New bid to turn developers with guides, API map and roadshow
The united smartphone groups Microsoft and Nokia have together launched a package of tools and documents to drive developers onto Windows Phone.
Developers with experience of Nokia’s mobile operating system, Symbian, can today read a series of online guides on how to port their work to the Windows Phone operating system.
The future of Symbian has become a matter of dispute, particularly since its owner Nokia reached a landmark deal with Microsoft to incorporate the Windows Phone OS across the Finnish firm’s range of smartphones.
Both Microsoft and Nokia will also take part in what’s called the “Nokia Windows Phone Training roadshow”; a series of developer tutorial events that begin today, in Paris, and will stretch across Europe and finish in Silicon Valley.
Dates and venues for the roadshow follows:
Paris, France; 21 September
Milan, Italy; 26 September
Madrid, Spain; 29 September
Berlin, Germany; 4 October
London, United Kingdom; 10 October
Silicon Valley, USA – (date t be decided)
The series of tools, guides and events continues Microsoft’s untiring bid to become the big fourth player in smartphone business. The company has already launched a similar set of guides for iOS and Android developers.