Nokia announced the Create for million competition geared towards developers and consumers of Nokia products, these being specifically Series 40 mobile phones. These are the java driven applications. Developers will have a chance to compete for a worldwide prize of one million Euros.
The 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.
According to Nokia, Series 40 phones have experienced more than 35 percent growth in download volumes in the past two months making up about a quarter of the total downloads from Nokia’s Ovi Store. Nokia’s Create for Millions enhances this growing opportunity with a competition featuring a prize pool of cash and prizes worth one million euros.
There are four categories in this competition, these being:
- 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
There will be 10 cash prizes for each of the categories, and in each category there will be a top prize of 50k euros. 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.
Regional versions of this global developer competition with additional prizes will be announced soon.
Nokia users can learn more and enter the app idea challenge by visiting the create for millions url. The consumer app idea challenge is part of Nokia’s IdeasProject, an online community for everybody from all around the world to brainstorm. IdeasProject enables the two-way exchange of ideas between consumers and developers around innovation powered by Nokia. Entries in the app idea challenge will be accepted until. September 20, 2011.
For developers, development tools, terms and conditions and detailed information on the judging, prizes and how to enter are available from the Nokia Developer website.
Entry deadline is September 20, 2011.