Brainstorms, category Utilities

Meta profile selection

Posted on 2010-04-16 20:20 UTC by Thomas Renard. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Location & Navigation, Utilities, User Experience, System.


Profiles for not only ringtone settings:

  • Set Bluetooth
  • Set 2G/3G/Auto
  • Startup/Stop OpenVPN or other tunnels
  • Set IM states
  • Set Volume
  • Set Geolocation for IM
  • Startup/Stop geotracking
  • Startup/Stop FM Sender
  • ...
  • (ringtone/vibration settings of course)

(all of these settings at a time with profile change or groups of them)

triggered by events like:

  • Menu  entry like the classic profile selector
  • Defined WLAN is existant
  • GSM state (if set to auto)
  • Geolocation
  • DBUS trigger
  • ...

These MetaProfiles should be extendable (to create new modules for triggering and action)


Many tested apps in Extras-testing are not promoted timely

Posted on 2010-08-01 11:17 UTC by Harald Schmitt. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Utilities, User Experience,

In Extras testing there are at the moment 222 apps & themes and 44 of them are in status "Promotion unlocked, waiting for maintainter to promote". These 20% is a pretty high number.

How can this be reduced?

Talk thread is at


Improve Backup Application: Add custom folders/files

Posted on 2010-08-07 15:24 UTC by Christos Saturn. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Utilities, System.

The built in Backup Application in the N900 backups only folder and files registered in the configuration of the osso-backup.

One great improvement would be the addition of options to backup files or folders defined by the user.


Widget: Bank Account Balances

Posted on 2009-09-30 18:31 UTC by . Status: Under consideration, Categories: Utilities, User Experience.

So I don't think I'm alone in wanting to be able to see my account balances at a glance (this is why they invented mobile banking). I think it would be really useful to have a widget on the desktop which shows an overview of your accounts and their balances, maybe updated once a day or on demand, or something.

I figure it would be a simple text output:

CHQ1   $160.54
SAV1   $1401.76
RENT    $600.00
BILLS   $55.02

Obviously depending on how many accounts you have..