R1 000 000 up for grabs in Nokia competition

Nokia announce developer competition

Nokia yesterday announced the South African Calling All Innovators competition, a contest for developers to create locally relevant mobile applications for South Africans.

The competition, which follows on from the global Calling All Innovators, will challenge local developers to create applications and win up to R1 000 000 and the opportunity to feature on Nokia’s new Ovi store.

“The first round of the global Calling All Innovators competition saw more than 12,000 developers from around the world registered with Forum Nokia, the world’s largest mobile developer community,” says Helen Jarvis, Nokia’s Services Marketing Manager “We are hoping that the South African developer community will rise to the challenge and impress us with their application submissions and enthusiasm for such a competition.”

The Calling All Innovators competition is open to anyone, including mobile and web application developers worldwide, to submit their entries. All applications developed for South Africans and running on Series 40 or Series 60 devices will be considered.

The contest opens on July 16, 2009 and all entries are due by 31 October, 2009. Finalists will be selected and notified in December 2009.

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R1 000 000 up for grabs in Nokia competition