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Nokia announces app developing competition called “Create for Millions”

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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.
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.
 
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 listed above, 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.   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.
 
“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. “This competition connects ideas generated by consumers with the creativity and skills from developers, aiming to create great, locally relevant applications together.”

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