Nokia Kicks off Developer Program for Windows Phone
By on November 23rd, 2011

The Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 phones have launched and Nokia is working on an unprecedented retail support and an aggressive consumer marketing campaign along with the rollout. Apart from the consumer engagement, Nokia is also focusing on the developer engagement.

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To evangelize the platform among its developer ecosystem, Nokia has launched a developer program that provides tools, documentation, code examples, videos, and a vibrant community to get you on your way. Nokia is pushing developers to start creating apps and games for a diverse and vibrant new market of smartphone consumers. Nokia will even help eligible Nokia Publishers get App Hub membership to submit apps to Windows Phone Marketplace free for the first year.

Nokia Developer: Windows Phone

Nokia is also working to get your Qt apps for Symbian and the Nokia N9 smartphone to be ported to new Nokia smartphones featuring Windows Phone. To help you get up to speed quickly, Nokia and Microsoft have created a porting guide with a comprehensive comparison of Qt and Windows Phone development. The API mapping tool helps you easily find the Windows Phone APIs equivalent to each Qt API you used in your app.

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