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Will Nokia be Bringing Symbian Apps to WP7?

March 15, 2011 No Comments

Many are left wondering what is to happen to the Ovi store once Nokia’s transition to Microsoft is complete. Will it be it’s own section in the Marketplace, much like each of the other phone manufacturers has its’ own Marketplace area? Will they completely abandon Symbian apps and continue with the apps developed soley for Windows Phone 7 devices? While we still have no clear cut answer what is going to happen, a clever writer over at Mobiletechworld did some snooping around Microsoft job ads and discovered this juicy tidbit:

Microsoft + Nokia partnership is a big bet on us creating a vibrant ecosystem for mobile developers. You are invited to create software to power the application marketplace for this alliance.

The Commerce Services development team in Windows Phone Services will develop the service software to power the shared application marketplace for Nokia and Microsoft alliance. You will explore, prototype and design the integration between two marketplaces. Your job will entain creating a consistent set of APIs, workflow systems, and data systems. You will partner with end-user expeirence teams to deliver seemless developer and end-user experience. You will get exposure to worldwide developer demands hungry to create 1000s of applications for the application marketplaces. Take this job and make history with your awesome contributions.

My interpretation of what they are doing is that they want to cross over the Symbian apps to the windows Phone 7 Marketplace. If that is the case that is a really interesting move.

Source: Mobiletechworld




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