SMS Spam is a glowing menace, but if you own a N900, you won’t have to live with it anymore. Giovanni Cognome‘s Auto Remove SMS written in Qt and C++ lets you delete text messages based on their text, sender or the received date. The application is a free download and even has a background version that can be scheduled with the Alarmed app to auto remove SMS.
AutoRemoveSMS should be available in the extras-devel repository, if you don’t know what that is, read this. If you want to install it directly, use the links below.
Download (install): autoremovesms.install (click from the N900’s browser to begin installation)
Download (deb): autoremovesms_0.3.3_i386.deb (The actual app, you can download this on the computer and then install on the N900, but this will you will not be notified on updates)
In a move I can only label as awesome, Forum Nokia at the Maemo Barcelona Long Weekend announced that Maemo commercial developers interested in publishing at the Ovi Store are invited to apply to their Launchpad program for free and if approved, will have free access to Ovi Publisher plus the regular services from the Launchpad program.
In other words, if you have a good Maemo application, Nokia will help you publish it to the Ovi Store for a grand price of free. Details regarding this announcement are expected next week, but developers are encouraged already to apply with details of the projects they are working on.
I will be attending the Forum Nokia Developer Conference at Bangalore on Monday and we should hopefully hear more about this at the event. I have also setup a live feed from the event at http://thesymbianblog.com/fndc09/ so that you can keep up with the latest.