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Uncategorized By Jessica Colaço / July 21, 2011

Nokia: Create for Millions Contest

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Nokia has announced “Create for Millions” a global competition that brings consumers and developers together to create applications for Nokia’s Series 40 mobile phones. Create for Millions also provides developers an opportunity to bring Java and web apps to millions of consumers worldwide and win their share of cash and prizes valued at One Million Euros.

Nokia’s Series 40 mobile phones play a key role in Nokia’s strategy to bring the Web to the next billion, particularly in emerging markets where a consumer’s first web experience is often through the mobile phone. As the largest mobile platform in the world by volume, more than half a billion Nokia Series 40 mobile phones are in consumer’s hands today.

Nokia East and Southern Africa is also holding a localized version of this contest which will be launched on the 29th of July at iHub Nairobi from 12pm. Three winners will be chosen by a select panel of judges and they will be flown to London on an all expense-paid trip to attend Nokia World which will be held in October 26th – 27th, 2011.

Please note that one entry qualifies you for both the local and the global “Create for Millions competition”.

The Create for Millions contest features four categories where you can bring out your best work for Nokia’s Series 40 phones:

  1. In the Know – we’re seeking your Series 40 web apps focusing on news and location-based information.
  2. Fun & Games – we’re eager to try your Series 40 Java games and entertainment apps that will fill those spare moments during the day with amusing, unforgettable diversions.
  3. Emotional Closeness – this is your chance to submit social networking apps that are developed either as Series 40 Java apps or web apps.
  4. Access to Knowledge – we want your life improvement apps (e.g., education, health, etc.), and in this category we’ll accept either Series 40 Java apps or web apps, too.

How to enter the contest?

As a Consumer:

Nokia’s Create for Millions challenges consumers to submit their best ideas for the applications they’d like to see on Nokia Series 40 mobile phones. Authors of the winning entries may see their ideas come to life in person at Nokia World later this year and can meet the developers who created them. In addition to a free expenses-paid trip to Nokia World, winning consumer’s can play with their new app on the latest Nokia Series 40 phone given during Nokia World.

Consumers are encouraged to submit ideas in one of three categories: health & education; social networking & location; and games & infotainment. Additionally, consumers can vote on entries and comment or collaborate on ideas already submitted. Click here on details of how to enter.

As a Developer:

To enter Nokia’s Create for Millions contest, you will need to first publish your new Series 40 Java or web app to Ovi Store, and then complete the contest registration form by clicking here.

Please note: Preference will be given to new applications, originally published to Nokia’s Ovi Store after 15th June 2011.

You must provide the following when you enter the contest:

  • Valid contact details
  • The content item URL from Nokia’s Ovi Store.
  • A short demo video to showcase your app

Prizes:

  • For each of the four contest categories listed above, there will be 10 cash prizes, with a top prize of 50,000 Euros in each category.
  • Top apps in each category win a variety of non-cash prizes such as user experience reviews and app marketing assistance.
  • In addition, 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.

And remember: The East and Southern Africa competition submission deadline is 2nd September 2011. The Global deadline to enter Create for Millions is 20th September 2011.

To attend this event at the iHub, Please register here

Author : Jessica Colaço

Jessica Colaço is currently the Director of Partnerships at iHub. She was the Founding Manager between 2010 and 2011 at iHub and Research Director between 2011 and 2013 at iHub Research. She is passionate about Innovation, Research, Mobile and Robotics Technology, Mentorship and Entrepreneurship in Kenya as she uses her position at iHub to court local, regional and international stakeholders to adopt Kenyan-made solutions. She is also a Mobile and Robotics Tech Evangelist, Co-Founder of WMIAfrica and AkiraChix, ISOC-Kenya Chapter, Treasurer, TED Global Fellow 2009 and upcoming Guitarist. She was named one of the top 40 women under 40 years in Kenya's business scene by Business Daily on 2009, 2011 and 2012. She blogs at: www.jessicacolaco.wordpress.com


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