Yesterday, I had the privilege to guest once again on the Unleash the Phones weekly video-cast. This time myself and two other guests – Michael Faro Tusino and Everything N9 the masked mystery man, as well Clinton Jeff & Alvin Wong of Unleash the Phones spoke/conversed/debated about supposedly dead mobile platforms. We mostly spoke on Web OS, Meego, and Maemo 6/Harmattan and how the communities of the said platforms are keeping their hearts beating.
Posts Tagged: harmattan
Now that my Nokia N9 has returned from the dead, I wanted to do a post about my favorite Nokia N9 / Harmattan apps that I use daily or very frequently:
Firefox – Oh Yes, the lovely folks at Mozilla have released a version of Firefox mobile for the N9. Love it! Thank you!
FM Radio – I was a sad little Jen panda to learn last summer that the Nokia N9 had an FM radio receiver on board but no native app, as I do like my Los Angeles area radio when I am walking at home. Luckily, mobile app developer Andrey Kushanov has solved the lack of radio app problem with the simply named FM Radio.
The first version of FM Radio I used had only one UI skin choice, a rather amusing vintage radio interface with a possibility of 6 station presets, but the recently updated version allows one to choice between the N9 black UI skin or the vintage radio UI skin and to have more than 6 radio stations preset. Thank you, Andrey K!
Cameraa, aka “Volume+ as Camera Button” – Brilliant app / hack. There is no camera button on the Nokia N9 and there are many times when pressing the screen to activate the camera shutter is downright awkward to unusable, thus Cameraa to the rescue! All the app does is turn the Volume Up button on the N9 into a physical camera button. Thanks, thp!
Sports Tracker – Speaking of walking, I continue to love Sports Tracker (my second longest app relationship at 4 years & counting), as it not only keeps track of fun data about my walk, but more importantly photo maps my walking path. Thanks!
What Nokia N9 apps do you really like right now or can’t live without?
I have been compiling a list of links for how to use, design, and develop for the Nokia N9 / N950, yesterday was links to tips & tricks for the User, Designers and Developers. Today is all the great and very valuable blogs and podcasts that I have found to be a font of information on the Nokia N9/N950, Harmattan, creating N9 apps in Qt.
If you know of other good Nokia N9/N950 designer, developer, and Qt blogs out there, let us know in the comment section.
Nokia N9 & Qt Blogs, Forums and Podcasts:
Nokia N9 Developer Blog
This Week in Qt Podcast
Ed Page (Python, Harmattan & Qt…)
KDE Pinheiro (Designer who works with Qt)
Meego Handset Forum
Nokia Developer News
PySnippet (more Python & Qt!)
Qt Labs Blog
Qt, Maemo and some other stuff
Qt / MeeGo Mobile Apps Development
The MicroNokia Developer
thp on Maemo
I have been compiling a list of links for how to use, design, and develop for the Nokia N9 / N950. The first section tips and tricks is for anyone with a Nokia N9, the second section is links for Nokia N9/N950 designers and developers, and the third is Nokia N950 specific.
Tomorrow, I will publish a list of blogs and podcasts that I have found to be a font of information on the Nokia N9/N950, Harmattan, creating N9 apps in Qt.
If you have any tips and tricks links for the Nokia N9 or N950, be it for users or designers & developers, tell us about it the comments.
Nokia N9 and Nokia N950 general interest topics for everyone:
The Nokia N9 Swipe site:
Nokia N9 UX Gestures – click on DEMOS (I found the gesture demos invaluable in the first hour of using the N950):
Nokia N9 MeeGo/Harmattan Swipe UI Tips and Tricks
Nokia N950 Close Apps:
Using Firefox Mobile on the Nokia N9 (I have been using a version of mobile FF from Sept on the Nokia N950 and it is great)
N9 Swipe undocumented feature; activate sane behavior (How to set the Swipe behavior to the gestures you want)
How to Take Screenshots on Nokia N9 with ScreenshotMee
FM Radio App
Thur 09.29.11 – The long awaited Nokia N9 with much talked about Swipe UI and the Meego/Harmattan OS has now started to ship or will be in a store near you within the next two weeks. Well, in a shop near you if you live in Sweden, Finland, Pakistan, Kazakistan, or China, but if you live in the US, UK, Germany or many other places you are f*ck3d unto the very Ballmer. Yep, only MacroSquish for you if you live in Western Europe or the Western Hemisphere.
Order the Nokia N9 online, even if your local shop doesn’t carry it, it is worth it. The Swipe UI is beautiful and very usable, the hardware delish, and Maemo’s Harmattan with a touch of Meego goodness hiding behind all the UI swipe is a geek’s delight. I have had the Nokia N950 developer phone for two weeks now and it causes mobile envy even in the most dedicated iAddict. If the Nokia N950 turns heads…
Hello lovely little Nokia N9, welcome. Go forth and prosper.
Fri 09.16.11 – Doing a little dogsitting while reading Meego 1.2/Harmattan Docs and Getting Started guides on how to get the Qt SDK on my Mac to talk to and deploy a .deb package to the Nokia N950. Building and deployment to the N950 work just fine on the danged WinXP install on Virtual Box but not on the native Mac side…. Grrrrr…