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Gravity 1.5 hits alpha

Earlier this year I wrote a post talking up the progress being made with Jan Ole Suhr’s hit application, Gravity. Just in time for Christmas it seems that Jan has let loose an alpha version of the upgrades coming to his application. Key among them, and probably the most significant is the inclusion of a brand-new portrait QWERTY keyboard. This in addition to a somewhat rounded UI elements and improvements to the Facebook integration.


Full Changelog and link to download after the break.


RELEASE NOTES for Gravity 1.5 Build 6685


  • Your own tweets that have been retweeted are shown in the “My Tweets” tab
  • The “In-Reply-To” button will show all retweets of your (retweeted) Tweet
  • Browse all your own Favourites by scrolling down (automatically loading more)
  • Browse all User Tweets (from a user’s profile) by scrolling down
  • Tweets sent in offline mode will be shown in the drafts section now


  • Support for Messages and Notifications has been added
  • Posts now show the picture and additional description text
  • Browse a user’s Wall and post to the Wall
  • Read up to 30 most recent comments in a special Post & Comment view

Virtual Keyboard

  • Virtual Keyboard for Symbian^3 & S60v5 in both portrait and landscape mode
  • Landscape mode virtual keyboard finally has Close & Send keys
  • Key button popups are rendering correctly on the left and right sides of the keyboard
  • A special Edit key opens the phone’s default editor
  • The keyboard supports English, German, French, Spanish and Portuguese Layout


  • The new S^3 fullscreen mode is now available for S60v5 as well
  • A new notification icon (exclamation mark) shows failed/scheduled tweets
  • Auto-More: List automatically loads and displays tweets from Cache
  • Preview of pictures supports Instagr.am now
  • Google Reader now synchronizes read/unread posts on startup
  • Twitter/Facebook buttons have been added to the new keyboard for Foursquare
  • “Check-in here” added to the Foursquare history tab

Bug Fixes

  • Google Reader: a very old crashing Bug has been fixed (USER 130)
  • UI Layout crashing bug fixed (KERN-EXEC 3)
  • JSON Parser has been fixed for Twitter (”change of your identity” Bug & RT Bug)
  • Background Power-Safe mode was broken and has been fixed




P.S. Nokia take a LONG look at that keyboard, anything less than a quantum leap over this keyboard is unacceptable for your attempts in your upcoming firmware updates.



  1. Rock
    December 24, 2010 at 12:39 am

    very nice and responsive UI. Buy i wish i can view my friends’ photo in full screen, or at least some degree of zoom in.

  2. Keith
    December 24, 2010 at 3:55 am

    About Nokia and their official symbian keyboard, I was watching a video by Nokia on YouTube and one of the comments asked if they were working on a better multitouch keyboard and Nokia’s answer was that they aren’t focusing on that right now 😦
    Too bad, I hope someone comes up with a good multitouch keyboard for the new symbian phones

    • Murble
      December 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm

      What is the advantage of having a multitouch keyboard? Aren’t you always pressing one key at a time?

  3. zippy
    December 24, 2010 at 3:59 am

    i dont like that keyboard for landscape, as it removed SWYPE! haha. just wished swype is enabled for it. i still prefer the t9 over this qwerty, i type slower on gravity qwerty. think it’s just me

    • Keith
      December 24, 2010 at 4:38 am

      I think You can disable it

      • zippy
        December 26, 2010 at 5:51 am

        yea, found the way to use swype. press “edit” then it’s swype/t9 keyboard!

  4. Doug
    December 25, 2010 at 4:31 am

    Keyboards are fantastic but they both need period keys next to the space bar. I don’t get why it’s not there. Even the comma should be there as well. Auto capitalization should also be there but isn’t. Keyboard is very good otherwise.

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