Tag Archives: mobile

Back To School, In Finland At Least!

Every Autumn we have this steady news topic about how to ‘back to school’.  And guess what – it is about the type of a smart phone for a 7 year old.

Probably it is our heavy Nokia burden, that makes the Finns honestly believe that the age  of 7 years is the age to have the first if not a smart phone, but a mobile, and personal phone anyway. It is of course based for the security, communication, sociality among the peers, but the most important reason might be individuality.

Also the Finnish government’s school curriculum takes into advantage the mobility, iPads, tablets and digital learning. Unlike in France, where the mobile has been rejected at school, totally banned recently, in Finland it is often allowed to use your own phone during the classes, well, for learning of course.

Read the intro of Helsingin Sanomat about the comparison of price and technological features. (In Finnish and for subscribers only.)

Some guidelines for teachers by the vocational association of teachers in Finland. (In Finnish.)


Remember to cover the screen – no matter minor or major!

Merry Christmas and Seasonal Greetings!

Tiera’s event of digital learning focused on the different ways of learning!


At the event of development of digital learning, there were lot to offer to schools, teachers and students. In the afternoon, we held two SchoolNomadi workshops, on topics such as phenomena-learning and play-based learning.

Mobile map to the Metsokangas school!

As the themes of the Fast Experiments of the Metsokangas community center were chosen the theme of the school community for the environment, safety and user-friendliness of the area. Citynomadi carries out the campus guide map.

Smart City Barcelona!


We participated together with SmartTampere in the Smart City event in Barcelona, and we also made a very successful indoor location demo. It is available in the Nomadi application under the name ‘Nordic’s Pavilion indoor demo’.

Innovation time at the BHRC Hackathon!

Video: Citynomadi shows the Moodmetric data real time on a map

At the BHTC Hackathon, at the Tampere University of Technology, we discussed the idea of cooperation between Citynomadi and Moodmetric. The Nomadi application was combined with the Moodometric Stress Level Metering Ring, whereby the user’s location was recorded in the traffic, and the stress levels were shown on the map. Such solutions are worthy in traffic planning.

The stories of the 100 years old Finland on the map!


During the year 2017, that is a Finland’s 100 years anniversary, Citynomadi was part of the Finland100 (Suomi100) program. On the Citynomadi’s Finland100 wall were assembled the routes related to major events and achievements of every year of the independent Finland. Congratulations once again to the independent Finland!



Web reseach – mobile research

I recall as a new born reader I was facinated by the idea to pinpoint the places of events on a map of town, country or world. That’s what people do nowadays even in more extent than earlier, they search more info on the web.

I wasn’t very earger then, but nowadays my job is to enable virtual stories on a map.

One of our  employee that Johanna Tolvanen time created the first mobile research like route on  a map. It was Reijo Mäki detective Vares adventures all around Turku, Finland. The literary route became quite popular following the success of Turku Capital of Culture 2011 mobile service. In addition Markku Ropponen’s hero Otto Kuhala route is available in Jyväskylä.

Our first in real co-operation literary route that supported the mobile research (also web research) for the readers was Sofi Oksanen’s new novel ’Kun kyyhkyset katosivat’. The npvel takes place in Tallinn, Estonia and there is a map with locations of events available. This gives a good background to fiction. The photos are from Estonian national archive, fact about locations and quotes from the novel of Sofi Oksanen.

Internet has added a nice spice to fiction, web research, why not to try mobile research instead? Have a feeper understanding about the author, places of events, epoch, milieu etc.

There is an adventure to you, take your suitcase, travel to the actual places of events and feel the story. Try out:

Otto Kuhala in Jyväskylä, Finland


Detective Jussi Vares in Turku, Finland

Sofi Oksanen Tallinn

The Site ‘Kun kyyhkyset katosivat’