No more new content for Symbian and MeeGo allowed at Nokia Store. Asha still ok

| October 6, 2013 | 217 Replies


Oh dear. Whilst there are no more new Symbian and MeeGo phones, updates and apps were still trickling through Nokia Store. But as of January 2014, no more new apps for Symbian or MeeGo will be allowed.

Asha and WP support will remain (with WP going to its own store as usual). After Jan 01 2014, apps will still be downloadable but there just won’t be any new ones allowed. That’s pretty much effectively killing a lot of the remaining enthusiasm for the platforms.

I guess since you can download apps from a .sis file on Symbian, any determined developer could sell independently though that would be difficult unless you’re well known (like Gravity).

Dear Nokia Developer,

With the growing business opportunities available on the Asha and Windows Phone platforms, we have been reviewing our developer content programs to see how we can maximize our support to you, our developers. As a result of this review, we have decided to focus our support and investment in new content toward Asha and Windows Phone. Over the next few months we will be transitioning our active developer support away from Symbian and MeeGo.

If you have Symbian and MeeGo content in the Nokia Store, it will continue to be available for download to customers, and you will continue to receive download and revenue reports as well as payouts for downloaded content. However, starting January 1, 2014, you will no longer be able to publish any new content or update existing content for Symbian and MeeGo.

We are very excited about the opportunities available with Asha and Windows Phone, and hope that you will bring your talents to these platforms. We believe that these changes will help improve our ability to support you as you develop fantastic apps for your customers.


Via: AAS

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Category: Nokia, Symbian

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