In their quest to get developers to flock to Nokia devices, its great to see that Nokia is leaving no stone unturned. Apart from the millions of dollars they are giving away in prizes and incentives for developers, Nokia has also slashed the Ovi Publisher fee from 50 Euro to a one-time registration fee of just 1 Euro.
This means that individuals, students, small/medium/large companies can all become Ovi Publishers and remember the restriction of having a company before you could sell on the Ovi Store is also long history. For a Euro you can publish as many apps as you like to the Ovi Store, for as long as you like. Interested? Then start here.
If you are still not interested, Nokia’s also put up a few Ovi Store figures that might help you change your mind:
- There are 2.5 million downloads a day with more 2.6 apps downloaded per visit
- About 90% of the daily traffic to Ovi Store converts to downloads
- 85% of the signed in visitors to Ovi Store are repeat visitors
- Each active user is averaging 8.5 downloads per month
- Active users from more than 190 countries
- Games continue to be #1 for paid downloads and apps continue to be #1 for free downloads
- 90% of mobile consumers now have Ovi Store in their local language
- Publishers from more than 90 countries are distributing their content through Ovi Store
To give you a little more idea of their reach, the Forum Nokia website also this little pictogram.
Ovi Store users:
- in more than 190 countries can download free content
- in more than 170 countries can purchase content with credit card billing
- using one of 91 operators in 27 countries can easily purchase content directly with mobile billing
If you are a developer, you have to admit that those are pretty strong numbers. Not even Apple’s App Store or the Android Market gives you the ability to sell your apps to virtually the entire world. Moreover, going forward, the Ovi Store experience is only going to get better when the Symbian^3 devices with their updated Ovi Store hit primetime.
You can sign up here.
[via: Bill Perry]