News Nokia Store, Developer Site to shut down from March 31st 2015

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  1. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    According to an email circulated by Microsoft to Classic Nokia users, the Nokia store will be migrated to Opera store and developer.nokia.com + the Wiki and discussion boards will also shut down on March 31st 2015.

    From the email -


    From Nokia Store to Opera Mobile Store – an important update


    Today we’d like to share some important information regarding final publisher payments, consumer billing, and upcoming key dates related to the closure of the Nokia Store, Nokia Publish and Developer.Nokia.com (DN.com).


    Conclusion of the Migration Process



    Consumers continue to be migrated from the Nokia Store to the Opera Mobile Store and this is scheduled to finish by the end of March, as will all consumer billing transactions through the Nokia Store (both credit card and operator billing).


    Thousands of developers have already chosen to migrate their applications to the Opera Mobile Store, which you can do through March 15th 2015. Find out more on how to complete the process here.



    Update on Final Payments, Consumer Billing, and the Nokia Store Closure



    Following the closure of the Nokia Store and consumer billing in March, publisher payments for the last consumer billing transactions will be issued by April 30th 2015.


    There are a number of important steps publishers will need to take prior to the closure of Nokia Publish on April 23rd 2015:


    • Publishers should ensure their bank information is up-to-date on their Publish account by going to ‘Accounts’ and then ‘Bank information’.
    • Publishers should visit the site between April 1st and April 22nd 2015 to view and download any reports they need. After that date these reports will no longer be available.
    Developer.nokia.com Site Closure


    Developer.nokia.com, including the wiki and discussion boards, will be retired on March 31st 2015.


    For building universal Windows apps across all Windows devices, developers should visit MSDN or Windows Developer CenterWindows Phone Store.


    We continue to work with Opera to make materials available for Asha and Nokia X. For submitting apps, please visit the Opera Mobile Store.


    For more information


    If you need support with migrating your apps via Nokia Publish, updating payment details and payment timelines, or downloading reports from the Publish site, please take a look at our FAQ here.

    If you require support once you have submitted your apps for migration, or for more information on publishing apps to the Opera Mobile Store, please contact apps-support@opera.com, or read Opera’s FAQ here.


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    The transition from the Nokia Store to the Opera Mobile store maintains a vital connection between our developer community and millions of people who use classic Nokia phones.


    We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for your support over the years and your continued enthusiasm on the development of great content for Nokia devices. We look forward to working with you in the future on the Windows ecosystem.



    So if you have any "classic" Nokia devices, that include the recent Nokia X, X+, X2 and XL, this affects you. Ensure that you have all the applications you need, and you have a backup saved on your PC in case you need to restore from scratch someday.


    Another farewell to Nokia. Sigh


     
  2. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    I just tried opening Nokia store, and it takes me to Opera Mobile Store. The same has happened on my X2. The store has been updated to Opera Store instead of Nokia Store.
     
  3. MOZ

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    I'm lost with Nokia, I fail to see the direction they are going in.
     
  4. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    Well apparently they have an agreement with Microsoft, to not make Mobile devices for two years after the take over. Hence the N1. But there is a device , Nokia 1100 that's been doing the rounds, Android, possibly the first Mobile device to come from the newer, leaner company.
     
  5. JD666

    JD666 RAID Leader Staff Member

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    The bit is, if that's the case and it's a matter of another year or so, keeping the store and developer site open would benefit Nokia by having a base ready and available when they foray again into this market segment.

    Maybe coz Microsoft owned the rights to this aspect, hence the decision.
     
  6. Stuge

    Stuge RAID Rookie

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    I say dead end

    :/
     

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