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Video: TheTrainLine.com App for Symbian demoed on Nokia N8. Buy train tickets and check train times with ease!

December 6, 2010 11 comments

Back in October we saw thetrainline.com advertising their application using the Nokia N8.

This app has been available for download from Ovi Store for a few days now and let me tell you that it’s awesome!

It is a really slick useful application for UK train travellers. You can check train times as well as buy train tickets but it goes so much further in making a very smooth and visually appealing interface to interact with. Over checking the browser version, this is leaps and bounds in speed and usability since it’s mobile (thumb input) focused and also uses very little data (no constantly clicking a new page).

We’ve got a video demo below as well as screenshots and more details about this great app!)

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Video and screenshots: Trill on the Nokia N8 – Excellent Twitter App for S60 and Symbian^3 – Available for FREE at Ovi Store

November 24, 2010 5 comments

Twitter user? Yes? Then here’s another great alternative to the almighty Gravity. This folks is “Trill”. It’s FREE at the Ovi Store and offers quite a lot of functionality and looks great too. (yup FREE. Load on as many handsets as you like at no charge)

  • Fast start up. Loads all previous tweets.
  • Very fast at fetching tweets, even on slow connection. 3G not needed (as was the case with Tweetgo.net being entirely browser based)
  • Swipe left/right to navigate between timeline, replies, DMs etc
  • Big finger friendly buttons when tapping tweets
  • Search within app
  • Tag links/search
  • Cute little bird animations during search load (and initial twitter connection)
  • Profile viewer
  • Trending topics viewer

It’s available to download for FREE for S60 and Symbian^3 from the Ovi Store.

Click to see demo video and features/screenshots not seen in the video

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FREEWARE: Nokia Panorama Available at the Ovi Store for your Nokia N8 (And Nokia N900)

October 7, 2010 10 comments

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

Click here to download from the Ovi Store.

Thanks to @NOMOSdesign for the heads up.

New Sports Tracker on Ovi Store (N97/S60 5th Edition Screenshots inside) Freeware

April 14, 2010 7 comments

I saw @Camb078 and @gerrymoth tweet about an upcoming new version Ovi Maps. Good thing I managed to sort out Ovi Store today (been having installation problems yesterday)

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!

Freeware: Nokia Custom Dictionary Word List Organizer V0.02(2) for S60 3rd and 5th Edition [Experimental]

February 2, 2010 2 comments

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

Freeware: Egg Timer for S60 5th edition

January 2, 2010 1 comment

Got something simmering in the stove or roasting in the oven? Need to leave it for a while, but need a reminder to make sure you won’t forget and let your cooking burn? No timer on the cooker or timer is only on the cooker itself?

You should get Egg timer for S60 5th Edition. It’s free at the Ovi Store.

  • 59 minute analogue timer
  • Metallic finish
  • Use touch screen to turn the dial. Time automatically counts down.
  • Remaining time displayed below
  • Better than alarms, you don’t have to work out number of minutes + current time.
  • Vibrates per each minute you turn the dial
  • Mechanical sounding alarm
  • You can leave it in the background

DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FROM THE OVI STORE

How to: Getting more apps to your N900 – Adding application catalogues to app manager.

December 18, 2009 31 comments

[Update: Be warned, some apps from this catalogue may harm your N900]

As a N900 user, you might be aware that although Ovi isn’t yet officially ready for the N900, you can still get buckets of apps via the app manager.

[App Manager>Download>Refresh]

With the app manager you can download lists of applications from predefined “Application Catalogues”. (If you haven’t already, make sure all preloaded catalogues aren’t set to “disabled”.)

If you’re new to the platform, you might not know that you can add application catalogues to the N900. A great one to try is

Maemo.org extras testing“.

To create a new catalogue go to:

  1. App Manager
  2. Hit settings, i.e. the bar that says “Application manager”
  3. Click “Application catalogues”
  4. Click “New”
  5. Enter in details as shown in screenshots below.

You’ll get access to a bunch more apps than what’s available by standard ( – I think I must have tried out at least 20 in an hour),  and I think this catalogue gets updated more frequently.

EXTRAS DEVEL

For PR1.2 firmware:

Application manager --> Application catalogs --> New
Catalog name: maemo.org
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/extras/
Distribution: fremantle-1.2
Components: free non-free

BEFORE PR1.2 firmware


Application manager --> Application catalogs --> New
Catalog name: maemo.org
Web address: http://repository.maemo.org/extras/
Distribution: fremantle
Components: free non-free

[There’s also “Red Pill” mode for some more settings and packages, but if what’s said above is new to you, you most definitely will not need to check that out. It isn’t even intended for majority of developers or power users.]

Freeware: Ovi Daily App Awards (6 free apps to try, 7 days to cast your vote!)

December 14, 2009 2 comments

This morning, I received a DHL package from WOMWorld. As far as I knew, it was “just” the Nokia Bh-905 stereo bluetooth headset (unboxing in a mo!)

But stowing away with the bubble wrap was a card and a really nice brushed metal USB stick.

What’s in the USB stick?

I think I’ve already got one version or another installed of the apps above and they’re definitely worth trying out! Particularly Nimbuzz and Fring!

If you want to try them out, I’ve uploaded them all as a .zip file over at megaupload and rapidshare.

Click to download MNB DailyApp.zip from megaupload – Approx 5MB

Click to download MNB DailyApp.zip from rapidshare

Also, as mentioned in the card, check out this video over at blogs.nokia.com/dailyapp/appawards/

Vote over at http://blogs.nokia.com/dailyapp/appawards/

. What is your vote for Must-Have Music App?

  • BandFan
  • Midomi Music Identifier
  • Playlist DJ
  • Shazam
  • TuneWiki Lyrics Search

2. What is your vote for Must-Have Social Networking App?

  • BuddyCloud
  • Facebook for Nokia
  • Fring
  • Nimbuzz
  • Shozu

3. What is your vote for Must-Have Twitter App?

  • Gravity
  • Tweet60
  • Twittle
  • Twittix
  • Pixelpipe for Share
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4. What is your vote for Must-Have City Guides and Mapping App?

  • I Parked Here
  • Lonely Planet Live
  • PinPoints
  • Trapster
  • WorldMate2009
*

5. What is your vote for Must-Have Photo or Video App?

  • CellSpin
  • Nokia Photo Browser
  • Scalado PhotoRama
  • Touchnote
  • Qik
*

6. What is your vote for Must-Have Entertainment App?

  • Anina Backstage Model News
  • Netflix for Nokia (U.S. only)
  • Dad’s Cab
  • SPB TV
  • Vibrate

7. What is your vote for Must-Have News & Info App?

  • Accuweather.com Widget
  • AP News Widget
  • Bloomberg
  • Metro News Widget
  • Tech Buzz Homescreen Widget

8. What is your vote for Must-Have Games?

  • California Gold Rush
  • Eat This!
  • Farm Frenzy
  • Micro Pool S60
  • Super KO Boxing 2
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9. What is your vote for Must-Have Utilities App?

  • Doc Scanner
  • Florin Finance Tracker
  • SBSH VoiceQ
  • SMS Tag
  • Vlingo

Video: Twitter on the Nokia N900: via browser versus via app (Mauku)

December 11, 2009 3 comments

This video was made a couple of days ago and was initially just to show Mauku running on the N900. It’s a very simple, fast and easy to use twitter application, getting you to your twitter feed and sending out tweets quickly – respond/retweet and check out other people’s posted links.

To get Mauku,

  1. Go to the App Manager

  2. Click Downloads
  3. You’ll find Mauku either from “Internet & Networking” category or from “All”
  4. Just click “Mauku”, check “I understand and agree” and “continue” (Another great thing about the N900 and Maemo 5 is that it’s so easy to install an application. No deciding whether to install on Memory card, phone or mass memory, or having to accept certificate after certificate…Click install – Done.)

Whilst it’s fantastic that the N900 can load up websites like your computer does (check out N900 with YouTube – just fantastic!), some sites like twitter.com do need a little work around for mobile and the smaller screen.

Mauku is great for getting your tweets out quickly on the go and interacting with your feeds, but it doesn’t offer the same functionality as Nokia’s favourite Twitter app: Gravity. E.g.

  • cannot view replies from people you don’t follow
  • cannot view direct messsages
  • cannot twitter search
  • cannot upload photos.
  • cannot have drafts

I’d love to see Gravity for the N900 or Perhaps another Twitter App, perhaps an updated Mauku or a new one that offers the same functionality as Mauku.

Whilst we wait, because the N900 does have a powerful browser, it can load web clients for twitter. So it’s just a case of how well the site is optimized to be as simple and intuitive a user experience as possible.

  • Mark Guim from The Nokia Blog showed us Hahlo, which looks great on the N900. It’s one of my desktop bookmarks now.
  • TwitHive and twitter gadget are a couple more examples.

Do you know a better web client for twitter that’s better than Hahlo?

Free Game: Picture Memory Touch for S60 5th Edition/S60V5

November 23, 2009 1 comment

Picture Memory Touch is your classic “Pair Match” game.

You’ve got 36 icons, divided into 18 pairs. They’re scattered around a 6×6 grid and you’ve just got to find all the pairs against the clock.

Screenshot and Video Demo below.

Download for free from the Ovi Store (you might find it easier to download from your native Ovi Store client for this one)

[YOUTUBE=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THq9bL8YHBs]

Download for free from the Ovi Store (you might find it easier to download from your native Ovi Store client for this one)

For other free S60 5th edition games, check out the page link free-games-for-s60-5th-edition