Yes, yes, I’m painfully aware that it was ages ago I promised a “Season Three” about Hyakutake that has, so far, failed to materialize.
What didn’t fail to happen, however, is something I anticipated in a previous post… Since that time I became ever more engrossed with the speed of Python on the N900, the release of a Nokia-sponsored, beautifully “Hildonized” version of PyQt for Maemo5, and the wealth of great community applications that ensued : KhtEditor, DropN900, GRead, to name but a few.
Until, of course, I found an “itch to scratch” and a plausible excuse to make my own.
The itch was Simplenote, a web service that lets you jot down quick text notes and access them from anywhere. Think of it as a KISS version of Evernote that handles only plain text, but fast and well, especially when used off-line through native clients. There are quite a few such apps, for Windows, Mac OS and some mobile platforms : iOS and Android obviously, also Palm webOS, but no Maemo, as usual.
That was bait enough for me to take the plunge. After all, it did have “simple” in it, didn’t it ?…
So here is version 1.0 of SnXM, my very first PyQt app for the N900. And onwards, I hope : I’m confident it’s almost as future-proof as a web app, and the name reflects that — XM is 990 in Roman numerals
It may not be the most polished UI out there (I still have much to learn about Qt), but it works. If you are a Simplenote user, or were waiting for a Maemo client to try it out (as I did with Evernote, Dropbox and Google Reader), check out the talk.maemo.org release topic and pipe in…