This is an exciting time for everyone in the Nokia developer community. Nokia has introduced a unique set of developer tools and services with the Nokia Premium Developer Program and Nokia Ad Exchange, the Windows Phone 8 SDK has arrived, and a range of new Nokia Lumia devices is starting to show up in stores!
Last week, we were thrilled to announce our new developer tools and services at //BUILD, Microsoft’s premier developer event, to help developers build amazing apps for the Windows Phone platform.
Nokia was invited to be part of the Day 1 keynote where Richard Kerris, VP Developer Relations, announced all developers attending //BUILD would receive a Lumia 920 from Nokia. The reaction was overwhelming! Over the course of the event, we had a number of developers stop and tell us that they are excited to develop for Windows Phone 8 and impressed by our products, especially the unique design, clear display, incredible camera, and world-class maps.
Nokia also had a well-placed booth where over 1000 developers stopped by to find out more about the new Nokia Premium Developer Program, Nokia Ad Exchange and NFC. We distributed programmable NFC cards that allowed developers to literally “tap” their shiny new Lumia 920 to get more info on NFC app development.
Nokia had the privilege of presenting a tech session at BUILD. In this session, Steve Robbins, Chief Architect – Nokia Music, presented a coding session called ‘Nokia Music Windows Phone 8 App-to-App APIs ‘. You can watch this session here and download slides here. The session was well received and the coding detail was highly appreciated by the audience.
Here are some great early reactions from our loyal developers!