Maemo UI improvements blog.

August 19, 2011

Application preview: MeeCast for Harmattan

Filed under: Released software — Tags: , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 00:27



March 24, 2009

Step Up

Filed under: Released software — Tags: , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 00:54

Hello everybody.

Since our OMWeather team hardly working on Maemo 5 version, I’ve finaly forced myself to learn Adobe Flash technology for better interaction between my brain and programmers :) Dynamic UI prototype can greatly increase whole team productivity: designer will see, if his idea is actually cool and tweak details without waiting for actual code to be done by coders, and programmers can see clearly what designer wants from them, not just “I want this think to ppear like “whoooosh!” and then “baaaam!” Got it?”.

So after 1 day of learning Flash and action Script 3 from ground zero, I came with this super-basic, but still pretty stuff :) Click image to see live demo.

omw5This demo represents my vision on how Maemo 5 desktop applets can behave. It’s totally fictional, since we don’t know anything bout applets (widgets) in Fremantle.

Hope you’ll like it!

July 19, 2008

OMWeather 0.21 preview

Filed under: Medium UI improvements, Released software — Tags: , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 22:07

Hello there.

Today I will show you some results of real Community Collaboration. Real transcontinental developing experience. Just a few months ago I had no idea how Community works, what shall I do to participate in it’s life. Few months ago I had an honor to meet such great developers as Vlad Vasiliev, Oleg Fialko and Andrew “Personal” Olmsted. I was extremely pleased to work with them on some awesome software. I’m not a programmer at all, but they allowed me to participate in their developing process and I’m very grateful for them for doing this. I can’t describe how awesome is to watch your ideas becoming alive. Thank you all, guys!

Well, lets move on to our topic. While another great “Personal” project is in development, OMWeather 0.21 is nearcoming and I want you to have a breif look what we’ve done during this time.


April 1, 2008

OMWeather 0.2 release

Filed under: Released software — Tags: , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 13:07


First of all, I’m very sorry for such a long pause in posting in this blog – I had a lot of work to do. But there are some great news: I’ve participated in two projects. And I want to tell you about one of them today :)

It’s new release of one of the most useful software on NIT — Other Maemo Weather. And I’m very proud to work with such a great talented team. So, let me introduce OMWeather v.0.20 :)I was asked to make new default iconset, instead of”Crystal”. There were some copyright problems so to avoid them OMWeather dev’s decided to replace it and I happily agreed to help them. So I’ve made “Glance” iconset. Hope you’ll like it. other great new features of OMWeather 0.20 — after the break ;)


March 1, 2008

OMWeather «Contour» iconset.

Filed under: Released software — Tags: , , , , , — Andrew Zhilin @ 13:41


Today I want to introduce you my iconset for OMWeather called «Contour»

The main feature of this set is that it looks very familiar with Maemo OS’08 interface. And also it’s 100% readable both on bright and dark backgrounds.

Feel free to post your comments and suggestions here :)


Right now you can download it here but soon it will be available right in your Application Manager.

Want to give many thanks to Vlad Vasiliev for rapid helping me in assembling .deb file :)

Stay tuned.

P.S.: And happy first day of spring :)

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