Tag Archives: Symbian

In the news: Facebook buying Whatsapp for $19B

  FACEBOOK BUYING WHATSAPP FOR $19B, WILL KEEP THE MESSAGING SERVICE INDEPENDENT Facebook is purchasing messaging giant WhatsApp for $16 billion in cash and stock, according to a regulatory filing. The deal is being cut for $12 billion in Facebook shares, $4 billion in cash and an additional $3 billion in RSUs for employee retention. A termination […]

Melon Mobile: Year 2013 in review

In 2013, the main focus in our own mobile portfolio was on the Travel & Navigation apps: GPS Voice Navigation, Hotels 4D and Speed Cameras. All three grew significantly in features, downloads and popularity.  On the custom development front, we also had exciting and successful projects, most notably the fun winter-sports focused app MAPtoSNOW. Let’s […]

Symbian and BlackBerry customer support to stop, we go on

Friends, times are a-changing.  On 1 January 2014, we will stop offering technical support for our Symbian and Blackberry applications via e-mail and all other channels. Moving on Now, we were really crazy about Symbian and BlackBerry from the very beginning and had a great ride with the hundreds of thousands people who have downloaded (and […]

In the news: Samsung Galaxy Round: The First Smartphone With a Curved Screen

 SAMSUNG SAID TO RELEASE THE GALAXY S5 IN JANUARY It appears that despite the excellent sales performance of the flagship, Samsung is still not really pleased and think it could’ve done better. As a result, the company is pushing the Galaxy S5 release to mid-January, instead of March as was the case this year and […]

Thank you for 1 million Windows Phone downloads!

Who was it that said the first million was the hardest? In that case, as of this month we are going to have it real easy! Our Windows Phone applications just hit one million downloads – and are moving quickly towards the next million. We are looking forward to the purchases hitting this number, which […]

Nokia’s reluctance to do call management justice

Nokia is working on an app that will help Windows Phone users block calls and SMS messages. Called Call+SMS filter, it offers somewhat limited but useful functionality, which will sound quite familiar to those of you who were fans of our call and SMS management applications back in the days of Symbian and Nokia. Considering […]

History of mobile apps through the eyes of Advanced Call Manager, an eyewitness

Surprisingly little is available online about the history of smartphone applications, or at least it is quite hard to dig out. Yet it is quite interesting and, if you go back enough, even endearing. In fact, we at Melon Mobile know quite a lot about the history of apps. WebGate, which is how Melon Mobile […]

Our Symbian App Giveaway Now Official

In terms of sales, Symbian’s market share dropped further and rapidly (not that it would surprise anyone) from 11.6% in 4Q11 to 1.2% in 4Q12. This means that in the last three months of 2012 the number of Symbian phones sold was just above 2.5 million worldwide. Come end of March, we’ll probably see it […]