[Nokia News] GITEX 2010 Nokia Participation

October 17, 2010  |  Nokia, Shout Outs

This year Nokia will be participating in the GITEX convention held in Dubai, UAE on October 17 – 21.   They will be participating mainly with their Mobile Apps and Content World otherwise known as the Ovi Store.

A few years ago I used to visit GITEX with my mother since she was the Computer Science major and the one with a job in that field, I loved it and miss it, unfortunately this year I will not be able to visit but it looks to be a promising show.  For more information on Nokia’s participation please check out the Press Release below.

Dubai, 13 October 2010 – As Ovi Store’s growth continues to gain momentum with 2.3 million downloads per day globally, Nokia is participating at this year’s GITEX to increase awareness on the benefits of developing for Nokia, and extending greater reach to regional developers.

Focusing specifically on developers and mobile applications, Nokia’s participation in Mobile Apps and Content World will see it offering developers training workshops, expert consultancy, feedback on applications, new and practical ways to market applications, and advice on how to get it published on Ovi Store.

Moreover, AppsArabia, the new investment fund from twofour54 which is helping to grow a sustainable app development industry throughout the Middle East & North Africa based in Abu Dhabi, will be present at Nokia’s stand at GITEX Mobile Apps and Content World.

“Nokia’s strategy is all about engaging with the broader eco-system, especially 3rd party developers, to create exciting and locally relevant content that is easy to download and easy to access by consumers on their smartphones. Our participation through our stand at GITEX affords us an excellent opportunity to network with the broader developer community and to highlight the potential of working with Nokia on applications for Ovi Store, whether these are specifically for the Middle East market or with broader appeal,” said Hatem Nawar, Forum Nokia Developer Relations Manager, Nokia Middle East & Africa.

Workshops being offering by Nokia for developers at GITEX are “Touch & Type UI on Java” on October 19th, and “Qt Basic & Qt Intermediate” on October 20th.

The Ovi Store has reached the milestone of 2.3 million downloads per day worldwide, with 70 developers and publishers each surpassing the million download mark for their content in the Ovi Store.  An updated Ovi Store experience has debuted on the newly available Nokia N8 and coming to the full range of new Symbian smartphones, giving a friendlier look and feel, faster content discovery and more popular content choices. Improvements for developers include new development tools and benefits such as free Java and Symbian signing, in-app purchase and beta in-app advertising programs, improved revenue share and advanced developer analytics. Moreover, significant enhancements to the Nokia Qt Software Development Kit (SDK) have resulted in a 70 percent reduction in the number of lines of code required when developing for the company’s family of Symbian smartphones.

“More than 1 billion consumers worldwide use a Nokia phone – and many of these people are increasingly interested in mobile services and solutions. Whether it is for education, entertainment, social upliftment or business – Nokia offers developers a consumer base like no other, and we look forward to sharing these opportunities with developers through our participation at GITEX,” added Nawar.

Thanks Bassam!

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  1. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
    i think its smart of nokia 2 try to push their store cuz when u have a good store it completes the phone just like the iphone it wouldn’t get this much attention if it wasn’t for the app store,!

  2. a7md : True and look at the App Store now there will be a Mac App Store and that means more and more fun times will be had with the Mac-world.