Onki 1.0.2

A small update was just submitted to BlackBerry World for review, version 1.0.2. This releas adds the requested autoconnection ability and also adds an experimental workaround for older devices that doesn't respond to input queries. Review takes probably a couple of days.

I was in a need for a simple, easy to use C/C++ library to access a character LCD screen connected with i2c. The LiquidCrystal library for the Arduino was just what I was looking for. It just needed a bit of porting to use Linux i2c device nodes. This was over a year ago, but I finally got inspired to clean it up and remove usage of wiringPi. Preliminary version (with hardcoded /dev/i2c-1 device path) is now available on github.

Preliminary versions of Onki & Y-Radio for the Jolla Tablet has been submitted to Harbour QA. Preliminary as they have not received any tablet format optimizations yet. Also, as devices are not shipping yet, we have only been able to test in the SDK emulator.

The current version of Y-Radio broke with the Sailfish OS 2.0 update. A fix release has been submitted to Harbour QA and is also available now on OpenRepos and now requires Sailfish OS 2.0.

The reason, a bug in glib related to rtsp URLs prevents rtspsrc from working properly and the fix didn't get into

A minor update to Sailfish OS version of Onki was released today and is now available from both the Jolla store and Openrepos. Changes in this version are pretty minor, some internal adjustments to library changes and support for seeking if supported by the current input (Network and USB mainly).

A version of Y-Radio will soon come to BlackBerry 10 devices. This first version is pretty simple but does what it is supposed to do, play a radio stream. All publicly available YLE Radio streams Yle Radio 1, Yle X3M, YleX, Klassinen, Yle Radio Suomi, Yle Radio Vega, Sámi, Puhe and Elävä arkisto are available in high quality. It also integrates with the "Now Playing" media interface of BB10 so you can control play/pause with the media keys.


An update to fkLeffa, version 1.0.6, is now available for download in BlackBerry World. This updates contains various UI fixes, updated and nicer icons and also refreshing application cover that shows movies that will come soon. Enjoy!

Onki input selection

Onki, an Onkyo remote app, is getting a port to the BlackBerry 10 platform. Basics are already working, but there is still work to be done.

Qt includes all kinds of nice positioning and location things, unfortunately they are not allowed in Jolla store yet, but it seems to be allowed to talk directly with geoclue trough D-Bus. Examples? Oh nonono. So after a loot of searching I found a blog post describing what you need to do and combined that to a simple Hello World GPS application.

Hello GPS was born.

It is a very basic app, just displayes the GPS data and nothing more.


The Jolla harbour QA did their thing and Onki 0.0.5 is now finally available in the Jolla store. Have fun!