GLOBAL – Fishing in Ovi Store‘s pool of apps is getting harder. Not because there’s not enough apps in the pool, but because every week there’s more to choose from. Never fear though, as the DailyApp folks have been doing the hard work and once again this week we’ve chosen three from their picks to highlight. Read on to find out what’s in store.
As usual, we’re focusing on our three favourites from last week’s selection, and we begin with the quirkily named Seekbert.
We all have our search engine of choice, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to deliver exactly what you want every single time. Seekbert takes the hassle out of playing the field by offering you instant searching on up to 60 different platforms. Simply type in the term you’re looking for and tap the icon of the service you wish to use. You’re not limited to search engines, either: icons for the likes of Wikipedia, eBay, Facebook and IMDB.com are present for hassle-free contextual searches too.
It’s a great simple idea well executed, and you can give it a whirl by downloading it today from Ovi Store for a reasonable £3 fee.
We’re equally impressed by Socially Mobile, another clever app specialising in convergence.
It pulls together the latest updates from Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and delivers all three in one interface so you can keep up to date with all your contacts’ comings and goings.
These days, though, that’s nothing particularly special, but this part is: it also integrates with your phone’s contacts list and brings up this information on screen when one of your contacts calls you, giving you an instant up-to-the-minute update on their latest news before you take the call.
Even more impressively, it’s totally free to download, and works with all Symbian S60 5th edition handsets.
The big advantage of these cleverly convergent apps is that they save you time, so for our third choice this week we thought we’d suggest something you can do with that spare time.
We’re talking about EDGE, a highly addictive non-stop puzzle game that works on all Symbian S60 3rd and 5th edition phones. If you haven’t heard of it before, the concept is simple: you roll a cube around progressively more complex mazes, with the object being to collect up a handful of scattered prisms, then reach a finishing point to advance to the next level.
As you progress through the 46 levels, the mazes get a lot tougher, with moving panels and shifting surfaces ready to catch you out at every turn. To get an idea of what we mean, check out this video:
Like the very best puzzle games, it’s simple and infuriatingly fun, and costs $2.99/£3 to download.
That’s it for this week’s selection – for the latest Ovi Store apps, get your daily dose from MyDailyApp.com.