Facebook Status Updater - effing
Richard Merren has released the first versions of a new app; put together with Qt Creator: I have written a Facebook status update application, which can now be found in the extras-devel repository under the name "effing". Following the Linux model of "do one thing, and do a half-assed job of it" (OK...I might have modified that a little bit), I wanted a simple app that shows my current Facebook status and lets me update it. As the package is in its early stages, and still in Extras-devel, care should be taken when enabling the repository and installing software.
OSGB - show location in UK Ordnance Survey coordinates
Ordnance Survey is the British Government's official mapping agency, and Talk user "Dr Random" has released a new application to turn your current GPS position into OS coordinates; making it easier to find your position on the highly detailed Ordnance Survey (paper) maps. In releasing it, he said: There are no options or anything, it just displays the current coordinates, altitude (from the GPS, unfortunately I can't correct that as I don't know what the GPS does internally), satellite fixes, and speed. It also writes a kml file to the directory with the path followed whilst it is running. This is always called osgb.kml. Currently, the app is shipped as a zip file attached to a Talk thread. This isn't the most secure, or vetted, distribution mechanism and so extra caution should be taken.
Shortcut Stash: app launcher, bookmark & folder opening widget
A new 'quick' application launcher called Shortcut Stash is being developed by Peter Pykäläinen. Shortcut Stash can open bookmarks and browse folders right from a handy Home widget. Shortcut Stash is an app launcher, open bookmarks and browse folders widget. (Have a look at the attached images) Help is needed in creating a .deb package.
mFakeCaller - spoof incoming calls for getting out of tricky situations, meetings, ...
mFakeCaller, by Ryan Faulkner is a simple application that fakes an incoming call. Using the application, users can spoof a "Private number" with tone and vibration. Use it just like the default phone app to fake phone calls when you're in a pinch. mFakeCaller is a very simple application that fakes an incoming call - for those awkward situations when you just need some excuse to flee! Or to make your mate think his hot girlfriend is calling you a lot, so he breaks up with her in a rage of jealousy and you can chance your arm with her on the rebound. "He said what? Hmm I heard he's been drinking a lot lately. You know, he never really understood you.. but i do... " </sleaze> The application is currently in Extras-devel. Usual caveats apply.