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I now take a further step into the cloud


Now I have bought myself a Samsung Chromebook 3G with Google Chrome OS & is now taking another step into the cloud(image)

upgrade to an iPad 3


I decided finally to upgrade my iPad1 and buy myself a new iPad3. I had actually intended to buy me an android tablet but realized that iPad3 truly in a class by itself. What attracted me to buy the new iPad3 is its excellent screen, it's something I appreciate because I read a lot books on my iPad. I will very likely also buy myself a Android tablet, but with a smaller screen of 7 inches. I'm actually much more interested in Android because it is against that platform that I committed to developing mobile applications. But now I bought me a Apple product again :-)(image)

Redesign my website & moved it to the "cloud" with Google Sites


A new website ( for my company OJN Data AB is in progress since a week back. Work on new website is not quite clear yet, but since yesterday it's on display in public.

I've now also moved my website to "cloud" with the help of Google Sites. I have also a few years back replaced my email-server for the domain with the "cloud" with the help of Google Apps. Now my server at home/office don't do so much.

My son Axel Nordstrom (15 years old) is the person responsible for the graphics but is not quite finished with their work yet. My thought was that he could learn a little HTML in their weekly holidays from school. Right now you can compare my new website ( with the old website (

I'm really happy to build the website with Google Sites, it has worked quite smoothly and has not been so difficult to get started. My last website I built by hand using only a text editor, that's why it looks so miserably bad.

The site has now become mobile custom, which is in line with OJN Data's strategy of focusing on mobility, the support was also included in Google Sites.

Waiting for the updated for my Nokia N9 to PR1.1


I bought the N9 only one week ago and will soon get next update already!!
This is awesome!

Read more here:
- N9 over the air software update rollout started
- Nokia N9 gets PR1.1 update(20.2011.40-4) at Nokia Innovation(image)

Nokia N9 got the Swedish Gold Mobile Awards


This is very nice!!

Nokia N9 wins best design, best camera and best mobile of the year in Swedish Gold Mobile Awards!

Congratulations to the N9 team! Wonderful job!

Read more about here (in Swedish)(image)

I have a great device, the Nokia N9 MeeGo/Harmattan


I have now bought the N9 and I am planning to keep it for the next few years. I hope Nokia announces something new for MeeGo/Harmattan or Meltemi that I can move on to after the N9 or Apple will be taking my money. Windows Phone is not an option for me.

I prefer N9 compare with Nokia Lumia 800, because N9 have NFC and front facing camera. And, being Linux-based, can run Android apps (I only hope the software will be released, but I don't know?). N9 is also the true Open Source phone, with a open source development tool, Qt/c++.

Listen to your customers Nokia. Let them decide which one they prefer by making both available (N9 & Lumia 800) in the market. I really love the N9 phone, I have only had for some days but think it is so great!
I have also manage to synchronize all the calendars from google, I found this instructions HowTo to synchronize all the calendars from google to the Nokia N9, many Thanks!!

The last phone I loved was Nokia N900, I have waiting two years for the next step, the N9!
Now I will start developing some great apps for the phone!!(image)

Nokia World 2011; Recap


I thought I ought to sum up the Nokia World 2011 conference.

Overall the conference was a not so good this time if you compare with Nokia Developer Summit 2009 in Monaco or the last years Nokia World 2010 & Nokia Developer Summit 2010. It was not so much for developer at all, but any way I took the opportunity to go on the only developer training course at this event "Nokia with windows phone training", I think it was interesting to learn more about that platform but I want more!, more more about developing for all Nokia's different platform like Symbian/MeeGo/Qt/JavaME.

I think the Nokia World is a very interesting event to go to any way, it is a pity that Nokia does not offer something for Qt developers?! I found one very interesting news about Qt, in the last session Mr. Elop said "Qt is our primary vehicle to reach the next billion" — I must say, this is very very interesting!" I would like to hear more about this in the future!

I also would like to hear more about MeeGo and if/what is coming in the future, but Nokia choose to not speak about it at all. I found it very very strange, when Nokia as a matter of fact have release this big sale success, the Nokia N9. I am very disappointed about that!

- I was thinking Qt Developer Days would perhaps have been better event to go on, instead of NokiaWorld.
- Overall the conference was not a good one, not for a Qt/developer. Sadly I left it with a disappointed feeling. The good thing was a updated address book with those new contacts and new friends.
- I took the opportunity to go on the only training course "Nokia with windows phone training", it was interesting to learn more about that platform, so it was good thing, but I not sure if Nokia will convince so many Qt/Java developer to start develop for this platform, I think they more likely will go for Android.
- I still plan to learn more about Qt, it look like it will be important in the future for mobile application development for the Symbian, MeeGo and "the next billion(S40/linux)" platform (rumours says that).
- I have also decided to start learning Android development, the main reason for that is "I really don't think I could trust Nokia any longer, perhaps will they also change there mind again about Qt? and I don't think Qt developers are so important for Nokia any longer!"
- I don't understand who want to buy a Nokia Lumia 800 when you have Nokia N9? I am serious about this issue? I will at least buy me a Nokia N9 that's for sure!(image)

Nokia world 2011 for a Nokia MeeGo developer


Now I am on my flight to London and wondering if Nokia World 2011 will give me and others Meego fans any good news at all or will this conference only be about wp7?

This year I am not pleased with this Nokia World & what I will get as a developer, I think it was a bad decision not also have a Nokia developer summit together with Nokia World like last year. Nokia also promise Nokia Launchpad members a free Nokia Developer Summit this year but no they change it to a only Nokia World event, this really bad I think!

I really would like to see a new cool "linux device" or at least get Nokia's plan about the future about MeeGo/Qt? Otherwise nokia would leave the non-wp7 crowd in the cold!

It not enough to say "Qt is a strategic investment for us, today and in the future" Marco Argenti, Nokia. #QtDD11 keynote. I would like to hear a lot more....

I have also plan to decide after Nokia World if I will go for Android & drop MeeGo/Harmattan or go for both. I can say I would like to hear any good news from Nokia about the future for non-wp7 developers like me.

The strategic decision by Nokia to nearly kill Symbian and MeeGo before they have something to show us was not so very clever I think, nearly very stupid!

I also think that one good thing for Nokia with Symbian and Meego is that Nokia control it completely like Apple do with IOS, control both hardware and software will be very important in the future I believe. Why throw away that benefit?
Without own platform for next generation devices I don't see any chance for Nokia to survive. Nokia need MeeGo and Symbian I believe!! I hope they change the strategic decision very soon, why not to day? so Nokia go for MeeGo also.... I believe is more right decision for the future!

Now I am in London very soon, landing in 10 minutes. Now I am getting ready for Nokia World tomorrow. I really hope for good news tomorrow, that is true because I am still a Nokia fan as you perhaps know?

Now it is morning and I haven't been able to post this blog post yet, but now I have arrive to Nokia World 2011 and keynote will start about 20 minutes, I hope for good MeeGo news!!(image)

JavaOne and Oracle Develop 2011; Recap JavaSE/JavaME/JavaEE


I thought I ought to sum up this year’s JavaOne2011 conference. It has been an intense week as always. This was the 10th time I’ve gone to JavaOne.

What could you say about this conference?
I am glad I really went on this year JavaOne, it was a much better JavaOne conference compared with the last year conference. :-)

This year it was not so much about JavaME, I think/I hope Oracle will take care of that during next year. Oracle announces plans to evolve the Java ME Platform and align Java ME with Java SE 7. I look very interesting but....all political things have to sort up first with all other companies involved in JavaME. But I believe Oracle are able to fix it!!

Some of the hot topics at this JavaOne:
- A JavaFX 2.0 & also a preview for Mac OS X available
- A JDK 7 for Mac OS X Developer Preview is now available, with full developer and consumer releases planned for 2012.
- NetBeans 7.1 Beta is now available, with JavaFX 2.0 support
- JavaSDK 7 and the planned version 8 (2013).
- JavaME and Nokia S40, I went to a session about this topic and it was very interesting to learn more about it. I plan to go to (26/10-27/10) Nokia World 2011 and hope to get more information from Nokia about JavaME, Qt & MeeGo

- I am very excited about Java FX 2.0 & JavaSE7, I plan to learn more about it.
- I was very very nice with the Mac OS X support for JDK 7 and JavaFX
- I hope Oracle will be able to bringing Java ME back to the mainstream platform again, perhaps next year.
- Oracle is committed to JavaME and but must now starting handling the unhealthy business mess in JavaME to be able to take JavaME forward.

Read more:
- JavaOne 2011: First Wrap-Up (Terrence Barr)(image)

Blogger app for iPad


Nice a blogger app for iPhone, installed it on my iPad and now I test it!

Ove Nordström wants to be a test pilot for Nokia N9, please recommend me!


Ove Nordström wants to be a test pilot for Nokia N9, please recommend me!(image)

Develop for MeeGo, Android or WebOS is the big question for me


Yesterday I told you on twitter (@ovjo12): "Ok now I have had look on both #webos and #Android and found out that I believe right thing is to develop for #MeeGo""Must say nothing wrong with #webos or #android, I believe more in #meego now, but I could change my mind, lets see what Nokia do after #n9"The background:Some year's ago I took a decision to learn something else than JavaME because it was obvious that it was not enough with knowledge of JavaME because more and more mobile platforms didn't support Java. This was really pity because I love the idea of "write once run everywhere". I then decided to start learn more about Qt because Nokia told me this is the future, then you are able to easily write apps to both the Symbian platform and to the Maemo/MeeGo platform. That's sounds very nice until Nokia in februari 2011 change the strategy and change platform from MeeGo to MS Windows for high end mobiles. I was very angry.....!!The status now:So far I have learned more about developing for the WebOs platform and the Android platform, I don't know so much about it yet but I know more...than before. The obvious choose for me is Android because I am a Java guy. But it is not easy to choose and it is not easy to learn all of them!I recommend to read this book:Mobile Developer's Guide: No.8, download the pdf from here.The conclusion:I think is all about which company that can produce the best hardware and software, I agree with this "I believe you have to follow the market, and the consumers own it." as danielcarlberg told me on twitter yesterday.Today I own an Apple iPad and I love it, both because of the the hardware and the build in software and apps. I would love to replace it with an Android device, MeeGo device or WebOS device, but I haven't yet found any replacements.I have now had the opportunity to learn more about : HP TouchPad (based on WebOS) and Asus ePad (based on Android), later this year Asus will come with a Eee PC X101 (based on MeeGo)I think IT IS REALLY HARD TO TELL WHO WILL BE THE WINNER IN THIS WAR between different mobile platforms and development approaches. For me it is not only about building apps to sales as I work as consultant and obviously would like to have more consulting gigs, but were will all the customers be in the future?Last week I was very pleased when Nokia announce the first MeeGo phone, the Nokia N9. I was not so pleased when Elop told us "there’s no return to MeeGo, even if N9 would be a success”, this sounds very strange to me??Anyway I have now got more MeeGo Energy with the Nokia N9 so I will go on learning more about MeeGo development and wait and see what happen after Nokia N9, perhaps Elop have to change his mind? I hope so!I will also go on learn more Android and WebOS development but as a second choose after MeeGo, I can change my mind very fast so you newer know. :-)I also would like to lend or buy more MeeGo/WebOS/Android devices because I believe I have to play with it for some weeks and test to develop for the platform to really know, so please if you have any spare device I would like to lend it for some weeks!![...]

Create Apps for Nokia N9 using Qt SDK, part 1


First start to read: Develop for the Nokia N9

The first thing I always do is to install the development tools needed, I found information about it on: Introducing MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan to the Qt SDK. After I had download Qt SDK 1.1.2 and installed it on my Mac, I also need to install the Harmattan target to extend Qt SDK's capabilities to cover the Harmattan platform. I did that by start the "SDKMaintenanceTool" and add "Experimental -Harmattan", but I added everything not included in the default installation. More is better! :-)

Then I start reading about Qt developement on Nokia developer, Qt.
After a while I found: To get started with an application for the Nokia N9 smartphone and the link to: the getting started section of the Harmattan Developer Library.

Now it is time to reading......and do some example code
I wish I only had a Nokia N950, would be great!.

Developer can sign up for free N950, read more here!

Read also: Nokia N9 UX Guidelines(image)

MeeGo on the Nokia S40 platform


Reading: Eldar Murtazin Confirms MeeGo Will Be Back in 2012, in a Different Form Though by by Chinmoy Kanjila, Techie Buzz.
"Meego interface will be reused in s40 next generation touchscreen devices (mid2012). So, yes we could say that Nokia Meego will be alive :) "

I have also heared this rumours about MeeGo and the next generations Nokia S40 platform, very interesting!
I don't understand it if is only about reuse the Meego interface, this because the S40 platform is JavaME based if I understand it correctly.

I think it would more interesting with a full stack MeeGo on the Nokia S40 platform, not only the Meego interface. Then developers like me can using the normal MeeGo platform for building apps.

Any way, I don't know what will happen with the MeeGo platform at Nokia after the Nokia N9, reading: Elop says even if N9 is a hit Nokia wont consider MeeG, what a shame.

I was very glad after the announcement of the Nokia N9 and but now I feel like "what are Nokia doing? why announce a MeeGo phone if they don't care about it? " and "Should I really invest more in learning building Qt/MeeGo apps?"

Ok I understand that Nokia don't want to give us all there plans for the future but ..... we (developers like me) have at least to believe there is a future building apps for Nokia devices, I thing Nokia really need a new PR strategy!!

Now I aslo reading the very interesting article: The four wheels spinning MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan by Quim Gil, MeeGo advocate & working at Nokia. "About the future, since I joined the mobile industry in 2007 only one true has prevailed: no matter what your prediction is, the reality in 12 months will be different and unexpected today. Enjoy!"

ok, Nokia don't want to tell us about the future, but we should be happy and develop Nokia Qt apps and hope every will works fine with MeeGo and Qt in the future. It could be a problem with that strategy, I don't know if a lot of developers feels happy about that?(image)

JavaME.Next and next JavaOne 2011


if (Oracle announce JavaME.Next and have a fast roadmap && Nokia, SonyEricsson and others also think it is great ){
I will starts believe in JavaME again;
I also want to go to next JavaOne 2011;
else {
I am still bored with JavaME;
I don't know if I will go to JavaOne2011;
I perhaps go to Devoxx instead & learn more about Android;

Go! Go! we want @nokiadeveloper to get 20.000 followers!!


Before the release of Nokia N9, I told @nokiadeveloper:
If Nokia announce a MeeGo phone on 21st of June, I think @nokiadeveloper will reach 20.000 followers very soon!!

Now it is time to show the MeeGo Power!!! Go Go we want @nokiadeveloper to get 20.000 followers!!!

I need your help!!!


Vilken vecka, den första Nokia MeeGo telefonen är nu släppt, Nokia N9


Vilken vecka, den första Nokia MeeGo telefonen är nu släppt, Nokia N9. Den verkar vara hur bra som helst, jag har väntat på denna dag allt sedan två år tillbaks då jag var på en konferens, Maemo 2009 i Amsterdam, i samband med att Nokia N900 hade lanserats. Det tog sedan två år för Nokia att komma med en uppföljaren till N900. Jag hoppas nu personligen att Nokia N9 "säljer som smör solsken" och därmed får Nokia att satsa ännu hårdare på denna fantastiska MeeGo plattform, som nu kommer kunna ta upp kampen på allvar mot Apple's iPhone. Jag ser nu fram mot att kunna utveckla en hel del nya mobila applikationer för Nokia N9. Trevlig midsommar på er alla, nu tar jag lite helg!!(image)

Nokia, now you have iPhone killer, the Nokia N9


Reading a very excellent article Editorial: Dear Nokia, you cannot be serious! By Vlad Savov at Engadget .
One conclusion in this article is: Did Nokia jump ship too early? After spending some quality time with the N9, I'd say so.

At Maemo Summit 2009 Nokia talked about big plan for the fifth step, Maemo 6 (now MeeGo) and I was delighted because I really loved the Nokia N900, the resultat after 2 years hard work we can now see the Nokia N9
Great work all Nokia crew, you didn't disappoint us !!

Nokia, now you have the iPhone killer, the Nokia N9 with MeeGo!!!
Don't throw it away all the hard work you have done with the Maemo/MeeGo platform.

The success Apple have had with iPhone I believe because the control both the hardware and software, now Nokia have the same opportunity with MeeGo. is not enough to say "We will release on MeeGo phone during 2011", I don't see the bright future either for Nokia/MeeGo and for me as a developer working with Qt apps for MeeGo or Symbinan.

At next Nokia World 2011 & Nokia Developer Summit 2011 I hope Nokia are able to show us the future of MeeGo at Nokia, it is needed I think!!.(image)

My disagreement with Elop on MeeGo by Felipe Contreras


Reading a very interesting article My disagreement with Elop on MeeGo by Felipe Contreras.

I must say I have thinking the same thing but I thought perhaps I don't understand why Nokia are not able to release so many MeeGo phone until 2014 as Elop told us earlier i februari 2011. For me it look very dangerous if Nokia have made decisions about the future and don't understand what they are doing.

I wrote earlier The problem for Nokia is Nokia itself and now also would like to add what MeeGoExperts twitter after the release of the Nokia N9 "Amazing Nokia ,You have renewed believe in MeeGo again. Well done :-) Now don't mess it up !"(image)

Qt SDK 1.1.2 has now support for MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan


Today Qt SDK has been updated, Qt SDK 1.1.2 providing the following content:

- Qt Creator 2.2.1
- MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan

Read more at: Introducing MeeGo 1.2 Harmattan to the Qt SDK(image)

Nokia N9 and Nokia N950


YES YES!! Now the Nokia N9 is announced at Nokia Connection 2011, but another MeeGo device was also launched today. To aid the speedy development of apps for the Nokia N9 smartphone, Nokia has produced a limited number of developer phones, the Nokia N950. The N950 isn’t available for purchase and can only be obtained through selected developer programs, such as Nokia Developer LaunchPad.
Read more about it at Develop for the Nokia N9

- Video: Diving into the Nokia N9 UI and specs
- Nokia N9 - The Big Introduction - Swipe with Nokia's Beautiful New Smartphone(image)

A very Important day 21 June 2011 for Nokia


I am looking forward to Nokia Connection 2011 tomorrow!
I also think it will be a very important day for Nokia, I really hope they have a lot of new devices to show us.
For me it's like waiting for Christmas & I can say "I wish me a Nokia MeeGo phone", that would made my day!!

I was reading: What impact would the N9 have on the mobile industry? by Julien Fourgeaud, very interesting, read it, it was good article!!(image)



SHOULD I STAY (at home) OR SHOULD I GO (to JavaOne 2011)
Oh yeeeeeaaaaah
Darling you got to let me know
Should I stay or should I go?

Last JavaOne 2010 was not a good one I think, I wish this years JavaOne 2011 could be more like old times JavaOne. I hope Oracle now change back to the old way of doing JavaOne (Sun's JavaOne) .
If I go this year it will be my 10th time....

Should I Stay Or Should I Go Lyrics
Artist(Band): The Clash(image)

Hoppas på en Nokia MeeGo mobil på tisdag den 21/6


MeeGo MeeGo har jag väntat på i två år allt sedan jag fick min favorit mobil, en linux mobil kallad Nokia N900. N900 lanserades just för två år sedan. Nokia N900 har ett OS som heter Maemo 5, därefter skulle Maemo 6 komma, men Nokia valde att gå ihop och samarbeta med Intel, som då hade ett OS som hette Moblin och de tillsammans slog ihop Maemo & Moblin till just MeeGo.

Nytt från Nokia väntas på tisdag den 21/6, det kan vara den första MeeGo mobilen eller så kan det också vara Nokias första Windows Mobil, men det verkar inte troligt eftersom man valt att använda rubriken "Nokia to disrupt market with new device", "disrupt" förknippas just med Meego.

Satsningen på Maemo har pågått under många år (ca 5 år), olika modeller har kommit och jag har följt detta noga under alla år. N900 var dock första mobilen, de tidigare modellerna var surf-plattor (N700, N800, N810). Redan från första början sa Nokia att det skulle ta 5 år att ta fram denna nya plattform för att kunna lansera Maemo till den stora breda massan.

Tanken var MeeGo skulle ersätta Symbian för Nokias "topp modeller",den skulle kunna konkurrera med Apple's Iphone. Men till mina stora besvikelse tidigare i år så valde Nokia att gå ut med att man tänkte satsa på Windows mobiler istället. MeeGo förpassades till ett forskningsprojekt på Nokia, för nästa generations mobiler på lite längre sikt, men man lovade dock att släppa en MeeGo mobil under 2011. Hoppas den kommer nu....(image)

Time for a Nokia MeeGo device on June 21s ?


Reading: Nokia to Reveal a New Market Disrupting Device on June 21st

Yes some thing really interesting will happen at Nokia Connection 2011 on June 21s, that's for sure but will Nokia to show their first Nokia Windows Phone or MeeGo phone?

and also reading: All about Nokia's two MeeGo devices:
- There will be two devices from Nokia, which will run with MeeGo / Harmattan.
- The first device is aimed at developers maemo / MeeGo supporter, this device is not sold but are distributed as already indicated at developers maemo / MeeGo supporters
- The other device has no physical keyboard.(image)