Fremantle Developer Device Queue

This is a list of developers who are working on projects for Fremantle who do not have access to any Fremantle devices for live testing purposes. This is to allow Nokia and/or the Maemo Community Council to redirect any available resources. Please link to your profile and products/packages to make the evaluation as easy as possible.

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Developer device queue
Developer Project(s)/Product(s)
Nathan Anderson

No Longer Required - Purchased Retail

Wilson Tang
Everaldo Canuto
Detlef Schmicker
Thierry Lagarde
Nicola De Filippo
Andrew Zhilin
Pete Foster
  • mSideShow Application for Nokia Internet Tablets that allows them to act as a Windows SideShow device.
  • mTunesRemote Remote control for iTunes over TCP/IP.
  • No longer required. Purchased retail.
Pavel Rojtberg
  • YouAmp Quite Popular Music Player for OS2008 which focuses on Usability.
  • ARToolkitPlus Augmented Reality Toolkit. Need the device for a project work like this on the N900.
Ben Martin
Luke Dashjr
  • Gentoo source-based meta-distribution
Pierre-Luc Beaudoin
Ville Ranki
  • Siilihai Web Forum Reader
  • Planning Poker cards (ppcards)

Received device.

Emanuele Vulcano
  • The Cocotron, platform-neutral Objective-C runtime, port to ARM;
  • Mover, port to Maemo using Qt + Cocotron's Foundation.
Mathieu Blondel
  • Tegaki Chinese and Japanese handwritten characters recognition (Lead developer)
Siegfried Gevatter
  • Zeitgeist, event logging framework (Core Developer & Maintainer)
  • Experience with packaging (Ubuntu Developer and in Debian New Maintainer process), so I may get involved with this too.
Mikkel Kamstrup Erlandsen
daniel g. siegel
  • Cheese Maemo port of Cheese 3.0 (Core developer and Maintainer)
Tim Niemueller

The primary plans are to provide software to remotely control/instruct robots and run a simulation environment on the N900. As a side effect, the N900 can become the control unit of a real robot.

Carles Mallafré
  • Behind Maemo Lines Development for N8X0 and N900.
  • world wide killer -> New project game for N900, iphone, android... Using latest technology like 3G, wifi triangulation, GPS.
John Stowers
  • osm-gpd-map Core developer & Maintainer of popular Gtk+ map widget used in a number of maemo apps (maep, osm2go, gpxview, ecoach).
Sebastian Colomar

I've prepared some documentation for Maemo Support in the form of Maemo Wikis. Though I was the original editor other people have later collaborated, like excellent editor Ryan Abel. These wikis have been many times Wiki Of The Day, due to their interest and easiness of use. My project is to go on making nice documentation for N900 users. My main target is to help complete newbies and business users who aren't technical users at all, but need to exhaust the features of their Maemo devices...

Received device.

Tom Swindell
  • ruby-maemo - Maintaining the Ruby interpreter and bindings for libraries available on the Maemo platform.
  • call-blocker - Incoming call blocking service.
  • call-record - Incoming call recorder and local voice mailbox application}
Joerg Reisenweber


Axel Pauli
  • Cumulus, A soaring flight navigation application. I'm the current developer and maintainer of that project. I need a N900 device for testing the application on this hardware. I'm only an owner of a N810.
Klaus Kurzmann
  • port the SHR Distro to run on the N900. As our beloved Openmoko devices are quite obsolete hardware wise we want to port our OE based Distro to the N900.
  • help to make USB Host Mode work out of the box
Paul Fertser

I am a low-level (kernel, bootloader, hardware) developer coming from an Openmoko background. As my Openmoko Freerunner is my only everyday cell phone, i've had plenty of experience debugging and bugfixing various kinds of software and hardware issues, tinkering with Debian and OE and community assistance. I would like to have access to an N900 for the following projects:

  • USB hostmode is the project to allow N900 to use all kinds of extension devices: from a mass storage flash to a custom made controller equipment. Getting this done right should involve considerable low-level driver fixing and testing. Also needs a working bme replacenment.
  • is a modern service-based middleware platform for Linux-based embedded systems. It is tailored for simple and uniform access of all features, thus leveraging innovation and keeping you in control. I would like to collaborate with Michael ‘Mickey’ Lauer on getting N900 supported by this middleware as it would open (a standardized) road for the diversity of dialers, contacts apps and any custom usecases one can have in mind.
  • fso.el is a humble pet-project of mine, it's an Emacs interface for the most typical GSM telephony-related usecases: calling, text messages, contacts management and everything that makes smartphone usage more productive. It is usable both on device (with touchscreen or hw keyboard) and via ssh (when one has his phone on his desk connected to a PC).
Michael 'Mickey' Lauer

I'm the architect behind the middleware project and would like to port this to run on the N900. It already runs on OpenEZX devices, OpenMoko devices, and some of the HTC devices, however those are getting obsolete very rapidly. FSO on the N900 would be a great opportunity for our future phone stack development and for renewed interest in the hardware itself.

Received device.

FSO/SHR group (SHR project lead Klaus Kurzmann)

We, the combination of the FSO project ( and the SHR project ( are developing a distro, including our own middleware for handling system resources and our own phone UI on top of that middleware - up to now for Openmoko devices. We're looking for a new platform to develop for, as the Openmoko devices are obsolete hardwarewise and also obsolete in number of distributed devices.

Coming from the background of the Openmoko community, we are looking for a platform as open as possible - and we think N900 is the best fit available nowadays.

We would like to kindly ask, if it would be possible to get developer devices for the following developers of us:

Greg Roberts / Noobmonkey

I have been part of the Maemo Community since September 2009 and have actively developed and assisted in the community.
I have learnt from scratch, first Healthcheck in py-maemo(python) and then secondly C++/qt.

The application had developed very quickly and was a learning curve. But with so many downloads i started the second phase. I would like (as maemo->meego) to push that further and turn it into a superb system tool. But ultimatley as a development platform for me.

Having a device really means the ability to develop live. A further project Maecount has been developed originally for a single user, but has found a great base of users, meaning further development would be useful. I have always had a good basing in IT and comms, and would love support in pushing this further.

On a personal note, i work for the NHS as an IT advisor (UK, and would love to start developing apps relating to my staff - linking web apps/api's for staff benefit <5k+staff in mental health)

  • Healthcheck, Main Healthcheck download page - A system checker with tools. The main aim to allow standard users with a base to understand the device. Developed after an idea with other users in the community and eventually used by many other people. Initially learnt and developed within 2 weeks!
  • Maecount, Maecount Package Page, Designed and developed as a very very simple counting application. Developed for one purpose and designed in under 1 week. Further development and learning is needed to adapt to multiple devices.

Finally, i would love to develop a game. I have some idea's but learning QT to improve my skills.