It’s got enough lime light more than a billion downloads and enough share of fame and critics choice. Here is Nokia’s attempt and breaking the groundbreaking software trend that won Apple a million hearts. Apple sold more handsets merely for their support of the App store.
Now Nokia have decided to take things in their stride and come this may Nokia are starting their own version which is going to be called the Ovi store.
Nokia really would succeed based on their choice of content and how well they design a platform to integrate them. More than a platform it should be a choice of the PC and mobile interface that would enable users to intergrate the apps, pics that they have in store in their mobile and PC to be integrates shared viewed etc.,.
Nokia’s trick is to offer users much more than applications and games, by including other content like images, podcasts, audiobooks, widgets and more through a single interface. In that sense, the Finnish giant will consolidate the best experiences from its existing content services including Download!, MOSH and WidSets to a single channel.
Unlike other content/application stores out there, Nokia said their Ovi Store will be the first social- and location-aware storefront. What this means is that you will receive different mobile content recommendations based on your and your friends’ preferences, and current location. This may sound spooky for the privacy advocates, but the whole thing is made to function in an opt-in manner, only if user activates social discovery “engine.”
Nokia N97 will be the first device to include the pre-loaded Ovi Store client, while existing Nokia Series 40 and S60 users will have to download a dedicated application.
Finally, to appeal to both end-users and operators, Nokia will allow two type of payments for the content – either using a credit card or through operator billing. Guess the latter model is designed to get more carriers on board.
Lets just hope Nokia brings in something revolutionary like the device in which it is going to appear.
[Via : pressrelease]