Nokia today announced the extension of the deadline for its ‘Create for Millions’ Competition in East and Southern Africa to November 1, 2011 . This will give developers more time to work on mobile applications running on its Series 40 operating system. Winners of the competition will be announced on November 25, 2011.
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 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
To enter Nokia’s Create for Millions contest, developers will need to first publish their new Series 40 Java or web app to Ovi Store, and then complete the contest registration form including valid contact details, the content item URL from Nokia’s Ovi Store as well as a short demo video to showcase their app. The registration form is accessible on http://www.developer.nokia.com/create4millions/east_and_southern_africa
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.
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.