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Microsoft reaches out to Nokia developers with API mapping tool, resources

Developers for Nokia's Symbian system have to make a decision in the future: will they or won't they support Windows Phone apps development? The question is a tricky one as going from Symbian QT to the languages for Windows Phone is not so easy nor direct.

To aide in that, Microsoft has created a whole package of tools, white papers and even a roadshow to help devs come on over. For those who remember, Microsoft did a similar program with Android and iOS a few months back, so this is just a continuation of a theme to lure in new devs by making the transition a bit easer.

The new tools are the following:

  • The “Windows Phone Guide for Symbian Qt Application Developers” white paper: 8 chapters, 100 pages
  • The addition of Symbian Qt to the Windows Phone API mapping tool
  • The “Nokia Windows Phone Training” roadshow, a series of developer events starting today in Paris

Read more at the Windows Phone Dev Blog here.

Daniel Rubino is the Executive Editor of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft here since 2007, back when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, Microsoft Surface, laptops, next-gen computing, and arguing with people on the internet.

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  • Sports-tracker.com please !!Get that app over to WP7 !!