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   Sat, 30.04.11

Mr. Shopper - shopping manager
Mr.Shopper by MobiSoft is designed for managing shopping lists and focused on simplicity. It saves products in a local database, so later you can easily pick them up, has support for multiple measurement units, lets you add personal notes to each product and can also divide products into different categories.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:14 in category


Brain Train USA - learn US states and flags while having fun
Brain Train USA from goostergames.com is free game combining fun and education. Travel from state to state in the USA to score the most points in the fastest possible time. Zoom in and out of all the states. Travel from city to city and wave all the state flags.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:09 in category



   Fri, 29.04.11

MeeGo 1.2 Pre-Release now available
As scheduled, MeeGo 1.2 Pre-Release has been made available. The following images have been published: MeeGo 1.2 Handset for the N900, Netbook, Tablet, IVI and others.

According to the schedule, there will be two more intermediate releases, one around April 29 and Final Release Candidate around May 6th, and then.... the long awaited final MeeGo 1.2 will come out around May 19th. Stay tuned!
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:36 in category


E-Navigator - E-code database of food ingredients
E-Navigator by MobiSoft is a database of E-codes and their meanings. E-codes are chemical components contained in food (conservatives, flavours, etc). E-Navigator quickly informs you what is hidden behind each code and if it is safe for your health or whether it should be avoided. All data is stored in a local database so you don't have to connect to the Internet to download any data.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:29 in category



   Thu, 28.04.11

Qt Creator 2.2 RC released
Qt Creator 2.2 Release Candidate has been released today, providing lots of fixes for ABI detection, QML debugging, Qt Quick designer, Maemo development, and more. You can get the new version here.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:25 in category


Swissquote - Forex, private banking and trading services
Swissquote offers various online trading services, solutions for eForex, ePrivate Banking and flexible saving accounts.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:10 in category


Brain Train Flags - learn country flags and score points
Brain Train Flags from goostergames.com is a new game at the Ovi Store. Travel from country to country and choose the right flags to score the most points in the fastest possible time.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:08 in category


Bless - hex editor for the N900
Bless by Nikita Tsukanov is a binary (hexadecimal) editor that enables you to edit files as a sequence of bytes.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 07:00 in category



   Tue, 26.04.11

CardioAlert - homescreen button to quickly call emergency
CardioAlert by Mohammad Abu-Garbeyyeh is an application showing a large single button on the desktop to instantly call an emergency number. The number to call, as well as the dimensions of the button, can be configured in application's settings.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:26 in category


mmmAudioWidget - homescreen widget playing sound for pranks
mmmAudioWidget by Bartosz Miskiewicz is a simple widget for N900's homescreen allowing user to select sounds and play them after clicking on buttons (number and size of buttons is also configurable). Use it for pranks or whatever you like :-)
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:23 in category



   Mon, 25.04.11

Locate from Cell - get your location from cell towers
The Locate From Cell application from Christos Saturn uses the cell tower information to get your location coordinates. The application makes use of the CellID parameters and Google APIs to show your position on a map.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:27 in category


SpiderOak - file backup, sync and sharing client
As an Easter present, SpiderOak have released for the N900 their secure file backup, sync and sharing client. SpiderOak is an advanced automated offsite backup system with a "zero knowledge" approach to encryption and privacy. Capabilities include archiving multiple devices with a unified and de-duplicated storage repository, preservation of historical versions and deleted files, configurable multi-platform file synchronization, web file sharing, and a rich command line and graphical interface.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 00:21 in category



   Sun, 24.04.11

QtWeather+ shows detailed weather graphs and information for the US
With QtWeather+ from Anthony Naddeo you can see detailed weather graphs and information for the United States. This application uses National Weather Service's free XML feeds to report weather information and display hourly temperature and conditions graphs in a convenient, logical layout.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:11 in category


SMS Counter 0.2 now also with cost calculation
SMS Counter by Nerd Knight has been updated to version 0.2 and now it also calculates costs of sent SMS and made phone calls.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 21:21 in category


Happy Easter

HAPPY EASTER TO ALL
MAEMO and MEEGO USERS and FANS

 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 06:24 in category



   Fri, 22.04.11

Conky Layout Switcher - easily switch between 4 layouts in Conky
Conky Layout Switcher from Malte Marquarding makes it possible to switch your Conky status monitor between 4 layouts - depending of your current use case (General, System load, Network Traffic, Disk usage).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:20 in category


Quick Lyrics - displays lyrics and album art on the desktop
Quick Lyrics from Malte Marquarding is a desktop widget to use with quick-widgets and SomePlayer. Support for the standard Media Player will be added soon. It will display on your desktop lyrics and album art from chartlyrics.com. It is heavily using QML effects (it does suspend all animation if off-screen).
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 02:16 in category



   Wed, 20.04.11

SMS Counter - SMS and calls statistics and bar chart
With SMS Counter by Nerd Knight you can enter a range of dates and get detailed statistics of received and sent SMS as well received, made and missed calls. It also plots the info in a bar chart per month.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:53 in category


PasswordMaker - master password for all your passwords
PasswordMaker from George Ruinelli protects all your passwords with a master password. Using it, you don't have to remember separate, unique passwords for each website or account; now you can use just one master password for everything and let PasswordMaker generate unique passwords for individual websites based on a combination of the masterpassword and e.g. the website name.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:46 in category



   Tue, 19.04.11

Thomsonkeys - generate passwords for Thomson routers
Thomsonkeys by Diego Cerda Garza is a GUI to generate keys for Thomson SpeedTouch routers/modems. It is an alternative to the command line based tool stkeys.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:37 in category


New tools and games for the N900 at the Ovi Store
Some new apps and games have appeared recently at the Ovi Store:

* Timer Suite consists of Stopwatch and Countdown Timer.

* Food Hound allows you to record your calories, fat, carbs and protein for each item. Then you can generate html reports that you can email, MMS to your doctor or personal trainer.

* Step Hound lets you keep track of your steps and distance walked.

* Balloon Popper is a free game with 30 challenging levels where you shoot the balloons with a rock.

* Chaos and Mayhem is an addictive puzzle game where your objective is to help a guy with the red vehicle and get him out of the game area.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:31 in category



   Tue, 12.04.11

New CSSU update for Maemo 5 - 20.2010.36-maemo14.1
In case you haven't noticed, new CSSU (Community Seamless Software Update) release (20.2010.36-maemo14.1) has been made available yesterday. Changes include:
  • Qt upgraded to 4.7.2

  • Reversed press effect.

  • Removed portrait -> landscape rotation when launching apps.

  • Hildon-control-panel now takes a new splash screenshot at each startup.

  • Camera-UI replaced with open source clone by Nicolai Hess.

  • Maemo-statusmenu-fmtx replaced with open source clone by Faheem Pervez.

  • Added new contributors' names to control panel applet.

  • Portrait mode support in PDF viewer.

  • Modest tree view mode.

  • Portrait mode backgrounds for Hildon Application Manager (default themes only).

  • New locales for orientation lock applet.

  • Portrait mode support for task switcher.

  • New locale packages for modest.

  • New GConf key to disable menu editor (/apps/osso/hildon-desktop/menu_edit_disabled)

  • New GConf keys to set number of rows in hildon-status-menu (/apps/osso/hildon-status-menu/view/number_of_rows and /apps/osso/hildon-status-menu/view/number_of_rows_portrait)

  • New GConf key to make the FMTX status menu item always visible (/apps/osso/maemo-statusmenu-fmtx/always_visible).

If you have used any of the previous CSSU updates, notification about this new release should show up like in case of all other software. Otherwise, go here and follow the instructions.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:33 in category



   Mon, 11.04.11

Opera 11 beta 1-9 released
A bugfix release of Opera 11 (beta1-9) has just been released providing the following changes:

* Fix crash in the file and directory selector.
* Don't capitalize first letter when typing passwords.
* Improve handling of multi-line text fields.
* Fix another potential black screen on startup bug.
* Print startup diagnostic messages to console.
* Prevent urlfilter from blocking everything.
* Fix FTP download progress indicator.

You can get the latest version here.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 13:33 in category



   Sun, 10.04.11

ConnLock - opens device without password while connected to trusted WLAN
ConnLock by Olli Laasonen opens your device without having to enter your password when you are connected to WLAN Access Point you trust.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:47 in category



   Sat, 09.04.11

Mir-Translator - translate text in photos taken with the N900
Mir-Translator from Michael Hsueh is an application for translating text in photos taken with the N900 camera. Supports novel interactive recognition techniques. Leverages the FCam API, as well as custom-modified recognition web service based on Google Tesseract. Uses Google Translate for translation.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:16 in category


RadioStation - broadcast your voice via the FM transmitter
RadioStation by Matt Baran is a commercial application for the N900 making it possible to broadcast your own voice via the FM transmitter. This way you can have your own private short-range radio station ;-) You can choose broadcast frequency between 80.1 and 107.9 kHz and use the RDS.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:15 in category


Star TicTacToe
New in the Ovi Store, Star TicTacToe is an online TicTacToe game for the N900 with a ranking system, chat, stats and possibility to invite buddies.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 22:10 in category



   Thu, 07.04.11

Xtube - adult content plugin for cuteTube-QML
Xtube by Stuart Howarth is a plugin for the recently released cuteTube-QML (advanced YouTube client) that enables access to adult videos.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:26 in category


PGZ Space Invaders - classic game clone for Maemo
PGZ Space Invaders from Adam Piggz is a simple Space Invaders game clone for the N900 written in QML.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:21 in category


Solitaire - game and Qt/C++ example
Forum Nokia have released another cross-platform Qt/C++ example, this time a simple Solitaire game that runs on Maemo, Symbian ^3 and desktop Windows.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:20 in category



   Wed, 06.04.11

MeeGo 1.2 RC2 now available
Less than a week ago we informed about the availability of MeeGo 1.2 RC1 and here comes the version RC2 bringing us even closer to the final MeeGo 1.2 release scheduled for the end of April.

The following images are available for download: Handset (for the N900), Tablet, NetBook.

Changelog is available here.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 21:38 in category


MilkyTracker - tracker music composer for the N900
MilkyTracker from Mikko Lahteenmaki is a music creation tool inspired by Fast Tracker 2. This is an editor for "tracked" music (popular e.g. on Amiga computers), i.e. audio samples of instruments pitch shifted according to the note data. It can load the following module formats: 669, AMS, AMF, DBM, CBA, DIGI, DSM, FAR, GMC, GDM, IMF, IT, MOD, MDL, MTM, MXM, OKT, PLM, PSM, PTM, S3M, STM, ULT, UNI, and X. Export is possible to the following formats: XM, MOD, and WAV.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 21:30 in category


Qt SDK 1.1 Release Candidate now available
Nokia has released Qt SDK 1.1 Release Candidate. This is a major step towards the final Qt SDK 1.1, building on the beta released a couple of weeks ago. The testing is taking place over the next two weeks, after which the final SDK will be published. With the final release, your applications will be supported by Nokia Smart Installer for Symbian and Ovi Store will be ready to accept your apps.

Summarizing the most important updates compared to the beta:

* Qt 4.7.3 is included for Desktop and Symbian
* Update to Qt Mobility 1.1.2
* Qt Assistant added as separate package (due to developer request)
* Installer can use system proxy on Linux
* Notification API moved from experimental to "Additional APIs"
* Several fixes for the Qt Simulator
* Several fixes for the installation/updating workflow.

Qt 4.7 will not be supported on S60 3rd Edition. For these devices your applications can use Qt 4.6.3 and Qt Mobility 1.1.2.

With the final release of the Qt SDK 1.1, the 1.0 version will be withdrawn. The Qt SDK 1.1 supports Qt 4.6 and Qt 4.7 configurations, so it will be the only SDK you need to build apps for all supported devices.

This Release Candidate is available for download on the Forum Nokia pages.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 21:01 in category



   Tue, 05.04.11

cuteTube-QML - the best Maemo YouTube client rewritten in QML
cuteTube-QML from Stuart Howarth is cuteTube (a feature-rich YouTube client), improved and completely re-written with a new QML user interface. Features include:

* Browse, search, play and download YouTube videos. Media Player and MPlayer are currently supported for playback, with Media Player giving the best performance.
* Rate videos and view/add comments.
* Manage your YouTube account(s). You can add multiple accounts and switch between them dynamically.
* Create, edit and view your playlists, subscriptions and favourites.
* Create an 'on the go' playback queue, which can also be saved as a YouTube playlist.
* Full auto-rotation support in all windows and dialogs.
* Select playback and download resolutions.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 23:52 in category


IrGGu - IRC client for the N900
IrGGu by Arttu Liimola is a Qt/C++ IRC (Internet Chat Relay) client for Maemo 5 Fremantle. Features include:

Features:

* Highlight and private chat message alerts.
* GUI can be closed without closing the application. The GUI will start when clicking notification or opening the application from menu or shortcut.
* The network/channel list and names list are hidden and can be accessed with sweep gestures.
* Shortcuts for switching network/channel and to fullscreen mode.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:04 in category


QtBubbleLevel - simple accelerator based bubble level app
Qt Bubble Level is a simple application that uses accelerometer sensor information to calculate the inclination of the device and presents this as a traditional Bubble level. The application provides a calibration feature to handle any possible errors in accelerometer readings. The UI is made using Qt Quick and the engine gets the accelerometer data via the QtMobility QAccelerometer sensor. It is an example project hosted at Forum Nokia.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 04:01 in category


MeeGoSummitFI - MeeGo Summit Finland 2011 time table
MeegoSummitFI by Topi Santakivi is a timetable application written in Qt/QML for the purposes of the upcoming (April 15th) MeeGo Summit Finland 2011. It allows the Summit participant to view the session schedule of the summit, and also includes a Twitter view for showing MeeGo Summit FI related tweets.

Please also check the Summit home page for more information about the event.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 03:59 in category



   Sun, 03.04.11

QuickHit - basic shooting game and Qt example
QuickHit is essentially a basic shooting game, but differentiated from other such games by its levels. The levels are Qt plug-ins which are loaded during QuickHit startup. Different levels are shown in the application's main menu. Levels can have different sounds, graphics, and level QML files. A common characteristic for all levels is that your ship is at the bottom of the screen and shoots upwards. This Qt example application demonstrates Qt Quick as a game platform.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 17:58 in category



   Sat, 02.04.11

Android for WeTab
From now on, WeTab (the first MeeGo based tablet) owners can run Android applications on their tablet - "Android Starter" has just appeared in WeTab Market app store. At first I thought that it might be the Myriad Alien Dalvik so I quickly installed it, and it turned out to be a port of Android 2.1 running in Virtual Box. While this solution maybe isn't as "elegant" as what Alien Dalvik would provide (you can't install and run Android apps "natively", directly from within the WeTab OS, but insteat you need to "boot" the Android OS), it is still much more convenient than NITDroid on the N900 because VirtualBox with Android OS runs just like a normal application, i.e. with the WeTab MeeGo OS still running (and multitasking) in the background, so you have both systems running at the same time. The Android 2.1 OS itself seems to be a cut-down version meant to be just an environment for running Android apps, i.e. lightweight and quick to use, with just the desktop and settings, and all unnecessary standard Android apps not present. When you exit the Android/VirtualBox, it automatically saves its state so the next time you launch it you quickly (in just a few seconds) go back to where you left it and you don't have to "boot" it from scratch. AndroidPIT Market is integrated providing access to several thousand free and paid Android apps. You can also install Android software manually.

Please see our MeeGo forum for some screenshots. More information will be posted as soon as I play some more with it.
 Posted by Michal Jerz @ 16:44 in category


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