Thursday, January 31, 2008
Nokia is creating their own application in a collaboration with Reuters; their solution seems to be targeted more to professional reporters, but they believe it is also usable at executive level.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
- no need to manually check from different sites if there is a new application version available for some installed application
- application recommendations based on user's current application list ("users who have installed application X have often installed application Y")
- no need to implement an in-house solution for automatic application updates
- good and cheap channel to deliver applications
- Business. Sell ads to service and put ads to inventory client. Ads can be targeted based on user's location, language, installed applications, terminal model etc.
One more thing
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Tuesday, January 22, 2008
- Which customer uses our product in the most unusual way?
- Who uses our product in ways not expected?
More than 50% of respondents in India, Pakistan and nearly 30% in Vietnam indicate that they share, or would share, their mobile phone with family or friends - a figure which contrasts consumer behaviour in more mature markets.
Sunday, January 20, 2008
- I downloaded iSync plugin, installed it and paired E90 and MacBook together (btw: iSync was easy to get running).
- I opened system preferences from Finder and then Network settings.
- Click the small "+" at the lower left corner of the network settings screen to add a new device
- Small dialog opens, select your bluetooth device from the drop-down menu and give it a descriptive name
- Set telephone number to *99#
- Open the extended settings for the new network interface
- Switch manufacturer to Nokia and type in the correct APN value (this depends on your operator) and save the settings.
- This is it, now I was able to create a new bluetooth modem connection
Monday, January 14, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Sunday, January 6, 2008
Sports Tracker is nothing new, it has been around like a year or so. It started as "an application" which in my vocabulary means something that is "nice to demo but not used after two weeks". Some time ago application was upgraded to a solution, meaning that Nokia added a nice website and integrated that to the smartphone application. Now uploading exercise data from terminal is easy, you can see your routes plotted to a map and - one more thing - smartphone application automatically geotags, finds and uploads also photos taken during the exercise.
Friday, January 4, 2008
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
As any respectable computer science book has taught us, the only way to start a journey to some unknown destination, like new a language, is to say Hello World!
Previously I have been blogging about similar issues at Forum Nokia, but I feel that I need another, not-so-technical blog also. What I see is that there are lots of technically oriented resources available in the net, but those sites typically answer to question "how can I do this and that for platform X". Hardly ever I find sites that are trying to get answer to question "what should I implement for platform X".
Here is something to think about (source:Elisa): there were 50.000 3G users in Finland at the beginning of year 2005. At the end of the year 2007 1.000.000 users were having 3G terminals. Having growth like this must mean myriad of new services for people willing to do thing easier, right? Well, not really. Why is that? What is wrong?