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April 23, 2011

SF 2011 Talk: Last week to submit your application!

Filed under: Design guidelines — Tags: , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 00:55

Since I’m not a big fan of boring lectures, tribunes or formal declarations of any kind, I’d like to introduce new format for my talk at the San Francisco conference, which, in my opinion, suits the idea of open collaborating community much better. I want those of you, who want their application to be re-designed in a fancy way, to send me links and descriptions of your work and I’ll do it not only for free (as always :), but using techniques that I’ll be talking about on stage. And I’ll use your particular application to show things in real world. To my mind it’s a totally win-win solution. I’ll have great examples to show during the talk, much better than imagining fake ones, and you’ll have nice UI/UX mockups to use (or not to use if you’d like to) in your application. Actual presence in the room during my talk is a great bonus :)

So don’t be shy and post your applications right here in comments!

P.S.: No commercial software is allowed. Sorry, folks.



  1. Interesting.

    Take a look at my application, Droper.

    It’s a Qt4 application designed primarily for Symbian phones but could be ported easily to Maemo or MeeGo phones I guess.

    Comment by Lawand — April 23, 2011 @ 15:20

  2. I’m struggling to think what the next generation of Hermes’ UI would be. Current overview and videos at

    Currently it consists of:
    * A main screen with two buttons; which perform similar – but different – actions.
    * A menu which allows you to enable/disable/configure the various social media accounts.
    * A progress bar after clicking one of the buttons.
    * A results screen, showing you a summary of what’s changed.
    * Showing your contacts, and to whom they are mapped.
    * A screen allowing you to map a contact to an existing account.

    Being so data driven, coming up with a compelling Qt Quickable UI – without the bounds and requirements laid down by Hildon – is too much of a blank canvas :-(

    Thanks in advance,


    Comment by Andrew Flegg — April 24, 2011 @ 20:10

  3. *Totally unrelated comment, please visit for these kinds of rants an stuff. Andrew*

    Comment by Tayyab Ahmed — April 24, 2011 @ 21:09

  4. Excellent idea !
    Take a look at LinuxMCE:
    Thanks a lot.

    Comment by Rick James — April 26, 2011 @ 04:27

  5. QmlReddit uses an entirely custom QML ui:

    It’s available in maemo extras.

    I would be interested in getting improvement suggestions on it (apart from “use better graphics” – I am incapable of doing graphics design ;-).

    Comment by Ville Vainio — April 26, 2011 @ 08:36

  6. Maybe it’s your chance to polish th UI concept of your app before uploading it to for the MeeGo Coding Competition 2011 :)

    All details:

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