Been away from the testing scene lately because I have been carrying my new Blackberry from work instead of the N900. I tried carrying both together for a while but it turned out to be too inconvenient.
Anyway, the testing queue is growing ever longer. Its good in a way to see apps actively being developed on Maemo but its also unfortunate to see many of them not getting voted for. It would be great see the testing queue get cleared so that new apps or newer versions become available in the stable Extras quickly.
Here are some apps I tested lately that need some votes. If you have some time to spare, give them a try and vote if you think they meet the criteria.
Testing Page for Woller
Testing Page for Kfzcheck
Testing Page for Kfzcheck Extras
Testing Page for Dorian
Testing Page for Calculus
Testing Page for Macuco
created using MaStory on the N900
Checked out Gas-Balls from the Ovi Store.
Its a nice Live-Wallpaper-like application developed by Nokia. The gas balls bounce around on the desktop, respond to tilt, and explode in vibrant colors when touched.
It comes in 3 modes:
This mode will turn the app into a Live-Wallpaper but still respond to tilt and touch.
This mode will run as a transparent layer on top of the current background.
The app is resource intensive but nice to play around with. The physics behind it are impresssive as the balls bounce on the widgets and the flames wrap around desktop widgets. Its also good to see Nokia still coming up with apps for Maemo.
Now the downside. It doesn’t play well with Live-Wallpaper. Sherman-Aquarium disappeared but continued to take system-resources. Had to restart it from the Settings.
Either way, its worth a look!
Update: Added YouTube video by murfad
Testing another gem.
Funny looking fish, up to nothing! Its great to see Maemo development still pushing boundaries.
Some time ago, while waiting at the line in CVS I saw a lady brag about having an app on her iPhone that let her use her CVS card. I got curious and took this picture of my CVS card from the N900 just to see if the clerk’s reader would accept it. Needless to say, worked like a charm!
Glad to use T-Mobile’s minute check USSD #646# using the USSD-Widget. The PR 1.2 will probably make this widget obsolete.
Downloading a podcast to listen over FM for the long drive home.
Checked out Wok. Another simple yet fun game to kill a few minutes while waiting in line.