[maemo-community] Maemo Community Awards

From: Simón Pena Placer bulfaiter at gmail.com
Date: Mon May 28 16:17:19 EEST 2012

My name is Simón Pena. I'm from Spain, and I started getting involved
with Maemo when I bought an N800, back in 2008. I didn't start
developing for Maemo until the end of 2009 / beginning of 2010, when a
friend of mine and I started "Maevies"[1], an IMDB-like application
for the N900.

While Maevies still stays in extras-devel, when the N9 was launched I
applied to the Developer Device Program, to get it ported to Harmattan
(under the name Butaca). I received an N950, and successfully ported
that app (now available for free in the Nokia Ovi Store[2]), and with
some updates almost ready for another release.

Besides Butaca, I developed several other applications, mostly using
Qt Quick: a public transportation app for my city (A Coruña)[4], a client
for a popular news promoting website in Spain[5], a client for the
Spanish Royal Academy dictionary[6], an XKCD comic reader[3], and the very
successful Mahjong game[7].

Except the Mahjong one (and because it's out of my reach to do it),
all my applications are Open Source, available in Gitorious /
GitHub. All of them are also free for download in the Nokia Ovi
Store(**). I think this is important, because I've already used several
APIs, (Qt Quick, Maps, QtSql, QML's offline storage...), so I think
they are great examples for other people developing for Harmattan.

The applications are quite popular and well received, with more than
25000 downloads and very positive ratings (>4 stars). I'm also using
Transifex for translations (help is always welcomed!).

While I work for Igalia, I've carried all this development on my own
free time: only the Mahjong was done on paid hours.

Links to my maemo profiles: http://maemo.org/profile/view/spenap/ and
http://talk.maemo.org/member.php?u=19644. Since I already have an
N950, I'm applying for an N9.

[1]: Maevies, available in Maemo extras devel, with its source code
available in gitorious: https://gitorious.org/butaca/ and

[2]: Butaca, http://spenap.github.com/butaca/ and

[3]: XKCD Reader, https://gitorious.org/spena-playground/xmcr and

[4]: Por Corunha, http://spenap.github.com/porcorunha/ and

[5]: Meneamigo, https://gitorious.org/spena-playground/meneamigo and

[6]: Diccionario RAE,
https://gitorious.org/spena-playground/diccionariorae and

[7]: Mahjong, http://store.ovi.com/content/257391

** I'm still developing new apps, and I might charge them, even if I
would still publish them as Open Source: advanced users can still
download and build their software.
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