Microsoft launches $24 Million App Development Center with Nokia
It has recently been announced that Nokia and Microsoft jointly have plans to invest a sum of $24 million into a new application development center. This new center is expected to be based in Finland.
This initiative is called as the AppCampus, and is expected to launch in May under the management of Finland’s Aalto University. This initiative is mainly to attract the students, developers and entrepreneurs to the Windows Phone platform and Symbian platforms. Nokia devices mainly use the Symbian platform on some of their devices.
This initiative will seriously be of great help to the Windows Phone Marketplace, which is currently don’t have much applications compared to other platforms. It seems like they have around 70,000 applications which is very low as compared to the number of iOS or Android applications.
Let’s hope with this big sum of money invested we have another great competitor in the market, which will provide another option for the consumers. And from a developer's point of view this will really help them to get themselves involved in a new platform as well that might be counted as one of the leading platforms in the future.