The workshop was attended, free of cost, by around 50 avid developers in Karachi. The regular fee for these kinds of workshops organized by Forum Nokia is around $500. However, in an effort to encourage the local developers to participate more in mobile application development, Nokia offered the workshop without any charges. Registrations were made on first-come, first-serve basis.
Speaking about Forum Nokia’s role, Teemu said:
“Forum Nokia will be organizing many more trainings in future that will be geared towards user experience. How the end user will react to a mobile app should be an important point to consider for any developer. At the end of the day, a mobile app would have a good selling value only if the end consumer finds it meaningful and is attracted to it.Commenting on P@SHA’s collaboration with Forum Nokia, Jehanara, President, P@SHA said:
Through our training programs, we want to work together with the developers to expand the ecosystem. Forum Nokia is a growing online community of 2 million active users. Forum Nokia members get access to e-learning/ tutorials and online support to hone their skills.”
“I’m delighted that Nokia ahs introduced this 4-day workshop for developers in Karachi. It was a very useful session for developers to learn about the latest technology tools - JavaME and Qt, framework as well as user interface for the development of mobile products. These kinds of trainings are important as developer community increasingly focused on mobile app development. And that’s what the future is all about. We hope to work with Nokia on many more capacity building trainings in future.”Via: Pakistan Observer [http://pakobserver.net/]