Forum Nokia PRO exists to give key developers every possible advantage needed to streamline product cycles, reduce time-to-market, and ultimately accelerate success. Millions of developer platform devices have already shipped and that number is growing daily. With privileged access to everything from development and testing to marketing and sales, Forum Nokia PRO is your connection to the world's most lucrative marketplace.
Forum Nokia PRO Details
By shipping an estimated 100 million new developer platform devices in 2004, Nokia provides tremendous opportunity to developers seeking to create profitable businesses in the mobile solutions industry. With an active community of more than one million mobile developers, Forum Nokia has been your place to learn, share, and grow. Since 1996, the developer community in conjunction with Forum Nokia has pursued business success, primarily by leveraging the best developer support and resources provided by Nokia.
Recognizing the unique requirements of the most proactive mobile developer companies, Nokia has restructured its developer support initiatives to introduce Forum Nokia PRO. This new program is an essential resource for every developer company seeking success in the mobile domain. This program offers premium technical and business benefits that accelerate the development cycle and create larger market opportunities.
Forum Nokia PRO connects members to tools, people, and the latest information. This helps developer members get to market faster, with lower costs, and with greater market exposure ? all with a degree of preferential or exclusive access to Nokia's best developer resources. Among other benefits, member companies enjoy such technical advantages as exclusive access to prototype loaner devices, and advance access to tools, SDKs, and documents. Member companies also receive preference and savings on Nokia's technical, training, and support services. For advantages in the business domain, developer company members have opportunities for exposure at events and with the media, as well as access to public relations resources.
Membership requirements include submission of an online application and, perhaps, contact with a Nokia business development professional, as well as payment of an annual membership fee. Forum Nokia PRO is not an offering intended for all developers. The Forum Nokia public web site will continue to be maintained as a community support site with free, publicly available resources (developer SDKs, documents, and resources) at www.Forum.Nokia.com.
Developer companies that join Forum Nokia PRO may include all of their employees in the membership at a corporate price of approximately 4000 euros per year, but each employee must be named in the application process. There are different levels of enablement within Forum Nokia PRO, mainly regular and senior levels. All employees identified in a company's membership have early access to developer tools, SDKs, and documents on the site. Additionally, each company can designate up to five senior-level members who may request special services on behalf of their organization. Such services include technical case resolution, requests for loaner devices, Developer Hub services, free training registration, business development support, and access to public relations resources.
Let's explore some details of the technical components of the Forum Nokia PRO offering.
Technical support is essential for developers creating innovative mobile applications and services. Forum Nokia PRO is designed to serve the needs of developer companies that rely heavily on technical support. Forum Nokia PRO is structured to reward member companies in accordance with the level of support they use. Each Forum Nokia PRO member company is entitled to two weeks of free technical support, and following this two-week period, additional support can be purchased at discounts as high as 80 percent per month. This benefit will be activated manually by Forum Nokia Professional Support/Account Help once a company's membership has been approved. This value also extends to heavily discounted and sometimes free access to our fully equipped Developer Hubs, which enable onsite and remote application testing. There are also opportunities for developer company members to sign up for technical course work at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis.
Early access to developer resources means that members receive tools, SDKs, and documents in advance of their public release on Forum Nokia and elsewhere. This advanced access enables members to get a jump on their development by several weeks or even a few months. Developer resources can also include exclusive documents that, being too sensitive for public distribution, might never be made publicly available.
One crucial advantage provided to developer companies that join Forum Nokia PRO is access to prototype loaner devices from Nokia. Developer company members have the opportunity to request loaner devices and identify how the devices will be used in their development efforts.
Every Forum Nokia PRO member company gets a developer kit that welcomes the company to the program and provides several elements that developers will find useful. The kit typically includes a Nokia developer platform device, a Nokia developer platform book, and information about membership. This valuable kit ships in an attractive case that is suitable for storing the developer's program materials.
The Forum Nokia PRO company membership also comes with strong business components.
Press releases are an effective and professional means for developers to get exposure and build awareness with strategic audiences, including potential customers, analysts, venture capitalists, consumers, and even members of the media. Forum Nokia PRO provides strong PR resources for the management team of developer companies to use in building business momentum. These resources include press release templates that can include information about Nokia, market trends and potential, and the specifics of key technologies relevant to the press release template being used. There are also documents that provide helpful hints about creating successful public relations campaigns and what to avoid in practice. Market facts, periodically updated, are provided for incorporation into developer company presentations and press releases.
Forum Nokia PRO also features powerful business development support provided by professional teams who look for opportunities with internal Nokia product and business units, operator account teams, and distribution channel partners interested in world-class solutions. A business development help desk enables senior level personnel from the developer company to request contacts and support from our business development teams. Periodically, there are events that are open exclusively to Forum Nokia PRO developer companies, such as matchmaking opportunities between distribution channel companies and developer companies.
Nokia has a strong presence in the mobile industry and is a recognized leader in mobile wireless connectivity. The developer companies that join Forum Nokia PRO have opportunities for participating alongside Nokia in events, and booth space may occasionally be provided to companies that have a strong fit with specific industry events. Likewise, media opportunities may be presented to developer companies that have taken advantage of the opportunity Forum Nokia PRO represents and used the resources to create exciting and innovative solutions.
In all categories of action and decision making, member companies of Forum Nokia PRO are given preference over nonmember companies, and members enjoy advantages and even exclusivity with regard to resources at the discretion of developer support organizations.
Learn more about Nokia Forum Pro here: https://pro.forum.nokia.com/site/global/home/p_home.jsp