OperaMobile 11.00 for Harmattan

Noticed a tweet from zehjotkah about OperaMobile on Nokia N950,
which points to a tutorial by XeN.
The version running on N950 is the same as Opera’s developer preview for MeeGo ARM.

Since the tutorial’s version copies files to the handset manually, the uninstallation has to be done manually too.

So. Therefore I decided to quickly create a Debian package for the OperaMobile developer preview : )

Please note: this is NOT an official .deb or anything, but a temporary way of using OperaMobile in our N950’s until Opera comes out with an official OperaMobile release for Harmattan.

You can grab the .deb here: http://hotfile.com/dl/125308477/580c6be/operamobile_11.00-1_armel.deb.html

Install with the traditional dpkg -i operamobile_11.00-1_armel.deb.


FunkeySynth 0.12 for Harmattan

It was time to tag version 0.12. Most significant changes:
– A better-looking icon
– Envelope controls (attack, decay, sustain, release)
– Volume control
– LFO (Low-Frequency Oscillator) with frequency&amplitude controls

Bugs that need to be fixed:
– Occasional crashes when playing the keyboard fast
– Start app -> Bend on -> Press a key -> Note keeps playing
– Robustness to the keyboard (sometimes they get stuck)

Download the .deb for your N9/N950 from here: http://koti.kapsi.fi/~sh8dfwk/funkeysynth/

Demo video:

FunkeySynth enters Harmattan!

Received my N950 yesterday, thanks to Quim and everybody working with the N950 Developer Device Program!

Today started tweaking the FunkeySynth UI from the tablet environment into smaller devices (N9/N950). Was expecting some glitches, as the synthesizer code is not optimized and the amount of resources available are naturally smaller than in a tablet. However, I was in for a nice surprise: it’s working smooothly. : )

There’s a lot to be done, the UI has to be redesigned from a 10-inch screen to 4 inces. Started with a simple cleaning of the main screen to contain only the keyboard and the most important buttons, so the focus would be on playing and editing basic characteristics of the sound. The more complex sound synthesis configuration will go to a separate screen, the sliders seen in the tablets have to be converted to rotatable knobs to save space etc. But thanks to QML, there’s a good start already.

You can download test .debs for PortAudio and FunkeySynth from here.

Here’s a small preview on what will be coming: