In-development augmented reality app for Nokia N9
By combining the accelerometer, digital compass, GPS, and camera in your phone "augmented reality" data can be displayed as a digital overlay real-time images from the camera. As part of the Nokia Devstart Competition developer Astria Nur Irfansyah has put together an application for Harmattan, Manaya, which shows location overlays: #Manaya is an augmented reality places search application for the Nokia N9 or N950 Meego phones. It takes location data of common places directly from Wikimapia.org and Wikipedia.org. Current version is in Bahasa Indonesia only. This application was developed for the Nokia Devstart Competition in Indonesia, 2011, and held first place in the best local App category. Your editor is unsure whether the application is available.
Official Spotify client for N9 released
Although slightly beaten to the post by the unofficial MeeSpot, Nokia's Spotify client has been released. Spotify's announcement says that Nokia have created a Spotify app for their phone that brings you all the great features you’ve come to expect from Spotify. Access our catalogue of millions of tracks, manage and sync your playlists, listen to music with no mobile connection using Offline mode, and much, much more.
As with all mobile Spotify apps, it requires a Spotify Premium subscription. Your editor has tried both MeeSpot and Spotify; and they seem very similar. It is going to be a personal preference to which you prefer.
Simpler way for synching multiple Google Calendars on Harmattan
Editor: Andrew Flegg
Petri Louhelainen describes a way of synchronising multiple Google calendars with an N9 or N950, without setting up multiple CalDAV accounts and transcribing long UUIDs: CalDAV server needs to be simply https://www.google.com/ (don't forget https) and tadaa - you have CalDAV enabled. This is not enough, however, as the protocol still synchronizes only your default calendar. There is a little knows settings page for calendar implemented for iPhone sync that you can use for N9 also.
One of your editors, Andrew Olmsted hasd tried it, as it's much simpler than the older approach, and it "worked like a charm."