Perth Trains - live departures for N950
A Talk user "mattaustin" has put together a departures information application for trains in Perth for Harmattan: This application provides a simple interface to check the 'live' departure times of train services across the metropolitan area of Perth, Western Australia. N950 and N9 owners can grab the .deb from the developer's Nokia Developer site.
MyMoves - system gestures for Harmattan
Topi Santakivi has hacked together a utility for Harmattan that should prove useful to many users by extending the swipe interface in Harmattan. MyMoves is an attempt to bring configurable gestures to Harmattan, written in QML/C++. The idea of MyMoves is to be able to create a gesture, and attach an arbitrary shell command into it. Topi includes a video showing how to set up gestures and several custom gestures opening system applications, and also plans on extedning the functionality and making the application more user-friendly.
EmuMaster for console emulation on Harmattan
A blogger going by the name of "elemental" has release a console emulator (it looks like just NES for this release, but more are planned) called EmuMaster for Harmattan The aim of EmuMaster project is to emulate popular consoles like NES, SNES, GB, C64 and more. I know that there is a lot of emulators out there. But what I saw is they are not so easy to use or lack some cool features. So I decided to bring my ideas to the world of emulation. I have started with NES but there will be more. The most important thing now is to let you know how I see an emulator should look like. The video accompanying the post looks pretty compeling and there are some very interesting features - such as the cover flow-like game selection and nice on-screen control design.
Miniature chess engine for Harmattan
Quim Gil announces "Minature 0.3 Berlin Defense" - a chess project for Harmattan devices. Miniature won't play games yet, but it provides a fully featured user experience and a backend with its foundations in place. We are looking for a new breed of testers and developers and we couldn't wait to share the good stuff that is being cooked. You can find screenshots and more at http://wiki.maemo.org/Miniature There is progress toward playable games already being made and contributors are welcome.
TwimGo updated with auto-loading of tweets and pull-down-to-refresh
Tommi Laukkanen has released a new version of his TwimGo Twitter client featuring everybody's favourite mobile Twitter client feature: pull-down-to-refresh If you’d like to help and test this release, please download your deb (MeeGo and Maemo) or SIS (Symbian S^3 and S60 FP5) files from TwimGo project page It would be nice to see TwimGo in a repository for eaiser installation and updates, though presumably this will come in good time.