Matt from Nokia Push gave us here at Nokiausers an heads up on some new cool video’s which detail the technology used in the Nokia Push Snowboarding in much more detail than we have seen before.·
We created them to demonstrate how using the Push Snowboarding technology can really show how a precarious situation affects the way you feel. Given very little contextual information on what’s going on, you can get a very good idea of the intensity and excitement of each situation by watching the sensors — hearts pounding, rush pulsing, and orientation and pressure react as the riders drop in and begin their descent.
Alaska – Two riders, one helicopter pilot, blizzard conditions and Push Snowboarding.
Check the sensor readings go crazy as two riders drop from a helicopter in blizzard conditions!
Morzine – Two riders, one security guard, a chalet roof and Push Snowboarding.
Watch the sensors pulsate, spin and pump as the two riders drop off a chalet roof at nighttime and board down the slope. See how the data on the sensors provides a visual to what they’re feeling. The anxiety of getting caught, the rush they feel as they ride away – all of it without actually seeing what’s happening.
Head across to Nokia Push Snowboarding to give them your feedback on what you think of these viral videos for the technology used during these tests.·
After the break you will find another special video where Terje Haakonsen takes the Push Snowboarding kit to its limits on the Arctic Challenge’s Slopestyle Course 2011.
According to a few sources around the web there are several reports that Snaptu, the popular mobile application which caters for all your Social Media Networking sites has indeed been acquired recently by facebook for up to $70 Million Dollars (unconfirmed).
Snaptu, since these various reports of the acquisition have now released an Official Statement on their own blog, which below you will find a few snippets.
The Snaptu team is excited to announce today that we recently agreed to be acquired by Facebook.
Our goal when we founded Snaptu in 2007 was to provide useful and innovative services to the 95 percent of mobile users that don’t have access to advanced smart phones.
Earlier this year, we announced the launch of a new Facebook mobile application to give people a great mobile experience on a broad range of feature phones. The Facebook for Feature Phones app currently works on more than 2,500 devices.
We soon decided that working as part of the Facebook team offered the best opportunity to keep accelerating the pace of our product development. And joining Facebook means we can make an even bigger impact on the world.
Congrats to the Snaptu team on this news from all of us at Nokiausers who many have enjoyed Snaptu on our Nokia devices since 2007!
Whilst reading my RSS feeds yesterday I stumbled upon a great discovery thanks to Jay of MyNokiaBlog where he came across the very first Qt facebook application for Symbian^3 and Maemo over at Kasvopus, which is Finnish for facebook.
Kasvopus requires Qt 4.7.2 AND Qt WebKit 4.7.2 to run. You can download this here.
This Qt client is very simple, and is currently still in Beta stage, but very worthy of trying out. Touch news entry to open it in details view where you can see the latest comments. You can easily “like” or comment the status entry or if it contains a link you can open that in device browser with a single click.
This client will soon be available via Ovi Store, and will also be available for MeeGo devices very soon.
Head across to http://kasvopus.substanceofcode.com/ now to check out this great Qt app.
As the title asks, do you have a Windows Phone, or have any experience with the Windows Mobile platform as a whole? If so, we here at Nokiausers are interested in your experiences of this relatively·new Operating System, more so with your suggestions on actually making Windows OS even better.
Many of us already know that Windows Mobile OS is lacking in many area’s, and its not just these we are interested in hearing about, but also looking to hear about your thoughts on the platform.
Also if you would like to see it customized to bring it in line with what Symbian users around the Globe have become accustomed to with their high end Nokia handsets over time. Not talking about the UI here, but functionality, and user control over the Operating System.
It’s pretty clear that Nokia will release their first Windows Phone in the low to mid range, with an high end Windows Phone to follow in time. Nokia wants to get the Next Billion users on board, and in doing so will ship an affordable Windows Phone to markets where consumers have either never owned a feature phone, or surfed the Internet, let alone had a mobile phone that can access the World Wide Web.
So, back to Windows Phone for the high end, a top of the range Nokia device running Windows; What is it that you, as an experienced Windows Phone user would like to see? ·Obviously Nokia hardware will come into its own here, including great optics, and connectivity, but what and how can the existing Software you have used be improved?
Your answers, suggestions, and ideas on how to better Windows for Nokia are invaluable, and you can be assured that Nokia will be reading, so please take your time, and help better Windows for Nokia phones.
You can either leave a comment below, or you can click here and post within our Nokiausers forums. If you are not a registered member, it only takes a few minutes of your time to register a free account. Look forward in reading your posts!
The popular music application Soundtrcker for Symbian has received a welcomed update, bringing with it not just performance improvements, but also now adding facebook integration following being highly requested by Soundtrckr users!
New features and bug fixes in Soundtrckr version 1.2 include:
- Facebook Integration. You will be able to post on your wall what you are listening to and invite your Facebook friends to join you on Soundtrckr
- Remove auto-capitalization
- Performance and various bug fixes
- Proper handling on log-in and connection errors
Also, those of you on T-Mobile USA will need to use Soundtrckr over WiFi for now. A fix for using the app via cellular network is currently in the works and is expected in the next update.
More info over at Nokia Beta Labs.
Great news for all you N900 owners out there, as you may recall me writing about MeeGo possibly coming to the N900 quite a while back, although only aimed at developers, this still won’t stop you enjoying MeeGo on your N900 even if you are not a developer.
Jukka Elund, Product Manager at Nokia, just announced that Nokia will be officially directing efforts towards supporting MeeGo on the N900 as·Developer Edition. Here’s a copy of Jukka’s statement on this news.
I am thrilled to announce a little thing we started at Nokia. Basically we want to have MeeGo running in N900 device, so that it’s really usable as your daily development device. Basic Handset UX should work, phone calls, SMS, web browsing. So we are concentrating on a few selected features and polish those to be “perfect”. It might mean that we leave out some things in MeeGo 1.2 trunk for this edition, but that is not the default intention.
We are doing this fully on the open, and I hope this is an interesting project where we all in the community work towards the same goal: have a great MeeGo edition in the N900. This work is naturally based on the great work done already by N900 adaptation team lead by Harri and Carsten.
The wiki is up here:·http://wiki.meego.com/ARM/N900/DeveloperEdition. It will populated with more information as we go, thanks for the patience.
Jukka Developer Edition product manager
Hat tip – MyNokiaBlog
Here’s an Exclusive video from Push Snowboarding that features Gary Greenshields, who takes us closer than any sensor could as he opens up on what keeps his love of snowboarding alive. A few precious moments captured from our Push Snowboarding alpha testing in Austria. Enjoy. pushsnowboarding.com
Ville Heijari, Bird Whisperer at Rovio, talks to my good friend Julien Fourgeaud at Mobile World Congress, and gives us some insight of what’s happening in their world. For those of you that are not familiar with Rovio, shame on you.
They are indeed the Finnish developers who brought to the mobile gaming world Angrybirds which is an highly addictive, and enjoyable game to play on your Symbian device.
A brand new type of Internet is now available via Ovi Store called Layar, bringing an Impactful Augmented Reality in Your Everyday Life. Check out the video demo below posted by Layarmobile on Youtube.
Owners of S60 and Symbian^3 devices with GPS, front-facing camera, compass and accelerometer can now rediscover the world around them using Layar’s augmented reality browser.
“Augmented reality is changing the way people view the world,” said Raimo Van Der Klein, CEO and co-founder of Layar. “Layar’s goal is to bring the AR experience into people’s every day lives and with this offering we are able to provide Nokia users with that rich digital experience on their mobile phones.”
More info here.
Source – DailyMobile