Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Forum Nokia India announces annual developer conference

BANGALORE, INDIA: Nokia today announced the Forum Nokia Developer Conference’09 to be held on the 7th December 2009 at the Taj Residency, Bangalore.

Titled ‘Unlock Star’, the conference aims at leveraging the limitless possibilities of the mobile device to drive developer success. D Shivakumar, VP and Managing Director, Nokia India, along with Ms. Purnima Kochikar, Vice President, Forum Nokia and Developer Community, will deliver the opening keynotes, addressing leading software developers, network operators and content partners about Nokia business and technological development opportunities.

Registrations for the conference are now open at www.nokiadevcon.in. Aimed at bringing together attendees from across India to learn, share and explore the latest in application and content development, integration and distribution opportunities for Nokia devices and services, the forum will enable developers to utilize the potential of Nokia’s Ovi Store by ensuring easy access to publish applications and content to millions of Nokia devices.

The conference will further help developers acquaint themselves with dynamic technology platforms for creating truly compelling user experiences, equipping them with new skills, new connections, and new ideas to create future technologies. The event would also have information sharing sessions by Industry, Business and Technology experts.

According to Purnima Kochikar, Vice President, Forum Nokia and Developer Community, “The Forum Nokia Developer Conference will provide in-depth information on both the technical tools required to build innovative mobile apps, and the distribution channels such as the Ovi Store required achieving commercial success for the apps.”

She said: "The convergence of mobility and the internet is creating unprecedented opportunities to create innovative mobile apps that transform the way we live and access information. The Indian developer is uniquely positioned to leverage this opportunity.

"Forum Nokia is excited about partnering with and supporting this vibrant community of developers to find success not only in the Indian market but also in the markets worldwide. This conference will be the first step in creating a highly collaborative ecosystem that will grow and thrive by sharing best practices and setting a high bar for innovation.”

Developer attendees can also schedule one-on-one meetings at the Summit with Nokia technology and business experts to answer open questions. In addition, Forum Nokia’s Technology Expert would share the latest mobile technologies and platforms that promise to substantially broaden the software development and business horizons of mobile developers attending the event.

Over the last decade, Forum Nokia has been working extensively with the developer community in India, providing them all necessary support in terms of tools and distribution channels to bring them at par with the international community.

Today, Forum Nokia has over 180, 000 registered developers in India and accounts for the single largest concentration of incoming web traffic on www.forum.nokia.com from any country.

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