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The Ovi Store – Its been a bitter sweet experience for me at the Ovi store.

Bitter because at the start there was no availability of Ovi Store App on my Nokia N81, later Nokia rolled out the Ovi Store app. Comparing to Apple App’s Store the Ovi Store was just a small game at its start. But later things gradually changed , Nokia gave a good support for the OVI Store . Each time they update the Ovi Store app, they roll out something new , which i think is the best way to go on.

Conent ratings

Coming to app availability and more

Still have to tell that all the freeware’s that are available for Nokia phone’s  aren’t been uploaded to the OVI Store. But still there are some pretty good apps , games out there. Always wanted something like this ie. a place where we could download all the Nokia apps which are fun and entertaining and useful. And Nokia are just doing it right. Each day new apps are being uploaded , featured. Also the mini review of the apps which Nokia folks give us ther are pretty useful and also the content rating make its easier to choose best apps.

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So the category tabs available there are

  • Recommended- Both free and paid
  • Applications
  • Games
  • Audio & Video
  • Personalisation
  • My Stuff- Downloaded apps

Inside these another 3 Category

  • Top Free
  • Best Sellers
  • New

So these options makes me easier to choose what exactly i need , also while downloading say.. a social networking application i even get a recommendation below in a form called Related apps , which is cool again. And the Scree shots , Reviews , Send to Friends options makes me use using app and sharing those apps which i think is awesome is a fun.

Conclusion

Ovi Store and the Ovi Store app not the best in Class but still has lot to improve like navigation , more contents on each category etc. Ovi Store has many apps which can be downloaded free of cost , even has some Top selling apps  from talented developers , great job. Ovi Store now has most apps which one can download and keep himself busy with them. Has it kept me busy? Yes it has kept me busy most of the time. But  Some contents like the wallpaper , ring tones are charged very heavy ! I mean for what? You google you get thousands of wallpapers for free , why Ovi store then?  Nokia needs to learn more of what is common sense as its not so common. Lets see what they do in future. And also have to wait and see if they reduce the publishers price on publishing their apps , through which we can get a lots of apps pumping in the store. Also there must be one click download just while browsing the apps from Ovi Store app and if need a review or buy full version go in and digg. These things if worked upon well in near future , Ovi store would be perfect.

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