the OVI store really sucks.
it has no good apps and cannot be compared to the Apple App store.
Nokia needs to add more apps. to Ovi store to be more used.
Am checking Ovi on daily basis, but always find nothing new.. :(
ahmed, 14 Apr 2010well, the ovi store has not been around for as long as apple's app store, so thats a rather bi... moreI found the Ovi store frustrating, as the "recommended for you" front screen was misleading. Ditch the ringtones and videos for Apps only. You can get these elswhere on forums.
well, the ovi store has not been around for as long as apple's app store, so thats a rather biased point of view !
Don't compare to the App Store. Compare to Android Market. That's the more relevant comparison. They both started about the same time. And both markets are a source of apps in an open environment where users can get apps elsewhere.
When you compare to Android Market, you can still see how poorly Ovi is doing. Sure the numbers of downloads are high. But that's spread out over a bunch of models. Androids got fewer models, yet developers are still piling on 5000 new apps per month into Android Market. That should tell you where developers are placing their bets. Android Market is the fastest growing app market/store right now. It'll outpace Apple's app store in months and outgrow it in a few years if this keeps up. Compared to that scenario, Ovi isn't so hot.
tinyiko in south afr, 14 Apr 2010nokia application store sucks most applications are low class and dont work with most devices,... moreso you're saying the iphone has nothing but grown up apps? funny. i'll admit the ovi store is a joke, (coming from a n900 user) but a the apps i download only HELP me out on my phone. making my life simpler. and i do agree with most of the nokia fanboys on here, the iPhone is incomplete UNLESS you download apps.
if i wanted to play games, it wouldnt be on my phone, trust me. it doesnt beat a pc by far.
on a side note, maemo has ALL the apps i need, even if they only have 200 apps. thats all i need. if i need something else, there is deb files like google chrome.
You know what I would like to see?
A New N-Gage, which caters for faster processors and graphics chips. Nokia could have come up with winner with the last generation, but spread it too thinly across too many device. Mile High Pinball, Reset Generation, Bounce Boing Voyage and Hooked on:Fishing were all great games. The limitations of the format though meant it got old really quickly, and they took out the GFX chips from the N-series :(
So much potential.
The point of the App store and Ovi is so that developers get paid for their work.
Smart developers go where the money is, which is the App store.
That's why the App store dominates, the App store has most of the Ovi store apps plus a LOT more.
Yap,Symbian was & is the best OS till now in the world.But,future.....bad(i think so),coz,Nokia now a days wants other kind of OS(Like MEEGO).But,i think it will b bad for company.Coz,already some big software company r confused to for which model & which kinds resolutions app & games they will make.(exp:there is no any sis format fifa10 from EA was not release,but in otherhand they make a HD FIFA10 for iph0‹2ne & Gameloft...they already leave the symbian os,etc)So i think its time to take a good decision for Nokia.
NOKIA, 14 Apr 2010OVI is just people who say that there is no app store on there NOKIA.
Even nokia knows that i... more "I can hack my phone anytime and install very useful apps free of cost..(no need to "jailbreak" and void warranty)."
And get buggy software from dodgy websites with a risk of bricking your phone? No thanks. Dev, or Store is best.
OVI is just people who say that there is no app store on there NOKIA.
Even nokia knows that it doesn't need one.
NOKIA rules !!!!!!!!!!
I dont care what others say.......
Symbian is the best OS in the world for mobiles. No need for foolish apps from app store. I can hack my phone anytime and install very useful apps free of cost..(no need to "jailbreak" and void warranty).
Cannot compare apples to oranges.
Nokia apps are available elsewhere and users are not locked into OVI monopoly like iPhone users are locked into AppStore monopoly run by Apple.
Someusers may prefer bying from the place where they bought apps in the past due to discounts and convenience of going to single place.
Symbian has been on the market much longer than iPhoneOS. If I have Symbian apps, I do not need to visit any store at all.
Comparing it with the Apple Appstore is stupid to be very honest ... if u have an IPhone (not jailbroken), u will need to go and only go to the App Store to get apps...
On the other hand, Symbian users are not tied to Ovi Store per say .. There are free to download apps not just from Ovi Store but also a lot of other places ... and not all symbian apps are on the Ovi Store ,..., A majority of brilliant apps (like epocware or LCG) are still sold thru their own website and not ovi store
[deleted post]Iphone is good only in user experience. The rest features is useless. . . . . More Nokia mobiles are sold till today iPhone.
Nokia is No.1, visit any website you'll get Nokia first, expect apple.com offcourse.
We have nokiasoftware.com, symbiantalk.net, ipmart.com, opda.hk, mobile9.com, getjar.com, etc that provides all the great symbian apps, cracked n hacked for free. And we don't have to pay a cent or dollar$$. . ! And i love symbian n nokia for that. They give freedom to users. Whereas apple has only app store. What a garbage!
I'm a active Nokia user and I barely use ovi store.. 1.6 M downloads are only from Ovi store but if you count total numbers of downloads by Nokia user per day, it will be easily cross the mark of 20M downloads per day .
Nokia users are free to download app from any where...
Other than that, Nokia apps can be found for free on hundreds and hundreds of websites, you don't need to go Ovi.
Of course Nokia does mind a bit, but they can't forbid anything cause it's the customers phones, cause they bought it.
Nokia thinks open development is good for the social mobile society.
Adversity breeds evolution as they say.
This is kinda misleading.
The reason Ovi store has less total downloads than Appstore is because Nokia phones already comes pre installed with about more then 75% of the social, map, office and connection apps in the OS, these are the apps that iPhone users has to download and pay for, all part of elaborate scheme by Apple to to make money.
People don't understand how much Nokia give you when you buy the phone and how little you actually need to download to complete the phone.
Instead people stare themselves blind at Apples twilight fascist/kapitalist diktatorship over their customers money.
Apple sells you a car without wheels, steering and seats and if a Apple store is the only place you can buy them then of course they will make money.
Nokia give you everything a new car should have and more, no need to buy parts.