Today we introduced Nokia Lumia 925, the newest member of the Nokia Lumia smartphone family. The beautifully crafted phone with a metal/polycarbonate body creates a unique look and feel while delivering a terrific antenna performance. With Nokia Lumia 925 we are further strengthening the imaging capabilities first shared with Nokia Lumia 920; the 8.7 megapixel camera on Nokia Lumia 925 is packed with the most advanced lens technology, latest generation of Nokia proprietary imaging software, and ...
Today we introduced a global initiative that will help developers unlock the market for affordable smartphones by launching the Nokia Asha software platform and the Nokia Asha 501, the first smartphone built on the new Asha platform. The Nokia Asha software platform represents a major new opportunity for developers, as we expect to sell 100 million of the new-generation Asha smartphones over the next two years. Many of the most popular applications are already available or in development for the...
What does it take to develop a compelling, innovative app for Nokia Lumia smartphones? For the developers of the TouchMountain app, it helps to be attracted to the Windows Phone UI. ‘It was fascinating to find out how much you can do with a smartphone,’ says André Meyer, a student and TouchMountain’s main developer, ‘and to learn how much potential we can find in this young platform.’ TouchMountain is a mobile tourist guide to finding mountain peaks. The app, which started as a 12-week universit...
Congratulations to our Learn and Win prize winners for March. The winners all attended Nokia Developer webinars that month, then answered a test question in our follow-up survey. And the winners are: Berhan and Hugh Gamble, both of Canada, and Tans of India will each receive a Nokia Asha phone. Teemu Sipilä of Finland won a Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-610. Nice Nokia T-shirts were awarded to: Benita Clarissa of Indonesia; Albin Anto Mathew of India; Robert Molloy of the U.K.; and SeqTre of India...
The NFC Actions app by IdeaKnow was one of two winners of the mini-hack we recently hosted at the WIPJam at Mobile World Congress 2013. The IdeaKnow team won for creating a Windows Phone app with near field communications (NFC). For their work, team members Candice Seenyen, Jordi Gaset, Cristian Ortega, and Alejandro Garcia each were awarded a Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone! The NFC Actions app lets users read and write NFC tags that contain multiple everyday actions that users can conduct with thei...
Nokia’s Music APIs (“Music APIs” for short) are a collection of web service and Windows Phone APIs that allow you to offer elements from Nokia’s Music service (as available in Nokia Music for Lumia) within the look and feel of your own application. We launched the API in November 2012 and have been regularly adding new features. Today we’re announcing that we’re updating the documentation as well with new content and samples. Updated Nokia Music API page with new content, including: How does it ...
We are very pleased to announce that one of our Nokia Developer Champions has won the Windows Phone Next App Star competition, a Microsoft-sponsored contest that will promote the winning app in a future Windows Phone ad on prime-time TV in the US. The winner is Rudy Huyn of Rennes, France, for his Wikipedia app, which uses the phone’s location to find relevant articles. Rudy’s app also supports search in more than 100 languages, speech recognition, NFC sharing, QR codes, and services that includ...
What do you get when you combine Windows Phone on Nokia Lumia smartphones, near field communications (NFC), and your choice of premium coffee or tea? If you are Integrated Computer Solutions, Inc (ICS), a long-time Nokia developer, you get the NFC-enabled The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf® app. The Coffee Bean app uses NFC to empower consumers to create, touch, tap and share their favourite custom drinks—and find their way to local stores. Users can create a custom drink, then touch, tap and share th...
Pooja Arora is the Nokia Developer Champion of the month for April and an active participant in our discussion boards, blogs and live events. A software developer, she works for IB Technology, a services organization based in Gurgaon, India. Her areas of interest include UI design, usability, and Windows Phone development. Pooja is a frequent contributor to our discussion boards, where she is known as pooja_1650. In fact, since becoming a Nokia Developer member in late 2011, she has contributed ...
Attending WIMA NFC Monaco on 10-12 April? Then visit our booth, hear us speak, and join us for a special Nokia Developer workshop on Nokia Lumia near field communications (NFC). You could win one of the special prizes we’ll be giving away. And you can enjoy some of the special developer discounts we’re offering for WIMA admission. The Nokia Lumia NFC workshop will be held at WIMA NFC Monaco on Thursday, 11 April, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Learn how to implement NFC apps and solutions for our late...
The survey on developer.nokia.com is now closed and we have drawn the winners for the three Lumia 920s. The winners have been contacted by email, so please check the email you registered with in order to see if you are a winner, especially if you happen to live in Vietnam, Guatamala, or Mexico! Thanks to all that have participated. Manoj sharma says: May 3, 2013 at 1:46 pm Sir, i have some idea about new windows device. windows should have capability of install any kind of software extension lik...
We’ve been having a lot of fun lately—we launched the Nokia Premium Developer Program for Lumia back in October, and it proved to be our most successful developer program ever. Our rewards program, DVLUP, has also proven extremely popular with developers, and we recently expanded it to include developers in the UK. So we decided it was time to bring some “Premium goodness” to Asha development. Today we are excited to introduce the Nokia Premium Developer Program for Asha. The Asha Opportunity Th...
The Nokia Developer team enjoys encouraging young developers. After all, they’re the future of software development, and having been raised with computing devices all around them, they often have bold and interesting ideas. We were therefore delighted to discover that one of the winners of the Nokia Windows Phone 8 Wiki contest was a 14-year-old developer from Silicon Valley, Matthew Sotoudeh, aka ‘MatthewThePC’. We didn’t know he was 14 when we made the award – it turns out that he’s a neighbor...
Health Pack Games, a publisher of mobile games, has been using Nokia Ad Exchange (NAX) to cross-promote its apps, and monitor its global downloads and in-app advertising results, and they like what they see. The game publisher has seen higher click-through rates, higher conversion rates, and substantial revenue improvements. Canada-based Health Pack Games offers mobile games, including Monster Stack 2 and Chicken Story 2. Both games run on multiple platforms, including Windows Phone 7-based Noki...
Michael Samarin is the Nokia Developer Champion of the month for March and an active contributor to our offline and online events. Michael is notable for his continuous sharing of knowledge with his fellow developers, and for helping the Nokia team during both live events and webinars. Based in Helsinki, Michael started work as a professional software developer in 1994 and earned a doctorate in computer science in 1997. Today he works for Futurice Ltd., a fast-growing Finnish software and projec...
We’ve made some updates to the Nokia Lumia Developer’s Library and want to share with you what we’ve done. The February 25th update includes: additional guides on NFC and proximity in Windows Phone 8; a guide to testing your Windows Phone application on a real Nokia Lumia device using our Remote Device Access (RDA) service; an overview of the services provided by Nokia Developer for Lumia developers; and new sample applications, including how to use Nokia Music API. Here’s a summary of what we’v...
Creating a winning app is about more than proving your coding prowess. In today’s hectic apps world you need to be a marketing wiz too. And with the seemingly endless array of social media sites, technology bloggers and advertising channels, putting together marketing materials and getting them into the right online properties may seem daunting. But don’t fret, our marketing gurus have come to the rescue with Marketing in a Box (MiB) — yes MiB, not saving the world from aliens but ensuring your ...
Great news for those of you wanting to deliver superior UIs in your Series 40 apps— Lightweight UI Toolkit (LWUIT) for Series 40 has graduated from beta to a full initial release. LWUIT is an open source Java ME toolkit that supports a comprehensive range of visual UI components, and other user interface elements such as theming, transitions, and animation among others. It helps you create applications with appealing UIs that closely follow the native Series 40 UIs. It also helps speed up develo...
With our announcement of the cool new Nokia Lumia 520 this morning, we wanted to share with you some exciting related news: the Lumia 520 has a removable back, and we’re adding the model of the back to our 3D Developer Kit (3DK). The zip file is now available on our 3D printing wiki page as a zip file containing two STP files: one for the shell and one for the buttons. We want to give a special thank you to our friends at Makerbot for helping us to tweak the models to be 3D printer friendly. (Th...
Do you develop apps and content for Nokia Asha Series 40 phones? Interested in winning cash prizes and Nokia promotions? Then the Nokia Asha Developer Competition is for you. For apps submitted to Nokia Store between now and June 30th, 2013, we’re giving awards for the best apps in four Asha categories: music and entertainment; games; utilities and productivity; and news and information. For each of these categories, we’ll be awarding three cash prizes: 25,000 euros for first place, 15,000 euros...