Truphone App Windows Phone

More is happening on the growing Windows Phone front. It’s no secret that Windows Phone lags behind the competition in the software department even though the hardware department is quickly turning into another story thanks to Nokia.

Well it looks like things may start picking up on the application side as well. Team Redmond and Team Espoo are taking steps to remedy the shortage of software with their new AppCampus development program.

The programming effort will be held at Aalto University in Finland. AppCampus is being created to provide design and technological support in addition to business coaching to help app developers build quality apps that make money. To help with app creation motivation, participants will retain full intellectual property rights for whatever they create while attending.

Developers who would like to write code for Symbian and Series 40 devices are invited, too.

Microsoft and Nokia are funding 9 million euros ($12 million) each to make the program a success. They may have a ways to go until they rival Google’s Android and Apple’s iOS, but it’s definitely a good start.

AllThingsD, AppCampus

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at