Updated Nokia Point & Find: Real-time mobile discovery now available globally on most S60 devicesMon, 2009-11-23 14:28
Written by Sophie-Charlotte Moatti, Point & Find team
It has been a little while since my last post. Our team has been busy over the past few months incorporating your feedback, and preparing a brand new UI for the Nokia touch devices. I had also hinted that more people around the world would be able to download and use P&F, read on to learn more. We look forward to hearing from all of you now.
Let’s start with improvements to the user experience. We’ve fixed short of 100 bugs in network connectivity and overall stability of the client on some of our best-selling devices: N82, N95 8GB, N95, E71, E66, N81, N81 8GB, E51, 6220, 6210 Navigator, N97. Our hope is that the client will look more snappy and mature to you than its previous release, although some fixes had to be postponed. In particular: 1D barcode recognition in the shopping experience isn’t as reliable as we’d like it to be, especially on 3.1 devices; and start-up time on the 6220, 6210 Navigator is sluggish. Our R&D team is working on those issues now.
We’ve also released a client for the N97 with a brand new UI that takes advantage of the device’s touch capabilities and large screen res (see a screenshot below). Give it a try and tell us what you think. It will soon be ported to other devices of the S60 5.0 family.
Last but not least, you can download our client from anywhere in the world at pointandfind.nokia.com. We’ve re-designed the site to give P&F a more mature identity (what can I say, we’re growing up…) There are a couple of use cases you can play with no matter where you are: a City Guide, in which you point your camera at a place you like, give it a name or type a brief comment, then press ‘tag’. Others may see your tag next time they point at this place. The 2D Barcode experience connects you instantly to information that’s embedded in the code, be it a URL, a contact (vcard), etc. Try it on this one:
Our team is eager to hear your feedback on this new release. Please continue to use this forum to tell us:
- How our quality push is affecting your experience,
- What you think of our new N97 client,
- How you like tagging in the city guide, to share your memories or leave notes for your friends around the world,
- Anything else that can help make P&F more useful to you.
Coming next are some new features that will make it easier to create and publish your own experiences. Stay tuned…
Sophie-Charlotte Moatti and the P&F team
Download Nokia Point & Find at pointandfind.nokia.com