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This is the wiki's master application list for the Openmoko smartphones.

How to register new applications ?

This list can not be exhaustive, as new things are showing up every week. This page is here to help spreading awareness about applications. Here are instructions on how to add a specific application to this list. There are many ways to go

Method 1 (preferred):

  • Register your application at You will get a package number there, for example 33.
  • Notify the community mailing list.
  • Come back here, click on "edit" next to the appropriate section title, then add a line like:
* {{|33|Application name}} A short description

Method 2: Just link to wherever the application is hosted.

  • Click on "edit" next to the appropriate section title, add a line like:
* [ Application name] A short description

Method 3: Create a new page in this wiki.

  • Click on "edit" next to the appropriate section title, then add a line like:
* [[Application name]] A short description
  • The application name will appear in red, click on it to create and edit the new page.


  • Bright Player - Fast, lightweight and easy random music player.
  • Dictator - Record mic, incoming GSM-sound, or a whole Phonecall
  • ePiano - epiano is going to be a virtual piano
  • Fingertier - minimal and finger friendly music player
  • Fourier- Realtime frequency analysis of sound data.
  • Guitartune - Tune musical Instruments.
  • GTick - GTick is a metronome application written for GNU/Linux
  • Intone - Elementary based mplayer frontend (for audio files).
  • Mokoko- Play music.
  • MokoPod - Retrieve and listen to podcasts
  • Neoqplayer - Renamed as GorshPlayer: a multimedia player written in Qt4: play and retreive podcasts feeds, more reactive interface, now able to play videos ( in svn ).
  • omShuffle - Inspired by Bright Player with volume control. Needs mplayer to work.
  • Openmoko-mediaplayer2 - Play music and video (mp3...)
  • Openmokast - Play audio stream and slideshow stream
  • Pythm - Audio player GUI using mplayer and mpd as backend.
  • PyRok - Audio player which uses Gstreamer for playback and Pygame for GUI.
  • Satan - Create your own music!
  • Streamtuner - Listen to Internet Radio Stations
  • Streamripper - Record from Internet Radio Stations
  • Voicenote - Voicenote is a script which allows to record any sound from the microphone into a wav file. It can play the created files too. It is intended to be an easy and quick way to do so.
  • boxar - Touchscreen as a finger friendly piano -- User:RzR
  • JaMoko Jamoko is a Jamendo player for OpenMoko.


  • Coypu - Utility for send file via BlueTooth


  • Games/Om 2007.2 - Many small games on Om 2007.2
  • Om 2008.8 Sudoku - Number placement based puzzle game
  • Moko-sudoku - Another sudoku puzzle game.
  • ScummVM (Wiki) Virtual Machine for several classic graphical point-and-click adventure games
  • Kobodeluxe - A top-view space shooter, available from 2008.8 repositories.
  • Pingus - Pingus is a lemmings clone with penguins.
  • Duke Nukem 3D - Legendary First Person Shooter.
  • Numptyphysics - A drawing puzzle game.
  • Gnuboy - An emulator for the handheld gaming all-time bestseller.
  • XBill - Little action game to stop Bill from installing Windows(tm) on computers.
  • Xlogical-A puzzle based game where you turn spinners to move balls around.
  • Liquid War-Liquid War is a truly original multiplayer wargame.
  • DOOM- Classic FPS. Freerunner/1973
  • MBAC- MBAC is "Moko Bulls and Cows", a classic game for openmoko written in pygtk similar to mastermind.
  • OpenVibe - The first opensource vibrator.
  • OpenTTD - OpenTransportTycoonDeluxe, ported to openmoko, using only GPLed datafiles.
  • Pong progresses- This is a little pong game for the openmoko freerunner. The screen is devided in halves, so you can touch the right half to move the paddle right and the left half to move it left.
  • OpenMooCow - OpenMooCow reads information out of your accelerometers. Now, if you turn the phone upside down and back again, it "moos" like one of the little toys.
  • Freerunner LightSaber-Application as iphone LightSaber.
  • CellHunter - A game you earn points by collecting cells (in english now).
  • XSkat - XSkat lets you play the card game Skat defined by the official Skat Order.
  • OpenMiaoCat OpenMiaoCat, like OpenMooCow, makes your phone became a cat!
  • I'm Rich I'm Rich application
  • Mokomaze Ball-in-the-labyrinth game
  • Acceleroids Shoot-the-asteroids game
  • Black Sheep Fight insomnia!


  • Advanced Geocaching Tool for Linux - "Towards paperless geocaching" - User Manual
  • Simple Geocaching Tool for Linux - A geocaching application which shows you the direction.
  • GPS Sight - Display GPS information, location, tracks, etc, without maps.
  • Gpsdrive - Car (bike, etc) navigation system
  • Om 2008.8 Locations - (aka Splinter) - Location sharing based on GPS and SMS
  • Navit - Car navigation system with routing engine
  • TangoGPS - Display map (OSM..), record GPS tracks...
  • Pyroute - Pyroute is a routing program written in Python. It features mobile phone GUI for maps, GPS, and routing.
  • mumpot - Display map (OSM), routing, OSM editing, a bit of live editing
  • QMapControl - Display maps (OSM..) and add points, lines...
  • Qpegps - Display map with current position
  • Idle Hands - Give a task to you based on your location
  • Gtkaddpoi - Utility for add a POI to TangoGPS using address or coordinates and export to Navit or to .kml file.
  • Gpsdcontrol-A simple python script for start or stop gpsd daemon with a button on the desktop.
  • OpenBmap-a free and open map of wireless communicating objects (e.g. cellular antenna, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth). It provides tools to mutualize data, create and access this map.
  • gvSIG Mobile - This is an unofficial port of gvSIG Mobile ( to the Openmoko platform. gvSIG Mobile for Openmoko is currently a GPS-enabled projection-aware map viewer. Homepage.
  • BikeAtor - Like TangoGPS BikeAtor can display OSM Maps. The Speedometer displays the most interesting values of the trip.
  • bicirutas - This application looks for mtb routes in (routes in Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Germany). It gets the current position from the gps system and downloads nearby routes. Then you can follow them with tangogps application.
  • omgps - High performance, UBX binary or ogpsd as GPS data provider, layered maps, AGPS online, track replay, scratch on map, ruler and lat/lon grid, basic sounding. etc.
  • Travel Diary - a simple application to save little diary entries to a csv file and send this to a server (that can generate a .kml file or show a map or do whatever...)
  • QNavitCtl - send coordinates to Navit via dbus (position, destination, map center)
  • a-gps GUI - uses cellhunter data to locate you, then uses u-blox a-gps to initialize your GPS chip
  • sms-sentry - locate a lost or stolen phone
  • bicirutas - download bicycle routes



web browsers

  • Midori - Webkit based web browser
  • Minimo - Mozilla based web browser
  • Dillo - Multiplatform fast and small web browser (.ipk).
  • pyqt-browser - modified the sample code from python-pyqt4 and changed it to use webkit for web browsing.
  • netsurf-A new browser for Neo FreeRunner.
  • Openmoko-browser2 - The original Openmoko web browser


email clients

Offline wikipedia

  • Mokopedia - Read small Wikipedia dumps offline
  • Offline Wikipedia reader - store the entire content of wikipedia (single-language, excluding images), on a single 8GB microSD card
  • evopedia


  • Pidgin - Instant messaging client (ICQ, MSN, Jabber, Yahoo and more.)
  • CenterIM - Instant messaging client (terminal-based).



  • dates - a simple calendar
  • e-tasks - An elementary task manager
  • Epdfview - PDF reader.
  • Evince - Document reader for PDF, PS, DJVU and more.
  • FBReader - E-book reader program (TXT, FB2, HTML and more)
  • GPE contacts
  • Gutenflash - Fast text reader by scrolling text
  • OMoney - A bookkeeping application
  • PISI - PISI is synchronizing (PIM) information


  • Mofi - Wifi setup tool
  • Mokonnect - Connection manager
  • Lint-wifi - Wifi setup tool
  • KnjMokoWifi - Wifi setup tool
  • KnjMokoOPKG - A graphical frontend to OPKG.
  • Om 2008.8 Installer - Graphical software installer
  • Opkg - Command line software installer
  • Sephora - Settings manager
  • SettingsGUI - Edit various settings
  • Wicd - Wifi setup tool
  • ZOMG! - A graphical package manager (opkg frontend -> should work on any distro)
  • tzdata- Customise your time zone setting.
  • momtools - an application to control Wifi, gprs and some other stuff
  • Wlan - Wlan is an application to manage wireless connection on the Freerunner


  • Aphasia - A system built on Erlang and a vertical application for people with apahasia.
  • AUIMD - AUIMD is a PyQt graphical user interface for mobile devices.
  • Auxlaunch - Finger-friendly app launcher and window switcher
  • Display Locker - Screen lock
  • Gwaterpas - levelling tool using accelerometer
  • Gestures - Detect movement and display information, rotate screen
  • Keychain - SSH keys
  • MokoFEM - Monitors GSM information
  • Mokostat - Monitors battery
  • ReMoko - Control stuff via BlueTooth
  • Rotate - Rotate screen when phone is rotated
  • Vala-terminal - Command prompt with tabs
  • Ts calibrate - Calibrates touchscreen
  • Zedlock - Screen locker
  • fso-control - Popup Power menu to shutdown/suspend/reboot.
  • omkeys_functions - Remap AUX key bindings
  • Siglaunchd - A daemon that listens to dbus signals and launches appliactions upon arrival.
  • Pexpect-a pure Python module for spawning child applications; controlling them; and responding to expected patterns in their output.
  • libaxel - Library for easy use accelerometer.


  • Dialer/2007.2 - The dialer application in Om 2007.2
  • Openmoko SMS Middleware- SMS middleware is a Openmoko middleware software for additional features related to SMS. Plugin architecture and Python based code gives this project lots of flexibility and enchancebility.
  • Paroli -Paroli is an integrated phone application based on Tichy (and so also written in python).
  • Litephone Easy to use, single window phone application written in Qt.


  • Unison - Unison is a file-synchronization tool for Unix and Windows. It determines all differences between two directory trees and lets the user decide, how to proceed with every differing file.
  • HP48 Series RPN Calculator - Calculator with many functions
  • qwo- An alternative input method.
  • fido - fido is a todo list\note manager written with elementary
  • The Lightsaber. Pre-alpha starwaresque orphanware.
  • NeoTool NeoTool is a bash script for your desktop system to provide a friendly GUI frontend to some common management tasks.
  • NeoCon - neocon is a handy serial console utility (not only) for u-boot. The main feature of neocon is actually that you can give it a list of devices and it will pick one that works.
  • usbmode-a quick pygtk program.
  • Enotes - Enotes is the implementation of a TODOlist manager written with elementary to appear better with distribution that use illume, like SHR.
  • LED clock - When an Openmoko is sitting unused at night, turn it into an alarm clock with large 7-segment digits on a black background in landscape mode.
  • MokoGeocaching - Utility for add a POI to TangoGPS using
  • Wrench - Modual used utility enlightenment_remote.
  • Yaouh! - Yet Another OSM Updater H.
  • ShortOm - Graphical launcher for shell or application, with editable config file, and log result page.
  • Pimlico-Pimlico is a suite of lightweight Personal Information Management (PIM) applications designed primarily for handheld and mobile devices
  • OTP4Neo One time password generator
  • FFAlarm is a program to set multiple alarms a day using a finger friendly user interface
  • OpenWrt-basic support for the Openmoko "Freerunner"! Kernel (2.6.28) is building and booting.
  • Enscribi-a handwriting recognition input method for Linux. It's mainly developed for the Openmoko Freerunner smartphone.
  • GridPad-GridPad is an alternative input method for entering text with your finger, a Simple Character Recognizer Software.
  • sortdesk sort your om-desktop in categories
  • Mokometeo is a widget which fetches the weather forecast from yahoo, for a list of cities
  • CoovaChilli - It turns your phone's WiFi network into an Ad-Hoc Hotspot!
  • DWDWetter Fetches weather information from dwd (First Register at dwd!)
  • QSuunto-Lite display dive log information from Suunto Dive computers (that work with divetools-ab)
  • Literki - alternative keyboard

Setting Application

  • Wmiconfig- wmiconfig is a tool written by Atheros Communications Inc to configure the Ar6k WIFI chip used in the Neo Freerunner. This is a standalone C executable, released under GPL v2.
  • GTA02 sysfs- sysfs is a filesystem that is mounted on /sys which contains various fake "files" that are actually filled by a variety of drivers and other kernel subsystems. You can use it to change settings and behaviours of the kernel and drivers dynamically.


  • Video Player - Using Mplayer on Openmoko smartphones.
  • Quasar - a mplayer frontend for X11.


  • PyPhonelog - daemon uses the framework to track and log all the calls made to and from the moko.
  • Lscd - LSC library/daemon on Linux System.

An automatic list of application-related wiki pages

The pages linked above are all maintained manually. We also maintain an automatic categorization system by tagging wiki pages. Here is the list of application-related pages in this wiki. Normally, every page listed below should be also listed above in the same category. The converse is false: there are applications without a wiki page.

Applications in this Wiki:

Where to find more applications?

At !

Not all Openmoko apps are listed on this wiki - there are much more projects at the Openmoko GForge than the wiki can list, not to mention self-hosted applications on their own websites. Actually the phones can run most Linux based Free Software, using for example the Debian distribution. The mobile phones section of Freshmeat may be a interesting place to look.

Note also that there are many packages in the repository that are not installed by default. If what you want is a classic, chances are that it is already packaged. Suppose you want to install Perl:

opkg list|grep perl
opkg install perl

More application download related pages:


Where to find full distributions ?

  • Download: for complete system downloads

The usual warnings

  • Some of these software are developed by Openmoko Inc. and some are contributed by the community. Any problems with community contributed software should be reported to the individual software developer rather than the Openmoko core team.
  • Most programs listed here are not mature/stable, but only useable/beta.
  • Many programs listed here are not yet packaged for your distribution and integrated in its repositories. Whichever it is.
  • Installing experimental software from the internet is certain to break things. Running it as root is a very insecure thing to do. Kown that you will be burned, have backups, and be ready to apologize to everybody in your phone contact list in case they receive strange SMSs...

See also Hall of Fame