Nokia Lumia smartphones with Windows Phone 8 deliver award winning design, the world’s best imaging capabilities, fast processing, HD screens up to 1080p, and great Nokia apps — such as HERE Drive and Nokia Music — that are delighting users worldwide.
Proven developer technology
Best–in-class development tools from Microsoft, an expanded roster of rich APIs: Nokia Imaging SDK, HERE Platform, and Nokia
Music integration, combined with a store designed to shift apps and world-class, local support to underpin your development.
Windows Phone app downloads have increased over 290% and revenues 181% in the last year. Available in 50 languages and 190+
markets, the Store offers increased revenues with operator billing — up to 8x compared to credit cards. And don't miss the
cross-screen opportunity with Windows.
The Nokia Imaging SDK, based on the same patented RAJPEG technology as used in Nokia's own imaging apps, enables CPU and memory efficient image manipulation, filter effects and on screen rendering, unlike any other library. The latest release also makes available some of the most requested features, such as changing filter parameters dynamically and implementing custom filters, as well as support for Chromakey, which enables "green screen magic".
Learn best practices in Windows Phone design through a series of Design Consultations with expert Dave Crawford. You can also book your own consultations with expert designers via DVLUP.
The Nokia Lumia family has grown with the addition of the Nokia Lumia 2520, the first Windows 8.1 RT tablet from Nokia. At the same time the Nokia Lumia 1520 and Nokia Lumia 1320, with their 6" displays, are Nokia’s answer to more and more consumers asking for bigger screensand enabling your apps to give the bigger picture.
The latest Windows Phone 8 update, delivered to Nokia Lumia devices via the Lumia Black software, brings a host of new features to users and a new screen resolution for your apps to exploit.
The big news for your apps is support for larger 6" screens with 720p and 1080p HD resolutions. To make full use of the extra physical dimensions, the Windows Phone 8 Update 3 included in Lumia Black delivers users an extra start screen tiles column and several optimised apps. You now have more space to enable your apps to express themselves. You'll want to make sure your apps are 16:9-ready for 720p and 1080p, and build in high DPI assets.
There are now over US $5 million worth of rewards available through DVLUP. It's currently available in over 20 countries, you can sign up and start collecting Experience Points (XP) by taking quizzes on a wide variety of development related subjects, challenges where you create or update apps, or to build your apps' profile through stars and reviews. You then redeem your XP for exciting rewards such as merchandising, marketing and promotional support, and the latest Nokia Lumia devices.
Nokia Developer Offers is a set of design, development, and troubleshooting tools that will help you build great apps that appeal to your users. This set of tools is free for eligible developers.
Nokia Developer Offers provides you access to the following tools:
Nokia Create competitionA global competition to develop apps for Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone 8. It's your chance to win prizes that will help you
and your apps stand out. Prize packages include devices, promotions, credit for ad campaigns, and more.
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Wiki CompetitionWe're holding a Wiki competition that is seeking great original articles, tutorials, and guides that show how to use the
features of the updated Nokia Imaging SDK.
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The only smartphone with a 41 megapixel camera sensor, full HD video and Nokia Rich Recording for incredible audio capture with distortion free stereo sound. An ideal platform to take advantage of the Nokia Imaging SDK.
AppCampus is an €18 million joint project of Aalto University, Microsoft and Nokia. It offers financing of up to €70,000,
coaching in mobile technology, design and usability to Windows Phone developers.
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With Remote Devices Access (RDA) you can make use of a Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 820, or Nokia Lumia 620 any time
of the day or night, free of cost. It's simple to upload and install your apps, then test them just as you would if you had
the phone in your hand.
Read about using RDA in the Lumia Developer's Library ›
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