Tues 10.28.08 – The below screenshot slideshow is a pictorial tutorial on how to use the Nokia viNe (formerly LifeviNe) mobile application. Click on the first photo at the top and navigate through the lightbox slideshow. Detailed notes are below. If you have questions, please comment below and I will do my best to answer your questions, but please see the Troubleshooting post.
Here is the companion posts I have written on Nokia viNe:
* Troubleshooting / Bug Report post, please comment there with your troubleshooting tips and bug reports on the Nokia viNe Mobile app.
* My previous post on Nokia’s (life) viNe with some how to.
A) Before you start, please make sure that you have already set up a Sports Tracker account at sportstracker.nokia.com or do it from the mobile Nokia viNe application. The way that the Nokia viNe app works is that the mobile app will upload your photos and video from your mobile to your Sports Tracker Account.
B) Then you can get the Maps + Photography widget and display your Nokia viNe journeys / photos / video on your website or Facebook or other spots online. If you are a participant in the Nseries.com Nokia viNe campaign / project, then you can view your uploaded journeys at the Nseries Nokia viNe flash interface.
1) Open up the Nokia viNe application on your mobile (be in Nseries or Eseries or other Nokia Symbian 60 mobile). The Nokia viNe intro flash animation will happily unfold. I have put the viNe app as a shortcut on my top menu (as you can see), but you can find it in your applications folder (See Note #1 at bottom).
2) The Record / Start: Start the Nokia viNe application by pushing the middle select button or you can start recording by selecting the left “Options” menu and choosing the first menu item of “Start Recording”.
3) If the GPS doesn’t load automatically (see up on the top bar of the viNe app, it will say No GPS), then hold your mobile in such a way that it will get better reception from the satellites (for Nokia’s with onboard GPS, hold it midway along the device and tilt at a 45 degree angle to the sky) and get out of the way of buildings & trees. Don’t get hit by a car.
If you continue to have GPS problems, then go the GPS application on the mobile and open it up and have it get the coordinates. I have only had to do this once when I was in a downtown area with lots of tall buildings.
4) Now let Nokia viNe run in the background while you take photos, videos, or listen to your music. Nokia viNe will map the route or path you are on while you take your photos.
Please note that the viNe mobile app may or may not also have a map of the area you are in immediately, it may take a bit for it to load in. But your path / journey will be mapped when you upload it, regardless of whether you see the map on your mobile or not.
5) If you need to pause recording, switch back to the Nokia viNe mobile app, click on the leftside “Options” menu and click on “Pause Recording”. To resume after you have paused, repeat actions.
6) When you are done taking your photos / video or otherwise wish to stop, click on “Options” and then click on “Stop Recording”.
7) At this point it will ask you if you want to “Proceed” and upload your journey now or “Upload Later”. Your choice, regardless if you upload now or later the next steps are the same.
If you choose to upload later, when later comes, just make sure you have chosen your access point, made a connection (see Troubleshooting on this point), and then open the Nokia viNe mobile app, click on “Options” then click on “Past Journeys”. Then select the Journey you want to Upload, Proceed. My previous post on Nokia’s (life) viNe has a visual slideshow on how to “Upload Later”.
8) But before you “Proceed” you can edit the name of your journey you are to upload or keep the name/date that Nokia viNe has generated for you. If you change your mind later, you can log into your sportstracker.nokia.com account and edit your Journey name and photos as well online.
The best part of the Nokia viNe mobile app is the ability to choose if you want to upload “Everything” or “Choose Media”. Personally, I prefer to edit my photos by “Choose Media”.
If you choose to use upload “Everything”, PLEASE make sure you have the correct Access Point. Trust me, this can be a VERY expensive mistake if you are like me and take 40-120 photos in a journey. AT&T Sim Chip + 61 megs of photos + Helsinki = One Big Gigantic Oops.
9) If you are choosing your media, the viNe mobile app will present you with a grid of thumbnails to choose. Move over the ones you want and click on them to activate them. When you are done choosing your media, click on “Proceed”.
10) At the Tags screen, the viNe app will encourage you to add the name/tag of your location or activity. Fill in a tag(s), Click Proceed.
I have yet to figure out if I am allowed to have more than one tag or separate the tags with commas (as is common in other social media sites), as when I have tried to put in more than two words and a comma my photos won’t upload. Does anyone if we can input more than one tag and how to separate them?
11) Now comes the fun part… If all goes well and you have a good connection, your Journey and media should upload and you should get a notice that “Upload Successful” after the upload is complete.
But… This is where I have been having the most fails / bugs.
12) Thus, here is my biggest caveats: Make sure before you start the uploading process (Step #7 above), that you have the correct Access Point that you have clicked on “Options”, click on “Settings”.
13) Click on “Access Point”.
14) Click on your best access point (free wifi or your unlimited data plan with your carrier when not roaming). Now if you are using wifi, make sure that the wifi access point is connected, many times I will only have upload success with uploading my Nokia viNe via wifi if I make sure that my wifi scanning is on, the wifi spot connected AND I have been able to connect to a web site via the mobile browser. If I do all of this before I start uploading my journey (preferably before I started choosing my media and adding a tag), then I most of the time will have a successful upload.
15) Hopefully, you will have success and will be able to get the “Upload Successful” note, as well as be able to see your viNe / Journey on your widget or at the nseries.com Nokia viNe flash interface or at your Sports Tracker account. If not, see Troubleshooting.
Most of all go out take photos and video, enjoy using the Nokia viNe app. I am.
1) Please also note that this tutorial is for the version that was pre-installed on the by invitation Nokia N82s sent by WOM World to participants for the 2 month trail starting in Sept. 2008. The mobile app version on the Nokia N96 Challenge mobiles sent to participants in late Oct. 2008 may or may not be the same. But you get the general idea from the photos above, even if a few of the details may differ.
As of Oct. 2008, the Nokia viNe mobile application is only avai