The Nokia Premium Developer Program (NPDP) is one sweet deal. For just $99 (USD) a year, members are eligible for up to $1,500 (USD) worth of benefits and services to enhance their Windows Phone development.
A new offer could make NPDP membership even sweeter. Attend a Nokia Developer webinar this month on using Buddy.com (a standard NPDP benefit), and you could win a free one-year NPDP membership.
Buddy provides cloud-based services that can help you build Microsoft Windows Phone 8 apps quickly — and without worrying about the back end. NPDP members are entitled to as many a 1 million API calls a month to the Buddy Platform.
A Nokia Developer webinar, entitled ‘Lumia App Labs: Getting started with Buddy’, will show you how easy it is to enhance your Windows Phone development. Live coding demonstrations will show you the Buddy APIs that deliver common app scenarios as a service. You will also learn to use Buddy APIs to instantly add app functionality, such as global user accounts, photo albums, messaging, friend and group features, and Push notifications.
As a special bonus, one lucky webinar participant of the webinar will win a free one-year membership in the NPDP. Details will be explained during the webinar.
The ‘Getting started with Buddy’ webinar will be held on 20 February at 8 a.m. London; 1:30 p.m. New Delhi; 4 p.m. Singapore. It will be held a second time on 21 February at 8 a.m. San Francisco; 10 a.m. Mexico City; 4 p.m. London.