Nokia collaborating with AppCampus (Finland) and members of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels (India Chapter), has announced the “Appcelerate- India” program to boost the application development for Windows Phone and their Lumia platform. Both these partners have supported this program by investing $500,000 to provide grants, seed funding, mentoring, incubation resources to work on disruptive applications and support start-ups working on apps. This program will also gather creative ideas from the Nokia’s local consumer app show, Your Wish Is My App and some local players as well.
“The aim was to support Indian app developers to drive path-breaking innovation on Nokia’s platform”, Gerard Rego, director of developer experience in Nokia India, said at the event. “We believe this will open up countless opportunities to shape the mobile app ecosystem here”, he added.
Earlier, Nokia and Microsoft have invested 18 million euros to form AppCampus, a mobile application accelerator program managed by Aalto University in Espoo, Finland. AppCampus is aimed at fostering mobile application development on Windows Phone. Plus, Nokia also have their Beta Labs to add some really useful apps for their Lumia line and windows phone. This program will certainly give a boost the app development for both Lumia and Windows Phone.