Nokia and Optus call for developers

$5000 up for grabs in Calling All Innovators competition for developers to create applications and services

Nokia Australia has teamed up with Optus to offer two special prizes of $5000 to developers entering this year’s Calling All Innovators competition.

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, developers have the opportunity to share in a bigger prize pool. The top three global submissions in each application will receive $US30,000 as the first prize, second is $US15, 000 and third is $US5000.

All submissions will be eligible to win cash prizes spanning across the four categories. This is based on the type of technology used to create the app, or other award criteria such as Best application for the Nokia N900 ($US50,000), Best cross-platform application using Qt ($US50,000) and Best mobile computing application ($US50,000). This will be included in a multi-million dollar global marketing campaign to help promote the winning app.

This is third year of the competition, which calls on developers to create applications and services to enhance mobile device usage. The competition has four application categories: Eco/Being Green, Entertainment, Life Improvement and Productivity. The submission deadline for Calling All Innovators is June 10. For further competition details or to enter, visit