Sunday, 31 October, 2010

The Age of ‘WebApps’

Looks like there is a big paradigm shift from ‘native’ apps to so-called ‘WebApps’ nowadays!

Listing the WebApps which I personally use in daily life and like the most.

Do you come across any? Let me know!

dropbox_logo_home Store, Sync, Share files online.
password_manager_clipperz_logo Password Manager.
rtm_logo2 To-Do list manager.
evernote_logo Remember everything on any device.
meebo-logo Instant messaging program which supports multiple IM services.
tunewiki Creates social media players for cellphones and handheld devices with huge library of lyrics.
ril Save Pages to Read Later. Offline reading!
youtube Web videos!
google_reader Great feeds reader from Google.
twitter-logo(1) Twitter!
wikipedia Wiki.
floor_planner Bookmark manager.
foursquare_logo Geo-tagging.
floor_planner

Create floor plans, house plans and home plans ‘online’.

facebook facebook!

Sunday, 24 October, 2010

no service found for - "com.nokia.qt.mediaplayer"

Of late, I was trying to build QtMobility on Ubuntu, specifically experimenting with QtMultimedia feature set.

In the process, I stumbled on this (not so) strange issue which frustrated me for a log time. I was using Qt4.7 + QtMobility v1.1.0 Beta.

Building QtMobility was not an issue. However, when I tried to play a multimedia content in demo/player app , it just couldn't play it complaining :

no service found for - "com.nokia.qt.mediaplayer"
It was clearly a mistake of mine not having a look at the 'configure' warning messages :
Reading /home/pranaray/qt-mobility-opensource-src-1.1.0-beta2/plugins/multimedia/multimedia.pro
Project MESSAGE: QtMultiMedia checking for gstreamer...
Package gstreamer-0.10 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gstreamer-0.10.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gstreamer-0.10' found
Package gstreamer-base-0.10 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gstreamer-base-0.10.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gstreamer-base-0.10' found
Package gstreamer-interfaces-0.10 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gstreamer-interfaces-0.10.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gstreamer-interfaces-0.10' found
Package gstreamer-audio-0.10 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gstreamer-audio-0.10.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gstreamer-audio-0.10' found
Package gstreamer-video-0.10 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gstreamer-video-0.10.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gstreamer-video-0.10' found
The message was clearly warning about the missing gstreamer library packages.
I had to install libgstreamer0.10-dev & libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev packages to resolve the issue.
sudo apt-get install libgstreamer0.10-dev libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-dev
I also installed few additional gstreamer plugins along with the above said packages to be able to play mp3 and other media content formats.