Archived:Series 40 Webinars - Publish and Win Competition 2013Q1
Publish and Win is a competition running in conjunction with the 2013 Series 40 Java and web apps webinars running in January through to the end of April 2013. The goal is for you to show us what you have learnt from the design and technical webinars we ran during 2012 and have planned for you in the first four months of 2013 with the publication of a new or significantly updated app for Series 40 developer platform 2.0 (full-touch UI).
In May 2013 the developers of up to three winning applications will each receive a pair of phones, a Nokia Asha 311 and a Nokia 808 PureView. In addition, there will also be 10 Nokia Store spotlight package and ten $100 Nokia Ad Excahnge (NAX) credits available for selected apps.
Your application must be either a new release for the Series 40 developer platform 2.0 (full-touch UI). which wasn't been published for another Series 40 release before (day to be completed) January 2013 or is a update of an app for other Series 40 releases that has been updated to take advantage of the new 2.0 APIs or LUWIT. For example, you could update a game to include accelerometer based ontrol using the Mobile Sensor API or a drawing package that takes advantage of the mutiple touch point feature of the Nokia UI API 1.6.
This is also an ideal opportunity to port your Android or BlackBerry apps to Series 40. For more information on how to port apps, see the Nokai Developer Porting to Series 40 library.
Every app you submit should deliver a great UI that complies with the full-touch UI guidelines. Using one or more of the other technologies we cover in a webinar, such as advertising powered by NAX, will be an advantage. Making use of the features of Marketing in a Box — to drive downloads and gather reviews and star ratings — won’t hurt your chances of winning a prize either.
If you haven't publised an app on Nokia Store before, you can find details on the submission and publication process along with details of the quality criteria for published apps on the Nokia Developer Publish your app page.
How to participate
First, register and attend one of the Series 40 Java and web apps webinars running in January through to the end of April 2013. Then create one or more new Java or web apps, and have them published in Nokia Store before 23:59 UTC on 14 May 2013.
Here are the competition rules:
- you must have attended at least one 2013 Series 40 Java and web apps webinar before 23:59 UTC on 30 April 2013.
- submitted applications must be for Series 40 Developer Platform 2.0 (full-touch UI). Implementations for other editions of Series 40 will be taken into account during judging, but are not a requirement.
- your submitted application(s) must be new and not published in Nokia Store before 1 January 2013.
- your submitted application(s) must be published in Nokia Store by 23:59 UTC on 14 May 2013 (it's your responsibility to allow sufficient time for your app submission to Nokia Publish to be published in Nokia Store, but we suggest you allow 2 to 3 weeks).
- applications must be available in English. Other localised versions may be provided, but only the English version will be judged.
- to be eligables for a NAX store credit your application must include ads powered by NAX, for more information see the Nokai Developer NAX web page.
- to be eligable for the Nokia Store spotlight your Nokai Store submission must include the spotlight assets, for more details see the Spotlight contnet section of the Nokia Store Publisher Guide. Translated versions of the gudie are available here.
- details of each application you want to enter must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org and include details of the Nokia Store application ID or URL link and the title of the Series 40 webinar you attended.
See the fine print for more information.
The following prizes will be awarded:
- up to three (3) overall winners will receive a pair of phones, a Nokia Asha 311 and a Nokia 808 PureView.
- up to ten (10) store spotlight packages.
- up to ten (10) $100 NAX credits.
Entries may be awarded more than one prize.
In the case where legal restrictions prevent the allocated prize being awarded, an alternative prize will be substituted.
Evaluation of entries
Entries will be judged on their compliance with relevant Series 40 UI guidelines, quality of the application, innovation and originality in application functionality, use of advanced APIs (where appropriate), and market appeal. Multiple entries are encouraged, but will be assessed on their individual merits — so a single great app will win over multiple less-impressive applications.
The entries will be judged by selected Nokia technical experts at the end of the competition. Typically, results are posted within two weeks of the end of the competition.
General questions or comments concerning this competition can be submitted as comments to this wiki page or emailed to email@example.com.
The fine print
The main sponsor of the Publish and Win competition is Nokia Corporation, Finland (“main sponsor”). The competition is a competition of skill. No purchase or admission fee is necessary to participate. By participating in the Publish and Win competition the participant indicates his/her/its acceptance of these rules and agrees to be bound by them as well as any rules and regulations of Nokia Developer. You acknowledge and agree that no form of cheating will be tolerated. Any persons found cheating, as determined in the sole and absolute discretion of the main sponsor, will immediately be disqualified from the contest. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, the main sponsor reserves the right at its sole discretion to amend, withdraw or revise these rules and the prizes at any time without notice and in such event the main sponsor shall not have any liability whatsoever.
This Publish and Win competition shall not constitute a commitment or create a joint venture, partnership, agency or other business relationship between the participants and the main sponsor of this competition. This Publish and Win competition shall not either be understood to grant to any participant whether expressly or by implication any ownership, rights or license to any intellectual property rights of the main sponsor and vice versa. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Nokia shall not be liable for any damages arising out of the participant’s participation in the Publish and Win competition. The laws of Finland shall be applicable to any disputes arising out of the Publish and Win competition. Unless otherwise provided for in applicable mandatory legislation, such disputes will be finally settled in the public court of Helsinki.
Nokia, Nokia Developer employees and contractors may not compete.
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