MyPhone? Make your Nokia iPhone like

MyPhone on E71

Last week I have installed on my E71 a very interesting application for S60-based devices. Even if your phone (like E71) doesn’t have a touchscreen or accelerometer it can have iPhone-like menu! It is possible with application called MyPhone.

The application’s installation is very easy and all you need to do is to start it. Suddenly, your E71 menu changes into an iPhone inspired menu. Thanks to MyPhone, instead of icons known from standard S60 themes, your E71 menu presents 12 large Apple-like icons. Four of them, located in a bottom row, are fixed. They lead user to most common features: SMS, Contacts, Call and Lock.

Dialing with MyPhone

Other icons are accessible by pressing side blue function keys. This is the most iPhone-like feature, because MyPhone makes menu smoothly animated. It looks really cool! Check the original movie in here. The application icons lead of course to native Nokia components, like Calendar or Messaging, and user installed applications, like Nokia Maps or Quick Office. Some shortcuts lead to flash applications build in to MyPhone. Try Call icon and you will get a dialing keyboard, looking almost as the one from iPhone. What’s more? Try Weather icon. Input city name, what which scale you want to use (F or C), choose ‘Done’ and voila! You are offered a useful RSS reader too. One more good idea is pulling on a desktop some features, which are usually hidden deep in Symbian settings submenus. I’d say putting Podcast, Calculator, or Bluetooth to the main screen could be helpful for some users.

Weather applicationOK, we know the pros now it is time to say what are the cons? For the moment MyPhone makes some parts on your Nokia looking like Apple product, but of course it is not fully consistent. That’s because there are some limitations in changing Symbian UI. If you lock E71 with MyPhone Lock feature, lower status bar, responsible for displaying ‘Unlock’ label, still will be displayed customized in actual installed theme. Moreover some icons lead to applications not present on your device, so you cannon activate it. There some universal icons which you can assign to your specific applications, but it requires an additional task manager installed on the phone.

MyPhone makes clock, signal strength and battery level visible in upper status bar, so if don’t like or don’t need typical Symbian main screen you may enjoy using MyPhone instead. More information about MyPhone, videos, tutorials, and news can be found at All About MyPhone page. Enjoy!

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21 Responses to “MyPhone? Make your Nokia iPhone like”


  1. 1 Evans November 20, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    I have been playing around with my phone and thought of getting the new Andriod- based handset, but apparently, it has bugs. But I like your idea and should try it out this weekend.

    Nice blog by the way 🙂


    Evans
    http://www.jroller.com/evans

  2. 2 Tarek El-Khatib November 20, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    Dude, thanks for the tip but why would anyone want that!!! I thought Nokia symbian lovers were by default iPhone haters…

  3. 3 Jonah November 21, 2008 at 1:13 am

    hi, Dexter, you make a very nice & objective review. And you are professional in value of an app.

    i am marketing director of MyPhone, and also like to hear from you. do you like in the menu embed bookmark kind links is good or as you think it’s cons. or shall we do it more nice, such as make the ‘Facebook’ icon as ‘Our Facebook’, let user know it directly.

  4. 4 Dexter November 21, 2008 at 10:20 am

    Definitely this application shows how powerful is S60 and I’m sure that with a market release of its 5th edition it will be even easier to customize the UI.

  5. 5 Cupax November 21, 2008 at 10:30 am

    I agree with Tarek El-Khatib.
    Why would anyone want that? Why would I want to trade the full-information home screen with iPhone icons that I can’t even press on?
    Get a real iPhone if you want that.

  6. 6 X-man November 24, 2008 at 6:19 am

    I wonder if this will work with the nokia 5800 in the future.

    But why make it iphone like? Nokia is far more superior.

  7. 7 Jonah November 24, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    I m as the marketing of MyPhone, we will support 5800 XM for sure with even strong features, such as unread-sms/call notification. ofcuz the touch 🙂

  8. 8 Jonah November 24, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    we develop the MyPhone aims to focus that: whatever iphone do, S60 can do, and S60 can do more( can seamlessly change back to S60 ui 🙂 )

  9. 9 Cupax November 24, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Johan – No. it can’t! It does not have a TOUCH screen.
    That concludes that this app’s best feature is it’s ability to switch back to S60 ui seamlessly 😉

  10. 10 Jonah November 27, 2008 at 1:04 am

    hi, Cupax, 5800 supports a touch screen. and more nokia phone will support touch.
    and i can guess you are a royal s60 fan 🙂 i support your opinion as well.

  11. 11 RK December 18, 2008 at 5:45 am

    where can i download Myphone app?

  12. 12 Timuur July 28, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Can any one send me the trial of the myphone e71 ??

  13. 13 Helen Hunt August 30, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    This is a nice blog post. I will check it out and post a link back here from my blog. I’ve been looking around for Nokia phone development and this will definitely come in very handy.

    Thanks for the post 🙂


    Helen
    http://valashiya.blogspot.com

  14. 14 Sandra Todd September 12, 2009 at 9:32 am

    Thanks, I will try it out and see how it works out! Nice article btw 🙂

  15. 15 meir December 13, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Hi.
    What about supporting phones with different languages?
    For example, I have nokia 5800 with hebrew (contacts, sms, keyboard…)

  16. 16 Harry August 17, 2010 at 2:26 pm

    I like it,it is beautiful!
    but how i can get it…. install on e71;no wifi..

  17. 17 superrhoroz November 18, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    super


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