Ovi Store launched this week and with it came a whole host of apps and utilities for us to download. Sure, we’ve seen some of these before but we thought it time to check out what Week One of Ovi Store has to offer those looking for a freebie or two!
This is the first week of Ovi Store and while there have been a few teething troubles getting the service up and running, they seem to be getting sorted quickly.
We reported a couple of weeks ago that Ovi Store would launch with around 1000 apps and it seems we were right, as a quite look around offers up nearly 1000 different apps for our Nokia 5800. We were disappointed to find that most of the content that people seem to have uploaded so far has been rather tacky wallpapers for £1, not what we were expecting when Nokia asked for developers to get involved!
However, there is plenty of content on Ovi Store and more being added all the time. We thought we’d take a look around and check out the best free software that is current showing up as ‘Recommended’ on Ovi Store.
CLASSIFICATION: City Guides/Maps
DOWNLOAD SIZE: 2.202 MB
This is an app that wants to ‘simplify your travel’. It does this by turning your Nokia 5800 into an personal travel assistant, offering real-time Flight-alerts for over 350 airlines. You can look up flights from every every commercial airport in the world, as well as check out the weather in the destination you’re about to hit. Other features include a World Clock and even a Currency Converter.
CLASSIFICATION: News & Info
DOWNLOAD SIZE: 0.574 MB
AP News has been designed specifically for use with your Nokia 5800 and allows you to tap into its newsfeed and interactive photo galleries. Putting the marketing spin to one side, this is a great resource that gives you the latest headlines, as well as allowing you to pass them on to friends with one click.
Qik – Share Live Videos
CLASSIFICATION: Photo & Video
DOWNLOAD SIZE: 0.26 MB
Looking for a quick and easy way to use the video camera on your Nokia 5800 and stream the feed online? Qik is that tool and the fact that it’s free is something of a mystery to us, as stuff like this usually costs! Qik can be embedded into your personal blog, MySpace, Orkut or Facebook page, as well as allowing you to spread the word via Twitter and Share on Ovi.
CLASSIFICATION: Social Networks
DOWNLOAD SIZE: 0.265 MB
If you like to share information with your friends and vice versa about where you are, where you’ve been and the experiences you had there then you need Buddycloud. This app is a mobile social location platform and an Open location API that allows you to add comments about places you’ve been, helping your friends get a better idea of where is fun or interesting to check out.
DOWNLOAD SIZE: 0.308 MB
Make the most of the GPS tracking in your Nokai 5800 with this app that allows you to time alsorts of racing and outdoor events. The features allow you to analyse lap times, making it perfect for motor sports, or those who like to circuit train. Apparently, this version is good until October 31th 2009 when the license expires, after which an updated version will need to be downloaded.
So, what do you think. Have you tried any of these apps yet, or are they other tools on Ovi Store you prefer? Let us know in the Comments section below.