Developers who are still into Nokia's Series 40 mobile phones rejoice, as the Finnish handset manufacturer has just announced an interesting competition that will offer the opportunity to win cash and prizes valued at 1 million Euros
Called “Create for Millions,” the global competition is aimed at consumers and developers alike, and challenges competitors to submit their best ideas for application they would like to see on Nokia Series 40 mobile phones.
Besides the prizes offered, winners will also have the chance to see some of their ideas come to life in person at Nokia World
later this year and meet the developers who created them.
In addition, winners of the competition will receive a free expenses-paid trip to Nokia World, where they will be offered the opportunity to play with their new application during the event.
Developers and consumers can submit ideas in one of three categories: health & education, social networking & location, and games & infotainment.
“With Nokia's newest Series 40 dual-SIM mobile phones such as the recently announced Nokia C2-03 equipped with Nokia Browser, consumers are enjoying third party web applications with a fast, rich user experience and significantly lower data costs,
” said Marco Argenti, senior vice president, Developer Experience, Nokia.
“Create for Millions” features a pool of cash and prizes worth one million euros. In this competition, developers are invited to submit Java
and web apps for Nokia Series 40 phones in four categories:
In the Know - News and locally relevant information apps;
Fun & Games - Games and entertainment apps;
Emotional Closeness - Social networking apps
Access to Knowledge - Life improvement apps, for example education or health
For each of the four contest categories, there will be 10 cash prizes, with a top prize of EUR 50,000 in each category.
Top apps in each category win a variety of non-cash prizes such as user experience reviews and app marketing assistance.
Special prizes will be awarded to apps that showcase the best touch feature in an app, the best location-aware app and the best overall Series 40 web app.