Here’s what de­vel­op­ers will get

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On the apps front, Nokia claims that the new plat­form can run about 75 per cent of the apps that run on An­droid. The com­pany has come up with quite a few tools and the ser­vices SDK in or­der to at­tract de­vel­op­ers to the Nokia X plat­form. Ac­cord­ing to Pranav Shroff, prod­uct mar­ket­ing man­ager, Nokia, it takes about eight hours to port an app to the plat­form. The com­pany has also in­tro­duced the App Com­pat­i­bil­ity An­a­lyzer in or­der to aid de­vel­op­ers. Shroff says, “This tool lets you put your app’s . apk file into the sys­tem, which then analy­ses whether your app is com­pat­i­ble with the plat­form. If not, it tells you whether mod­i­fi­ca­tions are re­quired. The tool points down to the ex­act line of code(s) that needs to be mod­i­fied in or­der to make the app run on the plat­form.” The tool is avail­able on Nokia’s de­vel­op­ers’ site ( http:// de­vel­oper.nokia.com/nokia-x/plat­form-over­view). Ac­cord­ing to the web­site, your app will need port­ing if it in­cludes in-app pay­ments, Google ser­vices for push no­ti­fi­ca­tions or maps.

Be­sides, in or­der to help de­vel­op­ers pro­mote their apps, Nokia is of­fer­ing the DVLUP pro­gramme, which is a re­wards pro­gram for de­vel­op­ers. Us­ing this, de­vel­op­ers can cre­ate app pro­mo­tion cam­paigns against the ex­pe­ri­ence points they have earned while de­vel­op­ing the apps. The cam­paigns avail­able range from pro­mo­tion in the Nokia store to so­cial me­dia, re­tail news­let­ters and in-app ad­ver­tis­ing. The pro­mo­tions are avail­able both glob­ally and lo­cally. In ad­di­tion to the DVLUP pro­gramme, Nokia is also of­fer­ing some free tools to de­vel­op­ers, which will aid them in app de­vel­op­ment for the plat­form.

Pranav Shroff, prod­uct mar­ket­ing man­ager, Nokia

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