Jan 10

For those that didn’t attended my presentation at the Maemo Summit (videos are still MIA :( ), I added some new features in BlueMaemo for Maemo5, one of these feature is the ability to send events using the accelerometer motion, is still in a very early stage, but as you can see in the video below, you can already play simple games.

BlueMaemo needs a lot of love before entering Maemo Extras, but unfortunately this month I don’t have plans for more improvements, I’ve a lot of other things to do and also I’ve to start job hunting (Know a position for a talented SW devel ? :D), but I appreciate suggestions for improvements and bug reports. Big thanks for all alpha testers that helped a lot so far.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gOTpmRKHTLY

If you want to test the alpha version of BlueMaemo, you can grab it in the Extras-devel repository, please remember that the software in that repository is not intended for end users, before enable this repository, read this post.

The accelerometer control is enabled via the button “one” and “two”(experimental air mouse) in the gamepad profile. More instructions here.

Jul 9

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAZh0BBOfs8

Yesterday I received a feedback comment here, saying that BlueMaemo can be used to control games in some S60 devices (Thanks Hath!!!), so just tried with my 5800 and the result is in the video above :) . Playing those games with the tv-out feature of the phone is even cooler :)

Required software and instructions here.

Note: In order to play Quake 2 in the 5800 you need to turn off OpenGL ES in the game menu.

Jun 27

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WFG6uqWQuYU

Jun 11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBI5HwitBX4

Jun 5

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNu4CluFOcw

“ARhrrrr is an augmented reality shooter for mobile camera-phones. The phone provides a window into a 3d town overrun with zombies. Point the camera at our special game map to mix virtual and real world content. Civilians are trapped in the town, and must escape before the zombies eat them! From your vantage point in a helicopter overhead, you must shoot the zombies to clear the path for the civilians to get out. Watch out though as the zombies will fight back, throwing bloody organs to bring down your copter. Move the phone quickly to dodge them. You can also use Skittles as tangible inputs to the game, placing one on the board and shooting it to trigger an explosion.”

Source/more info: http://www.augmentedenvironments.org/lab/research/handheld-ar/arhrrrr/

May 10

May 1

Feb 23

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1899978

Feb 17

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHhg8kXlIFk

Nokia publish through the Beta Labs a new cute app, that lets you play sound effects by hitting numbers 1-9 on the keypad of S60 and Series 40 phones. You can grab the app for free here. Its also possible to include some costum sounds, in order to do some pranks :)

Feb 16

Today I found this image in my computer, and decided to share it with the world :)
gnome & ubuntu sugar packet

This sugar packets with the Ubuntu, Gnome and Alinex (Portuguese Ubuntu derivate) logos, was made exclusively for a open source conference/lan party that the Computer science association of student’s of my University (NEEI) organize every year, the conference is called Open Delta aLANtejo. One of our main sponsors was Delta-Cafés, the bigger coffee seller in Portugal, so as part of the promotion of the event they made custom sugar packets, that were distributed for the entire country.

A different way of spread the open source word :)

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