Wanna build a developer community? Reward, engage, incent

Developers can be difficult to come by, which is why it helps to build communities of app makers as a way to share expertise and skills. But execs in the field suggested that communities need to provide rewards and incentives to the top users.

Key exec Ojanperä leaves Nokia, starts VC fund

Tero Ojanperä, who has been with Nokia for 21 years, is leaving the company and is going to be working for a new investment fund, Vision+, that will fund apps and services. In Ojanperä, Nokia has lost a big champion of mapping-based services.

Why Nokia’s NAVTEQ Bought Hit Traffic App Trapster

NAVTEQ, a division of Nokia is rumored to have snapped up Trapster, a popular multi-platform traffic app in a feisty round of bidding. Trapster allows folks to report and get information about speed traps and road hazards. It’s one of the first mobile crowd-sourcing apps.