Application includes more than ten thousand meal ideas on the go
TORONTO, April 29 /CNW/ - Don't know what to make for dinner tonight? Consult recipes from Food Network Canada's celebrity chefs at the simple touch of a button. Nokia Canada and Food Network Canada today announced the launch of The Food Network Canada Mobile Recipe App, the first Canada-exclusive branded app available on Ovi Store. The application includes more than ten thousand meal ideas, how-to videos with cooking tips and techniques, and daily updates all available while on the go. The free application is available for Canadians to download onto their Nokia device at store.ovi.com.
"We are delighted to announce The Food Network Canada Mobile Recipe App as the first locally developed Canadian application for the Ovi Store," said Richard White, general manager, Nokia Canada. "People want relevant and easy-to-use content in their mobile devices and this application gives busy Canadians access to thousands of interesting and innovative recipes to help them better plan meals."
Users of the Mobile Recipe Application can search and download recipes from within Food Network Canada's extensive library, save those recipes directly to the application and receive a new and appetizing recipe every day of the week from the "recipe of the day" feature. Users with video capabilities on their mobile devices can also enjoy how-to videos of tips, techniques and recipes from some of their favourite Food Network chefs. Just in time for spring and summer gatherings and get-togethers, the Recipe App will be available for free download from Ovi Store (http://store.ovi.com/content/30826) for Nokia smartphones like the Nokia N86 8MP, Nokia 5230, Nokia N97, Nokia 5800 Xpress Music, Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, Nokia N97 Mini, Nokia X6, Nokia 6730 Classic, Nokia E52 and Nokia E55.
"With the launch of Food Network Canada's first mobile application for smartphones receiving such positive feedback from Canadians, we are pleased to develop a mobile recipe application with another popular mobile provider," said Paul Burns, VP Digital Media, Canwest Broadcasting. "Our collaboration with Nokia Canada will present more users with the easy access to food related content that we know they are hungry for."
The Recipe App was developed by Wigilabs, a Toronto-based mobile application developer. Ovi Store is Nokia's online mobile content store where consumers currently can purchase and also find free applications, games and other mobile services for their phones, with other users' ratings and recommendations. Additional Canadian and paid content will be available from the Ovi Store in the near future. To learn more about the Ovi Store visit store.ovi.com.
Nokia is a pioneer in mobile telecommunications and the world's leading maker of mobile devices. Today, we are connecting people in new and different ways - fusing advanced mobile technology with personalized services to enable people to stay close to what matters to them. We also provide comprehensive digital map information through NAVTEQ; and equipment, solutions and services for communications networks through Nokia Siemens Networks.
About Canwest Broadcasting
Canwest Broadcasting operates Global Television and 18 of the country's most popular specialty channels, including HGTV, Mystery TV, National Geographic Channel, Showcase, History Television, Food Network and TVtropolis. Canwest Broadcasting is a division of Canwest Media Inc.
SOURCE Nokia Canada
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