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Old 02-17-2011, 06:02 PM
Nelson Ocampo
Join Date: Feb 2011
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Default Microsoft-Nokia Announcement Spurs Windows Phone 7 App Development

<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='' target='_blank'></a><br /><br /></div><p><img alt="Businessweek Logo" height="54" src="" style="vertical-align: top; border: 0;" width="235" /></p><p>According to an article found in Businessweek, Flurry Inc. has indicated that interest in WP7 app development has increased significantly since Microsoft announced their partnership with hardware giant Nokia.&nbsp;</p><p>In fact, when it comes to new projects, WP is now ranked as 3rd behind Apple and iOS.</p><p><em>"New projects for Windows Phone passed Research In Motion Ltd.&rsquo;s BlackBerry and now rank third behind new apps for Apple Inc.&rsquo;s iOS and Google Inc.&rsquo;s Android, Flurry said. Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft, which agreed last week to have its Windows Phone software power Nokia handsets, is working to turn around market-share losses to Apple and Google. A wide variety of applications is critical to attracting mobile-phone users"</em></p><p>While the overall percentage of new projects is still only at 4% (up from 1%), this is definitely a move in the right direction.&nbsp;Nokia has a large international appeal.&nbsp; With their commitment to Windows Phone, developers are likely seeing the potential for their applications and games to reach millions, if not billions, of people around the world.</p><p>Developing apps for Windows Phone may have suddenly went from a labor of love, to a real practical business strategy for maximizing profits.&nbsp; It's amazing how much could change so quickly isn't it?</p><p>How do you feel about the growth?&nbsp; Talk about it in the forums!</p>
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