Monday, December 27, 2010

Nokia Situations-Smart Profile Manager


clip_image002A few days back Nokia has released Nokia Situations that will enable the Nokia handset users to customize their handsets in a situation-specific manner. That is, users will be able to set the way in which they want their handset profile to act in specific situations. Nokia Situations automatically senses the situation you are in based on time, day, location and available network cells or acts according to the predefined situation. It then switches to the set profile that meets that criterion. The application silently runs in the background, senses the situation you are in and then changes the profile accordingly.

The application is one of the best Apps we have used so far which uses all the sensors in a phone’s Hardware including GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Network cells and what not packed with every permission to access phone’s hardware. You can also name your very own situation.

You can make any of the combination trigger in any situation:

Change Ringtones, make the phone go silent or louder, turn vibration on/off.

Answer missed calls with SMS. Especially when you set your phone to silent, you can also make it reply to missed calls, from contacts in your phonebook, with a pre-defined SMS.

Save Power. Not using phone for a while, like when sleeping? Turn Bluetooth on/off or let your phone change to power-saving mode totally.

Change UI theme / Wallpaper. Want to make the phone look different in different situations? Change the Theme during free time vs. when you are at work.

Open a Web bookmark or application. Want to see weather forecast for the day when you wake up? Look at the calendar as first thing? Or open your favorite TV show discussion page at show time? Or perhaps change the Device Mode when at work?

For the application to act accordingly you can predefine conditions like:

Scheduled.  Set period of time, Set active days, Set during active calendar events.

Location. Nearby (GSM location), Current location (GPS fix), From Map (use Ovi maps)

Connectivity. Wi-Fi (when in range), Bluetooth

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This app silently manages to change the situations/Profiles that one cannot even notice without touching the phone. It automatically switches the profile back to preset situation though a manual change of profile action took place by mistake. We have tried a specific situation that automatically changes our profile when we get into car, connect to Hands free and then automatically launches the Nokia Maps application to start Navigation. Sounds interesting, isn’t it?

It also senses our location based on GPS and Network cells, so that it automatically switches to meeting when we are at office and then switches back to selected profile when we are back to home. You can even set bookmarks to launch automatically along with applications, so you can set your favorite website to launch at specific times, or when in range of particular Wi-Fi networks.

The ultimate goal of this application is to make one’s device more user friendly, conserve power and time of the user.

This app is still in beta stage, we cannot promise exact functioning though it worked flawlessly. Although it has some Bugs related to screen unlocking, we think it’s a good start and that future apps have scope to perform most of our work easily and automatically.

This App is free of cost and can be downloaded from here provided that you have a Nokia Beta Lab account.

We do love to hear if there are any more interesting situations you created by using this app and let other readers know. We love the application and do you?


Application Availability: S60 3rd Edition (Feature Pack 2), Symbian 5th Edition, Symbian^3.

Devices: Nokia C6-00,Nokia N97,Nokia N97 mini, Nokia 5228,Nokia 5230,Nokia 5230 Nuron, Nokia 5235 Comes With Music Edition, Nokia 5250,Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, Nokia X6-00, Nokia C6-01,Nokia C7-00,Nokia E7-00,Nokia N8, Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, Nokia 5630 XpressMusic, Nokia 5730 XpressMusic, Nokia 6210 Navigator, Nokia 6220 classic, Nokia 6650 fold, Nokia 6700 slide, Nokia 6710 Navigator, Nokia 6720 classic, Nokia 6730 classic, Nokia 6760 slide, Nokia 6788,Nokia 6788i,Nokia 6790 slide, Nokia 6790 Surge, Nokia C5-00,Nokia C5-01,Nokia E5-00,Nokia E52,Nokia E55,Nokia E71x,Nokia E72,Nokia E73 Mode, Nokia E75,Nokia N78,Nokia N79,Nokia N85,Nokia N86 8MP,Nokia N96,Nokia N96-3,Nokia X5-00,Nokia X5-01


  1. Hi there fellah.

    I came across your site when Ovi tweeted your review about this Nokia Beta App.

    I'm an ECE student too and a blogger from Philippines. Currently I'm blogging for and previous blog were and, as I guest writer though.

    So I'm really interested with your site.. :)

    If you like you can contact with me through my twitter @jadejavu

    So wishes you a happy holiday season..

    all the best
    -jade bryan

  2. Hi Jade,

    nice to hear from you and thanks for your support.
    Will get in touch through your twitter handle!


  3. I think this mobile is pretty good cause it’s at a reasonable price and has very good features .the most important thing is that it is touch .WOW I like it
    Waqar Ahmad-18537