In an attempt to attract more developers to create apps for its smartphones, Nokia have announced two iniatives that will make it less of a financial burden for developers to get their apps published on the Ovi Store.
Nokia will slash the cost of its developer licenses, reducing fees from an expensive $210 per license, down to $50. As well as this, publishers will now be able to create, sign and distribute their apps on the Ovi platform, for free.
The mobile giant must have been in a benevolent mood, releasing a new software developer kit, the QT Developers Kit, allowing developers to design and build applications for its Symbian and MeeGo platforms.
Nokia’s program is currently in public beta meaning developers will have to email firstname.lastname@example.org with their Ovi Publisher ID to gain access.
Smart stuff from Nokia, entice the developers and maybe, just maybe, consumers will follow suit.