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Nokia viNe Troubleshooting

Nokia’s viNe mobile application (formerly known as LifeviNe) is the second major iteration of the Sports Tracker Mobile application.
The Sports Tracker mobile app for Series 60 devices (Nseries or Eseries, etc) is a great application for you to keep track of and monitor the metrics of your sports activities. The nice folk at Nokia have taken the Sports Tracker app and forked the code to use the same base functionality but redesign and re-purpose it for folks who want to geo-map/track their photos & videos – thus Nokia viNe.
Currently, the Nokia viNe mobile app is in a moderately closed beta testing phase where various bloggers and other folk have been sent Nokia N82s and Nokia N96s with Nokia viNe pre-installed on the phone. If you have a S60 phone and want to use the most of the same functionality, then the Sports Tracker mobile app should supply most of your geo-tracking photo / video needs until Nokia viNe is released to the big world.
Let me breakdown the three major steps that are taken to get the photos and/or videos with the GPS geo-data to the web and then displayed in a way that you can share with other folk:
1) The Nokia viNe mobile application (or until the viNe app is released publically, then the Sports Tracker mobile app) is installed on your Nokia Series 60 (Nseries or Eseries) mobile devices. Once you activate the mobile app, and start recording your “Journey”, then whatever photos or video or music you have listened to will be added to the GPS geo-path that you have taken while you are recording with the app.
2) When you upload your “Journey” and attendant media from your mobile to the web, it is sent to your Sports Tracker account on the sportstracker.nokia.com website. You can login to Sports Tracker online to see your journeys or workouts, where one can see that the photos and videos have been uploaded from your mobile device to the web.
3) Then the display… Given that Sports Tracker is a sports site and that is its main focus, Nokia has kindly provided a few other avenues for web display: 1) the Maps + Photography widget that will display the geo-tracked photos and video that you have uploaded or 2) one can view the Nokia viNe participant’s photos / video / music at the Nokia viNe flash interface at the Nseries.com website.
Thus the chain of interaction is as such:
mobile app -> Sports Tracker -> widget/website
If you are having problems with your Nokia viNe or Sports Tracker mobile application, then the first place to start in troubleshooting is to determine where the problem lies:
a) The mobile app
b) The online Sports Tracker account that is the intermediary between the mobile app and the widget / web display
c) The widget / web display
In the 6 weeks I have been using Nokia vine most of the the bugs or troubles I have encountered have been either with the mobile application or in the transfer of the data and media from the mobile device to the Sports Tracker server.
The first two things I do when I encounter any problems is to first check that my connection to the internet, be it data or wifi, is working and connected. Then if things are still going wrong, I log into my Sports Tracker account to see if the Journey was uploaded and if all the images were uploaded.
These two steps help me to troubleshoot and solve about 99% of the problems that I have encountered with my Nokia viNe app so far.