This talk was given at Stanford University for a graduate seminar on People, Computers and Design, organised by Human Computer Interaction program led by Terry Winograd in April 2005. The talk describes the journey from the creation and trial of research prototype to the launch of a mobile application product, which is a tool for social interaction among nearby people.
Nokia Sensor is a software application that you can download on smartphones based on Symbian OS.
It was launched by Nokia in 2005. It was downloaded for over a million copies in the first year of launch, and became a must-have out-of-box content in the Middle East, in particular. However Nokia did not recognise the importance of the mobile applications and social networking service development. In 2008, despite the popularity of the apps, Nokia stopped the maintenance of the application altogether due to the reorganisation.