Nokia N900 users with the linux-based Maemo 5 OS was hoping for an instant messaging App like WhatsApp to be available for their beloved open-source Platform for the N900 and the N9, but WhatsApp ignored their requests.
Today, Group of Maemo Developers at the Maemo forums posted an unofficial Alpha version of WhatsApp for N900, its still a work in progress using WhatsApp open API. If you want it on your Maemo device, Grap it from Download Link Below!
Here the change-log of the latest version so far:
- Limited group chats (NOT TESTED YET)
- Auto scroll down
Oracle JRE 1.6.0u30 required to be installed first
Maemo and MeeGo users has a great online community and thanks to that community Nokia N9 and the N900 are getting an unofficial version of WhatsApp, even though the official App company behind it has not made an official app for the platform. The app is still a work in progress using WhatsApp APIs, you cannot get it right now but it will available eventually very soon.
The app is based on the Series 40 J2ME app, which helped the project get a Head start. A working beta of the unofficial WhatsApp for N9 and N900 is expected to come out next week.