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Nokia planning social apps for all mobile platforms

Nokia planning social apps for all mobile platforms
Nokia may have thrown all of its weight behind Windows Phone for its future handset releases, but that doesn't necessarily mean that Nokia doesn't understand that the best option for software, especially social apps, is not to be tied to one platform. 

Nokia Pulse is currently Nokia's only social app. It is sort of a mashup between group messaging, like BBM, and a check-in service, like foursquare, although check-ins with Pulse are private by default and only shared with certain circles. It has been in the Windows Phone Marketplace since October, but Windows Phone isn't the only place users will be able to find Pulse and other social apps from Nokia. Basak Ozer, Nokia chief of social and location apps, said, "These are social applications. To be social, you have to be on every platform." This means that Pulse, and any other social apps that Nokia has planned, will be making its way to iOS and Android soon enough, and may even find its way to more platforms like BlackBerry. 

We have to say, while we're not sure the world needs another social app (especially a group conversation/check-in app), it is very nice to see a company that understands the basic tenant of "social". Social means we get to connect with anyone, anywhere, on any platform, not just those who share our hardware choice. So, kudos to Nokia, and maybe BlackBerry and Apple (not likely) will take note.

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posted on 19 Feb 2012, 12:35 2

1. prashant_93 (Posts: 15; Member since: 15 Dec 2010)


This is NOKIA thats connects & serve people and not exploit people for profit.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 12:46 2

2. x7black7x (Posts: 118; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


yeah
"nokia connecting people"
they are getting back to work, nice move nokia.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 12:53 1

3. karanstyle (Posts: 188; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)


I already have it on My Lumia 710!! :-)

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 14:24

4. miguelghs (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


I hope it gets popular! I love the app and I would like to see my friends using it

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 14:30

5. jellmoo (Posts: 703; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


I know it's a bit of wishful thinking, but a version for the N9 would be very welcome.

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 14:53 1

7. miguelghs (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


@jellmo there is a version for the n9. You just have to download it from Nokia labs.
http://betalabs.nokia.com/blog​/2011/12/22/nokia-pu​lse-now-available-for-nokia-n9/>
Just click on the link ;)

posted on 19 Feb 2012, 14:46 1

6. miguelghs (Posts: 3; Member since: 19 Feb 2012)


@jellmo there is a version for the n9. You just have to download it from Nokia labs.
http://betalabs.nokia.com/blog/2011/12/22/nokia-pulse-now-available-for-nokia-n9

Just click on the link ;)

posted on 20 Feb 2012, 00:25

8. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 354; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Why can't I find Nokia Pulse in wp7 marketplace, in from India.

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