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Samsung sends an open invitation to Symbian developers to join bada

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Samsung sends an open invitation to Symbian developers to join bada
Symbian is officially a "burning platform", and it seems like Samsung is in a humanitarian mood as it's reported that the Korean manufacturer is more than happy to offer shelter (in the form of its own OS - bada) to the Symbian refugees.

It's said that Samsung has sent an open invitation to a number of Indian developers who are working on Symbian, but are disillusioned with Nokia's decision to make WP its main smartphone strategy. The letter encourages them to start developing for bada. The exact words are:

"If you are a Symbian developer unhappy about Nokia’s recent announcements, and are hence looking for a new platform to showcase your talents, we say “Hello!” and “Welcome to bada!” If you’re new to the bada development, or are moving your app from Symbian, we’d like to welcome you with the ‘Quick guide to bada development’. In about 15 minutes, you can learn how to build your first bada app!"

We guess this is a win-win situation for both Samsung's OS and these developers. It would be great for bada if there is an influx of developers who are seasoned veterans, and if this happens, we hope we would see the fruits of their labor pretty soonish.

source: Samsung Hub
Samsung sends an open invitation to Symbian developers to join bada

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posted on 09 Mar 2011, 09:52 3

1. HoneycombFTW (unregistered)


yeah, jump to Bada, the next burning platform instead of Android. . . smart, real smart!

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 11:14 1

2. badafan88 (unregistered)


great news for bada fan like me.

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 13:15

3. IOS5 (unregistered)


Samsung has money more than google/Android

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 05:58

6. hari120 (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


money cant create innovations. It just need brains

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 14:12

4. snowgator (Posts: 3158; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Over seas there may be a huge hole left by Nokia for Samsung to grab. There sure will be a lot of talent left by Nokia. Seems like a natural.....

posted on 09 Mar 2011, 14:57

5. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)


That's a great opportunity to see a mixup of talent in different OS'. It'll be awesome just to see different developers working on different platforms and see what turns out.

posted on 10 Mar 2011, 22:33

7. Ash (unregistered)


But Money Can buy brains ! ;)

posted on 13 Mar 2011, 20:40

8. luis_lopez_351 (Posts: 951; Member since: 18 Nov 2010)


hey! its better than to leave dying :)

posted on 16 Apr 2011, 21:37

9. Oxygen (unregistered)


greatttttttt step !!
A warm welcome from me too ;)

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