It’s interesting that Symbian OS libraries are starting to appear. Resolvr allows an application to acquire an IP address without the aid of a central server or static configuration. It also provides a protocol for human readable naming of devices and the advertisement and discovery of services.

Hence, it allows users to join networks on a ad-hoc basis rather than entering network settings every time. In practice, it appears to the user much like the Bluetooth discovery.

For the technically minded, Resolvr uses IPv4 Link-Local Addressing (IPv4LL), an IETF standard, widely implemented on most desktop operating systems and other networked devices.

Resolvr is licensed under the GNU GPL open source license. For any application for which the restrictions of the GPL are inappropriate, there is also commercial licensing available.