Facebook app errors on Nokia N97

I posted earlier about the problem with Facebook app on N0kia N97 . Especially the connection problems involving WLAN. This change of network connection is in most cases, at least for me it has been, the cause of all of the Facebook app errors. At first my solution was to simply switch off the handset.

Now I have been doing something bit more time consuming, but it is nicer than to have to turn off the phone completely and wait it to restart. I simply remove the Facebook app from the start screen. Just turning it off and on again through task manager does not help. And if this does not help either, close Accuweather or any other “always online” app you have on at the time or on your start page/screen. Then wait a sec and restrat all you need to have on and re-attach the apps you need on your start screen. Microsoft Exchange does NOT have to be shut down even if it’s on real time settings! Weird but true.

For me this has helped and even though it is still a pain in the ass, it is way lesser pain to do this than restart the whole device. I have only Accuweather and Facebook app runnign all the time, I just occasionally start my Twitter app and shut it down again. I do have Exchange mailbox running on all the time for the better part of the day.

I hope this helps. If not, let me know what did the trick for you, if you find out!

D-Ma

Nokia OviMaps v3.1 problems!

Today my phone showed me a message that OviMaps version 3.1 was available and ready to download and install. I did just that. After the installation was complete, I was kindly prompted that I need to reload the maps and voices in my phone since the currently loaded were for the previous version.

I did just that as soon as I got to my computer. I started Ovi Suite and clicked MapLoader and.. Well, I got the following message:

I have navigation license until the late october 2010 and it’s shown in the phone Maps license list just fine.. Well, I thought no prob, I will try again. No luck. I started to think everything’s not ok. However I thought I’d try the Nokia Maps Updater, since it was required last time when I updated from NokiaMaps 2.? to OviMaps 3.0.. Well, it would not start at all.. And MapLoader gave yet again this message above.

Right now I am in the middle of waiting for a call from a friend of mine who might know what’s up with this thing. In the mean time I’ll just do something else. 😉

D-Ma

Nokia N97 and the Facebook app

So now I found something really annoying. It’s not the phone itself, but piece of software, widget app to be precise. The Facebook app is quite nice, even though it lacks the possibility to “like” someone’s status. I have encountered connection problems that are now driving me mad after a while of just annoying me.

Whenever I spend long periods of time connected to a WLAN, for example at home or at work, and leave the Facebook app goes berserk. It tries to connect to the previously lost WLAN. No other connection is good enough for the app, even though 3G is available. Only way to correct this and make Facebook app to connect back to 3G network is to shut down the device and restart. Lately this has been rather unsuccessful trick: whenever I have turned off the device after Facebook trying to stubbornly connect to now gone WLAN, the phone has reseted itself. This means I need to re-set the time, date, connections and app settings for many of the apps. This is very, very annoying.

I did uninstall the Facebook app and re-install it and not there has been only minor problems, like unknown errors. Yes, it prompts me “Unknown error occurred” and re-starts Facebook app..

I am about to go back using the Facebook mobile page with the browser after all. I can “like” people’s statuses as well as do everything else. Have to see if new version of this app is available sometime soon and if it’s any better..

D-Ma

Creativity has its time and place..


Creativity has its time and place..

Originally uploaded by D-Ma

It is way too easy to ignore simple signs that tell you how to do it right. And they do seem to park in groups!

Pink rice


Pink rice

Originally uploaded by D-Ma

How to spoil perfectly good flowing lines with tons of glassfiber. Sure the original needs bit styling, but why make it ugly?

How fucking hard can it be?!


How fucking hard can it be?!

Originally uploaded by D-Ma

What else can I say?

Wounded..


Wounded..

Originally uploaded by D-Ma

Running dog and wire-fence inside a bush results hurt dog with 14 stitches. Kainu got injured after 9am this morning, but it was “just” a long cut in skin. It only needed those stitches. Right now I am in pharmacy waiting for Kainu’s prescription of pain killers and antibiotics. The accident happened in Kuusisto, closest available vet was in Raisio and we live in Vantaa where I am at the farmacy.. Otherwise it was perfect weekend!