...and the Nokia Beta Labs Contributor of the Month, May 2008, is Ricky Cadden*. Hurrah!!!
Jury: Mark Wheatley, Product Manager, Nokia Music for PC
Justification: Ricky posting fixes for some .NET problems a lot of users were having, and getting them using the application.
Although we did not have that many following the conversation it was definitely a good experience. There were a few beta labs users participating as well as Nokia employees. The topic was about how Nokia Beta Labs website and feedback system should be improved and we mainly discussed about how to receive and respond to feedback. Here are the main points based on the discussion:
- You would like to get more personal response to feedback you give.
- You would like to get notification about how Nokia is reacting to your feedback.
Click for more, I find this truly fascinating.
The Easter Bunny:
The Nokia PC Suite team, who is now piloting the new feature Communication Center through Beta Labs, is very much impressed by your passion to test their stuff and contributing your thoughts. They asked me to thank you, on their behalf, for your overwhelmingly abundant feedback!!
Here are some concrete examples about what they have appreciated the most:
Niko Nyman writes about Disney's decision to close their "promotional" community site:
As discussed earlier, we have now moved Nokia Text Messenger and Nokia Location Tagger to Beta Labs Archive. This means that you can continue using them, but Nokia is not further developing these as standalone apps, nor fixing any bugs.
The good news is that you can expect to get similar functionality integrated as part of standard Nokia offering in the future. Thanks for your valuable comments!!
We've decided to try out the idea of a chat session. You asked for it, we think it might be a good idea and here it comes. We have no idea if this will work or not - however we want to try.
The chat session will take place on Friday 28th 30th of May 2:30 to 3:30 pm EEST. Based on an educated guess, we chose to have the chat on IRC. Here is the detailed info for those who are familiar with IRC:
Guest blogger: Martin Ramsin from Nokia Maps team
Nokia Maps 2.0 is now ready to graduate from beta. Since it was announced back in February a lot of work has been done to correct bugs, improve and add new features.
Nokia Sports Tracker keeps evolving fast: now you can share video clips from your jogging routes journeys.
Wellness Diary updated: you can now import your activity data from Sports Tracker and Step Counter applications
Nokia Wellness Diary was just updated to 1.18.
- Seamless data import from Sports tracker and Step counter applications
- Minor bug fixes
- Supports also S60 3rd FP2, i.e. works in Nokia 6210 Navigator and 6220 Classic (tested), and should work in Nokia N78, N96 and 5320 XpressMusic (not tested)