Three weeks ago, the N9 was announced. Little can be added to what’s been written: it’s a great achievement, but also a bitter one. Still, I really think that great things can be done on this platform, and that’s why I applied to the N950 Devkit Program.
My initial idea was to port Maevies from Fremantle to Harmattan, keeping the same architecture. In the week or so that went between the N9 announcement and the filtering of the candidates for the devkit program, I resumed the development on the client side, bringing the ability to save and load favorite movies, as well as other minor UI fixes, and also updated the D-Bus service so that it would compile on HARMATTAN target.
When I knew I was selected for the program, I started using PySide (specifically Harmattan Python) to quickly get a working UI which could connect to the D-Bus service… but it turned out that I didn’t need it, thanks to the powerful way to deal with XML models inside QML. Today I’ve uploaded “Butaca” application to gitorious. Still a draft of what I expect it to be, it lets the user search and browse through movies, and get detailed information about them. I also created an entry at the MeeGo Wiki at User:Spenap/Butaca.