Nokia has announced the South African "Calling All Innovators" competition, a contest for developers to create locally relevant, best-of-breed mobile applications for South Africans – and there's R1-million up for grabs in cash and prizes.
The competition, which follows on from the global event, will challenge local developers to think big. Winners will not only win prizes, but have the chance 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 manage.
“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. All applications developed for South Africans and running on Series 40 or Series 60 devices will be considered.
The contest opened on 16 July and entries are due by 31 October. Finalists will be selected and notified in December 2009.