[maemo-developers] Packaging a bookmark?

From: David Greaves david at dgreaves.com
Date: Fri Nov 20 23:15:40 EET 2009
confession: I was all set to rant about 'web apps' in HAM :)

However, I apologise : it's a nice app. I can see why you'd want it packaged and
visible; I've added it to my desktop.
(Nb, map needs to be scrollable - but you knew that)

I think it would make sense for you to get karma for it and for it to be
published via the Extras process; it truly is an N900 web application (heck, it
even has a dependency on maemo-geolocation).

I also think it makes sense for HAM to allow web-apps to be published but I
personally don't think it's there yet - maybe packaging this up as a desktop/app
mgr launch icon is the way to go. Nokia led the way with the 'ovi store' link.
Eventually maybe we'll see better presentation... but the issue may need forcing.

I do worry about a proliferation of packaged web links though - I thin I'd like
some kind of bar to be set here.


Till Harbaum / Lists wrote:
> Hi,
> as long as the app manager is a flat list of things i'd oppose to
> this. It's already a problem to finger scroll to the list of gcompris-packages.
> Having to also scroll though a list of bookmarks would make things worse.
> Till
> Am Freitag 20 November 2009 schrieb Thomas Waelti:
>> Hello list
>> Some of you might have seen my Google Maps "webapplication" called maeMaps (http://tomch.com/maemaps.html)
>> As it is a always online app anyway, I would like to distribute through Extras not an offline version, but just a bookmark to the online version.
>> This would have the advantage for endusers that people can easily find it through the Application Catalog and for me as a developer greater freedom in updaating and integration with other services.
>> Is that allowed and acceptable? Does it make sense in my case? What would you do in such a case?
>> Best regards and a happy weekend
>> -Tom

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