Role: Head of Concept and Design
Contribution: As Head of Concept and Design I worked with Mippin development team to create this web app.
Design Challenge: How does Nokia dramatically increase the overall volume of applications available in the new Ovi App Store? The Ovi Application Wizard was designed to do just that by enabling companies and individuals to quickly and easily create mobile RSS applications for their content and publish it to the Ovi Store.
Ovi App running on N97 Mini
Working with an external company - Mippin, we created a web tool, that makes it very easy to create a mobile RSS application customized to a company’s brand colors and logos and have it run on multiple devices, from large screen touch devices to small screen scroll and select phones.
Ovi App Wizard - Login Page
The web experience is broken down into four main steps:
1) Add a RSS feed.
Ovi App Wizard - Add RSS Page
2) Customize look and feel to suite your personal taste or the organization you work for.
Ovi App Wizard - Customize Look and Feel
3) Add mobile advertising if desired (not pictured since it was optional).
4) Download assets (zipped up) to upload and publish on the Ovi Store.
Ovi App Wizard - Completion and Download
After an application has been created, a user can return to their personal dashboard and get detailed analytics on their application, including downloads and usage patterns. When I worked on this product it was in Beta and currently it is released. The latest version can be access here.
This application would go on to win Nokia Innovation and Excellence Award, which sounds like a cheap internal only award, but it is handed down by the CEO of Nokia himself and include a 30,000 Euro award for the team.