Nokia has updated its developer tools and features with new functionality and features following the new devices announcement earlier this morning.
A new version of the Qt SDK includes a 70% reduction in the amount of code required to write applications for Symbian devices and Nokia has simplified the application signing process while making it much cheaper. Developers can now sign their own applications for free, removing one of the largest and longest lived barriers to Symbian application development. Nokia is also making changes to the Ovi Store, with application trials before purchase and improved carrier billing/in-app purchases. Nokia has also introduced a new SDK for Series 40 called Series 40 Touch and Type. Nokia is touting that the new SDK is the first touch-based SDK for mobile phone app development, allowing interested developers to develop within a touch user interface, potentially simplifying development. The new SDK for Series 40 can also port standard Series 40 applications into the SDK for appropriate modification.