In this edition...

  1. Front Page
    • Nokia N900 gamepad hack
    • First Qt application accepted to Apple's App Store
  2. Applications
    • Installing AIM/ICQ/Yahoo!/MSN/Vkontakte and QIP chat accounts, with GUI, on Nokia N9
    • Kheweeteur 0.7.1 promoted to Extras-testing for testing
  3. Development
    • Qt Creator 2.4.0 released with improved coding style and quick fixing
    • PhoneGap porting to MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan
  4. Devices
    • Adding additional languages to N900 welcome screen
  5. Announcements
    • Fully open source flasher
    • Nokia Live View augmented reality available for Nokia N9

Front Page

Nokia N900 gamepad hack

Engadget covers Emyrth's slide-on, USB-based, gamepad for the N900: Nokia's internetting tablet that simply refuses to quit has already run the multi-purpose gamut, standing in as a brain scanner / replacement, OS dual-booter and Ice Cream Sandwich biter -- just to name a few.

Now, a homebrew mod from Polish hacker Emeryth, has that soon-to-be retro QWERTY slider sporting a custom gamepad to make those long hours logged into video game emulation that much more thumb-friendly. The exposed overlay is based on an ATmega8A microcontroller and plugs directly into the device's USB port, giving gamers an eight button solution, plus a PSP-like analog stick. It's a handy, albeit ugly, add-on that'll help get your gaming heroes of old through well trodden enemy lines.

A video is presented, and schematics and code is available to download from Andrzej's blog.

First Qt application accepted to Apple's App Store

Qt was always intended as a cross-platform development framework. Nokia took it to Symbian, Maemo, MeeGo and Harmattan. Open source Necessitas took it to Android. Now, Qt4iOS on Twitter says THE question has finally been answered... The first Qt Widget app to be submitted to Apple has been accepted for the App Store... :)

This means a Qt developer can now target Android, iOS, Symbian and MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan with a single code-base.