About two weeks ago, I posted a posting on my other blog, Forum Nokia Blogs, about accelerometer on Nokia N95 Apparently, Nokia N95 has accelerometer built-in; but it was kept secret. Now after the API is opened to the public, many developers are trying to create cool applications. You can find some of them below.
Before you can install these applications; you need Accelerometer SISX file, which is available from Nokia Research Center web site. Download N95 RD Accelerometer Plug-in package and extract install N95AccelerometerPlugin.sis from the package. For your convenience, I have copied the SISX file to my blog as well (see link below).
NokMote – Selecting menu by moving your device. The final version will be released at the end of December as freeware. For now, you can only see the video
RotateMe – Have a screen rotation effect from portrait to landscape; and vice versa; just like what we have in iPhone.
Note that rotateMe does not distribute the signed version of the installation package. It means you have to sign it yourself. Unfortunately the certificate/key pair is currently available for developers only. For the end users, it would be difficult to get it sign. There were some discussions on the Internet to apply developer certificate on SymbianSigned.com; but it is likely that you won’t be approved if you are not developer.
Light Saber – Have a light-saber sound on your Nokia N95 just like Darth Vader on Star Wars movie.
Inclinometer – Install this on your car’s dashboard and ready for an off road experience.
Update (17-Nov-2007): Updated the link to new version of Light Saber for Nokia N95.
Update (21-Nov-2007): Added a link to rotateMe.
Update (22-June-2008): Update a link to Light Saber.