Brainstorms, category Internet & Networking

Implement portrait mode for Fremantle Messaging

Posted on 2009-09-02 15:26 UTC by Marat Fayzullin. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Internet & Networking.

Implementing portrait mode in Fremantle Messaging (i.e. email, IM, SMS, etc) will give the following advantages:

1. A user will be able to pull the device out of his pocket with one hand, and look at his incoming messages. Writing messages in portrait mode will be impossible without a vertical virtual keyboard, but it is less important as people check on messages way more frequently than write them.

2. Portrait oriented lists can contain much more entries than landscape lists, so a user can see more messages at once when quickly checking his email/IM status.


Email (Modest): Keep Sent and Drafts on IMAP server

Posted on 2009-05-07 15:54 UTC by Quim Gil. Status: Under consideration, milestone: Harmattan, Categories: Desktop, Internet & Networking.

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Modest stores sent email and draft emails locally. Evolution, for instance, allows you to choose folders on your IMAP account, in the preferences.

I use IMAP specifically so I can use any client on any machine and see all of my mails. I don't want any client storing things locally, except as a cache. Thus, I'd like to keep my Sent and Drafts folders on my IMAP server.


Google Calendar & Contacts synchronization

Posted on 2009-12-07 08:00 UTC by Henri Bergius. Status: Under consideration, milestone: Fremantle, Categories: Internet & Networking.

Google Calendar and Google Contacts are a popular way to manage PIM data "in the cloud". They are available nicely through the Google Apps web interfaces, and are supported for synchronization by many applications ranging from Apple's OS X desktop to iPhone and GNOME Evolution. However, on Maemo there is no way to synchronize them.


Make the browser feel more a part of the system

Posted on 2009-10-13 17:27 UTC by Henri Bergius. Status: Under consideration, milestone: Fremantle, Categories: Internet & Networking.

Web applications are becoming more and more sophisticated with new techniques and users flocking to AJAX-based rich internet applications. Now the Maemo Browser still feels very much stuck in the "document-based web" idea although there would be potential to much more.


Add support for Google calendar

Posted on 2009-12-07 14:03 UTC by Juanjo Marin. Status: Under consideration, Categories: Desktop, Internet & Networking, Office, User Experience.

Google calendar is a very popular calendar service and I think it 
should be supported on the Calendar application for better and
complete user experience.

It seems that you can sync google calendar using Mail for
Exchange, but this support is limited. The limited support of
Google calendars in MfE will only allow synchronizing the first
calendar in your google calendars. Consider how limiting this is
in this example:

Let's say you have two calendars, a personal calendar and a
business calendar. With existing support, you can only
synchronize personal calendar and not the business calendar.

It makes the transparent syncing of Android very attractive in

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