MobWebMail - Gmail for optimised online Gmail usage
Felipe Crochik, one of your new Maemo Community Council repressentatives, has ptu together a new package based on the Qt/WebKit-based browser Macuco: First class Gmail browsing on your Phone. This is a web browser optimized for one task: browse your Gmail account using your touch screen device. MobWebMail supports Screen auto-rotation, full-screen view, different zoom levels (using the volume buttons) and downloading attachments. On the top of a very simple interface it allows the user to switch between gmail accounts/sessions with one click. It's currently only available from Extras-devel, so care should be taken when testing.
My Little Artist drawing app
Dmitry Rizshkov has announced a port of his paint application for Maemo, My Little Artist. Just want to introduce you my drawing application - My Little Artist. This is a just first release on Maemo. App was designed for 'big' brothers - PCs, netbooks, but finally i decide to try to make Maemo version. MyPaint on the N800 was one of the earliest examples of a full-featured painting application for Maemo. Combined with the N800's resistive touchscreen, it provided an excellent sketchpad. My Little Artist should provide a similar sor tof experience. Unfortunately the application is only available as a .deb from Garage for the time being, so handle it with care.
Updated MeeGo input methods for Ubuntu
Michael Hasselmann has published new versions of the MeeGo Input Methods (framework and keyboard plugin) on the project's Launchpad PPA. [...] At first I thought I would do this packaging only for others but I have to admit that I start to enjoy using my host system for input method development - it's really easier than having to use the MeeGo SDK or scratchbox even. I also added some patches so that the on-screen keyboard docks itself to the bottom of the screen. For MeeGo Touch applications, focus widget relocation will work on the desktop now. If that's not enough for you then how about a slightly translucent keyboard background? Michael's blog post describes how to tweak, install and use these packages.
Opera Mobile 11 for Maemo
Opera Mobile has been updated for Maemo: No worries, you're still part of the band! Opera Mobile 11 for Maemo is now on its way into the extras testing repository. [...] One important change I'd like to point out is that zooming in have changed from a single to double click. Instead you can now interact with the page directly in overview mode. The big news for Maemo is that we now have support for the native on screen keyboard. It is implemented by overlaying Gtk textbox widgets, this means that also the hardware keyboard will work exactly as in other applications. More from the changelog: New option to use Droid fonts (requires ttf-droid package), add detailed geolocation settings, turn off GPS on inactivity, handle symbolic links to directories in the file chooser. Response to the new update has been positive. If you're interested in testing it yourself, you can get it from Extras-testing.
Smartcam server for Maemo, allowing streaming video to Windows
A Smartcam port for Maemo is being developed by a Talk user "azkay": This is a client side port of the Smartcam Client software. It lets you use your N900 to stream video from either video0 or video1 to your windows PC, using it as a webcam. It's compatible with most programs, Skype, MSN, etc. Currently only available as a tarball from the software thread, great care should be taken in venturing to test it.
Cricket World Cup 2011 app
Talk user "niloy" has posted a Web Runtime app to show information on the Cricket World cup, currently being held in Asia. He says: I know its a bit late, but my first app on N900. Hopefully, some of you guys will find it useful. With just under a week to go to the final, there should still be some use to be had.
Revestris - coming soon
A Talk member, "TheBurek" has announced the development of a new game, Revestris: Although not yet released, the developer has announced intentions to have it out within the next few days.
Kasvopus Facebook app gets minor updates
Prolific Web 2.0 client app writer Tommi Laukkanen has released a slightly updated version of his Facebook client, Kasvopus. This release contains the following changes and fixes: UI changes; you can view the photo from photo type status update; you can open related user’s wall from notification; fixes “commenting wrong status” bug; added new offline access right which should allow longer token sessions and wouldn’t need user to login daily. Tommi has mentioned an aim of getting these into Extras "at some point", but in the mean time they are distributed as binary packages from his project page.