Symbian S60v5 compatible apps For Nokia N8

Here’s a list of apps I compiled that I currently have running on my N8.

Gravity was the first app I installed after receiving my N8 during the QT developers track (http://store.ovi.com/content/6855).  I haven’t used Gravity since Christmas Day 2009, that’s when I switched from my N97 to the N900.  At Nokia World 2010 I had a chance to meet with Gravity’s author Jan Ole Suhr (@janole) and warned him I need to switch IMEI for my Gravity license.  The IMEI swap was quick and the confirmation email had a link for downloading the full version.   I am quite happy that Jan did not charge me for IMEI swapping or making me purchase another Gravity license.  I would have had no objections to repurchase or pay an IMEI swapping fee so for such a great app.

There are a handful of Symbian^3 (S^3) apps in the Ovi Store, I will not go into further review of these apps, but instead I will focus on Symbian S60v5 touch screen (N97mini, 5800) apps that run on my Symbian^3 device.

Skype for Symbian is not available in the US Ovi Store probably it’s due to the Verizon exclusivity.  Just last week Skype for Android was released and this might be a positive sign that we eventually will be able to get Skype for Symbian officially from the US Ovi Store.  After a week of searching and trying different version of Skype, I downloaded Skype for Symbian version 1.1 that works on the N8.

Fring 4.4.13 I have downloaded the one from the Ovi Store (4.4.09) and it would hang & I cannot make any video or audio calls.  IM portion was working without any issues.  I went to their website from the N8’s web browser (www.fring.com) and downloaded the latest version of the app and have been making video and audio calls even to Fring users who are on iPod Touch/iPhones (iOs) and even to Fring Android users.

Qik lite v.1.0.56 I had an old file and installed it on the N8 and it works great.  Martyn Brett (@martynbrett) noticed something weird that Qik is not searchable in Ovi store but you can download it via the Ovi Top Apps application.

Evernote I installed the Evernote_070302.wgz file that also works on my N97.

Shazam I really missed not having a music-tagging app on the N900. I downloaded the Shazam5800.sisx file from the web.  Although this is not the unlimited version, it allows you to tag 5 songs a month, which is suffient.  Recently, Instinctiv Player added a taglib functionality to their player which was filling the void for a Shazam like app for N900.

Other note worthy Symbian S60 v5 apps:

Best Screen snap http://store.ovi.com/content/1540

OpenTable http://store.ovi.com/content/29177

Opera Mobile 10 http://store.ovi.com/content/20975

Opera Mobile Mini web browser 5.1 http://store.ovi.com/content/4687

Here is a list of other ideas for apps, Thanks to @gerrymoth for compiling it.

Lenny Bonsignore
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