Google has great looking web versions of its popular apps like Gmail, Calendar, Reader etc. The problem with accessing them from a Symbian device is that because of its default browser we are still presented with the much older, non finger optimized versions of these applications.
The smart folks at Pixelpipe, out favourite sharing service, realised this and have been working on a dedicated QtWebKit application called ‘Google Apps Browser’ that’s optimized for accessing multiple Google apps. The app is in closed beta for now, but they will be opening it to the community soon.
(Google Calendar as seen from the default Symbian browser)
(Google Calendar as seen from the ‘Google Apps Browser’ app)
As you can see, the app makes makes the experience comparable to an iOS or Android device, with some additional features. There are dedicated back and forward buttons, along with dedicated zoom keys. The grid icon lets you switch between Reader, Gmail, Calendar and Buzz.
Here’s a video overview of the upcoming ‘Google Apps Browser’ from the makers of Pixelpipe.