Ovi Daily App review: Usablenet optimized web apps

Ovi Daily App logoI love checking out applications on my smartphones and I was pleased when Nokia reached out to me asking if I wanted to help check out some apps and post reviews over on the Ovi Daily App site. Of course I jumped on the opportunity to offer some variety over on the site, along with several other writers, and my first review is now live. Please go and check out my review of four Usablenet optimized web apps and then visit the Ovi Store for over 100 more from them.

At first I was thinking there wouldn’t be much to these apps that are essentially optimized websites. However, the four that I selected to check out are directly applicable to my life and actually offer a greatly enhanced web experiences, all for free. Since the current browser on Symbian^3 devices is still the older S60 browser, it helps to find apps that actually make the browser experience good. Maybe when the new updated browser is released you may find it better to visit the websites for these companies, but given how functional and enjoyable these apps were on my N8 I think I will likely stick with them even after the update.

I particularly like the Dell app where I was able to quickly search out the unlocked Nokia deals. The FedEx one is also handy since I send most of my evaluation gear back via my FedEx account. Do you find any of the Usablenet apps useful?

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Jeff Kohut
January 25, 2011

Can’t speak about the UsableNet web apps as not sure they are supported on my E71 (search for usablenet on OviApp did not present me with apps), but to me, it seems that Nokia REALLY needs to get the better Web browser out and needs to push for HTML5 support/compatibility from the browser so that companies have to build fewer apps and can do more with browser technology. I know there will always be a need for SOME apps, but as this review on Usablenet shows, having an excellent browser and supporting technology might eliminate the need for some applications. Nokia is looking for a way to get ahead of Android (or at least not fall as far behind) and I think web apps and Flash Application support is the way to do that (as it requires fewer App developers).

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duduk
February 7, 2011

ahhhhhhhhhh… nokia n8 gayness!! n8 = FAIL

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