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October 6, 2009

Your favourite experimental Nokia app


GLOBAL – Tucked away in a lesser-visited corridor on the Nokia Beta Labs site live a collection of exciting experimental apps. Last week we drew your attention to them in our video poll (a couple of which we know have already triggered your enthusiasm), to find out which of these innovative shards of software earned your vote as best in show. Read on to find out which app stormed to the top of the class.

Romping home to victory with 34% of your vote was Nokia Photo Browser, a slick little app that lets you scour your snaps easily and in style courtesy of some handsome 3D effects. Photo Browser is one of the best scoring apps on Beta Labs in the reader ratings stakes with an average of over four-stars after 43 reviews, so you’re in good company voting it as a Conversations reader favourite. We’ve been fans of Photo Browser since it first emerged on Beta Labs back in March, and have since posted a couple of pieces on it, first exploring the touchscreen version for N97 and 5800, followed by a story on the non-touchscreen version. Here’s a video of it in action starring our very own Nokia Conversations graduate Charlie Schick…

Second place went to the Handwriting Calculator with 13%, closely followed by Nokia Image Exchange (read more) with 13% of your vote.

The fourth spot went to ‘other answer’ and a bunch of you took the time to scribble down your favourite apps, and although it’s not technically in the ‘experimental’ section on Beta Labs we’re happy to reveal that Sports Tracker was by far the most popular app listed by many of you.

Next in the popularity battle was Nokia Magnifier (read more) with 8%, tailed by Nokia Easy Meet with 6%. Each earning 5% of the vote were the new Nokia Braille Reader and the Nokia Kamppi trial (read the full story). Nokia Green Explorer followed with 4%, leaving Audio Smileys trailing with just 2%.

Poll results

What do you think to the experimental apps listed and how they ranked in our video poll? Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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