For the third year in a row, Nokia’s Calling All Innovators contest is all about inspiring creativity and developing change.Inspiring creativity in the projects submitted by developers working on mobile applications and content for use on Nokia’s latest devices.Developing change in the ways we continue to think about how we use our mobile devices today, and how we may be using them in the future.
Last year, more than 1,700 submissions were received from developers and publishers in 85 countries, signaling a strong response to Nokia’s challenge to think big and create mobile applications and services that can help build a better mobile user experience.
The feedback from the entrants in 2009 was clear: Calling All Innovators is a great way to get Nokia’s attention and to make the most of the opportunity that is Ovi Store.
The 2010 Calling All Innovators contest features four categories for application submissions:
Like its name implies, this category challenges developers to help save the planet with innovative, eco-friendly applications for use on Nokia devices.
Here’s your chance to submit apps that rock, and show off the coolest multimedia features that are available on the latest Nokia mobile devices. This includes music, multimedia and games.
This category seeks mobile applications that make consumer’s daily lives easier and help them to be more efficient, such as utilities, business, or personal finance applications.
This category seeks applications that positively affect the daily lives of people living in developing countries, and may include education, agriculture, health and more.
The top three submissions in each of the four application categories will receive the following cash prizes:
- Grand Prize: $30,000 USD in cash.
- 2nd Prize: $15,000 USD in cash.
- 3rd Prize: $5,000 USD in cash.
Additional prizes for the category winners include for instance Spotlight placement in Nokia’s Ovi Store; a one-year membership in Forum Nokia Launchpad, and an in-depth User Experience Evaluation by professional consultants working with Nokia.
New This Year: Special Prizes
Regardless of category, all application submissions are eligible to win special prizes, too. These additional prizes are based on the type of technology used to create the app, or other award criteria, as noted below:
- Best mobile computing application: $50,000 (USD) in cash, plus inclusion in a multi-million dollar global marketing campaign.
- Best application for the Nokia N900: $50,000 (USD) in cash.
- Best cross-platform application using Qt: $50,000 (USD) in cash.
- Best locally relevant application with global potential: $15,000 (USD) in cash.
There are more opportunities to win than ever. Don’t miss the opportunity but start the development of your winning application today. The deadline of entries is 18 May 2010.
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