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Paulo Cesar

Macuco update: Zoom support and new screenshots!

2009-11-01 16:25 UTC  by  Paulo Cesar
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Hey everyone! Our little web browser specialized for Gmail just got a new feature! Thanks to the patches from Jie, requests from some nice folks on talk.maemo, and one hour on Firebug debugging Gmail code to find out why the hell it didn’t let I zoom fonts, now Macuco has zoom support with hardware keys!

Oh, and some people requested screenshots of it running other google apps then Gmail, so here it is:

Google Reader on Macuco

Google Reader on Macuco

google reader feed item

Opening a feed item on google reader

 

 

Orkut

Orkut on Macuco

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Opening a google docs spreadsheet

My objective right now is to send the application to extras and put it on the Downloads page. Bye!

 


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Paulo Cesar

Macuco updated!

2009-10-13 00:11 UTC  by  Paulo Cesar
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Hi everyone! I know you are all excited with new and glorious Maemo5 and n900, but for the mortals who doesn’t have to privilege to get one, I have just updated Macuco, my Gmail/Google Reader/Orkut client for the Maemo4.

Thanks for Jie Zhang, a very nice fellow from Shangai, the high CPU utilization bug was solved, now everything is much smoother and fast!

Jie also solved the problem with packaging, so now you can launch Macuco from the menu, with a nice icon my wife made for me :)

By the way, I’m really happy to see how open source work well! If the code was closed, the bugs wouldn’t be solved and I would just abandon the application. But as the code is open, I found a contributor who solved the two main problems with the app and now the project is alive and more importantly: useful for people!


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Paulo Cesar

Macuco: Gmail Client for Maemo

2009-08-17 12:16 UTC  by  Paulo Cesar
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Hi everybody, my name is Paulo Cesar, and I was invited to participate on the Maemo planet recently. Here I’ll post about my adventures with Maemo development.

My first ‘test’ application is actually something that’s very useful for me: a Gmail client. Well, technically the client isn’t mine, it’s from Google, and for iPhones. My application is a little webkit browser made in Qt that identifies itself as iPhone’s Safari, and it uses kinetic scrolling to have a similar behavior as iPhone.

This is a picture of it’s first version:

Foto do Gmail App for Maemo

Gmail App for Maemo

I made a video too, so you can see the kinetic scrolling in action:

After that, I added a little bunch of goodies to it, basic stuff, like a name, an icon, a loading animation and error  handling. The name it’s Macuco, and the logo it’s this nice bird my wife draw for me :)

logo do Macuco

Well, if you want to test it yourself, the application was already submitted to Maemo Extras Devel, and if you like it and want to contribute with code, it’s everything published at:

http://github.com/puelocesar/Macuco/tree/master


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