Aug 18th Category Winners Announced
Category Winners have been determined and you can see the list of winners here.
July 8th - Category Finalists Determined
Category Finalists have been determined based on Ovi Store tracking period and will be notified via email. The Panel judging phase has started and Category Prize Winners, Grand Prize Winners, and Grand Prize Runners Up will be notified via email and will be announced on this website as well as on App Judgment.
Awards Ceremony Date Set
Save the date – Thursday August 25th – the $10M Calling All Innovators Awards Ceremony and party will happen at Nokia’s new flagship office in Sunnyvale in the heart of Silicon Valley.
May 25th Ovi Store Tracking Period Kicks Off
The 30 day Ovi Store tracking period which lets consumers select the Category Finalists based on downloads and sales on Ovi Store has begun.
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The Money. The Fame. The Apps.
Thanks to everyone who entered the contest. The entry deadline has arrived and we are no longer accepting entries. For everyone who entered, we will be contacting you directly via email in the coming days to update you on the next steps for the contest.
Welcome to the 2011 Calling All Innovators – North America contest, presented by Nokia and AT&T. We’re challenging developers to create the best native apps using the Qt SDK and premium 3D hardware accelerated games using OpenGL ES 2.0 for the Nokia N8. We are seeking apps and games for consumers in North America, or consumers globally inclusive of North America. $10 million in cash, devices, and marketing prizes makes this the largest single developer contest in history. Now is the time for you to take advantage of Ovi Store’s global reach which gives you access to the world’s largest community of app-purchasing mobile consumers, currently downloading 7 million times per day in more than 190 countries.
Due to overwhelming response from developers adopting Qt and feedback from developers attending the Qt trainings around the world we have extended the deadline for the $10M Calling All Innovators contest to March 31, 2011.
$10 million. 17 Categories. 500 winners. What are you waiting for?
Fifty-one (51) cash prize winners worth a total of $4.025M! Four (4) marketing winners worth $5.8M! 500 Symbian device winners!
500 developers will win a Nokia Qt-enabled smartphone. Fifty-one developers will win a share of over $4M in cash prizes. Out of those fifty-one developers, seventeen will win a $150K Category 1st place prize, seventeen will win a $50K Category 2nd place prize, and seventeen will win a $25K category 3rd place prize. Two developers will be Grand Prize runners-up and will each win $150K in cash and be featured in Nokia USA marketing campaigns in 2011 worth $1M. And finally, two developers will each win a Grand Prize of $250K in cash and will be featured in Nokia marketing campaigns in 2011 worth nearly $2M. That’s a lot of prizes and a lot of winners. In fact, the most ever for any single developer contest.
Marketing Prizes help drive your ongoing business and make you famous.
More than just a one-time cash payment, the nearly $6M in marketing prizes to be shared by the two Grand Prize winners and two Grand prize runners-up help drive Ovi Store revenue for you (in addition to the cash prizes) and help you to establish a monetizable user base of consumers for your app or game.
What are we looking for?
We are seeking top quality, premium experiences with great UIs in the form of native apps built with Qt and 3D graphics-intensive games built with OpenGL ES 2.0, that will delight consumers in North America (or consumers globally inclusive of North America). Global apps are welcome and encouraged, provided that they are relevant to consumers in North America. Use the power of Qt and OpenGL to deliver premium consumer experiences on the Nokia N8 and win big.
Get the SDKs
New! (3/1/11) Qt SDK 1.1 Beta available and apps are eligible for the contest
Qt SDK 1.1 Beta apps are eligible and are now being accepted into the contest. Qt SDK 1.1 Beta apps will be accepted into the Ovi Publish intake system and will receive a special acknowledgement advising that the app has been received and will be held for publishing until commercial availability of the SDK.
What's new in Qt SDK 1.1 Beta:
Download the Nokia Qt SDK 1.1 Beta
- The Qt SDK 1.1 Beta introduces Qt Quick. Qt Quick is developed to improve on the current UI tools (QWidgets and QGraphicsview) in particular for usage on mobile devices.
- The Qt SDK is based upon Qt 4.7 and also introduces several new API’s for mobile development.
Download the Symbian platform SDK for OpenGL ES 2.0 game development
If you have any questions or comments related to the contest, please post them to the contest Discussion Board.
How to Enter
||Register as an Ovi Publisher at http://publish.ovi.com
||Complete and submit the Contest Registration Form
||Develop your app for the N8
||During the App Submission Period (deadline: March 31st, 2011 at 5PM Eastern Time), submit your app to Ovi Store QA via the Publish to Ovi system. You will receive an email acknowledgement from Ovi by Nokia that includes a content item ID in the form of a URL. This URL must be included in the App Submission Form in Step 5.
||During the App Submission Period, complete and submit the App Submission Form for each App being entered in the contest.
Note: Steps 2 and 3 are independent of each other and can be done in the order that you prefer.