Nokia challenges developers to make a difference

Forum Nokia announced its Calling All Innovators 2010 developer challenge, promising $1 million for ideas that make a difference in people's lives. This year's edition of the Calling All Innovators event calls for application submissions across four categories:

  • Eco/Being Green: Apps that help to save the planet.
  • Productivity: Apps to simplify users' lives and improve efficiency, e.g. utilities, business or personal finance applications.
  • Life Improvement: Apps that positively affect the daily lives of citizens in developing nations.
  • Entertainment: Music applications, multimedia and games.

Forum Nokia will team with Sesame Street producers Sesame Workshop on an education subcategory within the Life Improvement category to encourage developers to create applications that emphasize early literacy. Sesame Workshop will offer insight during the judging process and collaborate with select developers to further enhance relevant projects, encouraging programmers to create educational applications and even utilize the Sesame Street characters when appropriate.

More details on Calling All Innovators 2010 are available here. Submissions will be accepted between Feb. 1 and May 18.

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