Imagine, your nokia N95 got possessed by some Iphone spirit and the UI starts responding to the orientation of the phone. The moment you turn it 180 degree, screen gets landscape oriented and ,potrait- when turned vertical again. Yeah, it possible and I am currently testing this on my phone, and believe me it works great. All thanks to the newly coded Accelerometer Based applications.
Many might be aware, but for some who are still unaware of what does this accelerometer stuff is all about , here is a brief summary and some who need a lot more can check in symbian freak forum.
Mobile sensor APIs allow us to get the data from the embedded sensors. That 3D accelerometer inside N95 allows us to get notification about the phone tilt for example whether the phone is tilted 0,90,180,270 degrees.
Who is Samir ??
Samir hails from France and is the programmer behind release of some highly famous accelerometer based application. Check out his site.
Signing an Unsigned S60 Application
Some of these application are in beta version and you may have to sign it through SDN ( symbian developer network ) , else you wont be able to install the application . You can check out this simple tutorial at all about symbian regarding how to sign a S60 application. You may require a non tradition email id ( other than yahoo , gmail , hotmail ) which you can get it at www.mail.com or www.coolhotmail.com .
Still in beta version, the unsigned application is available to download at Samir’s website. As the name suggest , this application can change the UI of the phone based on the orientation. Check out the video below, I am using it on my phone, and, its just wonderful.
Its not only limited to UI orientation
Here comes the real power of Nokia accelerometer applications. UI orientation was just the starting and here is what more you can do with your phone.
Use your nokia phone as wireless remote like Wiimote with Nokmote
Amazing “Rock and Scroll” for N95
There are lots of games available, which uses this technology, to compensate keystrokes. May be you should have a look at youtube in your spare time.
Prevent wastage of time to read a SMS. Normal procedure to read a message 1. Unlock the keypad , 2. Open a message , 3. Read the message, 4. Exit message and then lock the keypad.
Now do all this by just shaking the phone.
Do you still wanna buy Iphone ??? (only thing missing here, is a multitouch interface ).