We covered Polar Mobile awhile back. They were set to bring 500 apps to Windows Phone after they were hired by Microsoft last October. At last count, they still seem to be under 100 and we're gonna call a spade a spade here, they're not the most awesome apps we've seen. In fact, Polar Mobile basically makes "template apps" which are just RSS feeds. Meh.
So why are we revisiting this? Evidently, Nokia sees something in them as they've been hired to make some Symbian apps, apps for the N9 and some apps for Nokia's Windows Phones. This time around, they're contracted for another 300 apps over 12 months for these various platforms, which we expect to include Nokia's Windows Phone store--whatever form that ultimately takes.
Hey, we guess this is good news for Canada's luckiest software house, but we can't help but think that Nokia and Microsoft hire these guys to bump up the Marketplace count with some mediocre offerings. Maybe that's just the cynic in us though.
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So 300 apps in 12 months. I'm not sure how large this company is but I can see a workload like that leading to a loss in quality. which I suppose might be what were seeing in the marketplace right now.
yay, more crapware to fill the marketplace...
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