Saturday, May 7, 2011

Appdownloader For N900


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Appdownloader - Download client for extras applications in maemo.org. In my opinion, it offers the content in a more organized and less confusing manner than the default N900 app downloader. It also has a rating and comments system in place similarly to Nokia’s own Ovi Store, but the available selection leaves wanting for more. Let’s just hope this app keeps on improving!


If you’re missing some of the repositories listed down below, press ‘New’ to enter the required details, and then choose ‘Save’ to confirm. The app manager should automatically refresh and populate the download list with apps from the newly added catalogues, but you can also do it manually via the same menu from the upper screen.

Catalogue name: Extras
Web adress: http://repository.maemo.org/extras/
Distribution: fremantle
Components: free non-free

Catalogue name: Ovi
Web adress: https://downloads.maemo.nokia.com/fremantle/ovi
Distribution: ./

Catalogue name: Extras-Testing
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/extras-testing/
Distribution: fremantle
Components: free non-free

Catalogue name: Extras-Devel
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/extras-devel/
Distribution: fremantle
Components: free non-free

Important note I. If, for some reason, you receive a refresh error after adding a catalogue , try re-enabling it by ticking the ‘Disabled’ tab and then pressing ‘Save’. Return again to the troubling catalogue and remove the tick, and press ‘Save’ to confirm again.

Important note II. Least but not least, it should be noted here that many apps in these repositories (except ‘Extras’ and ‘Ovi’ ) are still under development and can cause certain problems to your N900. The apps in my list, however, have all been tested on my device and proven to work without any serious harm to the stability of the system (that I’m aware of). However please read the warning at the top of this article before adding the extras-testing and extras-devel repositories.

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