January 24, 2011 15:30 ET

Wavefront Hosts Nokia Seminars for Mobile App Developers in Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Vancouver

Wavefront and DFAIT Present WaveGuide™ Seminar: Introduction to Nokia Platforms and Ovi Services

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Jan. 24, 2011) - Wavefront, a national centre of excellence for wireless commercialization accelerating the growth of wireless companies in Canada, will help Canada's mobile developer community bring their apps to the world's largest application distribution network – Nokia's Ovi Store.

This WaveGuide™ seminar, "Introduction to Nokia Platforms and Ovi Services", is co-presented with DFAIT, the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service, and offered Feb. 1 in Montreal, Feb. 2 in Ottawa, Feb. 4 in Toronto and Feb. 8 in Vancouver from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Seminar series are sponsored by EDC and includes continental breakfast, networking and presentations from Martin Barclay, senior manager, Product and Publisher Marketing with Forum Nokia in Sunnyvale, Calif., and Chad Saliba, Solutions Services manager at Nokia Canada. For more information or to register: http://www.wavefrontac.com/nokia-canada-tour-2011.

"Attendees will get an end-to-end overview of Nokia platforms and Ovi services which reach hundreds of millions of consumers who download over 3.5 million apps daily from the Nokia's Ovi Store across more than 190 countries," said James Maynard, president of Wavefront. "We're bringing this series across the country to help Canadian developers to distribute and monetize their applications and content to Nokia users all over the world."

Nokia's Ovi Store makes it easy to distribute and pay for your Canadian apps:

  • Consumers can browse and purchase content from Ovi Store in more than 190 countries through credit card billing
  • 103 operators in 32 countries support integrated mobile billing
  • Publishers from more than 90 countries are distributing their content through Ovi Store

Developers and publishers will learn about the latest Nokia Ovi business opportunities and receive practical advice on how to develop and port their mobile application or content on the Nokia platform and publish it to the Ovi Store.

In addition, pre-registered attendees will have an opportunity to set up a one-on-one engagement meeting with Nokia after the seminar as well as meet with Johan Nyman, Trade Commissioner from Helsinki, Finland, to discuss Finnish market opportunities.

All attendees will receive copy of book "Foundations of Qt Development" and can enter a drawing for several Nokia N8 smartphones that are being given away.


Wavefront is a national centre of excellence for wireless commercialization accelerating the growth of Canadian wireless companies. Wavefront improves speed-to-market and delivery of mobile applications and wireless technologies by providing emerging companies with a suite of WaveGuide™ training, market linkages, mobile industry advisory services and testing resources that facilitate commercial engagement with the mobile network and enterprise ecosystem companies around the world.

Wavefront is a registered trademark of Wavefront Wireless Innovation Society of British Columbia.

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