Monday, December 5, 2011

It's a Crap - Developing in Qt

For a while now I've been tinkering with the Nokia Qt SDK. As a way of learning about Qt, I decided to write my own little soundboard app for my N900.

As an avid listener of Linux Outlaws, I called my app CrapAlert. It started out as just a big red button that played the crap alert when you pressed it. Later I added a selection list & included a bunch of my favorite meme sound clips as well. A month later, I then changed the design from hard coding everything to reading lists from files & that allowed me to add sound clips easily without rebuilding.

Here's a few screenshots of the app:

I tried to upload the app into the Maemo Extras, but the build process kept failing & I got fed-up after 20 tries. So I'm just gonna post the deb and tarball here for anyone who cares.
Deb package for N900: crapalert_0_1_4_armel.deb
Source tarball: crapalert_0.1.4.tar.gz