Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Maemo 5 Extras reaches 3.5M downloads

The Extras repository for community contributed software has reached 3.5 million downloads for Maemo 5. Software is offered through free of charge and the repository is open to all developers. Downloads is the web interface to the software available through Extras.

We see the number of downloads grow every day. This makes the Extras repository a great place for developers to get their software in the hands of end users. If you are interested in publishing your software through, please visit the wiki.

We introduced improved download statics to show developers exactly how many downloads they received. The FM Radio Player application has received over 138000 downloads. FM Radio stats below:

The Extras repository has only been enabled on N900 devices by default in a recent software update. Before this update users needed to manually activate the repository in their Application Manager's catalog list. Also keep in mind that the Application Manager is not very easy to find, because of it being put in the 'More' menu.

Overall I think the number is quite impressive as these devices aren't available for a long time and a lot of people had problems even finding a device in their country.