Air Hockey. You versus the phone as you try and score a goal with the virtual air lifted puck. First to 5 wins and each round goes to a higher level with slightly harder opponents.
It’s really enjoyable (I love Air Hockey at arcades!) and great for those short distractions. It’s well worth a download.
The only things I’d like to see is the option for 2 player mode with multitouch support of course (though that would rule out S60 5th users).
Oh it’s meant to be played in portrait but was recorded in landscape.
You’ve got two price points with Air Hockey. An Advert-supported FREE game or £3.00 (variable by country) ad-free.
Above was the ad-supported version and you’ll note the presence of adverts (which you can skip or click to open an advert page). You’ll also need to have an internet connection. You don’t have to view the ads, just press skip.
DOWNLOAD FROM THE OVI STORE:
BTW for comparison here’s a paid version demoed on 5530 by TheBossAkib.
Note that you get cheers or awws depending on scoring or letting a goal in. It also looks a little faster here but part of that was due to my bad cam and video conversion (E.G. look at the image trail of my finger)
An alternative to Morpho QuickPanorama “Nokia Panorama” is now available at the Ovi Store for free.
In contrast to Morpho, the detail seems MUCH higher with the Nokia version. The seams are pretty much invisible.
The pic below is from Damien Dining.
I don’t have a N8 to test this out so I’m not sure if this is a stitcher panorama (where you manually line up the images) or a sweeping panorama (where you sweep from left to right as steady as possible) like the Morpho Quick Panorama
Thanks to @NOMOSdesign for the heads up.
If you check out Ovi Store there’s a NEW version of sports tracker. It’s so new, it doesn’t even over write the old sports tracker on S60 5th Edition. (If you have old sports tracker, it will automatically import your old data)
Sports tracker is an awesome GPS based app that tracks your location, be it for sports (running, cycling, casual walking) or you just fancy tracking your movements. It keeps a track on your speed (current and average speed), distance covered, altitude, Steps (and step rate) as well as showing you the exact route you took on apps like Google Earth or Ovi Maps. With an additional accessory you can even monitor your heart rate.
You can review workouts later, check out calories burned as well as all the other stats when live tracking.
It also geotags photos you take and sticks it on your route as well as music tracks you might be playing on your run.
(I had also had the most awesome time testing out this application for Nseries Urbanista with MsJen and Devin from TheNokiaGuide touring the world, tracking our travels. Sports tracker has come a long way and it’s nice Nokia continue to develop it. Please bring it to Maemo too!)
I have just installed the new ST so I haven’t had any usage time with the new Sports Tracker to give any feedback except show you some screenshot of the new look of Sports Tracker.
The icon’s changed, as has the start screen. The main Sports Tracker features persist.
I took the screenshots in offline mode and haven’t used it to track me yet (stuck trying to finish coursework – will update sometime maybe)
Some screenshots below. I haven’t used it yet so there’s no data (and also there’s no screenshots of the live graphs – there’s nothing to display on them as I’m stuck on my desk for the next two hours)
What are you waiting for? Head over to Ovi Store now and DOWNLOAD sports tracker!
Here’s a very quick demo of the classic Rubix Cube Game for the N900.
You’ve got a 3D rubix cube which you can rotate and also turn the individual rows like a proper Rubix Cube. There’s a timer as well as a REFRESH button to mix up the Rubix cube.
The rest is down to you to match up all 6 sides. What’s your quickest time?
Download it free at the Ovi Store (it’s called “CUBE”)
Mark Guim from The Nokia Blog has come across a GEM of an application at the Ovi Store, called Morpho QuickPanorama.
I’ve just tried it myself and I’m very anxious for morning to come so I can take some example snaps! (Too dark to get anything interesting). It’s a brilliant app, so easy to use and the results so far are fantastic
Not only can you take panoramic shots – you can take full 360 degree photos and even more! This app just quickly and seamlessly stitches images together (provided you are fairly steady).
Freeware: Nokia Custom Dictionary Word List Organizer V0.02(2) for S60 3rd and 5th Edition [Experimental]
Here’s a neat application that you would have thought was already in your phone but isn’t. What’s great about it is that it will allow you to edit your custom dictionary. Normally you can only add words, with less frequently used “added” word being phased out. Here you can edit/delete them if you want (say, if you’ve accidentally spelt it wrong). Great when you’re using predictive text and it keeps inserting the wrongly spelt word!!
- Open it via the app (not via message editor)
- Words added via QWERTY (when prediction is on) appear in T9 too and can be edited/deleted (note, you’ll need to restart the app to see newly added words via message editors)
- Edit by Language (it’ll ask which language at start up)
- View all the words in your custom dictionary
- Add new words to the dictionary via the app.
- Edit and Delete existing words via the app
- Check the total number of words
- Export the words from your dictionary (as an XML file)
- Import words from an xml file
- Scan text files to import all the words
- Transfer your dictionary to another phone
To download, head on over to Beta labs. Note, that it’s at experimental stage and you’ll Click to continue reading about Nokia Custom Dictionary
A wise move from Nokia. Ovi Maps on my N97 was absolutely stellar with the turn by turn directions, especially as it worked in offline mode. I could navigate even if my phone couldn’t get a signal. Not the same story with Google map, as great as it was, which (not only did not have turn by turn on N97) required a constant internet connection.
Ovi Maps should have been free a long time ago. Get a huge customer base using y our services and make revenue another way.
Remember this? Ovi Maps Q&A with Nokia’s Arshia Varlet, Pino and Danesh
[Side note: Wouldn’t Nokia have made a bigger impact had they just bundled Sat Nav functionality totally free? Why go pay for alternatives when Nokia Maps, now Ovi Maps, could make your phone your sat nav device. Unlike TomTom or Google Maps, Nokia is relatively new to people’s minds when they think about navigation. If you give Sat Nav functionality for free, they’ll be more inclined to try it, (eventually use it as their sole/main Sat-nav) whereas by charging, you open the realms to other navigation solutions, and turn attention away from Ovi Maps. Isn’t it better to: grab the end user whilst you can? Whatever the traditional business models maybe for SatNav, Nokia are (or were) in a unique position to bundle SatNav experience to loyal consumers, but instead, try to get cash out of them. Some Nokia devices are already rolling out with free Navigation – what about making it free on all compatible devices? At least consider being free for the high end devices that cost in the region of £400 – £500. ]
October 24th 2009
Ms Varlet must have found it hard to keep secret Ovi Maps turn by turn being free after our grilling!
Is this the theme for today’s announcement? Maybe improved search, improved satellite coverage? Or is that it…:s