Nokia has collaborated with AppCampus (Finland) and members of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels (India Chapter) to launch an ‘Appcelerate-India’ program for mobile app development for Lumia smartphones and Windows Phone 8 operating system. Both the partners have invested $500,000 to provide grants, seed funding, mentoring, incubation resources to work on disruptive applications and support start-ups working on apps. The program will also involve creative ideas from Nokia’s consumer app show – Your Wish Is My App, as well as other local players. Also Read - Expected launches in the coming week: Nothing Ear 1, Poco X3 GT and more
Nokia and Microsoft have invested 18 million euros to form AppCampus, a mobile application accelerator program managed by Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. AppCampus is aimed at fostering mobile application development on Windows Phone.
Nokia already has the Beta Labs to develop apps for Lumia phones as well as for other Windows Phone devices. This initiative will help Nokia develop a better set of apps for Windows store, which is far behind Apple’s App Store and Android’s Play Store.