Archive for March, 2011

SomePlayer – An AweSome audio player for the N900

If you thought that development on Maemo was slowing down, think again. SomePlayer is a feature packed audio player with a simple yet well-designed UI. Based on Qt, it is fast and offers all the things that were missed in the stock ‘Media Player’ like playlist management, Equalizer, and most of all, full-portrait support.

SomePlayer landed in Extras last week and has already been downloaded a whopping 45000 times. Here are some screenshots:

The software is already available in 5 languages (pl, it, zh_CN, ru, zh_TW); if you can provide help with more, jump in!

The creators seems to be from Russia. Kudos to the team for an aweSome app.

created using MaStory on the N900

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GOM Reminder – a handy organizer for the N900

Checked out this nice app at the Ovi Store. Its a simple and easy to use utility that allows you to set up reminders quickly which trigger the standard system alarm.

Reminders can be from simple ones that trigger after a set time to more sophisticated ones with various options for recurrences like ‘Forever’, ‘Until’ and ‘X Times’. The options are laid out logically and makes using the app a breeze. Nice job by the guys at Tardigrada.

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Fremantle Community SSU – Preview (screenshots)

The work on the Maemo 5 Community SSU continues apace and should be ready for primetime very soon. I thought it would be informative to showcase some of the upcoming features in the form of screenshots.

Disclaimer: These screenshots were taken from the latest beta which may differ from the final release.


About CSSU

Portrait-Mode Support

Status Menu Applet (Landscape)

Orientation Status Icon

Status Menu Applet (Auto)

Application Menu

Settings Menu

Application Manager


Task Switcher


CSSU Features Configuration
Currently in Extras-Testing, this app provides a GUI for setting soft of the desktop transition effects.

created using MaStory on the N900

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MeeGo on the N900 officially targeted by Nokia

Exciting news. Jukka Eklund, Product Manager at Nokia, just announced that Nokia will be officially directing efforts towards supporting MeeGo on the N900 as Developer Edition.  For this purpose, there would be a dedicated team within Nokia who will bring full MeeGo support on the N900.

Up to now, getting MeeGo up and running on the N900, was done by the N900 Hardware Adaption team, whose progress has been slow and steady. But now with the support from Nokia, this should change very quickly. The Developer Edition effort will build upon the outstanding work of the N900 Hardware Adaptation team and bring it to point where it is “really usable as your developement device” with some key features running in “perfect” condition. And the most notable point about this effort is that it is going to be done in the open and documented on the wiki.

This should be great news to all who have been waiting patiently for a fully functional and usable version of MeeGo on the N900. If you can help, jump in!

Here is the entire text of Jukka’s email to the MeeGo-Dev list:

From: <>
Date: Thu, 3 Mar 2011 13:36:19
To: <>
Subject: [MeeGo-dev] Announcing MeeGo 1.2 Developer Edition for N900

Hi there,

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 lead by Harri and Carsten.

The wiki is up here: It will populated with more information as we go, thanks for the patience.


Jukka Developer Edition product manager
IRC: jukka

Categories: Maemo, Meego, N900