Nokia Situations from Nokia Beta Labs: Situational Awareness Sets Profiles


Video courtesy of NokiaConversations

One of the first situation aware apps I remember seeing was:

Locale for Android

It won the first Google Android Developer Challenge Grand Prize in 2008. It lets you specify how an Android phone should behave (e.g., audible ringing vs. vibrate) based on a variety of conditions including location. It is a $9.99 product with a variety of $1.99 plug-ins.

Nokia’s Beta Labs introduced a experimental app for their platforms that seems to be very similar to Locale.

Introducing Nokia Situations – tell your device how you want it to behave

You can see a description of Nokia Situations in the video embedded above.