Congratulations to our Learn and Win prize winners for March. The winners all attended Nokia Developer webinars that month, then answered a test question in our follow-up survey. And the winners are:
Berhan and Hugh Gamble, both of Canada, and Tans of India will each receive a Nokia Asha phone.
Teemu Sipilä of Finland won a Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-610.
Nice Nokia T-shirts were awarded to: Benita Clarissa of Indonesia; Albin Anto Mathew of India; Robert Molloy of the U.K.; and SeqTre of India, who commented, ‘The webinars are good, and they provide great learning opportunities’.
Through April, we will be giving away three Nokia Asha 305 phones, various phone accessories, and Asha T-shirts each month. We still have plenty of new and exciting webinars lined up for you, and Learn and Win for 2013 has more prizes than ever.
The NFC Actions app by IdeaKnow was one of two winners of the mini-hack we recently hosted at the WIPJam at Mobile World Congress 2013. The IdeaKnow team won for creating a Windows Phone app with near field communications (NFC). For their work, team members Candice Seenyen, Jordi Gaset, Cristian Ortega, and Alejandro Garcia each were awarded a Nokia Lumia 920 smartphone!
The NFC Actions app lets users read and write NFC tags that contain multiple everyday actions that users can conduct with their Windows Phone 8 devices. These actions include changing Wi-Fi settings, locking the screen, changing airplane-mode settings, send an email, opening a Facebook profile, and checking in on Foursquare. The user first selects the desired actions by tapping them on a list on the phone’s screen. Then the user writes these actions by moving the phone near a physical NFC tag. After that, whenever the phone is used to read the NFC tag, the application automatically initiates the appropriate actions.
Jordi Gaset, CTO of Barcelona-based IdeaKnow, says the team was inspired to develop the app ‘simply because we love Windows Phone’. Looking ahead, the team plans to publish NFC Actions on Windows Phone Store and to incorporate Nokia Ad Exchange (NAX) in the app’s next version. The IdeaKnow team also plans to develop more Windows Phone 8 apps using NFC, location and imaging technologies. ‘The most important thing’, Jordi adds, ‘is to love Windows Phone!’
We are very pleased to announce that one of our Nokia Developer Champions has won the Windows Phone Next App Star competition, a Microsoft-sponsored contest that will promote the winning app in a future Windows Phone ad on prime-time TV in the US.
The Nokia Developer team enjoys encouraging young developers. After all, they’re the future of software development, and having been raised with computing devices all around them, they often have bold and interesting ideas.
Do you develop apps and content for Nokia Asha Series 40 phones? Interested in winning cash prizes and Nokia promotions? Then the Nokia Asha Developer Competition is for you.
For apps submitted to Nokia Store between now and June 30th, 2013, we’re giving awards for the best apps in four Asha categories: music and entertainment; games; utilities and productivity; and news and information. For each of these categories, we’ll be awarding three cash prizes: 25,000 euros for first place, 15,000 euros for second place, and 10,000 euros for third place. In addition, we have three special prizes of 10,000 euros each for the best user experience, best web app, and best new idea.
To top it all off, we’ll promote winning apps in Nokia channel campaigns and present them in targeted communications to other developers to give the winners even more exposure.
To qualify, your app must be designed to run on Nokia Asha Touch phones, and will ideally use at least one of Nokia’s monetisation methods: in-app purchasing or the Nokia Ad Exchange (NAX). The competition is open to developers from around the world—just make sure you publish in Nokia Store by June 30th, 2013.
Ready to accept the challenge? Then get your app ready and enter the Nokia Asha Developer Competition!
Congratulations to our Learn and Win prize winners for January and February. The winners all attended Nokia Developer webinars, then answered a test question in our follow-up survey.
The January winners are:
Kapila Nissanka of the U.K. and Adrian Stoicuţa of Romania will each receive a lovely Nokia Asha 305 phone. Adrian is a three-time winner.
Alfredo Horoch of Argentina won a Nokia Bluetooth Headset BH-221.
Ade Setiawan of Indonesia has won a Nokia Universal Portable USB Charger DC-16. Ade is a two-time winner.
Nice Nokia T-shirts were awarded to: Sara Margarida Gaspar da Silva of Portugal; Richard Brown of the U.S.A.; Maruilio Silva of Brazil; Girish D. Padia of India; and Z. Mwangi of Kenya.
And in February:
Asha phones were awarded to Richard Brown (USA), Mehul A. Jajal (India), and Najath Abdul Azeez (India.)
The sweet BH-211 headset is in the hands of Ron Hardy (USA)
And Asha t-shirts went out to @adesetwitt, @avanux, and @Neny_91.
Through April, we will be giving away Nokia Asha 305 phones, various phone accessories, and Asha T-shirts each month. We still have plenty of new and exciting webinars lined up for you, and Learn and Win for 2013 has more prizes than ever.