Nokia Courting Developers for Its Asha Platform
Nokia today unveiled a new program meant to coax developers into writing apps for its Asha platform. The Premium Developer Program for Asha is structured similarly to Nokia's Lumia developer program and goes above and beyond the basic developer program for Asha devices. Developers who join the Premium Developer Program for Asha will be given free developer handsets and a broader set of remote access tools for troubleshooting devices and apps. The program also gives Asha developers better visibility of their apps in the Asha app store, as well as the opportunity to advertise their apps in the store across 120 markets. Developers can get into the program for free if they've developed a minimum of two mobile apps for any platform. Details are available on Nokia's developer web site.
Whatever it is Nokia is about as irrelevant as HTC, and RIM, so who cares.