Nokia will assist Indian developers tap market

Nokia will assist Indian developers tap market

It also announced funding for four multi screen infotainment applications namely Bollywood Hungama, Eros Bollywood, India Today and Aaj Tak Videos as part of joint Open Screen Project Fund. Applications will be available through Ovi Store from December-end.

The Open Screen Project Fund is a US$10 million market development fund launched by Nokia in association with Adobe to accelerate the creation of multi screen applications, content and services that leverage existing Adobe Flash platform technologies for use on Nokia platforms.  

Nokia also announced the global release of new software development kit (liteSDK) for its series 40 mass market mobile devices. The kit will provide application developers new tools to create unique applications and services for the high-volume feature phone. It will also feature support for Indian languages like Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, Marathi and Bengali.

Nokia also announced the Forum Nokia Code competitions for Qt Mobility APIs inviting developers across the world to create code samples for Symbian. The winner will be nominated as Forum Nokia Champion and receive a trip to Nokia Forum Developer summit to be held in San Fransico in June 2010. Entries which are open, will be on till January 31, 2010. The company further invited companies of all sizes to submit their entries to fund for next phase of Open Screen Project Fund.

Briefing reporters, Forum Nokia & Developer community Vice President Purnima Kochikar said “India has the largest and most vibrant pool of qualified developers in the world. As the internet is entering into the core of mobile experiences.”