Saturday, March 22, 2008

Canola strikes again

The guys from INdT strike again with the Beta 7 version of Canola2. Besides all the changes (basically, support for third-party plugins), they offer a new add-on to access the contents of YouTube. I think that I shall seldom visit YouTube with MicroB.

This add-on is amazing. If you have an N800 or an N810, I do not know what you are doing here. Go get it!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Rise of the mobile

Do you want to see how fast mobile phones are spreading?
Click here :-)

Note that you can move the pointer over different regions of the world to see their specific increasement of mobile subscriptions.

Mobile vs Desktop

I like saying that mobile is just different to desktop, while there is a general thought about mobile being less than desktop.

jonarne's blog gives his opinion (which I share) in a funny way.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

Testing maemo wordpy

I had a task pending on the N810. Try posting here on maemo wordpy, a tool that initially allowed blogging on wordpress weblogs but that supports blogger since 2 or 3 releases ago.

Job done, and I hope that this tool will increase my posting rate, as I tend to use the laptop less and less often in my leisure time.

Friday, March 07, 2008

Enter mauku

Mauku is a Jaiku client for maemo, which I like a lot (almost as much as Twitter)

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Google Search on the idle screen

Over one year ago, many said that there would be a hard fight among mobile applications developers in order to win their place in the idle screen of mobile devices. Google has made its slight (and somehow invisible) move to make their move on the S60 3rd Edition platform.

After installing their software (from your Webkit browser), everytime that the idle screen shows up (or the user unlocks the keyboard of your phone) a prompt is displayed with a remainder on the availability of the search interface by pressing the "Edit" key.

After pressing that key, you can type the terms of the search:

And then, an instance of the Webkit-based browser is launched offering the results:

I was going to show my own screenshots but why repeat what others have already made in a great way. I took these ones from All About Symbian, after a quick Google search (how not!).