I have been planning this post for a while, but I had some real life troubles and also other duties. Finally, I have some time to write this down briefly!
In short, I have created two new applications for Blackberry 10. I tested them on my DevAlpha device. The first one became the candidate for getting a Limited Edition device in the end.
As I have been a wikipedia fan for a while, I thought this would be a good idea to help myself and others to have an application for reading wikipedia pages easily. There was an application on Harmattan (N9) called "Cutewiki" available in Ovi Store. I had been using that a lot because I think it is a great application. As the author did not plan to port that to Blackberry 10, I wrote one for myself.
The source code is available under the KDE umbrella. The application was approved in AppWorld, but here you can find some screenshots embedded as well:
|Searching for articles|
I had been playing bass guitar for many years during my student years, and I have been a fan of mrdanga recently. There was an application for Harmattan (N9) called "Finger Drums". I felt in love with that application after the first checkout. It is an awesome piece of software with lots of fun!
This drove me to write an application for Blackberry 10 to enable people to get to know what mrdanga is and how it sounds. It is a lot simpler emulation than a whole drum kit. I think it is still nice for those who like this instrument, and potential newcomers that can get to know it this way. There is also a nice video on youtube if you would like to check out what the masters can do with this instrument. :)
The source code is available under the KDE umbrella. The migration is now ongoing to Playground/Mobile where the wiki-reader also resides.
The application was submitted to AppWorld, and it is in review stage. For those who would like to try out the latest version, I uploaded the package to my dropbox. I would also like to share some screenshots here.
|Mrdanga heads with darker background|
|Mrdanga heads with brighter background|
Many thanks go to RIM for providing DevAlpha and Limited Edition devices to the community!
For sure, many thanks go to the KDE Project as well for providing the source code repository, bugtracker, and the whole KDE infrastructure for this!
There will be a follow up post soon about developing Blackberry 10 applications from command line with cmake. Stay tuned!