Last year, David Gilson compared Google Maps and Ovi Maps, controversially finding that Google had the edge. However, Nokia has today announced that voice guided road navigation for Ovi Maps no longer requires a subscription fee and is available to all. Read on to see how this game-changing move effects the battle of the maps!
Recent Features - Series 60 - Page 4
S60 has long been without any form of Wikipedia application, besides the mobile web site. There are now two applications in early development, but do either of them significantly add to the mobile web site experience? David Gilson has been comparing all three and answers that question in this feature.
This page contains all of All About Symbian's tutorials on how to use the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic smartphone. Click on a link to see the relevant tutorial.
I asked an eclectic selection of 20 luminaries, bloggers and power users from the Symbian ecosystem: "Which is the Symbian-powered smartphone of the Decade? Which one was most significant, the most memorable, the most game-changing and the most loved?" Here are their answers, for your interest and amusement - and yes, a clear winner emerged...
When it comes to S60, we are fortunate to have a choice of which mapping application we use, but which is best? Is it Ovi Maps (Née Nokia Maps), with its world wide pre-loaded maps and PC integration, or is it Google Maps with the power of Google search? David Gilson has been testing both, and reports on his findings.
Sony Ericsson has introduced WebSDK, offering developers cross-platform web applications development for its latest Symbian and Android devices. So, what is Sony Ericsson's offering and how does it measure up?
Any open source project lives or dies by its members, whether those members are active contributors to the code base or provide support in other ways. The Symbian Foundation is no different. The responsibility for building and maintaining membership of the Symbian Foundation falls on the shoulders of Lauren Sarno.
We here at All About Symbian have been using Ovi Store for quite a while now, and have noticed a number of things that need to be fixed or could be improved.
We don't doubt the effort and resources that Nokia has put into this so far. However, we think it's fair to demand that Ovi Store lives up to the same general standards as other online content shops.
The Vibra API on Symbian smartphones has enabled developers to add ‘feel’ to applications for some time. However, a new generation of haptic feedback is being brought to the Symbian ecosystem by Immersion Corporation. This article explores the possibilities that may be offered by Immersion’s API and tools.
With all the coverage of recently launched manufacturer’s application stores it’s easy to forget that there have been several companies working in the application store space for a number of years. AAS talks to Eric Pfeifer, Content Acquisition Director at Handmark to find out what an independent aggregator has to offer.