Update (30 March 2012)
Winners of the Create for Millions East and Southern Africa contest:
1. James Mwai (App: AroundMe)
2. Eric Mwenda (App: HIV Guide)
3. Judith Owigar (App: stuFFinder)
The winners will get an all-expense paid trip to Dubai to attend Planet of the Apps from 17 – 18 April 2012.
Congratulation to the winners, and a big thanks to all developers who participated in the competition.
Submit your best Series 40 Java or Web apps in Nokia's 'Create for Millions' contest to win your share of cash and prizes, worth 1 million euros. And stand a chance to represent East and Southern Africa developers at the Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona.
Reflecting Nokia's stated strategy to deliver mobile phones and services for the next billion, there will also be a tremendous need to offer outstanding apps for use on those devices. This includes apps for Series 40 phones that inform, educate, entertain, and bring people closer together. Nokia's Series 40 phones have experienced more than 35 per cent growth in download volumes in the past two months, making up about a quarter of the total downloads from Nokia's Ovi Store. Now is your chance to make the most of this growing opportunity.
From all the entries submitted by East and Southern Africa developers a local jury, with members from Nokia and industry partners, will select three local application winners. The winners will get an all-expense paid trip to Mobile World Congress 2012 in Barcelona! Winners of these prizes will be selected among any of the contest application categories.Enter the Create for Millions contest
The Create for Millions contest features four categories where you can bring out your best work for Nokia's latest Series 40 phones:
In the Know - we're seeking your Series 40 web apps focusing
on news and location-based information.
Fun & Games - we're eager to try your Series 40 games and entertainment apps (either Java-based or web apps) that will fill those spare moments during the day with amusing, unforgettable diversions.
Emotional Closeness - this is your chance to submit social networking apps that are developed either as Series 40 Java apps or web apps.
Access to Knowledge - we want your life improvement apps (e.g., education, health, etc.), and in this category we'll accept either Series 40 Java apps or web apps, too.
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. The winning apps will be promoted globally in various Nokia-owned channels including: online, social media, newsletters and more.
The top app in each of the four categories will also receive a free user experience (UX) consultation from Nokia; and support from a top design agency to create Spotlight banners featuring the winning apps.
Additional prizes from regional versions of this contest will be announced soon.
Additionally, we are offering three special prizes in the contest this year:
Special Java Prize for best use of MAPs/Location API
with Series 40 phones. The winner of this prize will receive 25,000 euros.
Special Java Prize for Series 40 app with the best touch feature.
The winner of this prize will receive 25,000 euros.
Special Prize for the best Series 40 web app
The winner of this prize will receive 50,000 euros; and Nokia will promote the winning web app in the start page of Nokia Browser for Series 40 in appropriate countries. This means everyone who launches the browser on a compatible Nokia Series 40 phone will be able to see and use this award-winning web app.
If you plan to develop Series 40 web apps, make the most of Nokia Web tools and the Mobile Web Library to create your work. Get started with Series 40 web apps.
For those of you submitting Java-based games or apps for Nokia's Series 40 phones, you should use the Nokia SDK for Java. This is truly the next generation of Java development tools for Nokia devices, and it will simplify your Java development efforts. Get started with the Nokia SDK for Java.
To enter Nokia's Create for Millions contest, you will need to first publish your new Series 40 Java or web app to Ovi Store, and then complete the contest registration form using the link below. Please note: Preference will be given to new applications, originally published to Nokia's Ovi Store after 15 June 2011.
You must provide the following when you enter the contest:
Note: The deadline to enter Create for Millions has been extended to 1 November 2011
By entering the contest you agree to the terms and conditions.Enter the Create for Millions contest