Lumiappaday #2: 3D Brain demoed on the Nokia Lumia 800

| November 23, 2011 | 16 Replies



This is Lumiappaday #2. If you don’t know what that is, that’s a segment where I’m showcasing all the WP apps I’ve been collecting but have been waiting for Nokia hardware to put on You can navigate to this by going to the Apps category and scrolling down toย Lumiappaday.

This time I’m looking at an app that I found particularly useful for me. This semester we’re looking at the brain so this app called 3D Brain was quite helpful.


#2) 3D Brain


Price:ย It’s free at the MarketPlace


Video: ย

BTW, there’s no particular structure as to the type of apps I’m demoing, they’re mostly random. Some more useful than others, some just for fun, some just useful to you if you have a particular interest in something.


You get a list of some main structures in the brain, an option to add labels, and a very helpful ‘info’ bit that gives you a lot of information as well as links on that particular region of the brain. The 3D brain part of it is the fact you can rotate this 3D Brain 360 degrees. Half of the brain is cleared out, and whenever you pick an area, half of the brain is cleared except that anatomical portion. I’m really liking that there’s a whole health+fitness as well as education section for medical related apps. Something I’ve been wishing for on Symbian.

Rating: 8.5

Design: 7 – Whilst pretty basic, it is nice and clean.

Usability: 8 – Simple but it works. Would be nice if you could zoom into the section on top of rotation.

Performance: 9 – Fast startup, No crashes, instant resume. I didn’t demo it that well in the video but the rotate is actually a lot smoother. It’s a lot smoother on the beefier Lumia 800 than my Omnia.

Price: 10 – This app is free. ๐Ÿ˜€ There’s no ads either.

Conclusion: If you like science/human body/brain/in Med school, this is a nice free app to have. Install away ๐Ÿ˜€


There’s quite a lot of apps to cover so there will be some days that there’ll be more than one app.


Category: Applications, Lumiappaday, Nokia, Windows Phone

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  • Jesse

    Thought these would all be apps I had used before, nice find!

    • Jay Montano

      Most of them would be I guess. There are some key ones I also want to put here but also some random ones ๐Ÿ™‚

      It’s just finding the time to fit it in. It takes oddly a lot more time to do Lumiappaday in this format that I had anticipated. Especially factoring in really slow upload speed :(.

      • Jesse

        I can imagine haha.. Youtube seems to intensify the slow uploads by 100 too. It is worth it though, I am enjoying them so far!

  • Did the battery die after using this app? Christ, what I’m reading of Lumia 800’s battery life is horrifying. I’m glad I delved deeper before making my choice between it and the N9. Disappointing, as I actually really like the Windows OS, but I’ll take the same beautiful body, solid battery life, MeeGo’s smoothness, and the front-facing camera over the sexy but juiceless Lumia 800.

    • Jay Montano

      I don’t know about others, but I get more than what I did with my Omnia 7. It charges quicker too. At least 1 day I get. But since doing a lot of reviews now, need to keep it on charge at end of day so not exhausted it completely yet.

      • Jay, do you find that battery life has actually gotten worse after discharging a few times? That’s what’s being said on the Nokia forums, among others.

        I was actually thinking of selling my N9 to a friend who absolutely adores it, and using that money to get the Lumia, but I just can’t bring myself to do it with so many people complaining about the battery, in addition to having half the RAM and no front-facing camera.

        If an update is released that seems to fix the problem, I’ll revisit a potential swap of devices.

        • MDF

          wp7 with they way it does multitaksing doesnt need more than 512mb so evene if lumia had 1gb it wouldntmatter
          secondly yes you have ffc on n9 but no skype videocalling so there are equally there too

          and dont hope that skype will bring videocalling on meego because it wont

          • Simo

            I’m willing to do without the ffc, nfc, and inferior ram since I like Windows Mango. But this battery life issue is most certainly a deal breaker for me. Some are reporting a 25% decline in juice while idle.

  • NokiaFan

    Dude, you just sold me Windows Phone! It’s a pity we don’t have this phone on contract in my country yet so I may have to buy an ugly HTC device. I really want a Lumia though!

  • FireDragon

    It is a nice series you are doing to aware common public with what WP offers to them.

    By now it has to be clear to everyone (on the blogs at least) that one-in-all smartphone is not possible anytime soon again and technology takes a 180 turn in order to go for money so we need to take at least 2 devices, until technologies of both earth and sky emerges in perfect harmony.

  • troll

    n9 will never get this kind of app. seriously.

    nor symbian.

    not trolling but nokia made the right move.

  • reebi

    Can you do some reviews of cases for the Lumia 800 too please?

    • Jay Montano

      Sure thing. We’ll do one for tomorrow? ๐Ÿ™‚

      • reebi

        perfect ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Viipottaja

    Wow, the app itself and the store look really fast!

  • Lipson

    Hi Jay, nice idea on this app-a-day.
    Can we have a similar thing for the N9/N950?

    I’m finding there’s “at least” 1 app-a-day coming out.
    And where there isn’t a top-notch app or one that interests.
    There’s almost certainly a clever hack/work-around/fix etc.