Developer Companies from Around the World Vie for ¤100,000 in Grand Prizes
Espoo, Finland - Nokia today announced results of the initial round of judging in the Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge, a global developer competition that will award ¤100,000 in grand prizes for the best new applications based on the S60 3rd Edition. The awards will be made October 17 in London at the Smartphone Show.
Launched in December, 2005, the S60 3rd Edition Challenge is designed to drive development of innovative new applications for the S60 3rd Edition, based on the Symbian OS, which expands creative opportunities for developers of advanced mobile applications and services. The competition comprises four categories -- enterprise, music, Adobe Flash Lite and location-based applications.
Co-sponsored by Forum Nokia, Nokia's global developer support program, and Adobe, the competition received 117 entries. The 20 finalists, announced today, were chosen on the basis of each entry's overall strength of concept and level of creativity, and its usability, aesthetic design and support for mobility
In addition to the four ¤25,000 top prizes, winners and runners up in each category will be awarded a one-year free membership in Forum Nokia PRO, an exclusive developer support program, valued at ¤4,000**. Top winners also receive a demo spot at a Nokia event, free on-site technical support and consultancy, devices and additional marketing support from Nokia partner, Handango.
The finalists, selected by a jury comprised of representatives of Adobe and Nokia business units, include:
HansaWorld* HansaWorld Enterprise Intellisys s.r.l. Argus Remote Surveillance Quickoffice* Quickoffice Premier Thinprint Content Beamer WiB-Software Punch2Go
Location Aware Applications
Agis Pte Ltd* Navfone Aspicore GSM tracker Augmentra ViewRanger Epocware, Paragon Software Group* Handy Weather Navicore* Navicore Personal
Mobile Music Applications
InfoTalk Corporation* MusicFinder inTouch Wireless Services Pte Ltd.* AirAlbum ITFinity Ringtone Shuffle N2N Consulting Pte Ltd.* M-Bit VAKA* EmoStation
Adobe Flash Lite Applications
Design Assembly Bobby Bumper Foreca* Flash Weather Gideon 06 World Cup Refresh Mobile* Mobizines Telecom Italia TIM Pocket Care
*Indicates membership in Forum Nokia PRO **Company must meet all qualification criteria for Forum Nokia PRO membership to receive free membership award.
Introduced in 2005, S60 3rd Edition Platform enables developers to create "smarter" applications both in terms of better user experience and more efficient development, and offers an enhanced security model that provides better protection for valuable applications and content. S60 3rd Edition Platform opens a wide range of possibilities for location-based applications, as well as applications that include scalable 2-D vector graphics, wireless messaging, robust security and authentication and other advanced application features.
About S60 The S60 platform, built on the Symbian OS, is the leading smartphone software in the world and it is licensed by some of the foremost mobile phone manufacturers in the market. The flexibility of the S60 platform allows for various hardware designs and software configurations. This is demonstrated through the multitude of S60 devices already available on the market. Through its award-winning user interface, extensive support for new mobile services and the innovation potential for partner solutions, the S60 provides an open and scalable business opportunity for mobile operators and 3rd party developers. For further information about S60 news and community, please visit www.s60.com.
About Forum Nokia Nokia's global developer program, Forum Nokia connects developers to tools, technical information, support, and distribution channels they can use to build and market applications around the globe. From offices in the U.S., Europe, Japan, China, and Singapore, Forum Nokia provides technical and business development support to developers and operators to assist them in achieving their goal of successfully launching applications and services to consumers and enterprises. More information is available at www.forum.nokia.com.
About Nokia Nokia is a world leader in mobile communications, driving the growth and sustainability of the broader mobility industry. Nokia connects people to each other and the information that matters to them with easy-to-use and innovative products like mobile phones, devices and solutions for imaging, games, media and businesses. Nokia provides equipment, solutions and services for network operators and corporations.
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