Attempting to increase the number of available apps for their devices, Nokia has unveiled the Asha SDK and hopefully making it more competitive for developers including the low-cost Android smartphones which were released just last Thursday. of the first version of a software development kit (SDK) for the phone. Nokia needs to attract the legions grass roots developers to which are mostly responsible for creating the majority of apps on the market today. Nokia’s new Asha SDK version 1.0 is a suite of tools designed to provide a much easier path to developing, testing, packaging, and deployment Java apps on the Asha OS easier. Nokia has also included such features as sensor and multi-touch simulation, APIs for Here Maps, and notifications. Read the full story here.