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Augmented Reality: Wikitude For Nokia Is The Best Augmented Reality Browser Ever

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

Augmented Reality is not only cool, but really useful too. Just pointing your device around and seeing in real time where something is located is really practical to find places, people, and facts. Nokia, unfortunately, didn’t have a really complete and useful Augmented Reality Browser, until now!

Augmented Reality has been out for years now. A really recognized Augmented Reality app is called Layar. Layar is not available for Nokia but is popular among Android and iPhone users. However, this Augmented Reality browser for Nokia is slightly better than Layar, it is called Wikitude.

wikitude nokia Augmented Reality: Wikitude For Nokia Is The Best Augmented Reality Browser Ever.

Wikitude is an AR browser for both Symbian^1 touchscreen devices and S60 3rd Ed devices. Wikitude is just available for a few Nokia handsets since it needs a hardware compass which many Nokia devices don’t have. So what can you do with Wikitude? Well, you can explore your surroundings like a bionic man, you know, terminator style. With Wikitude you just select the world you want to see and then Wikitude shows you around about that world. Let’s say you want to know where the closest Starbucks is, you just select the world ”Starbucks” and by pointing your device around with the camera, Wikitude will show you exactly where that Starbucks is. There are different worlds available, you can see YouTube videos recorded around you, Twitter users around you, Best Buys, Walmarts, important buildings, Wikipedia entries, and many more… And by the way, Wikitude is free!

A cool fact about Wikitude is that it was developed using Qt. That is why it is available for both S60 3rd ed and Symbian^1. As soon as you fire up Wikitude you can see that is a really cool and good looking app, showing that Qt can do amazing things. When you install Wikitude on your device, the app will automatically install the needed Qt libraries for your device to use. Pretty cool! You can get Wikitude here: Store

Very nice review of this app! Really liked it and I would download it myself right after reading this if I had a compass enabled phone! Enjoy!

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Socially 1.40 Released for Symbian – Now Supports Geotweets

18 de May de 2010 Leave a comment

It’s been a while since I last looked up the Application, ‘Socially‘ the twitter application from Antarix for your Nokia device. Back a few months when I first checked it out, it was still in its infancy, and lacked quite a lot of features that another well known twitter app has, Gravity.

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A few months on, and ‘Socially’ has transformed into quite a comprehensive twitter client now, with more features, and with the latest 1.40 release, it introduces GeoTweets, and integrates with Ovi Maps instead of Google Maps.

‘Socially’ is not just all about twitter either, with support for facebook, and LinkedIn too.

Here is a snippet from their support page..

antarixWe just released a new version of Socially app v1.40 that supports Geotweets

Now when you post on Twitter, you can add your location to your tweets. And while reading others’ tweets, see their location on the map (if they have added location while tweeting). 

Not just that, you can also search tweets from nearby location by adding your location while searching on Twitter! 

Socially is a must-have client for your Nokia handset, allowing full access to Facebook, Twitter & LinkedIn from one place. With Socially, you can see all your Social Contacts in your Nokia phone address book; Sync photos of phone contacts with their profile photos from Facebook; see Birthdays of Facebook friends (NEW); receive automatic Social Alerts of activities happening on your social networks & more! A social network client like no other for your Nokia phone.

You can pickup ‘Socially’ for free in the Ovi Store, so why not head over there today, and give it a try. Of course, the developers of ‘Socially’ really look forward to users feedback, good or bad, as they are always looking to improve the application based on users feedback.  You can leave your feedback for the developers here.

This app is looking very good for me mainly because of the Facebook integration (obviously the twitter client also helps). I’ll see what this can give me 😉 . Looks VERY good as of now 😀

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Twitter on your Symbian device? No problem…

7 de February de 2010 Leave a comment

2 Questions for you! 1st – Do you own a Symbian powered device? 2nd – Do you use Twitter?

If the answer to both of these questions were “Yes” then I have some really good news for you!

David Gilson published some very interesting tables with various information about several Twitter clients for your phone (In Symbian, java and web formats) over at All About Symbian!

Follow the link to see what he thinks! Oh and enjoy Twitter on the go!

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