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Michael Sheldon (mike at mikeasoft dot com)

April 19, 2013

Erudite now available for Symbian Belle
Mike @ 9:51 am

Erudite displaying a book library


Erudite makes it possible to use Amazon’s Cloud Reader on various mobile platforms which aren’t officially supported by Amazon. You can either read books online, or download them for reading offline. Your progress in a book is then also kept synchronised between your phone and other Kindle devices.

Symbian Belle support

Until recently Erudite only supported MeeGo Harmattan and Mer based phones (such as the Nokia N9), but now it’s also available for Symbian Belle phones as well. I’ll try and put together a build for Symbian Anna phones in the near future.

There’s a fairly comprehensive review of Erudite for Symbian over on All About Symbian: Erudite review.

Upcoming features

In the next release for both Symbian and MeeGo I’ll be focusing on orientation switching support, so users can optionally view their books in landscape mode, as well as investigating some apparent issues with very large books.


  • Symbian Belle version — Nokia 701, Nokia C6-01, Nokia C7-00, Nokia N8-00, Nokia X7-00, Nokia E6-00, Nokia 808 Pureview, Nokia 603, Nokia Oro, Nokia E7-00, and Nokia 700
  • MeeGo Harmattan version — Nokia N9, Nokia N950


  1. In advance thanks a lot for this application and i have a little quarry about to build an application as “shell script” that runs on nokia symbian belle.i’m using nokia E 7-00.
    So what i’hv to follow to build this application.please help me.
    Thanks again to help me advancely……plz help me to build this application….plz -n………..

    Comment by Debashis Biswas — June 30, 2013 @ 6:16 am

  2. Hi Debashis,

    I’m afraid I’m not much of an expert on Symbian development, I primarily work on Maemo/MeeGo/Sailfish apps, I just happened to port Erudite to Symbian because a number of people requested it. As far as I’m aware Symbian doesn’t really support shell scripting like the various Linux based mobile platforms do. Python’s available for S60, but I’m not sure if it’s usable on Symbian Belle, that might be worth looking in to though.

    Sorry I couldn’t be of more help,

    Comment by Mike — June 30, 2013 @ 11:27 am

  3. Hi Mike,
    I only discovered erudite after its removal from the ovi store.
    Is there any news on a possible return? I really would love to have this running on my E7.
    Thanks for your efforts!

    Comment by chris — August 8, 2013 @ 12:12 pm

  4. Hi Chris,

    There have been some changes to the cloud reader that prevent it working correctly, once I’ve had time to work out a way to make it compatible again it’ll be back in the store.


    Comment by Mike — August 9, 2013 @ 12:46 pm

  5. Thanks Mike!
    I’ll be back to donate!

    Comment by chris — August 9, 2013 @ 2:23 pm

  6. Hi Mike,

    Any chance to get Erudite working again? Seems like i bought it right between the mentioned changes to the cloud reader and it’s removal from the ovi store lat year – unfortunately I haven’t been able to read single e-book yet.


    Comment by Carsten — August 17, 2014 @ 6:19 pm

  7. Hi Carsten,

    Sorry, the version of QtWebKit for Symbian doesn’t provide the necessary features to work with the latest version of the cloud reader, so there’s not much I can do I’m afraid. If you get in touch with Nokia Care they should be able to issue you with a refund (unfortunately they don’t allow developers to do this directly).


    Comment by Mike — August 19, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

  8. Hi, Mike!

    The Nokia Store has closed.
    Is it possible to download Erudite here?

    Or you can publish your app at Applist
    Applist is the App store for Symbian


    Comment by Guest — March 13, 2015 @ 4:22 pm

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