Today we introduced a global initiative that will help developers unlock the market for affordable smartphones by launching the Nokia Asha software platform and the Nokia Asha 501, the first smartphone built on the new Asha platform.
The Nokia Asha software platform represents a major new opportunity for developers, as we expect to sell 100 million of the new-generation Asha smartphones over the next two years.
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’.
Congratulations to our March winners, who join the ranks of those who won in January and February.
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.
Learn more about Learn and Win, and register to enter. You could win a lovely Nokia Asha 305 phone.
We’ve been having a lot of fun lately—we launched the Nokia Premium Developer Program for Lumia back in October, and it proved to be our most successful developer program ever. Our rewards program, DVLUP, has also proven extremely popular with developers, and we recently expanded it to include developers in the UK.
So we decided it was time to bring some “Premium goodness” to Asha development. Today we are excited to introduce the Nokia Premium Developer Program for Asha.
Creating a winning app is about more than proving your coding prowess. In today’s hectic apps world you need to be a marketing wiz too. And with the seemingly endless array of social media sites, technology bloggers and advertising channels, putting together marketing materials and getting them into the right online properties may seem daunting.
But don’t fret, our marketing gurus have come to the rescue with Marketing in a Box (MiB) — yes MiB, not saving the world from aliens but ensuring your coding brilliance doesn’t get consigned to a dusty corner of the app store.
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.
Learn more about Learn and Win, and register to enter.
Movie Reviews Series 40 Web App by avnee.nathani
Movie Reviews is a Series 40 Web app which features latest movies, shows details (release date, cast, synopsis) and reviews for the selected movies, and also allows users to search for other movies from the Rotten Tomatoes movie database. This article illustrates how the app is constructed.
As of now, the Movie Reviews application uses several attributes provided by the Rotten Tomatoes API. The author has future plans to add more attributes and make the user interface richer. To track the progress of the project please check the project at http://projects.developer.nokia.com/MovieReviews.