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7 Symbian S60 5th Edition Apps I'd love to see on Maemo

| January 9, 2010 | Reply

1. Gravity

Undoubtedly one of S60 5th Edition’s saving graces, this app:

  • seamlessly integrates all of twitters features giving you an overall functionality not yet possible with other twitter apps for maemo.
  • Making tweets, sending replies and direct messages is so simple, especially since you can be notified of DM/replies with sound alerts.
  • I love how simple it is to tweet pictures too (and from several picture services), draft saving as well as the being able to make twitter searches.
  • You can even browse update and comment on facebook statuses and to top it off, a really decent google reader.

2. Ultimate Voice Recorder

This isn’t a highly publicized app, but I’ve loved it ever since it was on my older S60 devices. What’s great about this voice recorder is that:

  • you can quickly activate it in the background. You don’t have to open up the app and press record, you just tap a certain preset key (red key on N97) three times.
  • it runs in the background. Most voice recorder apps, if you switch windows they stop recording.
  • you can activate it even if the phone is locked
  • makes it easy to take down notes in a call/lecture
  • You can even set it to auto record all calls
  • Calls that are recorded get saved as that caller’s name with the time and duration of call
  • This app can be set to autostart. You’ll get a tape recorder icon to show its live, but otherwise you won’t see it in multitasker.

3. BBC iPlayer

BBC’s famous catch up service for your missed TV/Radio programmes.

  • Stream content (at great frame rate, Over WiFi and selected networks)
  • download (for later watching offline)
  • even watch programmes live as they’re being broadcast to your TV.
  • Easy mobile friendly navigation
  • It’s Free

4. Midomi Music Identifier

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Like Shazam but much better . Heard a track you just can’t figure the name to? Maybe you know how it goes and can sing or hum it?

  • Midomi can recognize the actual track, you singing or even just humming.
  • It’ll let you know the song, give you a sample of the real track (and even other people singing) and show you the album it belongs to.
  • It’ll show you lyrics as well as music videos of that track
  • It’s Free (At the moment)

5. Nimbuzz


- Perfect Mobile Chat client. There’s “Pidgin Messenger” for Maemo but

  • I find Nimbuzz much better, especially since I can just import my nimbuzz account and have all my chat contacts from services I’ve previously integrated.
  • You can make skype calls on it too.
  • You can make/join chat rooms
  • Nimbuzz is free
  • [Note: N900 does have integrated IM with its messaging App]

6. Vlingo

-The N900 lacks voice commands of any sort. Not even standard S60 style contact dialling/app.

  • Vlingo lets users create messages via voice
  • search web via voice
  • call contacts via voice
  • Create written notes via voice
  • Open apps via voice
  • even make facebook  updates via voice.
  • Oddly the web browser is nicer over vlingo because you can quickly hide the hideous S60 web toolbar and go fullscreen.
  • Vlingo is free, (upgradeable if you want to send more than a few messages/emails via voice)

7. Sports Tracker

- Want to keep track of how many miles you’re jogging/cycling around your town, as well as the actual tracked route that you’re taking with stats such as speed/height/steps?

  • Sports tracker stores all your “workouts” so you can keep check on your progress.
  • It’s also a cool app to use if you go to unfamiliar places.
  • Sports tracker will mark down positions you go to and you can check that later with an overlayed map on Google earth.
  • Sports tracker is free

What Symbian apps would you like to see porting over to Maemo?

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Category: 3rd edition, 5th Edition, Applications, Maemo, Nokia, Nseries, S60, Symbian

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  • Juan

    Well, in fact I will love to see Sports Tracker in 5th before Maemo…

    • http://bit.ly/6tX1T8 S.Manimaraa

      It is already availalbe for S60 V5 I used in my N97

  • Juan

    Well, in fact I will love to see Sports Tracker in 5th before Maemo…

    • http://bit.ly/6tX1T8 S.Manimaraa

      It is already availalbe for S60 V5 I used in my N97

  • Ronald

    Hi Check this apps list also here http://bit.ly/6tX1T8 at symbiandreams.com

  • Ronald

    Hi Check this apps list also here http://bit.ly/6tX1T8 at symbiandreams.com

  • http://movil.ceroentrecero.com FreemanAMG

    In fact, eCoach does everything you need on your N900. It’s not the same as Sports tracker, mainly, because lacks of more detailed statistics while running. But works pretty well for me.

  • http://movil.ceroentrecero.com FreemanAMG

    In fact, eCoach does everything you need on your N900. It’s not the same as Sports tracker, mainly, because lacks of more detailed statistics while running. But works pretty well for me.

  • Alex

    Vlingo on the Nokia N900 – I would be happy to pay. Make it happen.

  • Alex

    Vlingo on the Nokia N900 – I would be happy to pay. Make it happen.

  • http://mynokiablog.com Jay Montano

    8. Ovi Maps 3.03 (which is confirmed to be coming to Maemo)

    Update on the Nimbuzz thing – the conversations plugins help with that.

  • http://mynokiablog.com Jay Montano

    8. Ovi Maps 3.03 (which is confirmed to be coming to Maemo)

    Update on the Nimbuzz thing – the conversations plugins help with that.

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