Develop a Nokia N9 MeeGo-Harmattan version of WhatsApp Messenger
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Develop a Nokia N9 MeeGo-Harmattan version of WhatsApp Messenger

    1. Constantinos Orphanides
    2. Petition by

      Constantinos Orphanides

      Sheffield, United Kingdom

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December 2012

Victory

From Constantinos Orphanides: We didn't win the petition per say, as WhatsApp did not officially respond to the petition, nor to the numerous emails sent by the supporters to WhatsApp, requesting their official response on the matter. But third-party developers saw how quickly the petition was gaining momentum and decided to take matters in their own hands. They ported an unofficial version of WhatsApp on the Nokia N9 (called Wazapp) and the rest, as we say, is history.

WhatsApp Messenger is a proprietary, cross-platform instant messaging application for smartphones. In addition to basic messaging, WhatsApp Messenger users can send each other images, video and audio media messages. WhatsApp pride their selves of being cross-platform, but is that really the case, when the MeeGo-Harmattan/N9 Community is unable to use the WhatsApp Messenger?

MeeGo-Harmattan is considered, somewhat, a dead platform, as Nokia have no plans to release other devices sporting that OS (unless stated otherwise in the future). However, the Nokia N9 has been highly appraised by online tech journals and its sales have been off the charts wherever it was made available (as reported by various technology blogs, mobile operators and third-party retailers). We are not making this petition to express dissatisfaction or hatred to WhatsApp whatsoever, but to let them know that we have grown accustomed to their program, and we would love to have it on our Nokia N9s.
WhatsApp, even if we are considered a 'small' community when compared to iOS, Android, or Symbian, we still want to be considered a part of YOUR ecosystem. Let us not forget that using Qt as a development platform, you can distribute WhatsApp not only to Symbian, but to the rest of the Nokia communities too (MeeGo-Harmattan and Maemo). You have a loyal fan-base who would like to see your application on their smartphones, to make their experience more intuitive. So, the question is not "why to make a Nokia N9 version?", but rather "a lot of Nokia N9 owners want this and love our product, so WHY NOT?".

Best regards,

@trashr0x on Twitter
On behalf of NokiaN9Lovers on Facebook (www.facebook.com/NokiaN9Lovers)

 

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    1. Petition closed & declared as won!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      The petition is now closed and declared as "Won", as we have won the petition, at least "unofficially"; 3rd party developers took matters in their own hands and created an unofficial version of WhatsApp called Wazapp. You can read more about this here: http://www.constantinosorphanides.com/2012/09/27/wazapp-when-communities-take-matters-in-their-own-hands/
      For anyone who is not aware of this, you can download Wazapp on your Nokia N9/N950s at www.wazapp.im

      Till next time ;)

      Best regards,

      Constantinos
      constantinos@orphanides.me | twitter.com/trashr0x

      Wazapp | Because Meego and Maemo are great platforms!

      A Whatsapp client for Nokia N9, Nokia N900

    2. Reached 12,500 signatures
    3. 5,000 Signatures Reached (1000+ signatures in just 9 days)!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      1000 signatures in 9 days.. Well done people, the petition is getting traction and the attention it deserves, all because we fight united! Do not stop here N9 community, this is a long fight! Do not stop tweeting/liking/sharing/emailing and lettings others know about this! Keep it up!

      And once again, big thanks to MyNokiaBlog, Nokia4USA, and AllAboutN9 for their support and for showing how a wordwide community can gather up and make their voices heard!

      Regards,

      @trashr0x

    4. Reached 5,000 signatures
    5. 4,000 Signatures Reached!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      1000 signatures in just 14 days! That's the spirit people! Keep sharing with all means available (Twitter, Facebook, email, you name it)! United we stand! Go go go ;)
      Finally, thanks to Nokia4USA.com for joining the cause and supporting us!

    6. Reached 4,000 signatures
    7. 3,000+ Signatures Reached!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      We never thought that we would reach the 3000 mark in just 2 months! The numbers are overwhelming and just prove that the N9 community might be relatively small & new, but united we stand! This is not over people, keep this up! Share this petition by all means: get your friends to sign, share on Facebook/Twitter/email, you name it!

      Go N9 Lovers!

      P.S.: Thanks once again to MyNokiaBlog.com and N9-Apps.com for helping us promote the petition.

    8. Reached 3,000 signatures
    9. 2,500+ Signatures Reached!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      Well done people! Your determination has led to more than 2.5k signatures in ~2 months! The Nokia N9 community is new but strong! Keep signing!

    10. Reached 2,500 signatures
    11. 1000+ Signatures Reached!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      Well done people, 4-digit signatures already! Let's keep this up!
      Let's not forget to thanks once again MyNokiaBlog & N9-Apps for the support!
      Dont forget to sign/share/tweet/email the petition ;)

    12. Reached 1,000 signatures
    13. 650+ and N9-Apps joins the cause!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      N9-Apps.com have added a small section on the top of their website redirecting to the petition. Thanks to Mikael of N9-Apps for supporting this! Keep signing people :)

    14. Reached 500 signatures
    15. 500+ and featured on MyNokiaBlog!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      We have reached well over 500+ signatures now, and the petition has been featured on MyNokiaBlog.com -- thanks to @JayMontano & the rest of the admins for supporting this cause! Keep signing :)

      @trashr0x

    16. Reached 250 signatures
    17. From 100 to 200 signatures in 2 days!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      It only took just 2 days to reach our second milestone - 200 signatures! Keep it up; sign, share and forward wherever you can people ;)

    18. 100 Signatures Reached!

      Constantinos Orphanides
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for the support, we have managed to reach our first milestone of 100 signatures in 3 days, let's keep this up! Keep signing & keep forwarding through your facebook/twitter/email people!

    19. Reached 100 signatures

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    Reasons for signing

      • almost 2 years ago

      I need WhatsApp on the best smartphone ever!

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    • Mohamed Ahmed JEDDAH, SAUDI ARABIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      to use

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    • Martín Müler OLAVARRIA, ARGENTINA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Para comunicarme de una mejor forma con mi familia y sacar máximo provecho a mi celular

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    • mohammed Hassan AWAMIA, SAUDI ARABIA
      • almost 2 years ago

      Mohammad

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    • Arturo Del Angel POZA RICA, MEXICO
      • almost 2 years ago

      Para poder comunicarme mejor como mi familia y amigos

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