Thursday, April 1, 2010

Nokia Calling All Innovators (CAI) Competition

One of the exclusive Nokia’s market research revealed that Pakistani Software Applications Industry possesses a huge potential and growth prospects and its local developers can do wonders in the industry if their exceptional piece of work is put forward at the global level. Thus, to recognize and promote the creative excellence of Pakistani developers, Nokia offers an excellent opportunity for them to participate in the globally launched, Nokia Calling All Innovators (CAI) competition by submitting their applications now and win the exciting rewards.
CAI competition is open to anyone in Pakistan with bold ideas and tremendous talent.  Whether it is someone new to mobile or an experienced coder, Nokia is offering new opportunities for local developers to grow their business.  The competition challenges mobile and web application developers to submit entries for locally relevant content in English or Urdu in any of these four categories; Eco/Being Green, Entertainment, Productivity and Life Improvement. Details about each of these categories are available here
Talking about launch of Calling All Innovators Competition in Pakistan, Nauman Durrani, Services Manager, Nokia Pakistan & Afghanistan said, “We are very excited to bring Calling All Innovators Competition to Pakistan this year. There are some highly talented web developers in Pakistan and Nokia Calling All Innovators Competition will give them a great opportunity to inspire people all over the world with their creative ideas. Nokia Pakistan has high hopes from Pakistani developers and we are certain to receive some really wonderful applications”.
Submission deadline is 18 May 2010, with finalist being announced in June 2010 and winners being announced in September 2010. All eligible entries received will be judged by the sponsor and industry experts. Criteria for choosing the winner include quality and functionality; uniqueness and innovativeness; usability and creativity; and ability to fulfil users’ needs in terms of relevancy and customer adoption.
Grand prize winner will receive a special prize of 1,000,000/- PKR in cash; “spotlight” placement featuring the winning application for 4 weeks on the top page of Nokia’s Ovi Store; and paid travel and accommodation to demo the winning application at a Nokia specified event.  The winning application will also be reviewed by Nokia for possible preload on future Nokia devices. Additionally, two runners-up will get 500,000/- PKR in cash and 300,000/- PKR in cash respectively; and “spotlight” placement featuring the winning application for 3 weeks on a relevant category page on Nokia’s Ovi Store. The winners in all four applications categories will also receive a one-year membership in Forum Nokia Launchpad, which is designed to accelerate mobile application development and elevate your business visibility in the mobile world.
More information about Nokia’s Calling All Innovators Pakistan, including how to submit an application and complete contest rules and requirements can be found online here.


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