Nokia Australia and Optus will offer two special prizes of $5,000 to Aussie developers entering the Calling All Innovators competition.Now in its third year, this competition looks for create applications and services that will enhance the use of mobile devices in real-world scenarios. The competition has four application categories: Eco/Being Green, Entertainment, Life Improvement and Productivity.
According to Nokia, the cash prizes will be given for the best Puzzle or Brain Teaser application and the top Mobile Forms application in the competition’s Entertainment and Productivity categories. Optus will also be offering mobile and web advertising support to promote the winning apps on the Ovi Store.
In addition to the local incentives, Aussie developers have the opportunity to share in an even bigger prize pool. The top three global submissions in each application category will receive the following cash prizes:
1st Prize: USD$30,000
2nd Prize: USD$15,000
3rd Prize: USD$5,000
Above and beyond the category prizes, all application submissions – whether they are finalists or not – will be eligible to win special cash prizes that span across the four categories. These special prizes are based on the type of technology used to create the app, or other award criteria, as noted below:
Best application for the Nokia N900: USD$50,000
Best cross-platform application using Qt: USD$50,000
Best mobile computing application: USD$50,000, plus be included in a multi-million dollar global marketing campaign that will be used to help promote the winning app
The submission deadline for Calling All Innovators is 10 June, 2010. For further competition details or to enter, visit http://www.callingallinnovators.com.