Audioboo launches on Nokia (at last)
Nokia was actually the 2nd platform we planned to launch on after iPhone. However, the S60 build we embarked on in July 2009 was such a difficult, convoluted and ultimately unhappy experience that we decided to dump the while project and focus on Android.
Fast forward a year and a bit and I was lucky enough to share the stage with Mark Selby of Nokia at the Radio Festival in Manchester. The beauty of these events is that they bring together people you’d probably never think of contacting in normal day to day life. So we chatted, swapped intellectual references (he does a great presentation) and finally worked out a plan to build an app for the newer S^3 devices. We wouldn’t actually build it – I was honest about our capabilities in that area – but we did give their developers access to our private API and provide support on audio encoding.
The App went into the Ovi Store just before Xmas 2010 and, I’m happy to say, has now gone live worldwide.
There’s a few things that need fixing. You can’t currently use the camera to add a photo to the boo (although you can add a picture from your library). And location viewing kicks you out to Ovi Maps, although quitting that does send you straight back to Audioboo.
If you’re on a Nokia device, you can get the app here.