Demand for developers with mobile Internet access skills has never been higher following the widespread take-up of Wap, and now Symbian is to introduce a developer training programme, writes Antony Savvas.
The Symbian consortium, which includes Nokia, Ericsson, Motorola and Psion, has announced an initiative to provide certified training for software developers in the mobile sector. The consortium has also set a date for its European Developer Exposition.
Symbian promotes the use of the Epoc operating system as a rival to Microsoft's Pocket PC for running mobile devices.
The Symbian Training Partner programme is designed to support 31,000 registered mobile developers, Symbian's licensees, competence centres and technical partners with customised courses and materials.
Training will be provided by a global network of partners, which includes EMCC Software in the UK.
The European Developer Exposition will be held in central London on 6-7 November. It will offer workshops and training sessions to enable attendees to learn about developing applications for mobile users and build business in the rapidly increasing wireless content and service industry.
The conference will cover Wap, Java, Bluetooth short-range wireless development and other emerging technologies.