/// Veteran Developer Relations Exec Richard Kerris Leaving Nokia

March 18, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Richard Kerris, who has been helping recruit developers for Nokia, has left the Finnish phone maker to set up his own consulting firm. After spending the bulk of his career pitching developers on the benefits of one particular platform, Kerris says he wants to help developers navigate all the competing choices. Kerris, who previously worked at Apple and HP/Palm , was at Nokia for a year and a half helping the company woo developers to Windows Phone. In an interview, Kerris said he is putting together a small team including a technologist and a well-known marketer to start the firm. “Our goal is to make it a small boutique, but a prestigious company,” Kerris told AllThingsD . The new consulting firm will work to help both established companies and startups to create a coherent mobile strategy. Kerris said many entertainers, artists and brands have developed a mobile app, gotten some downloads but then seen their mobile efforts fizzle.

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/// Veteran Developer Relations Exec Richard Kerris Leaving Nokia

March 18, 2013  |  All Things Digital


Richard Kerris, who has been helping recruit developers for Nokia, has left the Finnish phone maker to set up his own consulting firm. After spending the bulk of his career pitching developers on the benefits of one particular platform, Kerris says he wants to help developers navigate all the competing choices. Kerris, who previously worked at Apple and HP/Palm , was at Nokia for a year and a half helping the company woo developers to Windows Phone. In an interview, Kerris said he is putting together a small team including a technologist and a well-known marketer to start the firm. “Our goal is to make it a small boutique, but a prestigious company,” Kerris told AllThingsD . The new consulting firm will work to help both established companies and startups to create a coherent mobile strategy. Kerris said many entertainers, artists and brands have developed a mobile app, gotten some downloads but then seen their mobile efforts fizzle. Meanwhile, he said there are lots of startups that have a good idea but not a strong enough business plan or technical strategy to fully implement it. Nor, he said, can they get the attention they need from the major platforms. “They can’t even get a return call,” he said

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