At the Mobile Word Congress in Barcelona, Nokia has unveiled its much rumored online application store calle Ovi Store. Hereâ€™s how they pitch it:
â€œOffering a range of content including applications, games, videos, widgets, podcasts, location-based applications and personalised content, Ovi Store will be available on S60 and Series 40 devices. The first device to include the mobile storefront on board will be the Nokia N97, set to launch in June. Meanwhile tens of millions of existing S60 and Series 40 devices will be able to take advantage of the store from May. Ovi Store is unique in its ability to target content based on where you are, when youâ€™re there, why you are where you are and who else has downloaded similar content.â€
Ovi Store user should wait for the â€™social discoveryâ€™ feature which will enable users to find out which content is being used by their social network peers, as they will automatically be highlighted and made available for download on their devices.
I am a NOKIA user, so an application like this would be of great use to us Nokia User. The only thing unknown at the moment is what will be the payment procedure, Will it be by credit card? or will they allow Paypal to be used.
As of today, content publishers and developers will be able to register for the Ovi Store here, but they will only be able to upload starting next month. The application store will be gradually rolled out, starting next May in nine countries. Thanks to techcrunch.com