With its intuitive design, Windows Phone seems a promising platform. However, developers looking to cash in on the current app gold rush are far more inclined to create apps for iOS and Android because of their exceedingly large consumer bases. Thus, Microsoft and Nokia are looking to ramp up interest in both their Windows Phone and Symbian platforms with the opening of AppCampus, an app development center in Finland that reportedly cost the two tech giants $24 million. Finland’s Aalto University will manage the institute, which will be open to students as well as developers, so first-timers could very well strike it rich, too--granted, more people buy Windows Phone devices, first.

[via Gizmodo]