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An Interesting Interview With Ms. Purnima Kochikar, VP Forum Nokia

At ‘The Way We Live Next‘ event I was fortunate to get an opportunity to interview Ms. Purnima Kochikar, Vice President, Forum Nokia and Developer Community, who is responsible for strategy and growth opportunities with Nokia’s third party developers to create a vibrant Nokia ecosystem.

Over the course of 30 minutes we able to cover a number of subjects including:

  • The number of applications on the Ovi Store and Symbian application visibility in general.
  • Why should developers have to pay to get on the Ovi Store, even if they are going to give away their apps for free?
  • The surge in developer interest as far as Maemo goes.
  • The possibility to Nokia opening up the Ovi Store to devices from other manufacturers.

I have trimmed down the video to a little over 13 minutes. Since YouTube only accepts videos under 10 minutes, I have uploaded the interview to Vimeo (embedded below) and Blip.tv.

While editing the video I realised that I should listen more while interviewing someone and not let the lawyer in me get the better of the conversation. Therefore, I would like to especially thank Ms. Kochikar for her time and patience.

PS: Speaking of Forum Nokia – I will be heading to Bangalore to attend the Forum Nokia Developer Conference ’09.