Ovi Store is now powered by Nokia DropFri, 2011-08-26 15:48
Very exciting news from the Nokia Drop team!
We proudly announce that Ovi Store is now powered by Nokia Drop. Store has integrated our service to their web experience and offers now a more user-friendly way to send applications, themes, ringtones etc. to your phone. This integration means also that you don't need the browser extension plugin to use this new Store web experience and you don't need to wait for an SMS before installing an app.
For example, if you have selected automatic mode from the Drop client, free application installations are started right away after downloading completes. This Store web experience supports Firefox, Chrome and Internet Explorer browsers and is currently offered as an optional beta for those of you who want to try it out.
Also, all previously introduced browser extension features continue working as before in Firefox and Chrome.
I want to also take the opportunity to thank you all who have supported us and given continuous feedback from the field and again we’d highly appreciate your feedback concerning this feature update.
Update 29.8.2011 - Ovi Store needed to roll-back to an earlier version on the weekend due to issues with web layout, and this also affected Nokia Drop. So please be patient, investigations are ongoing and needed actions will be done to fix this problem as soon as possible. Due to this problem we have temporary disabled Nokia Drop experience from Store web site. This is not affecting to browser extension features. Those are working as before in Firefox and Chrome.
Update 01.09.2011: Store feature in Nokia Drop is now enabled again. Java content download is still on hold, but will be released soon. Known issues are also listed in More Info page.
Update 27.9.2011: Java content downloading enabled and bug fix done in extension (after session was exprired, user was not able to send drop at first try). All old release notes can be found from: http://betalabs.nokia.com/apps/nokia-drop/more_info#releases