The Nokia Asha Platform

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Developers would have a grand time playing again with what Nokia has come out with on their Asha Smartphones. They would be able to utilize this Asha platform without having to re-write code which is good news once Nokia unleashes a 100 million of these new generation Asha smartphones in the coming years. They have recently done just that by releasing the Nokia Asha 501.

Nokia Asha 501 Color Range

The Nokia Asha 501, it's got fun colors available!

Marco Argenti, the current head of Developer Experiences at Nokia says they've seen remarkable increase in demand for Asha smart phones as they have found this out in the number of downloads through the Nokia Store. The need for consumer apps at different price points is needed and now they've got incentives for developers to deliver those quality applications needed in the market.To date, they now have CNN, eBuddy, ESPN, Facebook, Foursquare, Line, LinkedIn, Nimbuzz, Pictelligent, The Weather Channel, Twitter, WeChat, World of Red Bulland games from EA, Gameloft, Indiagames, Namco-Bandai, Reliance Games and popular WhatsApp. Soon there will be more from other partners as they continue to grow on the Asha series.

Nokia will also have a beta release of an in app payment facility ( in the coming weeks and developers can apply for it soon. They will also have the Nokia Asha Software Development Kit 1.0 which is a suite of tools that can hasten development,testing, packaging and deployment of Java apps for the Asha platform. There will be more applications available for the series and the Philippine Nokia App developers should definitely take advantage of what Nokia offers as part of an emerging market for small-medium priced smart phones. 

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