Nokia Artus Developers Program forms a valuable channel between developers and operators to offer Value Added Services
November 30, 1999
The Nokia Artus Developers Program, covering Nokia Networks' developer
activities, has advanced to now play a major role in bringing top
and Nokia operator customers together to offer concrete WAP applications
other value-added services (VAS).
The core intent is to help application developers work together with Nokia
operator customers that are increasingly seeking commercial agreements
developers. It currently supports the development of WAP, Smart Messaging,
and Computer Interface to Message Distribution (CIMD).
The Nokia Artus Developers Program is aimed at application developers,
content providers, content packagers and system integrators who are
developing mobile VAS, with an interest in working with Nokia operator
customers as well as optimizing their services for Nokia products and
The Program now includes over one hundred developers. Significantly, a
proportion of these already have attractive and verified services
for Nokia products, such as the Nokia Artus Messaging Platform which
as Nokia's WAP gateway solution for the operator market. This means that
operator, today, can step into commercial partnerships with Nokia
and include attractive VAS in its service offering strategy.
The Nokia Artus Developers Program includes a wide range of applications
optimal for Nokia products ranging from weather and travel services,
currency converters, dictionaries, E-mail, gaming, and E-commerce.
Developers are offered access to a development environment, development
tools as well as a window to operators seeking commercial partnerships.
Kilpinen, Director of Product Development, Finnish Meteorological
says "One of our major benefits in the Program has been the fact that it
supported us all the way from service development to actual
commercialization strengthening our weather service offering towards
David Townsend, Managing Director, Peramon Technology Ltd., states "Being
active partner of the Nokia Artus Developers Program offers us a direct
marketing channel to operators, and the opportunity to develop our
and have them verified to work with the Nokia Artus Messaging Platform. We
look forward to offering our innovative wireless E-mail solution, Lexicos,
to many leading Nokia operator customers."
Nokia's newly established Customer Operations' unit, Systems Integration,
plays an increasingly important role in facilitating the Nokia Artus
Developers Program. Systems Integration unit will integrate different
applications into operator's ISP platform including service provisioning
billing based on transaction or content. According to Ari Lehtoranta,Vice
President Systems Integration, this means that operator will be able to
provide new services to their end users very fast. Systems Integration
collect local content offering and utilize partner services of the
Developers Program when building an offer to an operator.
With the wide adoption of VAS, the Nokia Artus Developers Program will
further strengthen its position to include many more valuable developers,
and it is about to expand to other regions, such as the US, China and
in the near future. These regional Nokia Artus Developers Programs will
their own application development infrastructure and support, but for
verified applications, common marketing channels of the Program will be
Nokia is paving the way to the mobile information society with its
innovative products and solutions. Nokia is the leading mobile phone
supplier and a leading supplier of mobile, fixed and IP networks including
related services. It also supplies multimedia terminals and computer
displays. In 1998, net sales totaled EUR 13.3 billion (USD 15.7 billion).
Headquartered in Finland, Nokia is listed on the New York (NOK), Helsinki,
Stockholm, London, Frankfurt and Paris stock exchanges and employs more
53 000 people.
Ms Arja Suominen, Vice President, Communications
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Notes to Editors:
For more information about the Nokia Artus Developers Program, please
the following web site: http://www.nokia.com/networks/17/nadp.html . This
link can also be found in www.nokia.com under the Nokia WAP web site.