There are few decent native twitter client for smart phones with symbian OS. For me, Trill is one of the few. I downloaded and installed it to my Nokia E71 phone, and it’s cute.
Category Archives: My Nokia E63 Diary
If I’m bored, I usually browse the Nokia Ovi Store from my Symbian Nokia E63, then download whatever applications I find interesting. Anyway, since I’m from Cebu, Philippines, naturally, I got interested when I found my local newspaper, Sun.Star, has a downloadable application in Ovi Store.
When I played with it, I realized it’s not really a S60 native client, but it’s more of just a widget, a shortcut link. So when you click on the widget from you mobile phone, you will be then redirected to the mobile web version of Sun.Star. So it’s just like viewing from your mobile browser.
But nevertheless, I am happy to see my local newspaper in the Ovi Store. Following are screenshots from my mobile phone of Sun.Star.
I randomly found Inquirer, Philippine Daily Inquirer, from the Nokia Ovi Store. Of course, the curious me, I downloaded it to check it out.
It’s a so-so native symbian application. I guess my reaction is like that because I’m not really fond of reading newspaper online, how much more from my Nokia E63. I mean, for me, reading newspaper is always tangible paper for me.
Anyhoo, following are screenshots I took of the native application of Philippine Daily Inquirer from my S60 Nokia E63 mobile phone.
The texts are quite big, but the format is kind of annoying to look at — not my idea of pleasure reading.
It’s a full-featured native client, and works perfectly smooth on my Nokia E63.
If you have friends or groups, you can read shout-outs from other users.
To know more about Mobbler, you can find the story of Michael Coffey here, Mobbler — a Last.fm Radio Player and Scrobbler for Symbian. It’s interesting how he developed Mobbler as just a side hobby, and now it’s been enjoyed by many users. Quoted from that article:
After all, it was a hobby application that I was giving away for ‘free as in beer’; why not give it away so that it’s ‘free as in speech’ too? Since it was something I mainly wanted for personal use, I wasn’t interested in making money off it either.
Then, join me in the Mobbler Users group in Last.fm.
List of compatible mobile phones. Check here for more of the list.
|S60 3rd Edition||Nokia 3250, 5500 Sport, E60, E61, E61i, E62, E65, E70, N71, N73, N75, N77, N80, N91, N92, N93, N93i|
|S60 3rd Edition FP1||Nokia 5700, 6110 Navigator, 6120, 6121, 6290, E51, E63, E66, E71, E90, N76, N81, N81 8GB, N82, N95, N95 8GB. Samsung SGH-G810, SGH-i400, SGH-i450, SGH-i520, SGH-i550, SGH-i550w. LG KT610, KS10|
|S60 3rd Edition FP2||Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, 5630 XpressMusic, 6210 Navigator, 6220, 6650, E52, E75, N78, N79, N85, N96. Samsung I7110, INNOV8, SGH-L870|
|S60 5th edition aka Symbian^1||Nokia 5230, 5800 XpressMusic, 5800 Navigation Edition, 5530 XpressMusic, C6, N97, N97 mini, X6. Samsung i8910 Omnia HD. Sony Ericsson Satio|
I’ve been looking for dropbox or dropbox-like application to be available to my Symbian (S60) Nokia E63 mobile phone. Call me lazy but I hate plugging in cables to my phone to my computer just to transfer files. So most of the time I use bluetooth to transfer files from my mobile phone to laptop. But I could not find a more efficient way of transferring images from my Symbian E63 phone to the web. Of course, I can email the images but I hate dumping them all in my email. Though, emailing them to my picasaweb account is a better way.
But it feels comforting that you have this application in your mobile phone to where you can easily dump your files to be uploaded to the web.
The feature that I really want to use in 4SHARED is that I can upload my images taken by my phone camera by batch (folder) so it’s faster and more efficient than doing it one by one.
You can then access all your files uploaded to 4shared via web when in your computer / laptop by simply going to 4shared.com.
It just looks like exactly from my mobile phone too.
Then, another nifty feature of 4SHARED is that you can search for any files from your mobile phone — this gets handy when you are bored or if you need something. You can search for music and videos, then you have instant entertainment straight from your Symbian mobile phone.
So yes, I’m now fine without dropbox in my Nokia E63 since I have 4shared.
You can download it from your mobile phone here http://store.ovi.com/content/34397. Or, you can click on the following affiliate link so you can get started with 4shared. Then, let’s be friends in 4shared, add me to your contacts here http://www.4shared.com/u/xUQ2NyHj/owrange.html.
Following are the quick screenshots of foursquare from my battered Nokia E71.
I tried downloading it from my Nokia E63, but it did not work. The download button in the Nokia Ovi Store just froze. But I checked the Ovi Store via web, and it says that Foursquare is available for Nokia E63. So I don’t lose hope yet for my Nokia E63.
For more screenshots, you can check the Nokia Ovi Blog. Folllowing is a video of Foursquare on Nokia N8, taken from the Nokia Blog too.
Sociallyapp.com – Free Social Network (Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin, Foursquare) Client for Nokia Symbian
Socially integrates Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn into a single mobile client. Apart from the usual feed, wall, post, comment, search, retweet etc., you get some very novel, powerful mobile features:
Sync Photos (NEW) — photos of your phone book contacts are automatically synced with profile photos from social networks.
Desktop Alerts — latest updates from your networks automatically pop-up on your phone desktop.
CallerID Plus — see the Caller’s latest social status and updates on incoming calls
I was able to download it to my Nokia E63, and played it with for awhile. I haven’t really tweaked it much. Following are screenshots from the first few moments I used Socially, native client that integrates twitter, facebook, linkedin, foursquare for Nokia Symbian mobile phones.
Facebook on Sociall App from my Nokia E63
The Socially app’s sync features of birthdays and images from facebook to your Nokia’s phonebook is kind of similar to iPhone and Android.
Twitter on Socially App from my Nokia E63 mobile phone
Foursquare on Socially App Screenshots
You can find a complete list of Socially’s features from here. There are more features you can check.
To download straight from your mobile phone, go to http://m.sociallyapp.com/dnld/.
Following is a list of supported mobile phone units:
Nokia 6700 Nokia 6788 Nokia 6730 Nokia E52 Nokia 5730 Nokia N86 Nokia E75 Nokia 6710 Nokia E55 Nokia 6720 Nokia 5630 Nokia N79 Nokia N85 Nokia N96 Nokia E66 Nokia 5320 Nokia 6124 Nokia 6650 NokiaN78 Nokia6220 Nokia N96 Nokia 6210 Nokia N82 Nokia N95 Nokia E51 Nokia N81 N95 Nokia N81 Nokia 6121 Nokia 6120 Nokia 5700 Nokia E65 Nokia 6110 Nokia N93i Nokia N76 Nokia 6290 Nokia N75 Nokia N95 Nokia E50Nokia N93 Nokia N73 Nokia N92 Nokia N71 Nokia 6790 Nokia 6760 Nokia E72 Nokia E71x Nokia E63 Nokia E71 Nokia N77 Nokia E61i Nokia E62 Nokia E61 Nokia N97 Nokia 5800 Nokia 5530 Nokia 5230 Nokia 5235 Nokia N97Mini
(Edited to add this.) I noticed that if you have new updates, and you already leave (open) the Socially app, a sort-of bubble will pop up in the front screen. Cute, huh.