[New] MP3blaster - text-based MP3 player
Mp3blaster is an interactive text-based music player that supports MP3, Ogg Vorbis, WAV, and SID audio files. One of its key features is its nested playlist editor which can group albums or genres.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:41 in category


[New] Exercise Rep Counter for N900
Exercise Rep Counter is an exercise/physio reps counter for people undergoing physio or people who need to carry out repetitive exercise. You can set the number of reps and duration of each rep. The app keeps track of your progress through a particular set.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:18 in category


[New] EasyPark helps you find your car :-)
EasyPark is a Web based app that helps you park your car and find it again. It will guide you back if you forgot where you parked it.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:05 in category


[New] Battery-Eye - battery status logging and graphing
Battery-Eye by Jussi Holm is a battery charge status logging and graphical visualization utility. It records the battery levels (%, mAh, mV) and creates a nice graph from them.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:24 in category



   Fri, 05.02.10

[New] Xskat - Skat game for Maemo
Xskat is a 3-player card game "Skat". Xskat lets you play the card game Skat as defined by the official German "Skarordnung". Many unofficial rules like "Ramsch" or "Bock" are also supported.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:45 in category



   Tue, 02.02.10

[New] Tethering Monitor
Tethering Monitor by Philip Langdale lets you monitor tethering connections by showing an icon in the status area when tethering is in use.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:11 in category


[New] Pedometer Desktop Widget
Pedometer by Andrei Mirestean is a home screen widget that counts the number of steps you've made using N900's accelerometer.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:36 in category


[New] Maepad - Memory pad for Maemo
Maepad from Thomas Perl is a node-based memory pad for Maemo. Maepad allows you to manage a tree of memos, each of which can be either a simple text document, a sketch or a list of items with focus on ease of use and getting things done.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:18 in category


[New] KchmViewer - CHM (Microsoft Help file) viewer for N900
KchmViewer from Max Kiva lets you view CHM (Microsoft HTML help file format) files on your N900. The viewer supports changing zoom levels, full screen mode and chapter list view.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:04 in category


[New] Infant feeding log for the N900
Daddy's Little Helper by Marcello Mansueto is an infant feeding log application. Desktop widget is also available separately.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:43 in category


[New] Dexter - Teletext on your N900
With Dexter by Juha Linnanen you can quickly read Teletext (Text-TV) on your Maemo smartphone.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:28 in category


[New] Comic-Widget for the N900
Comic-Widget by Marcus Wikstrom is a desktop widget that dispays comics taken from the web.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:03 in category



   Mon, 01.02.10

[New] SyncEvolution - TCP/IP SyncML client for Maemo
SyncEvolution is a TCP/IP SyncML client. It allows you to sync your contacts and calendar with SyncML servers on the Internet, such as Funambol and ScheduleWorld.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:00 in category


[New] Remote Security - lock your N900 with an SMS or chat message
Remote Security (rs) by Pavan Patale is an utility to remotely lock or unlock the N900 by sending to it an SMS or chat message with pre-configured password.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 05:36 in category


[New] qTranslate - Google Translate based translator
qTranslate by Peter Bouda is a translator based on Google Translate supporting 48 languages and an easy to use interface. You can send your translation via email or copy it to the clipboard.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 05:07 in category


[New] QNitConverter - simple unit converter for Maemo
QNitConverter from jkq is a simple unit converter for the N900 written in Qt.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:59 in category


[New] msid - SID player for Maemo
msid from Tapani Palli is a SID (Commodore 64 music format) player for the Maemo platform. msid plays .sid files using libsidplay library for input and PULSE, ALSA or ESD as output. msid fetches sid files from the net and can display screenshots of most of the game sids.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:36 in category


[New] Modify Your On-Screen Keyboard Layouts
With Modify Your On-Screen Keyboard Layouts from Gabriel Schulhof you can edit the keys on your [->] and [Sym] on-screen keyboard layouts.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:24 in category


[New] Maetronome - simple metronome for the N900
Maetronome by Pasi Norolampi is a simple metronome application for Maemo musicians. It is based on Qt 4.6 and works in both portrait and lanscape modes.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:14 in category


[New] Maegios - Nagios client for Maemo
With Maegios you can receive Nagios alerts on your Maemo device and monitor status of hosts and services in your Nagios instance. Desktop widget and alerts are included.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:14 in category


[New] Luxus - Light meter for the N900
Luxus by Toni Nikkanen uses N900's built-in light meter to measure the current light value and displays its EV or Lux value as a desktop widget.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:51 in category


[New] Keyboard Shortcuts for the N900
Keyboard shortcuts by Matan Ziv-Av adds system-wide keyboard shortcuts making it possible to use additional N900 functions without touching the screen, using the hardware keyboard.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:27 in category


Android, Windows, Palm OS... It's time to run Mac OS X on the N900!
Toni Nikkanen used the PearPC emulator to successfully run.... Mac OS X 10.3 on his N900. Uselessly slow (2 hours to reach the "About my Mac" window) or not, it's definitely the first time someone managed to run full Mac OS X on a smartphone :-). See Toni's blog for video and description.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:01 in category


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