Saturday, October 20, 2012

Photo upload coming to Blob

Blogger and WordPress client for Symbian and Meego, Blob will be finally getting the much requested "Photo upload" feature. Thanks to ShwStppr (Abhishek Kumar) for helping me out with the C++ stuff of file handling. Update is possible only because of him :)

The upload mechanism isn't 100% polished and might have small bugs here and there. (Mostly because my 1 year old C7 has been acting weird recently and giving a different result than my beta testers). Anyway, I've submitted the update for Blob paid version in Symbian. Hopefully, which might go live by next weekend. I'm looking forward to feedback and fix bugs (if any) and then update it for MeeGo also.
The update for Symbian free version will also be pushed soon.

Download links :
Blob Paid :
Blob Free (MeeGo and Symbian) :

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Custom keyboard for N9 with Swype style long-press chars.

Here's something interesting for those N9ers who, like me are used to the long press functionality of Swype keyboard. But unfortunately the long press choices in stock keyboard aren't much useful.
For that, I present you English (XT) keyboard that has long press chars as in Swype. Actually I made it for my personal use, but decided to share it.

The installation instructions are a little unorthodox since I haven't made any installer. But this techniques are familiar to most N9ers ;)

(Also an easy way : use the MesInput app from Nokia store, and download this keyboard with id : 1064020 . And you are done!! )

Download the xml file from here.

Put it directly in MyDocs

Enable developer mode in your N9,
Go to terminal and type

$ devel-su (password is rootme)
# cp /home/user/MyDocs/en_ext.xml /usr/share/meegotouch/virtual-keyboard/layouts/

Go to text inputs setting and activate the English(XT) keyboard

Swipe KB to access XT variant.

Enjoy long-pressing :)