Nokia reaches out to application developers

Nokia is boosting awareness of its Ovi application store and the benefits of developing applications for its mobile environment

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Nokia reaches out to application developers
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 17, 2010

Nokia is boosting awareness of its Ovi application store and the benefits of developing applications for its mobile environment.

Exhibiting in the Mobile Apps section of the show, Nokia will offer developers training workshops, consultancy, feedback on applications and marketing advice. AppsArabia, the new investment fund from twofour54, will also be present at Nokia's stand at GITEX Mobile Apps World.

"Nokia's strategy is all about engaging with the broader eco-system, especially third party developers, to create exciting and locally relevant content that is easy to download and easy to access by consumers on their smartphones," says Hatem Nawar, Forum Nokia Developer Relations Manager, Nokia Middle East and Africa.

"Our participation through our stand at GITEX affords us an excellent opportunity to network with the broader developer community and to highlight the potential of working with Nokia on applications for Ovi Store, whether these are specifically for the Middle East market or with broader appeal," he adds.

Workshops being offered by Nokia include ‘Touch & Type UI on Java' on October 19 and ‘Qt Basic & Qt Intermediate' on October 20. 

The Ovi Store has reached the milestone of 2.3 million downloads per day worldwide, with 70 developers and publishers each surpassing the million download mark for their content.  An updated Ovi Store has debuted on the newly available Nokia N8 and will roll out soon across the full range of new Symbian smartphones.

Improvements for developers include new development tools and benefits such as free Java and Symbian signing, as well as improved revenue share and advanced developer analytics. Changes to the Nokia Qt Software Development Kit (SDK) have resulted in a 70% reduction in the number of lines of code required to develop for Symbian phones.

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