I just downloaded the Affle SMS 2.0 on my E71 yesterday and tried it out. It has some nice features but what caught me by surprise was the application actually adds more features to the default Messaging app on Symbian phones. All I did was download and install the application. Heres the link to company page http://affle.co.uk/ The company has launched its SMS (Short Messaging and Search) version 2.0 that includes scheduled SMS, color SMS, and emoticons, among others. The color sms and emoticons are all integrated to the default messaging app and not a separate application. It is clear they are not using the inbox api either.
So here are my questions:
(1) Does Affle have access to source code from Nokia with license along with signing to alter the behavior of pre-installed default Nokia messaging app? I cannot imagine Nokia giving selective access to alter their own app to a third party that in turn is making money by selling to operators.
(2) If Affle didnt have licensing access to source, how in the world could they manage to alter an application developed by Nokia. Does it mean anybody can alter the default behavior of apps on NOkia phones.
Can somebody clarify this? I can post more information if required.