Posts Tagged ‘Ovi Store’

Video: Drum Machine demo for Symbian (S60 5th) Drum beat sequencer available at Ovi Store

December 21, 2010 8 comments


When I first looked at the video, I wasn’t actually sure it was meant to be a phone app due to the mass of detail on screen but it is. And it’s for you, S60 5th Edition users.

This is a drum machine –  essentially what you’re doing is arranging a pattern of beats/instruments to make a song i.e. pattern based music sequencer, like FL Studio, but just for drums.

It’s surprisingly VERY feature packed,

  • create your pattern,
  • arrange them into a song time line
  • very helpful zoom buttons
  • Can pan left and right (to make long songs)
  • Pattern play preview
  • Song play preview
  • Extensive Mix  and Tools View
  • Help section in

Check out the video below and if you’re interested, you can get it from the Ovi Store

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Update: Nokia N8 Ovi Store Revival – method 2 – (lost Ovi Store after hard reset)

December 14, 2010 9 comments

Following on from this first post on restoring Ovi Store, if that didn’t work we now have a new technique from XLeoVengences for you to try (at your own risk of course. It would be best to make a trip down to Nokia Care centre – note that a Hard Reset is NOT a user approved action, though we have been using it since forever on Nokia Symbian phones).

This method involves flashing your N8. Video tutorial instructions are included.

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Maemo 5 TwimGo twitter client coming soon to Symbian^3 (Awaiting Ovi Store approval)

December 13, 2010 5 comments

If you’re a Nokia N900 user, you might have downloaded TwimGo – a rare twitter client for Maemo 5.

It’s made it’s way onto Symbian and creator Tommi Laukkanen has submitted it to the Ovi Store.

It’s not yet in Qt Format (N900 version was in Qt Web Run Time) but Tommi Laukkanen says the next major revision will be.

It looks very thumb friendly in portrait. I wonder if it will sport the same double column as seen in the Maemo 5 version when in landscape. I’ll certainly be looking forward to giving it a go. It still only has Trill and mighty Gravity to live up to.

A video of the Alpha 3 Maemo 5 version is included below

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How To: Restoring Ovi Store on Nokia N8 (lost after Hard Reset)

December 10, 2010 26 comments

Have you hard reset your Nokia N8? Did you happen to lose Ovi Store?

Here are instructions as well as a how to video on how to get it back.

Before you start, you’ll need:

1. Nokia Qt Package from (consist Nokia Qt 4.6 and Nokia Qt 4.7)
2. Nokia Qt SDK
3. USB Cable

“Leo The Lion” from LeoTech89 has produced the following step by step on how to get it done. I’m not sure if it works but the two comments so far in the video seem to indicate that it does.

  1. Download Nokia Qt Package from and extract the package. There will be Qt 4.7 for Symbian^3 and Qt 4.6 for Symbian^3
  2. Copy both of the files (Qt 4.7 for Symbian^3 and Qt 4.6 for Symbian^3)to your Mass storage Nokia N8 and paste it Read more…
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Video: Nokia Ovi Store Ad/demo from Nokia Israel

December 9, 2010 2 comments

Here’s an advert/video demo for Nokia’s Ovi Store from Nokia Israel.

It’s in Hebrew which I don’t understand but the translation of the description is as follows:

Let’s see how you download applications from Ovi Store to your Nokia device.
Ovi Store.

Ovi Store is Nokia’s apps store offering you thousands of applications, content and games to your Nokia device.

Video explanation before you will explain to you how to download applications for your Nokia easily.

Interesting that they choose a Nokia N86.

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Ovi Store reaches 3.5 Million Downloads a day! Up from 3M 3 weeks ago.

December 6, 2010 20 comments

Word on the tweets: Ovi Store has reached another new record! Only 3 weeks ago we heard that they crossed the massive 3M/day download threshold. Now it’s up a further 16.7% to 3.5M/day. That’s 1.2775 billion a year if Ovi Store doesn’t grow any more (though we know this is just the beginning).

Content, ringtones/themes and most importantly, Apps are increasing in quality as well as numbers. Today we saw a couple of great and Free apps with Roller Coaster Extreme and’s ticket app by Masabi. (That’s just what’s posted here. There are many more in my piling list of great apps to review as well as well as apps already reviewed in the community).

We’ll update this post when we find more details and figures.

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Video: 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 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: Nokia N8 and TRON:Legacy Trivia Game Preview (available at Ovi Store!)

November 30, 2010 11 comments

Very new and hot off the Ovi Store shelves is the TRON: Legacy Trivia Game. Get it now as it’s FREE, FREE, FREE!

It’s a really well made game – slick interface that includes a host of media including a TRON trailer, videos, ringtones and really neat screensavers.

The game is a trivia puzzle based game which requires some knowledge of the film itself.

I’ve included a few screenshots and a preview video. Apologies for the state of the video, I’ve only realised after recording that the N8’s AMOLED was too bright for the camera and hence colours were off. After moving it to half colours were fine but could not record as the main screen for the game had changed irriversably (after unlocking – you’ll see). Sorry also for the harsh audio.

Anyways…preview video and screenshots!

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Video: Momentous Angry Birds Peace Treaty Skit. End of the feud?

November 23, 2010 2 comments

The UN has intervened between the Angry Birds and the Pigs. In return for the eggs, the pigs will be protected from aerial attacks. This is a momentous occasion for Birds and Pigs everywhere. Or is it?

This comes from Israel’s most popular comedy show, “Eretz Nehederet” and the sketch is of course based on the popular cross platform game by Rovio (and forever championed by Nokia and Ovi), Angry Birds which you can download from the Ovi Store

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How to: Downloading Ovi Store .sis installation files from Desktop Web Browser for offline phone install

November 22, 2010 10 comments

Here’s a very quick and useful tip from Iain Wallace of on how to download the .sis/.sisx installation files directly from Ovi Store. Now why would you want this? Well you might not have WiFi or mobile data on your phone but may have access to a desktop with internet.

I’d sure as heck like a PC download and installation of apps as my uni accommodation this year has pants signal and NO WiFi. (Come on Ovi Suite!)

Installation instructions after the break!

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