Layman’s Take on fMobi–Finally a Facebook Client getting the things right

It rarely happens that I write a Layman’s Take on a Symbian App, barring Gravity posts, but when I was checking out the latest fMobi version 2.5, then it certainly felt worth mentioning and we are here, reviewing fMobi 2.5 that is being called as the best Facebook client out there for Symbian.

While Official Nokia Social app been already a pain for Symbian users, more tragic was the absence of official apps from Twitter/Facebook like popular social services. Adding more insult to injury was the web browser part that never got a preferred treatment from these services despite of having Symbian in market leading position for a time. Part of the blame goes to tedious development with conventional C++ that was always a tough job for developers due to rapid changes across interfaces\features of social sites. With Qt though, Symbian got a sigh  of relief and out of many apps getting benefitted from it, one was our fMobi.


fMobi: First released on 05 July, 2011 (not sure of exact date), the Qt-Based Facebook client fMobi kept on growing its fan-base by each passing day due to plenty of features combined at one place with a smooth working UI (Thanks to Qt). You can understand the level of popularity by the fact that It didn’t took even three months, when it got acclaimed as best Facebook Client for Symbian by Nokia itself.

Its not that I didn’t noticed it then, but somehow it was features like shaky split screen input etc (not a fault of app itself but Qt version issues) that kept me away from embracing it fully rather than relying on some other apps, but this fighter app didn’t gave up and kept on luring me time to time with each update. And when I checked out the latest version 2.5, then I was like.. this is the right time, when the app deserves a mention like a Layman’s Take on fMobi.

What makes fMobi special and superior over other clients out there?

The keywords are innovation and consistency which makes fMobi always one step up ahead of the competition. fMobi chooses a different UI and mannerism than the official apps and yet delivers an experience that brings you best of Facebook activities. Being in latest Qt, its smoothness/animations in various actions, native split screen integration and its own way to notification will sure please any Symbian user.

it might not be free like some of the Facebook clients out there, but the way, this is being developed and being enhanced in each iteration, I couldn’t even compare it with any of the existing clients out there (when there is no real official Facebook client there and Nokia Social is kind of no challenge since always). A few things certainly worth the price (Just Rs. 50/-).


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Ovi Suit updated to

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Even if we don’t go as much investigative about such updates like All About Symbian do, but still we all love getting updates for devices, software’s everything. Isn’t it?

Being with a Nokia N82 going kind of boring now days in this regards at least. While we kept on hearing each week about some other Nokia device getting some updates, didn’t heard about any Nokia N82 firmware update since December 21, 2009. Good to hear about Ovi Suit at least 😉


Though SymbianTweet spotted it first and I got a notice of it by Siraj’s tweet, but strange was the fact that it wasn’t visible in my Ovi Suit and I wasn’t alone with this. Anyway, I went for the official link and downloaded the Ovi Suit from there. Wasn’t sure that if it was going to be an updated one as downloaded the same few days back as well with the same file name, but yes… it was great…


Have you ever thought that we always accept the user agreements without even reading? Dammn… I think iPhone 4 buyers should check their agreements as well if Steave might have already told them to hold the phone in certain way way very much since start 😉 lol .. poor they even updates not fixing their issues.


I am not sure that installation asked for a reboot as while installation my disk ran out of space (it was too little due to some big download residing in C:\ drive only) and it failed for the first time and asked for reboot. I rebooted and installed the new updated version and it didn’t asked reboot after the same, so I guess it must not ask you too.

Well!! I should say All About Symbian like resources have made us lazy about investigations, but I tried to do some with my sleepy eyes and guessing by last modification date that the update was ready by July 2, 2010.

Not sure but probably there is something written inside WhatsNew.dll like “Qt plugin data 4.6.1”. Qt was here in Ovi earlier or not? Me dumbo.. don’t know.. but best guess is Ovi suit must be getting armed for Nokia N8 support. After all, Symbian^3 is functionally complete and only Anssi’s Go pending for the final device, so they should be updating Ovi Suit and services to get best exploited by their much anticipated toy. That’s seems a possibility due to the reason that I found none of the help file updated with this version, not a single one, means the updates are more of the inside nature or something that will be revealed later on.. for today, its just performance update or what AAS will report later on…

So, post me.. if you found something new and note that if you are not getting update in Ovi suit, then don’t forget to check from official site.