Thursday, January 22, 2009

MicroWeather for S60 goes Open Source

I usually don't write about specific mobile software, but this time it's a bit different. You know, it's one thing that one of my colleagues, Jouni Miettunen, became a Forum Nokia Champion last time thanks to his active participation in Python for S60 community. I'm really proud of him, he really deserved the honour.

But it seems that the spirit of open source software has "infected" another colleague of mine. Gabor Fetter, author of MicroPool (a bestseller in its category), MicroPinball and MicroWeather has now decided to make his last piece of software open source. I'm not going into praising MicroWeather, let it be enough that I use it daily. For more information, you can check out the official page at But you can do more than being in read-only mode: why not contribute to it? Any ideas, contribution are welcome!

I'm happy to see that we're that agile! ;-)



Mike Macias said...

Looks good. Can this app be signed with Open Signed?

Gábor Török said...

Open Signed has Offline and Online version. For the former, you need to have a Publisher ID. For the latter you don't need, but the system performs an extra check to see if your e-mail address is the same that was being used when asking for the application UID. I have tried it (I am NOT the author of MicroWeather) and failed to have it signed by Open Signed Online. The error message was as follows:

FAILURE: Submitted .sis file uses a UID that is not allocated to the account holder matching this email address (0x20011056 0x20011057 0x20011058 0x2001105b 0x20011059 0x2001105c )

Nevertheless, if you have a Publisher ID I would be surprised if you weren't able to sign & install it smoothly.