We are very excited to introduce this first group of Forum Nokia Champion developers in recognition of their outstanding talent and dedication to advancing mobile applications development around the globe. Through the Champion program, Forum Nokia continues to expand its support for global mobile applications development by honoring the leading individual applications developers from around the world and duly recognizing their important contribution to the mobile industry.
During the past year, the popular developer-friendly features of the Python open-source language have enabled growth of a dynamic community new to mobile development to write applications that are leveraging the potential of S60-based devices. Now, Nokia is extending its commitment to open-source software initiatives and hopes that its contribution of source code back to the Python developer community will drive further enthusiasm and innovations in the development of leading-edge open-source mobile solutions for the rapidly expanding smart-phone market worldwide.
The launch of the Forum Nokia PRO Flash Zone continues and expands the relationship between Nokia and Adobe that has resulted in the deployment of Macromedia Flash technology on Nokia devices and collaboration on the Flash 8 development tool. The new Zone underscores the strength of Nokia's commitment to supporting its PRO developer community and to developers already working with Flash technology, providing technical, training and business development resources that will help to extend the boundaries of mobile applications.