Nokia and Microsoft to setup AppCampus development program

Microsoft and Nokia are agree to invest $24 million ($12 million each) in mobile application development program AppCampus at Finland’s Aalto University. This program aims to increase the development of new apps for Windows Phone platform, Symbian and S40.

This program will be managed by Finland’s Aalto University will start in May 2012. This program aims to attract developers around the world to participate in the program.

When it comes to the application development, developers ignore the Windows Phone Marketplace and instead turn to iOS and Android first, citing low adoption of Microsoft’s platform. Windows Phone Marketplace only have 70,000 apps which is very less while comparing to Google Play Store and Apple’s store. This program will surely increase apps in Windows Phone Marketplace.

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