Nokia apps can get ported to windows phone faster
The upcoming windows phone devices from Nokia are expected to be announced at Nokia World 2011, even if the Ovi Store (now Nokia Store) is getting a massive download rate there’s no stopping on what Nokia has set as their primary and priority platform. For developers the amount of time it takes to build an app can vary from one programming language to another and even more if the app is being ported to a totally different platform (QT can solve this gap but it isn’t supported by all of the mobile oses), this is why it is of high importance for Nokia and Microsoft to give the right tools and information for current Nokia app developers to build Window Phone apps faster and easily.
Nokia and Microsoft worked together to build a package to help developers get started developing and/or porting their apps, these are the tools and information that were announced on the windows team blog:
- The “Windows Phone Guide for Symbian Qt Application Developers” white paper,
- The addition of Symbian Qt to the Windows Phone API mapping tool
- The “Nokia Windows Phone Training” roadshow
I would really recommend Nokia Developers to give it a try and port their apps to Windows Phone marketplace, the ecosystem that this platform brings is huge and with a lot of possibilities.
Two videos from Channel9(windows developer training website) introducing Nokia developers to windows phone mango: