Work-in-progress: Ubuntu One client for Nokia N9
Stuart Langridge, a Canoncial employee acting in his spare time, has released the first version of a client for Canonical's cloud service, Ubuntu One. Ubuntu One, the personal cloud service from Canonical, lets you store files and music and photos and whatever and have them available on all your devices; laptops, smartphones, desktops, the web, everywhere. We already have smartphone applications for Android and iOS, but not for the N9, which is the phone I've got. So, I'm working on bringing Ubuntu One to the N9. The first application available is Ubuntu One Files: browse and download anything in your personal cloud to your N9.
Stuart plans to get the app into the Nokia Store, but the binary deb and source code is available from his website.
gPodder 3.1.1 for MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan
Thomas Perl announced the latest version of gPodder - his podcast client - for the N9 and N950: The most visible on (apart from bugfixes) is the new multi-episode selection sheet, which allows users to select multiple episodes at once to either download, playback or delete. Options for "Select all", "Select downloaded", "Select none" and "Invert selection" are provided by the longpress context menu in that list and will modify the selection accordingly.
And yes (as some people are still surprised to learn that): With gPodder, you can also subscribe to YouTube and Vimeo channels (users) and download the videos to your device for easy offline viewing and archiving. Combined with the N9 Media Pushing plug-in by Georg Jens, you can then even play back your YouTube or Vimeo videos on DLNA devices on your home network. Of course, this also works for the RSS "video podcasts" that gPodder also supports in addition to YouTube and Vimeo.