21 October 2011

Nokia 5230 Blog is Now Closed I have moved to Nokia Innovation

Nokia 5230 Blog is now officially closed and i will be writing from now on at Nokia Innovation.Nokia Innovation is a team based blog focusing only on the latest and greatest Nokia News and is "Your Portal to Anything Nokia".

Started over an year ago Nokia 5230 Blog has come a long way and Nokia Innovation is the next step.If you like my work here then just head over to Nokia Innovation to read s60v5,Nokia 5230 news and more.I wish all my readers to come to Nokia Innovation and lets make this transisiton a sucess.


Update: Its 2015 and just wanted make an update. I am currently not active anywhere except twitter, and for those die hard Symbian fans All About Symbian is your best bet for future news. I will also share whatever news I find on twitter too.

Friday, October 21, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0

20 October 2011

Foursquare releases a full featured QT app for Symbian

Foursquare has just released a new QT based app for Symbian which is a major upgrade over previous version.The app looks like its the N9 version ported to Symbian nevertheless its fast,its full featured.

                                                         image coutsey @nkumar_
The new features include Photo uploads, notifications,comments,listing venues and more and is pretty fast.Head over to Nokia Store and download the app just remember to download the QT version or download from the link below.
For more pics go here or here

Thursday, October 20, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0

Facial Lite now available on Nokia Store

Free version doesn't have widget, full messages, "more" button, photo upload, checkin, like comment, delete post/comment, add to calendar or rsvp to event.

So it's a stripped version of Facial but basic functionality is there.Facial Facebook  client for Symbian had been recently updated to version 4.0 and now the developer has released a free version with most of the features.

The features supported are

  • Ultra smooth scrolling
  • Feed, Friends, Photos, Pages, Events, Groups, Notifications 
  • Post, Comment, Like 
  • Facebook Messages (read)
  • Search 
  • Auto refresh 
  • Swipe gestures 
  • Black and White theme
The features missing from paid version are
"Free version doesn't have widget, full messages, "more" button, photo upload, checkin, like comment, delete post/comment, add to calendar or rsvp to event.
So it's a stripped version of Facial but basic functionality is there."


Thursday, October 20, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0

Soundtracker Radio 1.7 released

Soundtracker is a Social Radio app which gives you access to Over 10 million songs on demand and best of all free.

The changes include

  • Symbian Anna text player bug 
  • Symbian Belle performance
  • Hide password on setting page
  • Scrolling bug for my stations and nearby list
  • Improved performance of my stations and nearby list
  • Friends' Stations page improvement
  • Fixed bug of first item selection by editing my stations list
  • Optimized size for album images for my stations and nearby list
  • Email feedback with more info about the device
  • MP3 player bug
For Download and more info go to Soundtracker's Beta Labs page.

Thursday, October 20, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0

19 October 2011

Facebook Touch Site Redesigned for Symbian

Facebook Touch(touch.facebook.com) is the mobile version optimised for touch screen devices and it has got a pretty good face lift echoing the new changes for the desktop site.

 The main feature you will notice is a new menu in the top left corner giving easy acess to new feed,messages,pages,groups and more.

The notifications panel also got a facelift now looking like one from an iPhone app.Also the news feed also has been improved like in desktop site showing recent stories you like rather than just showing recent news which was populated by game spams(friends triumphs playing Farmville and the like).
 Also The status update has been changed adding Facebook's new feature allowing you to select who reads your updates.Though the update button required a refresh sometimes.

Overall the new touch site can compete with any Facebook app for Symbian and yes there are missing features like video upload and checkins.But for an average user Facebook has took the right path and will accelerate its path to global dominance.(Hope Google's listening).

via[the independent Symbain blog]

Wednesday, October 19, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0

18 October 2011

Foliant eBook Reader

While its unlikely that Amazon will release Kindle app for Symbian there a couple of good ebook readers combined with services like ManyBooks and Project Gutenberg can fill the gap.Foliant is one such eBook reader and a promising with nice set of features and good interface.

 The features include
  • format support EPUB, FB2 and TXT
  • complete library, grupirovka by author, genre and other parameters
  • search and download books from the Internet
  • trained support True Type fonts
  • turn on the display 90, 180, 270 degrees, support for the accelerometer
  • opportunity to comment on and rate books
  • Work with ZIP archives like folders, support for GZip archives
  • built-in English-Russian dictionary with the touch of a translation
  • user-friendly menu with support kinetic scrolling
  • support for the main character WIN-1251, ISO-8859-5, UTF-8, KOI8R, DOS
  • three modes of paging of the book: Kinetic scrolling, page-flipping stroke, page-flipping in the zones
  • hyphenation (supports English and Russian hyphenation rules)
  • detailed set of formatting text
  • support profile settings
  • backlight control (only Nokia and SE)
  • Russian, Ukrainian and English localization
Download the app from Official Site[Russian]

Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0

Socially 3.07 released

The all in one social app for Symbian has been updated to version 3.06 mainly bringing bug fixes.

The changes include
fixes bugs related to Facebook crash for some users & Twitter trends

download the latest version by going to m.sociallyapp.com on your phone.


Tuesday, October 18, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0

17 October 2011

Halloween Day Theme by TheShadow

Here is another cool Halloween theme complete with custom icons,cool wallpaper boasting 1000 icons for 3rd party apps.

  • Full Svg theme with light weight icons
  • 1000+ icons added
  • Toolbar icons, signal indicators skinned

Monday, October 17, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0

15 October 2011

Happy Halloween Theme by Iree7

Enjoy this Halloween season with this cool new theme by Iree7 complete with cool wallpaper,custom icons.

Download the theme from here

Saturday, October 15, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0

fMobi 2.0.1 released

fMobi facebook client has been updated to version 2.0.1 and now is available on Nokia store.

The changes include
"This version fixes problems with closing application and it still stays in memory. Menu screen status update is also updated. One language added and some minor tweaking in some languages."


Saturday, October 15, 2011 by Jerrin Francis · 0