WiFik - WiFi scanner for Harmattan
Editor: Ryan Abel
Iktwo Salazar has released a WiFi scanner for Harmattan which provides a front-end for some of the wireless-tools features. It sounds like Developer Mode may be a requirement (or at least will make installing the application easier), those interested in testing can find a link to the .deb in the post.
MaeMeeMo - a MeeGo Harmattan Nemo modification pack for Maemo 5
Talk user TransTech has put together an interesting set of modications for Fremantle that attempt to effect thematic and interaction changes to make it fit behave like Harmattan and Nemo. So this (Project) is called MaeMeeMo i.e. Its a mixture of Maemo5, Meego (Harmattan) and Nemo. As you all can see in the screenshots and the Intro Image (below), it has the goodness of Maemo5 (Homescreens), Meego (Harmattan) standby screen as lockscreen, and Nemo look and feel. Although the announcement only features three screenshots and a video so far, both look promising and more is supposed to be coming in the near future.
Personal Web Server for Nokia N9
Thomas Perl has continued with providing a variety of applications for Maemo/MeeGo with his new "Personal Web Server". It will offer files in your MyDocs partition to other machines on the same network - you see a log of all requests, and also have the option to re-generate a new random password. Personal Web Server costs £1 (or local equivalent) in the Nokia Store.
SpotOn: Easily enable WiFi hotspot for N9 users in US
Some US users of the N9 do not have the "Wifi Hotspot" application available. A new app, available in the Nokia Store in North Amercia aims to change that: Tired of digging into terminal just to enable hotspot? Don't want to mess around with scripts or developer mode? Then this is the tool for you!
MeeSaver - random wallpaper slideshow for Harmattan
Editor: Ryan Abel
Aranel Surion has put together a new application MeeSaver which randomizes the lockscreen wallpaper selection at choosen intervals: MeeSaver is a small app (w/ a daemon), it selects a random lockscreen wallpaper every X seconds from a given folder. It's daemon runs on start-up, so you don't have to have it running all the time. If you have TONS of wallpapers and can't decide which one to use, or just want to see a different wallpaper, give it a try! The app has been submitted to Nokia Store QA, and this editor is looking forward to its acceptance with great enthusiasm.
Battery Percentage widget for N9
Talk user "MFaroTusino" announced a new Battery Percentage "widget" for Harmattan. The application displays the battery percentage on its application icon on the homescreen: You may have seen my post a while back about trying to replace the N9's battery icon for a percentage. Well I am half way there. At the moment, I am announcing an app Icon widget. The "app" is still a collection of files, meaning the installation process is a little involved - and therefore risky if you don't know what you're doing.
YouTube video channels in Harmattan Events feed
Stuart Howarth has announced the initial release of YouTube Video Feed. YouTube Video Feed allows you to have your chosen video feed publish to the event feed. [...] Currently, tapping on one of the feed entries will take you to the mobile web page, from where you can play the video as per the usual method. I may add an option to play the video directly in the stock player. The binary deb can be downloaded from Stuart's website.
Gigalomania, real-time strategy game, released for N900
Aapo Rantalainen has ported "Gigalomania" to Maemo: The gameplay consists of researching and developing new technology with which to conquer your enemies, from rocks and sticks to nuclear weapons and spaceships. You can advance through ten different ages, from the stone age to the future. There are 28 different maps to play through. Currently the app is only available in Extras-devel, so care should be taken as it has not gone through the community's QA process. No other apps should be updated whilst the repo is enabled.
Sharetus - new Harmattan sharing plugin
Jason Robinson's first Harmattan application is in the stage where I feel comfortable releasing it to public testing. The application is a kind of bookmarklet launcher since the default N9 browser doesn't support them. Bookmarklets are available for many sites on the net and are very popular in doing things like sharing links. Sharetus currently has a small list of targets which will grow later as I get feedback and requests. Also the list will be made configurable so you can disable sites you don't need from the list and add your own.