Symbian Kicks Off Publishing Program for Developers
Today Symbian officially launched Symbian Horizon, a 'code once, publish to many' syndication service. Developers will submit their apps or app ideas to Symbian. Symbian will pick the best apps, polish them, then publish them to whichever apps stores are appropriate for that particular app. This will let developers write an application once, and Symbian will take over the burden of publishing them, charging for them, managing meta-data for them and so on. Symbian Horizon was announced earlier this year. Today marks its official availability to the Symbian developer community. Coinciding with the launch, Symbian announced that Horizon now officially supports five different mobile stores, including Nokia's Ovi Store, Samsung's Applications Store, AT&T's MEdia Mall, China Mobile's Mobile Market, and Sony Ericsson's PlayNow arena.