Nokia has signed an agreement with Polar Mobile, the mobile app developer to develop over 300 apps for Nokia supported devices. Polar Mobile will also develop Windows Phone apps for media companies like Wired UK, Kompas, Advertising Age, The Globe and Mail, Shanghai Daily and 7DAYS.
Richard White, General Manager, Nokia Canada said,
â€œNokia is excited about the opportunity to team up with Polar Mobile to bring hundreds of quality apps to consumers around the world. Polar Mobileâ€™s ability to scale and attract a global set of brands is strategic in supporting Nokiaâ€™s efforts in offering compelling apps and experiences for our users,â€.
Polar Mobile already has a similar agreement with Microsoft to develop for Windows Phone platform from last year. Looking forward for more apps from Polar Mobile in the future.
Press Release after the break.
TORONTO, ONTARIO (Aug. 17, 2011) â€“ Nokia (www.nokia.com) has entered into an agreement with Polar Mobile (www.polarmobile.com) to launch over 300 mobile apps for Nokia smartphones over the next 12 months. Polar Mobile will be launching apps on Nokia smartphones for over 300 top tier media brands globally, including the likes of Wired UK, Kompas, Advertising Age, The Globe and Mail, Shanghai Daily and 7DAYS. The apps will be made available to consumers of Nokiaâ€™s Symbian smartphones, the recently announced Nokia N9 and future Nokia with Windows Phone devices.
â€œNokia is excited about the opportunity to team up with Polar Mobile to bring hundreds of quality apps to consumers around the world. Polar Mobileâ€™s ability to scale and attract a global set of brands is strategic in supporting Nokiaâ€™s efforts in offering compelling apps and experiences for our users,â€ said Richard White, General Manager, Nokia Canada.
The first set of 50 apps under this new partnership will be available on Nokiaâ€™s Symbian devices by next month and will be available globally through Nokiaâ€™s Ovi Store.
â€œWe are thrilled that Nokia has chosen Polar Mobile to provide top tier media apps for their devices. Nokiaâ€™s global consumer reach is important for many of our customers, especially in Europe, Middle East and Asia,â€ says Kunal Gupta, Chief Executive Officer, Polar Mobile. â€œPartnering with Nokia helps our media customers continue to grow their mobile audiencesâ€.
Polar Mobile provides a software Platform to top-tier media companies to make it fast & easy to launch mobile Apps across multiple smartphone and tablet operating systems. Using Qt as the basis for its Platform on Nokia smartphones, Polar Mobile can deliver rich user experiences for their customers. To date, Polar Mobile has launched over 1,200 mobile apps across other major smartphone devices for more than 300 media brands in 10 countries. Now, in partnership with Nokia, Polar Mobile can extend support for Nokia smartphones reaching consumers in 190 markets.
For more information on launching mobile apps with Polar Mobileâ€™s Platform, visit www.polarmobile.com.