Microsoft training 40 developers in Windows Phone development in Africa

microAs part of their 4Africa initiative Microsoft is training 40 developers from innovation hubs in Lagos including CcHUB and iDEA, as well as a number of universities across Nigeria in Windows Phone and Windows Azure development.

Nokia and Qualcomm will also be delivering sessions, with the aim of creating elite group of developers with the world-class technical skills needed to build highly relevant, immersive applications and cloud-based solutions.

Speaking to CIO East Africa recently, Jussi Hinkkanen, Vice President for Corporate Relations and Business Environment for Nokia Middle-East and Africa said Lumia handsets were gaining market share very quickly in critical markets around Africa and was competing head-to-head with top-selling devices.

He also said similar ventures has generated thousands of apps for their platforms, noting that devices were not enough, and that there was also a need for apps and a strong local ecosystem of IT professionals.


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