Apps,How To,Review,Symbian,Tips/Tricks,Useful

Long Exposure Camera – make your own light paintings and to simulate long exposures

12 Mar , 2012  

I always wanted to make light painting but what I lacked was a cam with long exposure. Yesterday, I stumbled upon a nice application, named Long Exposure Camera by Harald Meyar, known for their several apps for Camera. Let’s have a look at it.

Name: Long Exposure Camera

Publisher: Harald Meyer

Type: Application / Photo & video

Price: Rs. 25

Size: 0.27 MB

Store Link: http://store.ovi.com/content/261319

Description: Use Exposure Camera to make your own light paintings (screen resolution) and to simulate long exposures (slow but full resolution).
Different modes are offered, such as light, dark, add, difference,…
The final result can be directly uploaded to Facebook, Flickr, Picasa, and Twitter.

Let’s see if it really does those things that well?

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Symbian,Useful

Migrate your apps to the new Symbian Belle and Win a Nokia 808 PureView

10 Mar , 2012  

Nokia Developer is currently running a new , awesome competition. Awesome because you have a chance to win a Nokia 808 PureView if you’re a developer.

To participate in this competition, you must migrate your apps to the new Symbian Belle platform style using the Symbian Qt Quick Components.

We’re having an app design competition! In order to compete you need to have an application that uses Symbian Qt Quick Components and provide a wiki article that describes the key elements of your application design. The article should be detailed enough for us to assess the elegance of your design, and should ideally point us to a binary version we can test.

The winning apps will demonstrate UI design flair and style while remaining faithful to the core Symbian platform style (as captured by the design and iconography guidelines). We expect they will mix both standard and custom components, and have innovative approaches to branding and other design elements.

As soon as we can get hold of them from the factory, the winners will receive one of three new Nokia 808 PureView devices, featuring an unbelievable 41 megapixel camera and the new Symbian Belle UI. The winners will be among the first to get their hands on these truly amazing devices!

So what are you waiting for? If you’ve got coding skill, go and start coding! 🙂

For more tips, stay tune on Twitter @NokiaTips.

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Games,Review,Useful

[Game] Holi Hai! Symbian^3

7 Mar , 2012  

It’ Holi today. Tomorrow is Dhulheti, a colorful festival of India. For those, who don’t know about this festival,

The main day, Holi, also known as Dhuli in Sanskrit, also DhulhetiDhulandi or Dhulendi, is celebrated by people throwing scented powder and perfume at each other – Wikipedia

 

Are you too eager to play Dhulheti? Let’s play it on our Symbian device. Download Holi Hai! from Nokia Store  for free and Have fun. 😉

Holi Hai Description

Experience Holi in an Indian village. Squirt colours on others and have fun remembering the joys of Holi.

Details

Holi Hai has total 5 levels in different places. You get 5 different levels, showing different villege/city areas to play.

Character will appear randomly on screen. To throw color, just touch that character. You will get 3 minutes time to score as much as you can.

Game has cool graphics and interface. This game really reflects the culture of village and small Indian cities.

Download

You can download this game from http://store.ovi.com/content/124686 It’s a free game.

 

Happy Holi and Dhulheti. 

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What is PureView Pro Technology?

29 Feb , 2012  

 

On this 27th, Nokia announced its first device with PureView technology, Nokia 808 PureView, having 41 MegaPixel camera and everybody are just WOW! Well, that’s obvious. Even, how many would have expected this thing in a Mobile Phone? Surely very few, who are behind PureView Pro technology. But what is this PureView Pro technology? Many of you who may be unaware about this. Nokia have already released White Paper written by Juha Alakarhu, Damian Dinning, and Eero Salmeli for PureView Pro technology. Let’s try to understand it.

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Symbian,Tips/Tricks,Useful

Updated: List of Awesome Widgets for Nokia Belle

19 Feb , 2012  

Jonas1975 on Daily Mobile has created a nice thread for the collection of all working and awesome widgets that you may have not even seen before. These require to be installed on your C:\ (i.e. Phone Memory) and your phone should be hacked. But if you don’t have/want to hack the phone, simply sign this widgets using your own .cert and .key files. 🙂

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Why did Nokia choose Windows Phone?

17 Feb , 2012  

Many wondered a year ago why oh why did Nokia go with the Windows Phone platform? There were so many possibilities back then. Let’s see which those were. First of all there was the almighty Android, and many thought that might have been the best choice. Second, there was Nokia’s lovechild, MeeGo, which is an amazing OS by the way, and third there was Windows Phone.


Everyone believed that Nokia choose WP7 because of Elop’s past Microsoft experience. In my opinion, that had nothing to do with it. Nokia would have loved to keep MeeGo, but it wasn’t getting enough developer traction, which as we all know is vital for an ecosystem. Qt started blossoming way later and, as some sources inside Nokia Romania indicate, it might come to WP7 too as an SDK. So Nokia had two choices: Android or WP7. And they choose what was the closer resemblance to MeeGo, Windows Phone 7. There are lots of things these two have in common. Think about swipe gestures, think about simple homescreens, think about pinning webpages to your homescreen. At the time of the choice however, WP7 had no multitasking, but now Mango does a pretty decent job.
Many would wonder why Nokia suddenly decided to shift it’s strategy to an OS they had no control over. Well, it’s easy. It’s all about economics. Nokia had to do hardware, and a whole bunch of software. There was the Symbian division, the MeeGo division, the Qt division, the Maps division, should I go on? All these divisions are hard to manage by anyone, be it Kallasvuo or Elop. So they had to cut some of these divisions, and they decided to cut those who had the least performance, Symbian and MeeGo. They could no longer bring home the bacon so to say. An outside OS would have been painless for Nokia, and they could once again manager the company with better control. Symbian moved to Accenture, and so did Qt. Nokia still calls the shots, but they got rid of a lot of stress. If Symbian manages to survive and flourish, all the better. If not, they have WP7.

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