Bot list on N8. You add them as widgets which can then actively “learn” your preferences. Which contacts, short cuts, and general usage stuff like battery/calendar
Nokia Bots – I enjoyed this app on my N97. Now it’s available for Symbian^3 users.
For S60 5th users, it’s also received an update:
- some performance updates
- bug corrections
Bots is a little bit like an artificial intelligence app which monitors your usage, so can adapt phone behaviour to anticipate future action. This is a little bit like the “magical” Nokia Situations experimental app, but this one should be more intuitive and automatic. A combination of both providing some sort of sixth sense intuition might become part of the MeeGo experience, as hinted by Marko Ahtisaari.
There are five bots in total. A video is included below to demo them.
N97 mini bot demo
The Bots ‘live’ within a single homescreen widget, where their status, messages and suggestions are presented to you. Currently, five Bots are included:
Contacting your friends becomes a breeze when you let Contact Bot update your frequently called contacts to your homescreen. It simply learns which persons you call the most, and automatically puts them as shortcuts into a new Contact Bot widget where names and photos of top-4 contacts are easily available. Contact Bot is the first location-aware Bot: it can distinguish home and work from other locations and provide different top contacts at each learned location. This Bot was developed based on Beta Labs users’ feedback.
Do you ever forget to silence the phone for meetings? Or when the meeting ends, forget to switch back to normal profile, and miss calls? Profile Bot is here to help. Profile changes are suggested on your homescreen: confirm automated profile changes for each meeting with a single click, or let them be fully automated for you.
Setting up a wake-up alarm and silent profile for night time has never been easier! Alarm Bot learns at what time you use to wake up, and suggests alarms and profile changes on your homescreen nightly. Create a new alarm and automate night profile with a single click, and never again forget phone to silent profile in the morning.
New apps from Ovi store make the phone more useful and fun. With the help of Shortcut Bot, you get quick access to your most frequently used apps straight from your homescreen without configuration hassles: your preferences are learned in the background, and shortcuts automatically updated.
Battery Bot observes your battery status. In case the battery is likely to drain while you sleep, it reminds you in advance to connect the charger. Otherwise you might wake up too early because of “battery low” alerts, or too late if it drains before wake-up alarm.