Zoltan from CellPhoneSoft doesn’t give up on Symbian UIQ. He has recently informed me that he has a new application for the platform to make navigating in apps more convenient.
The name of the application is Padissimo and it provides users with two extra directional pads: one on the screen, and one on the keyboard. As a result, users have a new way of moving around the screen that can be used over any application, in lists, menus, and other scrollable displays. In addition, the application also offers extra functions, like simulating pressing the “Back” button.
The appearance of the screen-pad is fully customizable, meaning you can adjust colors and transparency level. Various pad types can be selected, including animated GIF images as background, and both pads (the one on the screen, and the one on the keyboard) can be accessed by configurable hot-keys…
In a nutshell, Padissimo is designed to improve UIQ’s experience. It may look kinda weird at first glance, but after using it for couple of minutes, you start to love it. Or at least I’ve found it useful on my Sony Ericsson W960.