Video: Vertical and Horizontal App Page Swiping for Symbian with Grid Touch – Free at the Ovi Store – demoed on Nokia N8

| November 10, 2010 | Reply

Remember this idea post and video from last year?

9 homescreens on the N900 – all accessible in one swipe


The original concept was not just for homescreens but also for your apps.

Whilst nothing of the sort has appeared on Maemo, Thanks to Offscreen Technologies, lucky Symbian owners (do you think it’s confusing not to name particular variations of Symbian, i.e. ^1, ^3) can try out a new grid style menu with Grid Touch. At the moment it performs horizontal and vertical page scrolling, which by comments of the N900 post would be the best way to go about it as the 9 direction would certainly confuse.


Offscreen Technologies have gone all out with this, providing a new look status bar, search bar with new portrait keyboard, instant grid overview look

What’s totally most awesome is that Offscreen Technologies are giving this excellent app away for free at the Ovi Store! Vaihab from TheHandheldBlog has a great demo video to share.


Go download Grid Touch from the Ovi Store now!

Cheers to Jim for the heads up!

VIA TheHandheldBlog


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Category: Freeware, Nokia, Nseries, Symbian, Video

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  • Andre

    Looks pretty nice it does.

    • Raj

      ya it does.

  • Ali Abdulla

    nice to c other options 🙂

    im still sticking with SPB shell tho, coz of the other functionalities

  • Mark Anderson

    I love Offscreen. Some simply brilliant stuff.

  • Keith

    Just downloaded it, works great! this app has a lotta potential, I hope Offscreen Technology works to deliver better functionalities in the future 🙂

    • alex68

      This is the lite version, I suppose. For a full fledged version, it won’t be free anymore.

      • Keith

        Yup, I guess so. But it’s good as long as they improve the UI, then I’m ready to pay

  • Fff

    Nice ui design, nokia have to look at this andget some ideas

  • James

    It is a nice effort and all but, unless one has like 4 pages or more apps installed, it really doesn’t do much but to hog up some memory.

  • hhallian

    is there an option in the N8 to view running Apps in a grid like the N900 ????

  • it simply rocks but its simple need more functions.
    when i touch a app the icon becomes big it wooooooos me

  • serbian

    i think that the best menu app is the N-desk 2.3! google it! ;))