First Mobi Snake Guide to Snakes of South Africa

fringsters listen up,  your local fring blogger is in the process of releasing the Worlds first mobi guide to Snakes of South Africa. This educational guide will soon be available freely on the Nokia Ovi store.

Due to time limitations the app/Mbook only includes a handful of the many snakes found throughout South Africa. I started with the most dangerous and common snakes and once I have more time and have sourced more development funding I will update the app to include all the snakes found in our country, I will also add support for more handsets and future plans include the addition of multi language support.

The guide has been entered into the Nokia Calling All Innovators Developer Challenge and I look forward to reading what everyone think of this unique South African App.

If like me you love playing with new things, drop me a line via Twitter or email ( simon AT fring DOT com) and I will happily send you the app.

Update: Download the application directly to your mobile handset by clicking here from your mobile browser.

Btw the guide has been tested and works on all Nokia Symbian S60 5th edition handsets . (Including Nokia N97, N97 mini, 5800, 5530 and X6 handsets.)

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BlindCripple says:

This is a GREAT idea. It’s just one more thing that a mobile phone can do and take away one more thing to carry.

Rob says:

Awesome to have this, Im mad about snakes and an app like this to potentially help save the life of the ‘innocent’ snakes is awesome. The reptilian classification thanks you. Look forward to seeing this available on other handsets soon.

simon says:

@BlindCripple @Rob – Thank you for your comments guys. Glad you like the app.

Minnaar says:

Hey Simon – awesome. Have to say I was very impressed with this app when I played with it at the Nokia event. Have to ask the inevitable question – are you going to release it on other platforms as well?

simon says:

Hi Minnaar,

Thanx for the comment. It was good to meet you in Cape Town last week.
At this stage the app is exclusive to Symbian s60 5th edition handsets.
However once I have sourced funding to develop further the idea would be to take it to as many handsets as possible.

I am hoping to win some funding from Nokia during the CAI competition, in December when this happens I will use the cash to develop this and other apps further.

Thanx again for your comments and feedback.

Btw you can download the app free here:

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