Nokia and Microsoft’s offeringsto get developers involved

Nokia and Microsoft announce a host of new developer tools and training opportunities for developers. In addition Nokia have said today they will give new Nokia Lumia 800 devices to 25000 developers.  The news came during one of the sessions at Nokia world and also in a post at the Nokia Developer website:

Better together: Nokia and Microsoft detail working together to strengthen Windows Phone ecosystem

Much of what was stated is about things we already know – encouragement to get Visual Studio (from here) and begin developing as developers now have a unique opportunity to get in early and be seen. The bigger bit of news is that Microsoft and Nokia will do several things to help developers get going and they include:

  • The Nokia Roadshow
  • Developer events (150 Nokia, 1000 Microsoft, both in person and online)
  • University events
  • Competitions
  • Video content for all levels of experience (10 hours for beginner, 14 for intermediate level and 7 for advanced level developers)
  • 25000 developers will get a Nokia Lumia 800

Lastly, Microsoft is ensuring there is a point of contact for developers in each country from which they accept app submissions to the marketplace.

For the Nokia Roadshow, which has already been to 6 cities, and I’m struggling to find a list of the other cities it will visit.  For everything else, we will have to wait and find out, and I especially have no information on how you might get to be one of those 25000 who might get a Lumia 800.  Maybe something will show up here, but for now, (thanks to WMPowerUser) you can get started with a Mango Jump Start Session right here.


About bluechrism

I am a software developer with most professional experience in the Windows .Net realm and I'm currently a WPF developer with Starkey Labs. However, I have wanted for some time to start the mobile developer journey properly and being an N900 owner, this was to be in the realm of QT. Job hunting, moving to Minnesota and changing jobs put my plans on hold 6-12 months but things are starting to settle now, just as I'm getting sorted to start some things, Microsoft and Nokia merge. This blog is about my novice mobile development experiences and hopefully will end up complete with links to download some apps on various platforms, but obviously by the name, Sybian, Maemo/Meego and Windows Mobile. In other stuff, I am English, I support Everton FC, I have visited Glastonbury music festival 5 times and recommend it to anyone. I am married and my wife and i have a dog called Friday.
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One Response to Nokia and Microsoft’s offeringsto get developers involved

  1. Dileepkumar says:

    I want this modal710 soon i want at date 20/12/2011 please avilable in market

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