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Categories: Apps, Tips & Tricks

One of the growing location based social network service, Foursquare, has been implemented in a Symbian app to allow users to check-in on their locations and share them with friends.

As some of you may know, Foursquare is currently not natively supported on Symbian platform yet, but thanks to Waze, we can now easily report out locations with just a few taps!

All you need to do is download Waze onto your Symbian device (touch/non touch)

Once the GPS signal is locked, click on the “Report” button and scroll down to reveal the Foursquare option.

First time users will be asked to login.

Once logged in, a list of nearby locations will be displayed. Just tap on any of them and you are done!

This is the confirmation screen once u have checked in.

Note: GPS locking is quite slow (was trying this with the Nokia 5800), no options to view badges or friends’ locations… but hey you get to check in without the need to go to m.foursquare.com on your browser! aha

Point your phone browser to http://m.waze.com/ now to download WAZE.

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Categories: Apps, News

Good news to all S60v5 users (N97, 5800, 5530 etc)!!!

Nimbuzz just rolled out a brand new version of its popular messaging app that supports Twitter!

According to them, they just did 3 great things by launching:

the most powerful Twitter app on Symbian – adding a whole new element of “real-time”!
a world first, with pop-up notifications for chats and events while Nimbuzz runs in the background!
added kinetic scrolling to all 5th Edition phones – which will rock your touch screen!

The fully integrated Twitter function is better than any standalone Twitter client for Symbian, plus you get all that extra Nimbuzz goodness!
You can Tweet, ReTweet, Follow, Unfollow, Direct Message, visualize Timeline, Search, view Trends, view Profiles… you name it!

Here is a list of the new features and improvements:

* Full Twitter client – Timelines, Tweet, DM, Searches, Trends, Profiles and much more!!
* Kinetic scroll – available for Symbian 5th edition touch screen phones (e.g. Nokia 5800, Nokia N97, N97 mini, Nokia 5730, Nokia X6 )
* Chat History –see all your past conversations
* Pop-Up notification – for new chats and other events whenever Nimbuzz runs in the background
* DTMF tones in calls – now you can press 1 in a call , when the robot tells you so ;)
* NimbuzzOut rate calculator – see the rates for calling to different countries
* Upgraded UI – new chat screen layout & contact list layout

Cant wait to try it on your Nokia touchscreen devices? Download the new Nimbuzz 2.2 for Symbian now from Nimbuzz.com

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Categories: Apps

Lookie lookie!

The Facebook app for the 2 Eseries models are finally available for download!

As I have tried to download it from the Ovi Store, I failed miserably as it does not support N86 and other S60v3 devices.

So if you have an E71 or E72 then you are in luck.

These are some screenshots I grabbed from here

According to Ovi Store, Facebook ® for Nokia E71/E72 lets you keep up with your friends right at your fingertips. Update your status, see what your friends are up to, upload photos, check messages and lookup phone numbers when you need them anytime and anywhere. Facebook allows you to comment on your friend’s statuses, RSVP to e vent invites and confirm or deny friend requests.

Point your phone browser to http://store.ovi.com now or check out the direct link here

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Categories: News

Seems like Nokia realised that many users are not clear on the direction and the app availability for email, social network and messaging on Nokia devices.

That’s why the company launches a new portal that features all the messaging options and ambitions.

The portal is divided into 3 main sections: Email, Instant Messaging and Social Networking.

Each section tells users what they can do on their phone in messaging and how it helps them to communicate better.

Once the user has selected the device, the graphic changes to match messaging options for the selected model.

Here’s a video overview of Nokia Messaging.

Check out the new Messaging site now!

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Categories: Events, OVI, Videos

Tero Ojanpera, Exec VP, Entertainment and Communities, Nokia, spent 45 minutes talking about developing for the era of Social Location.

He basically tells the developers how Nokia is opening up the platform so that apps can be built and distributed in order for users to discover. They are also opening up the OVI platform’s API and that will allow 3rd party developers to utilise it and easily plug into the OVI Share network.

Soon users will have the chance to upload photos, videos and other media to social networks like flickr, facebook, OVI etc and this can be done at the same time instead of uploading them to the networks one after another.

Nokia N97 SDk was also released so developers can build apps, take over the front screen and inform users on their latest updates and ‘new things’. The front screen is live and dynamic. Users do not need to open apps to find out details of things they constantly want to know about.

Here’s a video of this talk.

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