For the next 2 weeks we’ll be featuring a question from any of the Series 40 / Asha discussion boards (first selection Monday week). The award each week will be a brand new Asha 311 device.
A few weeks ago we finished a mini competition (discussed here) where the discussion board moderators selected the most interesting Windows Phone question we found in a particular week, and awarded it a Lumia 800 and a PDP.
This initiative was very successful. Not only were we able to build awareness of the service (with more than 6 times more posts in March than in January) but some developers have gone further and created articles to capture the key points raised. A lot people now know what a supportive Lumia developer community we have!
It seems a bit unfair to only award Lumia developers when Series 40 is also an important platform.
Going forward we’d like to continue this initiative, covering the all discussion boards but concentrating on Lumia and Asha. As there will be more posts to review we may not pick the “best” question, but we will find an “interesting and useful” question. This will be known as the “Featured Discussion Board Post”.
After the Asha 311s have been awarded we’ll be supplying Lumia Premium Developer Program tokens to winners who need them. We’ll be looking to find other prizes going forward, and these will be announced in the weeks prior to their award.
Judging will be done by the moderators. We’ll be looking to award people who have come with genuine problems, and problems that are interesting to a broad range of developers.
We’ll also be looking for good discussion board citizen behaviour:
- Search to see if your question has already been answered before posting.
- Ask specific questions and explain what you’ve already tried. Remember we’re not here to create your whole app for you, but to help with stumbling blocks
- Ask development question. This discussion board is not the right place for end user questions or to make comments about Nokia’s platform choices! This discussion board is for developers
Good luck, I think we can help you, and you may well get a prize too!
Frequently asked Questions
Why should I post my questions on Nokia Developer?
The Nokia Developer discussion boards are one of the best places you can go to ask questions about Nokia platforms. With most questions answered by our community members within only a few hours, this is true whether you’re asking about programming using Nokia APIs or services, on both Lumia and Series 40.
If the service is so great, why do you need this promotion?
We want to continue to build our community. That can only happen if developers like you try the service, find out what a great team we have working with you, and come back.
Discussion boards are one way that we use to communicate with developers and find out your real development problems and concerns. Through longer term engagement the discussion boards help us find the next generation of community leaders, and to recruit new moderators and Champions.
Why are you rewarding questions and not answers
This award is to help spread the news that there is another great place to ask questions if you need help with Windows Phone!
We already have a great moderation team and community answering questions, and a mechanism to reward them – “Poster of the Month” typically gets a high end Nokia Device – last month’s winner received a Lumia 820).
When does this start
Now! The first week will be extra long – we’ll select the first winner in just over a week on April 29th.