The compromise between Nokia and Microsoft to work together is getting stronger, which is why both firms agreed investing $ 24 million (18 million) in a development program mobile applications. This initiative will last 3 years, with the support of the Aalto University in Finland.The intent of the project is to help create new and innovative apps for Windows Phone , the operating system that powers the current range of Nokia smartphones, and Symbian and Series 40. It is good that the Finns do not forget that there are still devices and users that opt for the latter two platforms. The “AppCampus” officially begins in May and will include the address of the Aalto University, which does not facilities only provide services but also “coaching” and access to academic and business networks to developers.
While Symbian and S40 will be part of the initiative, much of the eyes will be on Windows Phone . The huge investment made by the sponsors point to the Marketplace Microsoft operating system grow both in quantity and quality . Recall that now owns the store online about 70 000 apps.The Web site for developers to apply for a grant or to form part of the campus is now open. Be seen whether the developer community is attracted to the new project. Track | AppCampus.