Indeed, much of the hoopla from Nokia today at WMC surrounds their news about the Ovi Application Store – many news outlets are reporting this as new but many of us know that Ovi has indeed been around for a long time already and we’ve been using it regularly… Nokia is just now officially rolling it out and boasting some very cool, new functionality.
Ovi store will not simply be about applications, rather, the store will be intelligent, making suggestions to users based on their preferences, habits, and perhaps most important, base on their location – think social location! Ovi store will alter inventory presented to users based on thee user’s current location when accessing the store. Ovi store will support S40 and S60 devices and is promised to be just one click away. the first official device to ship with Ovi Store will be the much anticipated Nokia N97 smartphone, expected to roll out this May. Think of Ovi store as bringing together Nokia Mosh, Ovi, and widgets in one place!
Mobile application/content developers are encouraged to sign up via publish.ovi.com in order to prepare for having apps made available via Ovi Store. Nokia is promising a 70% revenue share to developers (an industry standard rate). See more HERE