Video: TheTrainLine.com App for Symbian demoed on Nokia N8. Buy train tickets and check train times with ease!
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!)
Video and screenshots: Trill on the Nokia N8 – Excellent Twitter App for S60 and Symbian^3 – Available for FREE at Ovi Store
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
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!
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
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
[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.
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:
- App Manager
- Hit settings, i.e. the bar that says “Application manager”
- Click “Application catalogues”
- Click “New”
- Enter in details as shown in screenshots below.
- Catalogue Name: maemo.org extras testing
- Web Address: http://repository.maemo.org/extras-testing
- Distribution: fremantle
- Components: free non-free
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.
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.]