Now that Calling All Innovators $10M contest entrants have been published I would like to have some clarifications about eligibility. The rules say "Apps originally published to the Ovi Store for S60 5.0, S60 3.x, and/or Series 40 devices (“Legacy Apps “) that have had the Ovi Store device distribution modified after the fact to add the N8 to the device distribution for the same Ovi Store Content Item are not eligible."
Browsing briefly through application entrants I can see several apps that have been in Ovi Store for long time before any Symbian^3 phones were even announced. Then their distribution has been modified to include Symbian^3 phones and their functionality is exactly the same on Symbian^3 phones as on S60 5th edition phones for example. I understand the same sis-file can be used for Symbian^3 and older phones but at least user interface or functionality should be extended to be eligible for the competition?
To name a few random ones: JoikuSpot, Mobiola Webcam, Master Lock, Mobiscope, Night Light Pro, iSpycams, N-Desk, Speedhero. Depending how strictly you read the rules you can disqualify half on the entries.
Then there is "CameraPro N8" that only works on Nokia N8. I know the phone was switched from Nokia N8 to C7 Astound very late, but surely also this entry should be disqualified?
I guess eligibility for entrants has been checked yet, and will only be checked if they are potential prize winners? I am afraid the winner list could be very controversial.