eBuddy XMS (like WhatsApp) beta for N9 launching soon
Editor: Ryan Abel
eBuddy announced the opening of a beta program for their eBuddy XMS software for Harmattan (also: S40 and S60). The program is, evidently, basically just instant messaging software with its own protocol. The main draw seems to be its availability for most major mobile platforms. Those who'd like to participate in the beta can subscribe to eBuddy on Facebook. They will apparently be sending out emails with further details later.
Nokia Internet Radio for N9
Editor: Andrew Olmsted
Nokia Internet Radio has been released for the N9, joining at least two other internet radio applications in the Ovi Store. The Handheld Blog sum it up thusly: Developers have blessed the Nokia N9 with a bunch of very good internet radio apps in the past, but there’s nothing like getting an Internet Radio app directly from Nokia. So if you head over to the Nokia Store on the N9 and search for ‘Internet Radio’ [...] you’ll be presented with the free download, which to no surprise of ours is an excellent iteration. The user interface is much like the music player in Harmattan, but in a couple days of testing, your editor has run into a few small stability issues - most notably when switching between many stations.
New maintainer wanted for Maemo versions of Conboy
Cornelius Hald is looking for a new maintainer for the Maemo 4 and 5 versions of his Conboy note application. Last week he tweeted: I won't continue development of Conboy for Nokia N900. It was fun. Bye. So if you've got the skills or the will, consider volunteering.
Conny says his focus has moved towards the N9, but the ultimate reason is that his N900 has died.