[maemo-developers] Screenshot as loading screen on Maemo 5

From: Martin Grimme martin.grimme at gmail.com
Date: Tue Oct 13 18:17:41 EEST 2009
Good find. This would be an Apple-style illusion of quick application
startup. :)

This is interesting because it doesn't seem to be simply a screenshot.
I can see in the app manager that it actually resembles the current


2009/10/13, Thomas Perl <th.perl at gmail.com>:
> Hello!
> With the latest firmware, the "Settings" window and the Application
> Manager both show a fake screenshot when clicking the icon in the menu
> and then fade to the "real" window contents after the application has
> really started up (look closely at the "Language & region" icon in the
> settings dialog when starting it to see what I mean, as the screenshot
> contains a different icon than the real application).
> For applications that start up longer (e.g. Python applications) this
> can be really helpful, and I'd like to do the same for gPodder if
> possible.
> Is there an "official" way to do this for third party applications (or
> how is it done at all)?
> Thanks,
> Thomas
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