Intelligent music player in Ovi
A post over on the Talk forums points to a new music player application, Instinctiv that's apparently available from the Ovi Store. A better music experience for Maemo - Smart Shuffle automatically plays songs you're in the mood for based off what songs you skip - Sync with desktop using Instinctiv for desktop - Automatic cover art fetching - Library management - Support for WMA, FLAC, Ogg, AAC, MP3 and other formats.
Faster Application Manager in development
Users frustrated by the slowness of Nokia's application manager may be interested in Heikki Holstila's Faster Application Manager (fapman). Want to try an application that runs as root, deals with your packages and has been inadequately tested? Then this is for you! Yes I got annoyed by the slowness of the built-in application manager... Faster Application Manager tries to be what the name says, a fast-to-use graphical front-end for apt-get, written from scratch and optimized for Maemo. It's WAY faster than the built-in manager, allowing multiple selections before time-consuming operations, etc, etc... Fapman is currently available in Extras-devel, and the standard warnings and disclaimers apply with emphasis here, as errors in package management can result in an unbootable device. Testers and contributors are welcome, though.
SleepAnalyser records movements in sleep
With modern mobile devices spending less and less time away from their owners, George Ruinelli has, appropriately, started working on a sleep analysis application for Maemo that will allow users to track their movements during sleep (with the aid of the built-in accelerometer). I just uploaded the first working release of my new application SleepAnalyser into Extras-Devel. Similar to the iPhones SleepCycle, it records your movement during your sleep. For now it visualises it and shows you how much you at which time move. As it's currently in Extras-devel, the standard warnings and disclaimers apply, but testers and contributors are welcome.
Vuvuzela app to annoy your friends
In celebration of the World Cup, Amir B has released a vuvuzela application for all your vuvuzela needs. The application is pretty straight forward, you can start and stop the playing of the Vuvuzela sound, and even play multiple ones at the same time. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, just try watching a World Cup game and you soon will understand. Vuvuzela is currently available from Extras-devel.
ShipRolling records & visualises rolling of boats
George Ruinelli has re-used some of the motion measurement code from SleepAnalyser to create ShipRolling, another application which can measure the movement of a boat or other vehicle using the N900's accelerometers. It is currently available from Extras-devel.