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Michael Sheldon (mike at mikeasoft dot com)

April 7, 2012

StatusNet for MeeGo 0.2
Mike @ 12:45 am

StatusNet for MeeGo sending messages and replies


StatusNet for MeeGo makes it possible for Nokia N9, N950 and similar phones to connect to StatusNet compatible microblogging services such as Identi.ca. It supports viewing statuses in the phone’s event feed alongside Twitter and Facebook updates, viewing conversations, posting new status updates and replying to other people.

Assuming no issues are encountered by testers I plan on submitting this version to the Apps For MeeGo repository, and later also the Nokia Ovi Store.

You’ll need to restart your phone before statuses start appearing in the events feed, although you’ll be able to use the main app straight away. Because of some changes in the dbus services its also necessary to restart your phone even if you’ve already installed version 0.1 (this won’t be needed after future updates though).

New features

  • Posting updates.
  • Posting replies.
  • Viewing messages in the application.
  • Display full conversations.
  • Load additional statuses from earlier in time.
  • Splash screen while connecting.
  • Improved dbus handling.
  • Asynchronous message loading and posting.

Planned features

  • Support for displaying rich content (pictures, videos, etc.)
  • Ability to mark statuses as being “favourites”.
  • Option to subscribe to new users in the app.


Ovi Store: StatusNet for MeeGo
Direct download: statusnet-meego_0.2-4_armel.deb


License: GPL version 3.0 or later
Gitorious repository: https://gitorious.org/statusnet-meego-plugin
Ohloh project page: https://www.ohloh.net/p/statusnet-meego


  1. Just installed it, but after run it shows a splash screen with Connecting… under it.
    While I didn’t enter my credentials and it didn’t ask me to login to identica…

    Comment by Mehrdad — April 7, 2012 @ 4:37 pm

  2. The splash screen always says “Connecting…” on it (it’s just an image), so technically it’s not correct before you’ve logged in.

    Comment by Mike — April 7, 2012 @ 4:50 pm

  3. Very awesome!

    Minor issue with the name: StatusNet isn’t actually the name of the protocol, it’s a particular implementation of the OStatus protocol.

    Comment by Anonymous — April 8, 2012 @ 9:34 am

  4. On launching, it just shows the splash screen and then quits. It quits early if I try to switch task. 🙁 What could I be missing? Thanks for taking the initiative and for the help in advance.

    Comment by Fayaz Yusuf Khan — April 9, 2012 @ 4:17 pm

  5. Hi Fayaz,

    Could you try running it from the command line by opening the terminal app and typing:

    python /usr/share/statusnet-meego/statusnet-meego.py

    Then paste the output here for me to look at? That’d be a big help in figuring out why it isn’t starting for you.


    Comment by Mike — April 9, 2012 @ 4:28 pm

  6. Looks like I don’t have QtDeclarative. line 22: ImportError: cannot import name QtDeclarative

    Comment by Fayaz Yusuf Khan — April 9, 2012 @ 5:45 pm

  7. Thanks Fayaz, I’ve uploaded a new package with the dependency for python-pyside.qtdeclarative included. You can grab it from the download link above as normal (it’s now version 0.2-3 instead of 0.2-1).

    Comment by Mike — April 9, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

  8. Woohoo! It’s working! Sorry, forgot to share to good news earlier.

    Comment by Fayaz Yusuf Khan — April 10, 2012 @ 11:20 am

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  10. Excuse my ignorance but what exactly is statusnet? TY!

    Comment by Jed — April 15, 2012 @ 5:37 pm

  11. Ah nvm I see, its the basis for microblogging services like identi.ca
    Hmm, why should I care when there’s twitter, just more open is it?

    Comment by Jed — April 15, 2012 @ 5:39 pm

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  13. Nice… I hope you can give an advice or just an info… I just bguhot an n9 because meego intrigues me & I think it is much more promising compare to windows on phone but I’m wondering if I can also make a folder & put the other apps in there so I can organize my applications to avoid over crowding of apps just like with my n95 or I need to download an app to be able to do that?… I also want to know if there’s going to be an update for skype video call on n9? tnx

    Comment by Jampierre — December 20, 2015 @ 9:17 pm

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