Nokia and Djuice joined to augment Pakistani developers

MONITORING REPORT: With a vision to cater to the lower segment of the market, NokiaPakistan and Djuice have joined hands to start a series of Developer Workshops that aim to provide training focused on S40 devices. The first workshop in this chain was held at Telenor regional office where Tony Torp, Nokia External Trainer shared the details of development tools available to develop mobile apps for S40 devices and gave hands-on training to the participants.

Tony Torp said, “Yet again it was wonderful to interact with the enthusiastic developers ofKarachi, shared with them the S40 background and provide hands-on training on the tools available to work on mobile apps for S40 platform.”

Expressing her views, Rabia Azfar Nizami, Business Development Manager EDX, Near East, NOKIA said, “I appreciate the interest level ofKarachis developer community to learn and excel in their chosen field. Nokia has been organizing these kinds of workshops for developers inPakistanfor the past 1 year.

As part of the chain that Nokia has initiated inPakistanto provide new opportunities to the local developers, this time around Nokia partnered with Telenor to offer training for S40 platform. The workshop was geared towards channelizing the strengths of local developers and providing them a rich bundle of resources to develop more locally relevant mobile apps for S40 devices which are most popular among the masses in our country.”

Talking about the partnership, Usman Javed, Director Marketing, TelenorPakistansaid, “Djuice is delighted to partner with Nokia to start offering these developer workshops. It is the first time that such a forum has been made available to students and faculty and we are receiving tremendous response from participants. Djuice supports initiatives that build young talent. Djuice Apportunity is one such initiative where we provide publishing, promotion and monetization support for applications developed by students and independent developers.”

At the workshops conclusion, certificates were distributed among all the participating developers. Events of this nature are pertinent to take the local IT/Telecom industry to the next level and enable better mobility experience for end consumers especially in countries likePakistanwhere majority of people use S40 mobile phones.

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