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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8 Comments

1. prashant_93 unregistered

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

2. x7black7x

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

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

3. karanstyle

Posts: 188; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

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

4. miguelghs

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 19, 2012

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

5. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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

7. miguelghs

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 19, 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 ;)

6. miguelghs

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 19, 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 ;)

8. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

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

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