wordpress blog stats
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

, , ,

Why Has Nokia Limited Listings Service To S40 Only?

Nokia Beta Labs has taken the wraps off a new service, Nokia Listings, that is currently available only in the Indian market. Listings are available for three main classifieds formats - Jobs (from 'Maid who can cook' to 'legal'), (Hyper) Local Services, and products (Buy and Sell). However, the ability to browse existing listings does not exist, and I think that is primarily down to Nokia using SMS as a carrier instead of GPRS: thus, live results aren't available. Nokia Listings primarily targets the Series 40 handsets, but also works for non-touch screen Series 60 (S60) handsets. As I found out while trying it on my E71, the experience while navigating menus on a S60 device has its issues, albeit nothing singificant. I thought Nokia might have preferred to keep the service device agnostic, and make it available on all its platforms. Nokia's approach to the service itself is quite interesting: - Search: Nokia expects users to send a search request (with SMS as a carrier, I presume), and users will be sent results as soon as they are available. - The hyperlocal approach: for cities, one can search and place listings for a specific locality. Nokia probably intends to surface results closest a users location - One couldn't/can't browse services (as explained earlier) - Specific information: If I'm searching for something as generic as 'Electronic Items' for purchase, I have to specify a budget and my location. One can't submit the search without specifying a budget, but the truth…

Please subscribe/login to read the full story.
Written By

Founder @ MediaNama. TED Fellow. Asia21 Fellow @ Asia Society. Co-founder SaveTheInternet.in and Internet Freedom Foundation. Advisory board @ CyberBRICS

Free Reads

News

Satirist Kunal Kamra’s legal representative argues before the third referral judge that a fact-check unit will muzzle free speech online

News

Starlink's plans to to conduct its trials in India were earlier stalled by the Indian govt as the company did not have the necessary permissions...

News

In a notification, the Reserve Bank of India asked Payment System Operators to be vigilant against any transactions that might be used to influence...

MediaNama’s mission is to help build a digital ecosystem which is open, fair, global and competitive.

Views

News

NPCI CEO Dilip Asbe recently said that what is not written in regulations is a no-go for fintech entities. But following this advice could...

News

Notably, Indus Appstore will allow app developers to use third-party billing systems for in-app billing without having to pay any commission to Indus, a...

News

The existing commission-based model, which companies like Uber and Ola have used for a long time and still stick to, has received criticism from...

News

Factors like Indus not charging developers any commission for in-app payments and antitrust orders issued by India's competition regulator against Google could contribute to...

News

Is open-sourcing of AI, and the use cases that come with it, a good starting point to discuss the responsibility and liability of AI?...

You May Also Like

News

Google has released a Google Travel Trends Report which states that branded budget hotel search queries grew 179% year over year (YOY) in India, in...

Advert

135 job openings in over 60 companies are listed at our free Digital and Mobile Job Board: If you’re looking for a job, or...

News

By Aroon Deep and Aditya Chunduru You’re reading it here first: Twitter has complied with government requests to censor 52 tweets that mostly criticised...

News

Rajesh Kumar* doesn’t have many enemies in life. But, Uber, for which he drives a cab everyday, is starting to look like one, he...

MediaNama is the premier source of information and analysis on Technology Policy in India. More about MediaNama, and contact information, here.

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ

Subscribe to our daily newsletter
Name:*
Your email address:*
*
Please enter all required fields Click to hide
Correct invalid entries Click to hide

© 2008-2021 Mixed Bag Media Pvt. Ltd. Developed By PixelVJ