News,Symbian

Swype for Symbian Updated – Finally!

12 Jan , 2013  

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As we reported at No More Swype For Symbian Now? , Swype stopped working on Symbian almost one and a half month back. However, as said at Fix For Swype For Symbian Is Available , we got a fix for it but it required hacking.

Guys at Swype did promise about a new update extending the beta trial.  Finally, we have received a new beta build which is working, again.

Hey there Symbian users. We’ve made a small patch for those of you who’ve experienced the timeout on S^3 and S60. Click that download link over there to find the update. We’ll be watching the forums so reach out if you experience any problems.  Thanks Symbian Swypers for all of your dedication, and I hope your Swyping finger isn’t too lazy from the holiday feasting.

In the spirit of Symbian and 2013, we’re giving away some Swype gear at www.facebook.com/swype. Head on over and try your luck 🙂

More to come!

Peter @ Swype

Head to Betalabs to download the new built.

I was one of those who was lazy to hack and use a fix. Finally after 40 days, it feels great to be back on swype, what about you?

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Apps,How To,Symbian

How to authorize Gravity to upload pic to your Filckr?

8 Dec , 2012  

No doubt, Gravity is one of the best Twitter clients out, it also features client for various other social service. Few may also be  unaware that they can use Gravity to upload images directly to their Flickr account.

Image upload feature supports several services  including Flickr but if you want to upload to your Flickr account you need to authorize your Flickr account with Gravity. So how to do it? If you go into Image Section > Settings, you will get a screen like below:

All you need to make gravity upload images to your flickr account is Flickr code.

How to get Flickr Code?

To get the Flickr Code, visit http://mobileways.de/flickr and you will be redirected to Flickr Authorization page.

Click on OK, I’LL AUTHORIZE IT.  You will be provided a code, put it inside Gravity’s Setting> Flickr Code. Gravity will show you a message, authorized, once code is verified online.

Okay, you’re done setting it up. Now keep uploading and flood your Flickr. 😉

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News,Symbian

Fix for Swype for Symbian is available

26 Nov , 2012  

Yesterday, Swype for Symbian’s beta expired and stopped working as we reported. Update was unlikely from the developer, but great community has finally managed to find a fix for it.

varfolomey on Daily Mobile Forum has patched the dlls to update the expiration date for the beta build and as he stated, he updated year to 2099!

Quoting him:

Swype was programmed to work until today, now it is useless and hangs whole the system
http://betalabs.nokia.com/trials/swype-for-symbian-2-0/bugreport/version-old-swype-gestures-not-working
Since no update is coming we need to try to patch some dlls ourselves.

Only unpacked PenInputLayoutPluginSwype.dll contains a date – oct 19 2011 (screen)
This is a date when package was build (screen2)
I tried to put 2012 instead of 2011, but that didn`t help
Any suggestions?  Smiley

So I managed to fix Swype at last. I was correct about 2011 in a first place. My mistake was that I packed modded Dll and Swype didn`t start. Just now I decided not to pack it and it worked. I changed date to 2099.

FIX
put file into c/sys/bin folder and restart

if you have swype installed on E drive, you should put file into e/sys/bin and hash file into c/sys/hash

 S^3 varf.zip
 s60v5 varf.zip
 S^3 hash file.zip
 S60v5 hash file.zip

Big thanks to him for a quick fix. This is just an another example of how great community never lets Symbian or MeeGo die (completely).

Thanks @vin2ktalks for taking it to our notice. 🙂

Source: Daily Mobile Forum

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News,Symbian

No more Swype for Symbian now?

25 Nov , 2012  

Not a totally true title though, but considering various points, it’s all same. The first release of Swype appeared in store long back when there was no split screen support in Symbian. Even the swype didn’t have it. The second version of Swype came into the Nokia Betalabs with split screen support and few improvements and finally it was the version which was usable. I believe all swype users on symbian relies on this beta version.

After the Nokia’s transition from Symbian to WP, support for most beta products in Betalabs for Symbian  was removed. Latest beta release of Swype mentioned that it was the last beta release for Swype and next release will be made into store and this release was back in 2011! This second version never came to store, neither a new beta release was made. Well, it didn’t matter to most because all had access to this beta release.

But today morning, Swype started reporting “A new version is available. Please update to continue using it”! Though you can type using the keyboard, but you cannot swype. Update available? No update in store, neither in betalabs. Apparently, beta version expired today. So you are now forced to use swype from store which is without split screen support (doesn’t make any sense in this world!). Looking at the Betalabs’  approach towards Symbian, it’s hard to say if a new version for Symbian will be released. We are left with two choice, either just use swype keyboard without swype support or get a old swype from Store. Third option maybe to get back to Symbian’s default keyboard.

Personally, I never liked the Symbian’s default qwerty keyboard. Keys are not properly aligned to make it feel natural. However, Nokia Belle FP2 keyboard is somewhat usable, but hey I am on Belle Refresh. I am really hoping either we get a new beta or the existing beta is graduated and released to store.

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Games,MeeGo,Review,Symbian

[Review] Dalton The Awesome Reloaded

5 Jul , 2012  

I had a lot of fun playing Dalton The Awesome on Nokia N9, spends lots of hours playing it. So stumbling on Dalton The Awesome Realoaded and buying it at the moment on my Nokia N8 was obvious. I bought it right away. But how was the experience? Let’s find out.

More…

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MeeGo,News,Symbian

Nokia Air : Leaked Video of Nokia Air Promo

26 Jun , 2012  


Nokia Air Promo video is leaked which shows Nokia Air running on few cool devices.  This Nokia Air cloud service provides an integration of complete cloud through out the phone.

Nokia Air will let you sync contacts, calenders, media contents and apps. No need to download the contents, just stream! You will stay updated with it’s cloud technology always.

Video features three devices, a tablet, a smartphone and a small mobile device. Choose the device and where to start. 

It also shows a completely different and new UI. No more menus.  Just choose the Apps and Games from the Store and play. No need to download. Hence, bringing completely cloudy experience.

Look of the OS is like combination of Symbian Belle and MeeGo. It maybe Symbian Belle FP 2?  But again, if we are looking at Tablets, Symbian running on a Tablet at nHD resolution is weird. It is also possible that this new UI may make it possible to run itself are higher resolutions. Possibilities are many, nothing can be said until its official. But if this thing comes to Symbian, surely Symbian users will get a fresh life to live.

Are you excited about this stuff?

 

 

 

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