When I was in university, I remember there was no support for mobile app development, and even the guys who were working on their final projects in app development were not supported by anyone. They had to work on their own and research from the Internet to develop their apps. Nokia understands the importance of mobile app development and the problems which students face. Starting from the very basic level, Nokia Pakistan announced ‘Nokia AppCampus Internship Program‘.
With the help of NED University, P@SHA and Djuice Pakistan, Nokia set off for another venture to educate the students and make them work with the S40 devices and let them learn the mobile app development. All the partners of Nokia truly believe that it was one of the neglected areas in education which need to be covered up. Nokia has already accepted Pakistan as one of the most successful country to target their handsets when they globally launched Nokia 110 and Nokia 112 from Pakistan. With the help of this new ‘Nokia AppCampus Internship Program‘ a lot of new apps will flourish in the Nokia Store from Pakistan which will bring a positive impact of the country.
Karachi – 29th June, 2012: Nokia Pakistan partnered with NED University to announce one-of-a-kind app development internship program for its students. The program, which is called Nokia AppCampus Internship Program and is being offered in partnership with P@SHA and djuice, is aimed at inculcating app development skills in students for accelerating and supporting promising app ideas for S40 devices.
The AppCampus Internship Program began on May 22, 2012 at Nokia Pakistan’s office in Karachi and since then has conducted many training sessions. The program has duration of 6 weeks in which students have to finalize ideas, develop the app framework, prepare coding and in the last phase, publish their app on the Nokia Store. The participants will undergo training throughout the course of the internship.
Commenting on the initiative, Usman Javaid, Director Marketing, Telenor Pakistan, in his message highlighted the significance of mobile phone application development as an emerging career option for youth globally. He said, “With increasing penetration of smart-phones and rising demand for quality apps skilled and creative app developers are set to flourish in this fast-paced and dynamic industry. Telenor Pakistan takes pride in joining hands with Nokia and P@SHA to provide Pakistani youth with the necessary techniques and tools for effective app development within Pakistan.”
Speaking on the orientation of these bright young individuals, Rabia Nizami, Business Development Manager, EDX, Nokia Pakistan and Afghanistan said, “The Nokia AppCampus Internship Program is another first by Nokia Pakistan in their commitment for the development of local content on Nokia Store. The students present a lucrative opportunity for the future and Nokia Pakistan has tapped into that same prospect to train them on S40 devices, which make up the largest share among Nokia devices in Pakistan.” She further stated that, “Pakistan is ripe with talent such as these students and Nokia wants this initiative to provide them a platform to development their skills in a professional environment under expert supervision.”
The main purpose of this internship program is to spur local content for the Nokia Store by realizing the potential of these talented individuals, who have contributed some amazing app ideas to enrich the Nokia Store.