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   Wed, 30.03.11

MeeGo 1.2 Phone UX RC1 (1.1.99) now available
MeeGo 1.2 Handset UX Release Candidate 1 (the actual version number 1.1.99, to be changed to 1.2 in the final version) has just been released. A build with the Handset UX for the N900 can be downloaded from here. Other builds (netbook, tablet, IVI, etc.) are also available here.

See this video showing this new release in action on the N900 and.... just install it!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:52 in category



   Tue, 29.03.11

AnimalPairs - simple memory game
AnimalPairs by Sasken Finland is a memory game with animal pictures. Simply uncover pairs of matching pictures (by touching them) with as little mistakes as possible.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:36 in category


Smartcam - use your N900 as a webcam
Smartcam by azkay is a client side port of the Smartcam Client software. It lets you use your N900 to stream video from either video0 or video1 (back or front camera) to your Windows PC, using it as a webcam for Skype, MSN, etc.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:52 in category


Fuppes - UPnP/DLNA server for the N900
Fuppes by Simon is an UPnP/DLNA server for the N900. You use it to serve all media content from your N900 to a PS3, XBOX360 or any other DLNA/UPnP compliant device.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:51 in category


GPSData - simple GPS status application and compass
GPSData by Roman Moravcik is an application displaying extended GPS information (direction, ground and vertical speeds, magnetic variation, horizontal and vertical accuracies, etc.), current position of GPS satellites on the sky and a simple GPS compass.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:49 in category


DNSSec-Check and DNSSec-Nodes
Wes Hardaker has released two network tools for the N900: DNSSec-Check checks and displays whether your network is DNSSEC compliant, DNSSec-Nodes displays DNSSEC-colored node graphs for DNS domains.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:46 in category



   Mon, 28.03.11

Nokia Pure - Nokia's new typeface now also for the N900
Nokia Pure is Nokia's new font, successor of Nokia Sans. Nokia has recently changed their typeface to be used in their promotional materials and new devices. Olli Laasonen has packaged this new font for easy installation on the N900.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:01 in category



   Sat, 26.03.11

MeeGo Tablet UX open source and running on the N900
Intel's MeeGo Tablet UX, closed source so far, has just been made open source and runs fine on the N900, proving how powerful the N900 is being able to run tablet UX on a phone... There are still some quirks, but they are being worked on right now.

(Read more...)
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:30 in category


CleaN900. GUI for frequently used X-Terminal commands
CleaN900 by Fabrizio Valente makes it possible for those who are not familiar with the X-Terminal to run the most important / most frequently used terminal commands (mostly related to package management) from a GUI. Just select the command you'd like to execute, select its parameters or file (e.g. a package to install) and CleaN900 will do all the work for you and will inform you about the progress and result with clear and easy to understand messages.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:15 in category


My Little Artist - drawing program for kids
My Little Artist by Dmitry Rizshkov is a free drawing program for kids. It combines an easy to use interface and an amazing drawing tools to help a child to be creative.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:12 in category


SyncTERM - BBS terminal client
SyncTERM from Aapo Rantalainen is a BBS terminal program packaged for Maemo 5.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:11 in category


SPB Cards at the Ovi Store
SPB Cards from SPB Software are traditional flash cards for learning foreign languages enhanced with smartphone technologies like photos, native speakers' dubbing, learning progress visualization, smart adaptive algorithm, and detailed statistics. The program helps you to skip the stage of translating a word into your mother tongue first, but memorizing a direct match of a subject and a foreign word instead.

Separate packages are available for different languages, including: German, Hebrew, French, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese, Czech, Dutch, English.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:09 in category


Qt Creator 2.2 beta released
While work is being done on Qt Creator 2.1.0 for the Qt SDK, features and fixes are also being prepared for the next version. And so here comes a feature complete beta release of Qt Creator 2.2.

(Read more...)
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:46 in category



   Thu, 24.03.11

MobWebMail - web browser optimized for Gmail access
MobWebMail from Felipe Crochik is a web browser optimized for one task: browse your Gmail account using your touch screen device. It supports screen auto-rotation, full-screen view, different zoom levels and downloading attachments. On the top of a very simple interface it allows the user to switch between gmail accounts/sessions with one click.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:28 in category


SaveCPU - Downgrade overclock over a certain temperature
SaveCPU by Marko Poletto works in the background and controls the temperature through the bq27200 module. If you overclock your N900 with the Titan's kernel, this tool can be used to protect your device from overheating - after certain temperature has been reached, it will warn you and reduce the overclocking. You can set the activation temperature, control delay in minutes and warning LED colour.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:27 in category


SpotMe - shows your location on Google Maps
SpotMe from Raed A uses Google Maps API V3 to display your current position detected from N900's integrated GPS device.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:30 in category


DJ Turntable
DJ Turntable from Forum Nokia is a Qt Quick application that allows the user to scratch audio with the turntable and play predefined background beats, or create their own beats with the drum machine.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:44 in category



   Tue, 22.03.11

Opera Mobile 11 for Maemo and MeeGo
Opera has released today builds Opera Mobile 11 for Maemo, MeeGo and Windows. The MeeGo and Windows builds come with Opera's new tablet optimized UI.

Tap to zoom has been changed from single-click to double-click. You can now click links without having to zoom in first. So what else is new? A lot:

(Read more...)
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:55 in category


Firefox 4 for Maemo - Release Candidate
The Release Candidate of Firefox 4 for Mobile (Maemo and Android versions) has been released today. Since the previous beta, it further improves performance, fixes numerous bugs and adds some important features.

This release offers faster scrolling, better responsiveness with Firefox Sync and improves the overall user experience of Firefox. Firefox 4 for Android and Maemo brings the performance and customization of Firefox to mobile devices with features like Firefox Sync, Awesome Screen, tabbed browsing and Firefox Add-ons, to create a personalized and effortless mobile browsing experience.

You can get the new Firefox either directly from Mozilla or via our Downloads.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:55 in category



   Mon, 21.03.11

MeeGo tablet solution from Linpus showcased at CeBIT
At CeBIT last week, Linpus showcased its MeeGo based tablet solution, Linpus Lite. Similarly to WeTab, it is based on the MeeGo OS, but with a custom user interface and preinstalled set of applications, including an ereader, browser, media player, photo viewer, virtual keyboard and webcam.

(Read more...)
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:19 in category


NXEngine - a clone of the classic Cave Story platformer
NXEngine from humble is a Maemo 5 clone / engine-rewrite of the classic jump-and-run platformer Cave Story.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:57 in category



   Sat, 19.03.11

WeightGraph - keep track of your weight
WeightGraph by Visa Putkinen helps you keep track of your weight. It lets you record daily weight measurements. As the name suggests, WeightGraph plots a nice curve based on the weight data.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:43 in category


PhoneStream - streams the camera or microphone to desktop PC
PhoneStream by Jir Hadzizec allows you to stream either the front/back camera or microphone to your Desktop PC either through VLC media player (Windows/Linux), Xout (Linux), or as use as your primary webcam (Linux).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:56 in category


Simple ToDo List homescreen widget
Simple ToDo List by AKa is a (paid) homescreen widget to help you to remember short tasks or things during the day. Most important thing will be displayed on homescreen. Press on widget and get list of all tasks. Change priority of task or mark them as finished - task will disappear from list.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:29 in category


New games at Ovi: Smiles, DiceRoller and Darth Flier
With (free) Darth Flier from Juuso Kosonen your mission is to try to avoid planets. Press the game area to go up and release to go down. You can get special powers to your energy sword by hitting the shooting star with it. After that you can destroy the planets with your sword for a few seconds and gain some extra points.

Smiles by Sykhronics is a (paid) solitaire-like and arcade matching game: Drop and Zen. Make matches and score combos.

DiceRoller from Markus Döbele is a (paid) tool to roll gaming dice for all roleplaying games. Can roll 1 to 9: 4,6,8,10,12 and 20 sided dice.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:12 in category


Mouhoposter - sends photos to IRC
Mouhoposter by Antti Poikela sends photos to IRC. Requires usage of compatible web service and IRC bot.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:56 in category



   Fri, 18.03.11

Ankiqt900 - spaced repetition system (SRS)
Ankiqt900 by Roger Hausermann is a Qt version of Anki, a spaced repetition system (SRS). It helps you remember things by intelligently scheduling reviews, so that you can learn a lot of information with the minimum amount of effort.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:10 in category



   Tue, 15.03.11

TxPad - advanced code editor with highlighting and folding
TxPad by Svetozar Belic is a code editor designed for Maemo 5. Some of the current features are code syntax highlighing, code folding, smart tabs, smart selecting, ability to open multiple files, ability to send text to paste bin (whole file or just the selected text), and standard Search/Search & Replace functions. Currently supported syntaxes for code highlighting are as follows: Delphi, FPC, C, Java, Perl, HTML, XML, Python, lfm, sh, CSS, PHP, TeX, SQL and VB.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:20 in category



   Mon, 14.03.11

SMS Faker - creates fake incoming and outgoing SMS messages
With SMS Faker you can create one or more fake SMS messages which will appear in your Outbox and will look like normal sent text messages. They never leave your phone. If you forgot to send an important message to your boss, quickly create it using SMS Faker, show it to him and blame that he didn't get it on the mobile network :-) The latest version can also create fake "incoming" messages appearing in the Inbox.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 20:26 in category



   Sun, 13.03.11

SomeCover - album art manager and downloader for SomePlayer
SomeCover from Nikolay Tischenko is an album art manager and downloader for SomePlayer and TPlayer. It downloads art using LastFM API.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:15 in category


Simple XBMC Remote - HTTP remote control for XBMC
Simple XBMC Remote by Ionutz Borcoman is a simple application for controlling XBMC remotely (using HTTP) while watching movies. Can navigate your video collection, start/pause/stop movies, skip forward and back, control the volume, switch the existing subtitles and languages.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:12 in category


OM Voice Server for Ovi Maps
OM Voice Server from Andrew G is a voice server for Ovi Maps on the Nokia N900 to allow spoken directions as well as enable future features and functionality.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:10 in category


BounceBounce - simple accelerometer controlled game
BounceBounce from Jamie Fuller is a simple accelerometer controlled game. Simply bounce your fella as high as possible. Different blocks have different bounce properties and watch out for the bad guy too!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:05 in category



   Fri, 11.03.11

Bird Hunter - shoot these angry birds
In Bird Hunter from Juuso Kosonen your goal is to shoot these angry birds before they disappear. You control the aim by moving your phone.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:07 in category


Sluzzrr - classic Fifteen puzzle with new touch
Sluzzrr by E-WeREST is a game based on classic fifteen puzzle. You can try latest mobile phone capabilities such as accelerometer, camera, touch screen and so on. If you feel that classic view is boring, just take a snap of nice nature around you and choose size of puzzle and hours of pleasant game are guaranteed.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:05 in category


Qt Quick RSS Reader
Qt Quick RSS Reader by Juha Ristolainen demonstrates the use of RSS feed resources on the net. It contains a rich UI with view navigation, search, accordion list and animations. The UI components are designed to be reusable in other applications. RSS Reader uses the QML local storage to store the feeds that the user has subscribed. The application also demonstrates how the graphical theme can be switched from the settings view. Obviously, it is also a fully functional RSS reader.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:02 in category


Internet Radio desktop widget
Internet Radio Widget by Giovanni Grammatico is a desktop widget to play your favourite radio with a push. This widget can show a banner whenever the title metadata of the radio station changes and save it in a log file.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 08:00 in category


Falling Blocks - get 3 or more blocks in a line
Falling Blocks from Juuso Kosonen is a fun, free and challenging game whose aim is to get 3 or more same colored blocks in vertical or horizontal line. Play until your blocks reach to the top of the screen.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:58 in category


Timesheet - keep track of your activities
Timesheet by Marzz Software lets you keep track of time. Timesheet records the duration for every activity. A customer can be linked to each activity. The application functions as an stopwatch for each activity. It doesn't keep a history of when the activity is done just duration of the activity is recorded. The data is stored locally on the phone in a database and can be exported in CSV file format.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:55 in category


Money Trail - keep track of your expenses
Money Trail is a tool that helps the users to keep a track of their expenses and represents it in a nice graphical format. It enables the users to categorize their expenses and provides them with a system to manage money more effectively. It also gives the users the option to add geo-locations for entries and displays them on a map.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:53 in category


Breakfast - 3D Arkanoid clone
Remember that '70s game? You know, the one with a ball, bat and bricks. Breakfest from Arctica takes that concept to the 21st century. Features stunning 3D graphics, several gameplay enhancements such as powerups, 50 challenging levels with a 3-star rating system and a comprehensive tutorial. Play with tilt, touch or keypad controls.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:51 in category


Dots-n-Lines - connect 5 dots on squared paper
Dots-n-Lines by JiiPee is a classic old school game played on squared paper. Takes more brain than luck to get three stars on every level. The purpose of the game is to connect 5 dots horizontally, vertically or diagonally by adding one dot on every turn.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:47 in category



   Thu, 10.03.11

MeeGo architecture changes
Arjan van de Ven, MeeGo Chief Architect, has recently announced on the MeeGo Developer Mailing List architecture changes to be made to the platform. These changes include security, the Buteo Sync framework to be replaced by Sync Evolution and Tracker to Evolution Data Server switch for PIM storage (messaging, calendar and contacts).

Read more >>
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:23 in category



   Wed, 09.03.11

Nokia appoints new head of MeeGo efforts
When Nokia announced its new strategy on February 11th, it also announced that Alberto Torres, the head of Nokia's MeeGo Computers, would leave the company. Sebastian Nyström has now been appointed to head the MeeGo team at Nokia. Sebastian has been leading Qt at Nokia, making the framework available under open source, free-of-charge LGPL license and now he takes responsibility for future MeeGo efforts.

In a note to Nokia employees, Sebastian Nyström defined his role as:
  • Launching a product from MeeGo program later this year. The upcoming device will have unique appeal to the style-conscious, connected enthusiast.

  • Keeping Nokia on track to deliver necessary software updates following launch of the product.

  • Working with the Linux Foundation, Intel and the wider community to plan Nokia's future involvement in Meego.

Peter Schneider, Head of MeeGo Marketing at Nokia, wrote: "I know there was great disappointment in the MeeGo community, at Nokia's decision. Many of us have gone through an emotional journey ourselves. I'm personally happy to see Sebastian helping us to complete the evolution of our previous Maemo and now MeeGo efforts to an exciting product. You will see more of Sebastian in the coming weeks when we are preparing our participation in the MeeGo Conference in San Francisco."
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 21:35 in category


WebOS Game Manager - easily install and configure PreEnv games
WebOS Games Manager ("Wgames") by Ivan Daniluk is an application which allows to quickly and easily install/uninstall and configure Palm Pre games to Maemo and play them on Nokia N900 using PreEnv Palm Pre emulator. It guarantees that if you have proper .ipk file and game is supported, it will be installed with all needed hacks to run properly. It also supports game's save beckup/restore functions.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:01 in category



   Tue, 08.03.11

Command line tool to export/import ICS calendars
Calendar Command Line Tool from Brandon Saxe is a command line utility for manipulating the maemo calendar. It uses the calendar-backend API and currently supports:

* import of ICS calendars
* export to ICS calendars.

Future versions will expand on these capabilities.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:01 in category



   Mon, 07.03.11

qvdremote - TCP/IP remote for VDR server
With qvdremote from Sascha Packet you can use your N900 as a TCP/IP-remote for your VDR-Server.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:07 in category


Kasvopus - Facebook client
Kasvopus by Tommi Kaukkanen is Facebook client for Maemo, MeeGo and Symbian^3 devices. Simple and clean news feed is shown to you right after you launch the app. You can easily browse through latest status updates, shared news and links.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 19:31 in category


Digia acquires Qt commercial licensing business from Nokia
Digia Plc. has signed an agreement with Nokia to acquire the Qt commercial licensing and services business. Through the proposed acquisition, around 3500 desktop and embedded customer companies from various industries are targeted to be transferred to Digia. The transaction is expected to be closed by the end of March 2011. Nokia will continue to invest in future development of Qt for the benefit of all users, both Commercial and LGPL.

As a result, the commercial licensing and service operations business is to be run by Digia, with existing and new commercial customers, who will benefit from the continuity of development of desktop and embedded Qt functionality and new service models. Building on Digia's leading Qt expertise, this acquisition further accelerates Digia's direction towards international, product based business and significantly widens Digia's Qt customer base. To further strengthen its global presence, Digia will establish subsidiaries in USA and Norway as part of the transaction.

(Read more...)
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:07 in category



   Sun, 06.03.11

SabGUI - SabNZBd frontend
SabGUI by Ted van den Brink is a SabNZBd GUI application to control your SabNZBd+. SABnzbd is a program to download binary files from Usenet servers. This GUI allows you to easily view your SabNZBd+ download queue, and your history. It is not yet possible to add nzb files ( rarred or zipped), but this will be added soon.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:43 in category


cnlab Speedtest - Internet connection speed benchmark
cnlab Speedtest is an Internet connection speed benchmarking program. It collects upload, download data rate and response time results for connections to cnlab test servers.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:12 in category


Remote Multi Drive - share files from any directory via web browser
Remote Multi Drive from István Polgár makes it possible to share files from any directory via web based file manager. Automatic gallery generation for pictures, and for other files. Easy to use for files download and upload with all platform, only web browser and network connection required.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:53 in category


Medard - weather forecast for Middle Europe and the Czech Republic
Medard by Roman Moravcik is a simple application to show weather forecasts from the MEDARD project for Middle Europe and the Czech Republic. The weather forecast is based on the numeric weather prediction model MM5 of PSU/NCAR. It shows sea level pressure, precipitation, wind velocity, temperature and cloudiness.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 01:13 in category


A Better Camera - commercial version of BlessN900
A Better Camera from Almalence (which seems to be a commercial version of BlessN900) gives you all you've been missing with the standard camera: non-blurry low-noise photos in low light, high quality zoom comparable to optical zoom, high dynamic range images with rich detail in highlights and shadows, burst mode, RAW format support.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:54 in category


Shopping list - simple shopping application
Shopping list is a simple shopping application with editable categories and entries. The application features "My list" and "My categories" screens. You can select predefined goods by ticking them, and then you can remove them using an "X" icon.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:13 in category



   Sat, 05.03.11

PySide - Python for Qt v1.0 has been released
The PySide team has just announced the release of PySide - Python for Qt v1.0. This release brings bug fixes and overal quality improvements and the following version will add features. PySide is available from the PySide Downloads page.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:03 in category



   Fri, 04.03.11

MeeGo Developer Edition for the N900
As announced yesterday by Jukka Eklund (Product Manager at Nokia) on MeeGo Development list, the Nokia N900 will get own version of MeeGo - the N900 MeeGo Developer Edition. A dedicated team will be formed for this project, including the current N900 Hardware Adaptation Team. The goal is to deliver a flashable image of the OS that's fully usable as primary smartphone for developers/hackers.

Eklund wrote: "I am thrilled to announce a little thing we started at Nokia. Basically we want to have MeeGo running in N900 device, so that it's really usable as your daily development device. Basic Handset UX should work, phone calls, SMS, web browsing. So we are concentrating on a few selected features and polish those to be "perfect". It might mean that we leave out some things in MeeGo 1.2 trunk for this edition, but that is not the default intention.

We are doing this fully on the open, and I hope this is an interesting project where we all in the community work towards the same goal: have a great MeeGo edition in the N900. This work is naturally based on the great work done already by N900 adaptation team.

The wiki is up here: http://wiki.meego.com/ARM/N900/DeveloperEdition. It will populated with more information as we go, thanks for the patience."


OK, so what does it actually mean? Well, change of plans, the N900 will eventually get kind of OFFICIAL MeeGo port. And that's a good news, at least for N900 owners. Still nothing that could be addressed to mass-market end-users, though.

What's somehow less exciting, however, is that it also probably means that launch of the actual MeeGo device (be it the rumoured N950 or whatever else) is actually... NOWHERE NEAR. If it was, Nokia most probably wouldn't be investing resources and creating a dedicated team to make a MeeGo development device out of the N900.

To recap, N900 users will get a MeeGo upgrade for their aging 1,5 years old hardware, but (at least not in the nearest future) not a new hardware to upgrade to, i.e. what's actually needed the most. And the MeeGo port will most probably be LESS functional than their current Maemo 5. And in such sense, while the efforts to push MeeGo development forward and bring it to kind of "production level" are highly appreciated, this announcement is actually as much disappointing as exciting. I bet that nine out of every ten N900 users would prefer to see an official upgrade to their current Maemo 5 platform in a form of (kind of) "Maemo 6" adding some missing features and improving the overall experience, or even just the same unchanged Maemo 5 on a new, powerful hardware that after 1,5 years is now so badly missing.

But OK, Nokia, most of us have learned that we need to be patient with you. So we warmly welcome and appreciate the MeeGo port for the N900, in hope that this time it's REALLY the promised last step before an actual, real MeeGo phone (kind of) announced for this year, and that it will help bring it to us quicker and make it better. Just please don't disappoint us this time...

Comments ?
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:45 in category



   Thu, 03.03.11

CSSU Transitions Tuner - tweak CSSU transitions with ease
CSSU Transitions Tuner from Ricky Tournee is a Control Panel applet to quickly tune transitions enabled by the CSSU (Community Seamless Software Updates), including:

* menu blur level
* blurless desaturation
* forced autorotation
* paralax value
* rotation around Z-axis
* tactile feedback
* Task Switcher style (normal, 2 columns, 1 column)
* Zoom On Press.

You can also quickly choose from predefined transition speeds, ranging from ultra fast to turtle speed.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 14:11 in category


Ironcope - realtime stereo plot of peak amplitude for the desktop
Ironcope by Javier S. Pedro is a simple stereo realtime moving plot of peak amplitude versus time that you can add as a widget to your desktop. The upper plot is your left channel, the lower plot is your right channel.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:36 in category


Friendly FM - switch the FM transmitter and Bluetooth radio from the desktop
Friendly FM from Percy Leonhardt is a widget that allows to switch the FM transmitter of the N900 on or off. It can also be used to quickly change the current frequency of the transmitter and to switch the Bluetooth radio. Friendly FM uses the background graphics for the media player widget from the current theme for itself so it doesn't look like an 'alien' object on the desktop but like a native widget.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:34 in category


maeFat - keep track of your weight history
maeFat by Ken Young (the author of Orrery) is a Maemo 5 app for the N900 which helps you to track your weight history. It is similar to the Hacker's Diet tools, but not identical to them. It allows you to log your weight, plot that data along with an exponentially weighted running average, and determine caloric excess/deficit over a variety of time intervals.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:31 in category


BizReply - SMS auto-answering application
BizReply by EinSam Services is a simple text answering feature for the Maemo platform. In case of being busy you have the ability to send a pre-entered individual SMS message to the caller to inform him about your status automatically.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:36 in category



   Wed, 02.03.11

MeeGo Software Updates Released
As announced by Dawn Foster, two MeeGo Software updates have just been released, including 3rd update for MeeGo v1.1 Core, Netbook, and In-Vehicle and 7th update for MeeGo v1.0 Core and Netbook.

The 3rd update for the MeeGo v1.1 Core Software Platform, Netbook UX, and In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) UX project release, originally announced on October 28th 2010, includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your devices, as well as:

* Improved the security of the system
* Updated Chromium to version 7.0.542.0
* Updated Google Chrome to version 9.0.597.94
* Resolved several media player issues.

To get a full list of bug fixes, you can visit the 1.1.3 release update pages for core and netbook.

The 7th update for the MeeGo v1.0 Core Software Platform & Netbook User Experience project release, originally announced on May 25th 2010, includes general operating system fixes that enhance the stability, compatibility, and security of your devices, as well as:

* Improved the security of the system
* Updated Google Chrome to version 9.0.597.94
* Resolved several media player issues.

To get a full list of bug fixes, you can visit the 1.0.7 release update pages for core and netbook.

These updates also include bug fixes in previous update releases. For more information, please visit release updates page.

If you run into any issues or have additional questions about the update, you can post them in the MeeGo Netbook Forum or IVI Forum.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 05:37 in category



   Tue, 01.03.11

Qt Quick on the N900
Do you want to get Qt Quick on your N900? You can use Qt Hotfixes for that. And it is probably just a question of time before the other components will be available on the N900 via Maemo Community Service Pack and/or Community Seamless Software Updates (CSSU). So... cheer up!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:29 in category


Qt SDK 1.1 beta available
Nokia has released today Qt SDK 1.1 beta. With Qt 4.7.2 a lot of improvements and fixes for Qt Quick have been published. Qt Mobility 1.1.1 includes updates for the supported platforms. Qt Creator 2.1 will allow you to create and design your QML applications from within the IDE nicely.

What was missing so far was a nice and convenient way to get the whole package, namely the SDK. Now it's here.

The Qt SDK 1.1 beta is available now. The Qt SDK fills the gap between the Nokia Qt SDK, which provided a development environment for mobile targets, and the Qt Desktop SDKs. This allows you to develop applications for all platforms, which Qt supports. Compared to the Technology Preview a significant amount of updates has been included, namely:

  • Qt 4.7.2 for Symbian ^1 and Symbian ^3

  • Qt 4.7.2 for the Desktop

  • Qt 4.7.2 for the Qt Simulator

  • Qt Mobility 1.1.1 for Symbian^1, Symbian^3 and the Qt Simulator

  • Qt Creator 2.1 final

  • Qt Simulator 1.1 beta

  • Updates to the Symbian Complementary package, providing the toolchain and build tools for the Symbian platforms.

For the Linux and Mac platforms, SIS packages for Symbian have also been added, so that developers using the Remote Compiler can install Qt from their development host of choice as well. A full changelog is located in the installation package.

You can download the packages on the Forum Nokia pages.

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 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:24 in category


Qt Mobility 1.1.1 released
Qt Mobility 1.1.1 has been made available today. This is a maintenance release including a lot of bug fixes and improved QML bindings and performance especially for the Symbian platform. The documentation and auto tests have also been enhanced.

Qt Mobility 1.1.1 is also included in the Qt SDK 1.1 Beta release. Packages are available from http://qt.nokia.com/products/qt-addons/mobility.

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 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:23 in category


Qt Creator 2.1.0 released
Nokia has just released Qt Creator 2.1.0, as well as the Qt SDK 1.1 beta and Qt 4.7.2.

A number of important fixes has been made since the 2.1.0 Release Candidate, including adaptions of the mobile application project wizards and deployment related files, and updated documentation. Together with the Qt SDK 1.1 beta, Qt Creator 2.1.0 is ready to provide a great experience.

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 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:23 in category


Qt 4.7.2 released
Qt 4.7.2 has now been released. This is a maintenance release which contains bug-fixes based on feedback and contributions since the Qt 4.7.1 release back in November. It also marks the official release of Qt Quick.

Qt Quick is a new feature within Qt that makes it easy to create light-weight apps and UIs. It contains the new QML language, the Qt Declarative module, and new tooling in Qt Creator to easily build apps.

Packages are available from the Qt Download page, and for those who prefer to get it directly from the public git repository at http://qt.gitorious.org, there will be a "v4.7.2" tag soon.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:23 in category


Qt Quick 1.0 officially launched
Nokia has launched Qt Quick 1.0 today. Qt Quick is a collection of three technologies:

* QtDeclarative - the native library in Qt delivering native integration and the Qt Quick UI runtime
* QML - the Qt MetaObject Language, allowing declaration of User Interfaces and Experiences
* Qt Creator support for QML-based projects and code integration.

For the last year, QML and QtDeclarative has been available to both early adopters as well as mainstream developers through code pushed to gitorious as well as Qt 4.7.0 and 4.7.1 releases. Today the final piece of the puzzle has been launched: Qt Creator with the Qt Quick Designer.

Qt Quick Designer is a WYSIWYG editor for QML UI's, allowing you to visually create and arrange your UI's while staying in perfect sync with your QML code. This does not use a separate generative step like Qt Designer did – but directly manipulates your QML code. You can get Qt Creator along with the Qt Quick Designer and all the other features supporting Qt Quick from the downloads page.

In the near future some additional features for Qt Quick will be made available. This includes use-case specific elements for pinching touch interaction, free form touch interaction, support for Right-To-Left layouting and many other features and suggestions.

The team has also started last fall to build Qt Quick components for MeeGo and Symbian. While work is still continuing at a brisk pace on the MeeGo style, the Symbian style has now been fully transitioned to gitorious.org, allowing anyone to try it out on their Symbian ^3 device. This makes creating new Apps with native look and feel a lot easier and obsoletes the task of each developer having to creating reusable elements such as buttons, ListItems and so forth. Prime your "git clone" and head to http://qt.gitorious.org/qt-components. To provide feedback you can use bugreports, and if you want to discuss you can use the mailing list or IRC.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 18:22 in category


ClocksN900 - Rubik's Clock puzzle for the N900
ClocksN900 from Jamie Fuller is an N900 version of the timeless classic Rubik's Clock. Rubik's Clock is a two-sided puzzle, each side presenting nine clocks to the puzzler. The aim of the puzzle is to set all nine clocks to 12 o'clock (straight up) on both sides of the puzzle simultaneously.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:06 in category


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