Tizen OS Gets Two New Apps: The Nokia HERE Maps And MeeCast

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, the Nokia HERE Maps, formally named Ovi Maps or Nokia Maps is a GPS and navigation  app, developed by Nokia. Until now, it has official support for Windows Phone, Android, iOS and Firefox OS, but it will be soon available for Tizen also.

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Nokia HERE Maps will be officially presented on Tizen at the Tizen Developer Summit in Soul, that takes part in 11-12 Nov 2013.

Tizen OS Gets Two New Apps: The Nokia HERE Maps And MeeCast

And this isn’t the only good news for Tizen. Also, the MeeCast app has been ported for MeeGo to Tizen, by some third party developer.

For those who don’t know yet, MeeCast was one of the first Weather Apps, running on the MeeGo system.

Tizen OS Gets Two New Apps: The Nokia HERE Maps And MeeCast

Features of MeeCast, from here:

  • You can see weather forecasts of the site that provide direct
  • You can use a variety of different units of measurement (for degrees of humidity, wind speed, air pressure, and others)
  • Ease of updating GPS station with just one click
  • Can be used as a widget on the home screen that supports Dynamic Box And Drop View of Tizen 2.2
  • There are 11 sets of icons and three modifications to personalize the theme of widget as you wish
  • Can be used on lockscreen
  • A flexible setting for the latest weather information update period
  • Supports many languages ​​(English, Mandarin, German, French, Russian and many more)

Also, Meecast 0.7.7 running on Tizen SDK 2.2 has been demoed in the above video.

As a reminder, Tizen is an Android compatible, Linux based system, developed by Samsung in collaboration with Intel and sponsored by the Linux Foundation. Despite the fact that Samsung is involved, the first tablet running on Tizen has been created by a japanese manufacturer and aims to provide both documentation and a testing environment for developers and Tizen enthusiasts. Samsung may release Samsung Galaxy S4 using Tizen as default in 2014.

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