I was playing with Pymaemo Hildon module in Maemo 5 SDK, and I thought it was a good idea to put some code examples to use some of the new widgets with Python since in the new tutorial there are only examples in C and some people aren’t comfortable in this language (I include myself).
The widgets with which I have been playing till now is the following ones:
In these links you have a small python example of each. Some of them are a rewrite from the C code in the tutorial and other are written for me from scratch. Don’t hope big and complex examples
Finally there is a widget that I think it hasn’t had an improvement in Fremantle and it hasn’t alternative in the default set: Hildon Number Editor.
I can’t use it with my fingers.
I wrote a few months ago a widget in Python that was doing the same function but that could be used by the fingers (you can do it smaller too, at your election):
I have just promoted SharePy 1.0~alpha3 to the Extras repository (don’t scare you this version name because it should be stable enough).
This new stable version has the following new features from the 0.2 version that was until today in Extras:
- Flickr support.
- Picasa support.
- Youtube support.
- Blip.tv support.
- SlideShare support.
- Option to add an entire folder.
Now the application is coded in such a way that it’s easier to add new services, as if it was supporting plugins, still I need to improve this code to make this much easier to other developers who want to add other services easily.
Also I have dropped the support of the Share on Ovi service because from the change in the method of authentication in share.ovi.com it wasn’t working and I haven’t been able to get it working again. Sorry.
There some services that will be supported in the future like Facebook, Vimeo, Metacafe, etc.
If you would like some other service , don’t hesitate in ask it.
Also I have uploaded some python modules to the repositories like python-slideshare and python-facebook. With this names you will imagine that are doing them.
In another related topic, the last Monday I was coding a small application to show quotes from the markets. It gets data from Yahoo Finance.
The application is simple as hell, you can see some screenshots here:
To finish the post, just to say, last week I was in a talk that Frade gave about Maemo in the Asturlinux X Anniversary. Also, I did a free software course in the University of Oviedo, where jsmanrique spoke about portable devices with a part about Maemo too. Very Interesting talks.
I am very glad that one of my applications was put as example in both talks. Thanks!