Nokia Facebook App | Nokia Messaging for Social Networks
Finally the dedicated Facebook & Twitter application Nokia Messaging for Social Networks is now available for download and use for your latest S60 5th edition Nokia phones. From now on you can update your Facebook profile status, share and upload various images, post comments on your friends wall straight from your Nokia N97, Nokia XpressMusic 5800 Touch UI and other S60 5th edition devices.
Admit it that the Nokia N97 powers itself quite well and is probably the better of the two when compared to the iPhone. As we all know that the Touch UI based Nokia N97 is surely set to become the next big thing in the smartphones market with a 16:9 screen resolution (640 x 360 pixel ratio), built in 32GB of memory and 5MB LED Flash camera. The fact that N97 comes with a built in interface for Social Web 2.0 apps makes it even better, something that other similar mobile computers lack (like the 5800 XpressMusic). The official OVI store of Nokia have already uploaded the Facebook app and anyone using a Nokia N97 or 5800 can use it.
We at Chaos Inc. are also working (and sneaking around) to develop or discover a similar mobile app so that all you peeps using the S60 3rd edition platform can avail the uber features that Nokia Facebook application offers. However, till we find anything that is dedicated to Facebook and is compatible with 3rd edition devices, feel free to check out and enjoy Facebook on your Touch UI based Nokia 5th edition phone. If you are looking for a Facebook app for Nokia N95 then check out the post I made about Facebook earlier.
Let us take a look at the features that the Nokia Facebook application provides when installed on your Nokia:
- With Facebook for Mobile you can easily update your profile status with one click and thus skip a whole bunch of commands.
- Nokia Facebook Mobile application lets you send and receive event invitations, send PMs and add calendar entries. It also enables you to modify existing entries with the option to send PMs to the recipients explaining them the agenda.
- You can also follow or fan any official page of a blog or website, musicians, celebrities etc.
- Snap and Upload images, videos and other multimedia files on the go straight from your mobile!
- Create new photo albums or simply add existing photos from the SD card to any existing albums and with the combination of Touch UI and S60, it will take you less than 5 seconds!
- Qwerty keyboard set up and superb touch based scrolling (smooth scrolling too) makes this app the perfect companion of any S60 5th edition devices user. If you are on Nokia N97 then simply slide n go Facebook-ing straight from the built in home screen widget, it truly is ultra-fast!
- Enjoy Facebook ‘full on‘ even when you are on the road. All those awesome pop-ups and adding detailed information when accepting or receiving a friend request can easily be done through the S60 Facebook client for mobile.
- Receive Push notifications of changes to your friend’s profile straight on your home screen or application screen (when you launch it).
- Copy paste links and share your favorite bookmarks with your Nokia N-Series phone, even iPhone users can’t do it!
- Make comments on walls and on your friend’s latest status message, engage yourself by exploring the profile information of any friends without any limitations. Lookup phone numbers, validate any mentioned info or simply explore new profiles to make new friends!
The dedicated application of Facebook for Nokia will work with all network operators like AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, Vodafone, O2, Orange Mobile etc. If you are specifically looking for Nokia 3rd edition based Facebook application then please check out the post I made about Facebook for Symbian. Facebook for Nokia is compatible with Nokia N97 N-Series and 5800 Xpress Music smartphones. It should also work with the upcoming 5th edition smartphones of Nokia.
Download Nokia Facebook application free after you subscribe to the RSS feed. Also, feel free to add me in Facebook as a friend.
Updates 13th December 2009:
Here is a little update my good friends Nokia has released the official Nokia version of Facebook application which was previously made for Nokia E71 based PDA smartphones. However, it has been confirmed and tested rigorously to conclude that the official Nokia Facebook application works with almost all Nokia 5th edition and 3rd edition smartphones and touchscreen devices including the N-Series, E-Series and X-Series smartphones.
The official Nokia Facebook Application lets you post updates related to your status and check out what your friends are up to.
It additionally lets you upload images straight from your phone that you have perhaps taken from the phone camera or the laptop/desktop.
It also lets you sort, view and update all sorts of pending account or profile notifications such as friend requests, group invitations, fan page introductions etc.
You can view note contents and feed updates of your friends and instantly reply to their status without the need of leaving the screen at any point in time.
It also makes it possible for you to search your undiscovered friends, contacts and relatives online.
You can change your account info and details, view the image gallery of your friends with the help of the official Facebook client for Nokia.
Lastly, one of the most used feature in Facebook is also implemented in this Nokia Facebook client and that is the ability to send and receive instant pokes!!
If you are using the Nokia S60 V3 or V1 phones then it is recommended that you try this version of the official Nokia Facebook Client that comes embedded with the latest firmware builds of the Nokia E71 and E72 handhelds.
Please note that this application is not the default shortcut link found in the new versions of Nokia N97 phones. It is a mobile software which should work with multiple phones.
Updated – 30 Dec 2010
Now you can download the updated version of the Nokia Messaging for Social Networks released by Nokia Labs along with the older beta versions of the same app. The latest version includes an awesome interface with a contextual widget through which you can jump start your day to Twitter & Facebook straight from your home screen. It also includes push messaging based updates through the widget itself.
You can reply and view tweets/facebook wall posts instantly without needing to go through the web browser. It allows you to post comments, emails, call and SMS them right from the application itself. Nokia Messaging for Social Networks supports multiple simultaneous image uploads, video uploads and much more. You can view your or your friend’s profile, search & invite new friends/contacts, synchronize your faceb0ok events to your phone’s calendar and just do them straight with one click. For anyone using Facebook or Twitter – this is a must have app on their smartphones for sure. You can download Nokia Messaging for Social Networks free from below:
I have also included an alternate version of the updated Nokia Messaging for Social Networks application along with all the older beta versions of the app just in case your phone have trouble installing the latest version for whatever reason. Cheers and enjoy!