Alongside the latest N9 handset featuring Near Field Communications technologies, Nokia has shown its dedication to the developer community in both the UAE and the region. Following on from the success of its Ramadan application campaign that saw over one million downloads from around the region during the holy month, Nokia is amplifying its developer strategy to encourage app developers to partner with Nokia, give them expert counsel and the financial support they require to bring fantastic app ideas to fruition. As part of this initiative, Nokia conducted free of charge developer training workshops on its apps development frame work with a focus on its newly launched Nokia N9 smartphone and the latest Near Field Communications offering. At the heart of the Gitex apps activity was the Nokia Lounge event with the Pitch Your App competition.
Praveen Prabhakaran, Marketing Solutions Manager, Nokia Lower Gulf, said: “With the application and developer ecosystem expanding at such a rate, Nokia is keen to ensure young and burgeoning talent is given the best chance to succeed in this dynamic environment. We are very excited about the Pitch Your App competition and look forward to seeing the apps of the near future in their concept stage and with our support, witness them become a reality.”
Over 50,000 applications are now available for easy download at the online Nokia Store, while direct billing with Etisalat enables quick and easy payment.