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Win prizes that will get you noticed
Including trips to Mobile World Congress, devices, promotions, DVLUP XPs and much more.

Competition info

Nokia Create is a global competition to develop apps for Nokia Lumia and Windows Phone 8. It's your chance to win prizes that will help you and your apps stand out. Prize packages include devices, promotions, credit for ad campaigns, DVLUP XPs and more. You can also earn DVLUP experience points (XPs) and get rewarded for registering, participating and winning in Nokia Create.

There are 15 missions built around 8 categories, so whether your skills lie in imaging, gaming or something entirely different, there's an opportunity to win. You can also take this as a challenge to learn something new. Each mission has a specific focus; from shorter Mini Missions, where you add Nokia’s APIs and new features to your existing Windows Phone apps, to Master Missions that challenge you to develop new apps. Or you can create or update apps to help visually impaired people and enter the Do Good Mission.

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Categories
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Missions
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Winners

Master Missions

Develop one or more new apps in any
of the 8 competition categories.

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To enter one of these 8 missions you need to develop a brand new app or game, or port one from another platform to Windows Phone 8.

Your app can fall into any of the 8 categories listed on the right. Make sure you read the descriptions and also check out the relevant resources for each one of them.

The more missions you enter, the more chances you'll have to win prizes.

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Do Good Mission

Help enhance the lives and mobile experiences of visually impaired people.
In partnership with the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).

Winners Announced

For example, you can enter simpler apps like a vibration-feedback compass, or more complex ones that provide audio description of the view from the Nokia Lumia camera. The apps can fall under any of the categories listed on the right.

You can enter brand new apps or port apps from other platforms; or you can update your existing apps in order to make them more accessible to people with low vision.



In partnership with RNIB

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Mini Mission 1 - Image & Photo

Add new features to your app using the Nokia Imaging SDK.

For example, you could add ready made filters to your apps, combine them to create your own, or use the SDK for cropping, rotating and resizing.

Learn more about Nokia Imaging SDK >


Winners Announced
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Mini Mission 2 - NFC

Only the most innovative uses of Nokia's NFC capabilities can win this mission.

Apps using short-range radio technology can massively improve how we interact with the world around us. Enhance your app by adding NFC so that is has, for example, increased interactivity with other devices or an instant pay function.

Learn more about Nokia NFC capabilities >


Winners Announced
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Mini Mission 3 - Maps & Places

Incorporate map and routing functionality into your existing app.

Use the Windows Phone API powered by HERE to add maps and location details to your apps. Or use the HERE app launchers to take advantage of the features of the HERE Maps, Drive, and Transit apps installed on Nokia Lumia smartphones, by passing location details.

Learn more about Location APIs
and HERE app launchers >


Winners Announced
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Mini Mission 4 - Music

Add elements from the Nokia Music service to your existing app.

Use the Nokia Music API to display music content such as charts, gigs, and mixes within your apps or provide a complete listening experience.

Learn more about the Nokia Music API >

Winners Announced
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Mini Mission 5 - Big Screen

Make your app shine on large 6", 1080p displays.

The existing Windows Phone apps will run on the recently announced Windows Phone software update 3 and on the new devices like the Nokia Lumia 1520 without modifications. There are however cases where adapting and optimising your apps, or even just providing high resolution assets, would allow you to deliver a better user experience.

Learn more about how to get ready for the big screen >

Watch the Lumia App Lab webinar >

Winners Announced
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Mini Mission 6 - Localisation

Make your app available in one additional language.

Did you know that by offering your app only in English you cover just 25% of Windows Phone users? Adding Chinese (simplified) and Spanish increases your coverage to about 60%. If you add Russian, Italian, Portuguese, and French you will cover the majority of all Windows Phone users.

Learn more about localising your apps >

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What you
could win

Find out more about what you could win, from devices, to promotions, to credit for ad campaigns, and more.
Grand Prize Winner

The Grand Prize will be awarded to one app out of the 14 Master Mission winners and Mini Mission winners that stand out for its creativity, user experience and execution.

The Grand Prize winner will get:

An expenses paid trip for 2 people to Mobile World Congress 2014, where the winning app will showcased.

The full Nokia Lumia and Microsoft device kit:

- 1 x Nokia Lumia device of your choice

- 1 x Nokia Gear

- 1 x Windows tablet

- 1 x Xbox

Exposure and promotions:

- We will produce a video promoting your app and will publish it on our Nokia YouTube channel for millions of Lumia users to see.

- We will promote you on our social media channels.

- We will showcase your skills to other developers via promotions on our Nokia Developer channels.

- During 2014, your app will get 4 weeks of promotion on Windows Phone Store and AppSocial - the channels will be chosen by you.

- 10,000 EUR credit on PubCenter or similar for you to run a campaign to promote your app.

Extra prizes across all Categories (see Extra Prizes for details).

10,000 XPs in DVLUP which you can exchange for rewards of your choice.



Master Mission Winners

We will choose 1 winner and 9 runners up for each of the 8 Master Missions.

Each winner will receive:

An expenses paid trip for 1 person to Mobile World Congress 2014, where the winning apps will showcased.

Device kit:

- 1 x Nokia Lumia device of your choice

- 1 x Nokia Gear

Exposure and promotions:

- We will showcase your skills to other developers via promotions on our Nokia Developer channels.

- We will promote your app on Windows Phone Store during 1 week; and on AppSocial during another week.

- 5,000 EUR credit on PubCenter or similar for you to run a campaign to promote your app.

Extra Category-specific prizes (see Extra Prizes for details).

5,000 XPs in DVLUP which you can exchange for rewards of your choice.

The 9 runners up will win a high-end Nokia Lumia device and Nokia Gear.



Do Good Mission Winners

We will choose 1 winner and 9 runners up for the Do Good Mission.

The winner will receive:

- An expenses paid trip for 1 person to Mobile World Congress 2014, where the winning app will be showcased.

- An expenses paid trip for up to 2 people to the 29th Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference, in California, where the winning app will be showcased.

- A free UX consultation to help you optimize the app for its users.

Device kit:

- 1 x Nokia Lumia device of your choice

- 1 x Nokia Gear

Exposure and promotions:

- We will promote your app on our own channels.

- We will showcase your skills to other developers via promotions on our Nokia Developer channels.

- 5,000 EUR credit on Microsoft Advertising pubCenter or similar for you to run a campaign to promote your app.

5,000 XPs in DVLUP which you can exchange for rewards of your choice.

The 9 runners up will win:

Device kit:

- 1 x Nokia Lumia device of your choice

- 1 x Nokia Gear

A free UX consultation to help you optimize the app for its users.



Mini Mission Winners

We will choose 1 winner and 9 runners up for each of the 8 Missions.

Each winner will receive:

Device kit:

- 1 x Nokia Lumia device of your choice

- 1 x Nokia Gear

Exposure and promotions:

- We will showcase your skills to other developers via promotions on our Nokia Developer channels.

- We will promote your app on AppSocial during one week.

- 1,000 EUR credit on PubCenter or similar for you to run a campaign to promote your app.

Extra Category-specific prizes (see Extra Prizes for details).

2,000 XPs in DVLUP which you can exchange for rewards of your choice.

The 9 runners up will win a Nokia Lumia Device and Nokia Gear.



Extra Prizes

These prizes are in addition to the prizes listed above.

Grand Prize Winner

The Grand Prize winner will also win ALL the hardware prizes listed below that are not already included in the Grand Prize Device Kit.

Master and Mini Mission winners

The 8 Master and 6 Mini Mission winners will also receive a Category-specific extra prize package:

- Image & Photo - Camera Grip, wireless charging cover and tripod for Nokia Lumia 1020.

- NFC - NFC enabled wireless speaker and NFC tags.

- Maps and Places - Nokia Wireless charging car holder. Digital promotions on HERE social media channels and on developer.here.com. The app will also be showcased at a location focused event sponsored by HERE in 2014.

- Music - Monster Purity Pro headset, 12 month Nokia Music+ subscription* and special money-cannot-buy prize**. Digital promotions on Nokia Music social media channels.

* Should Nokia Music+ not be available in territory of the winner another prize will be awarded
** Special money-cannot-buy prize will be different for Mini Mission Winner and Master Mission winner

- Cross-8 - Windows Tablet.

- Fun & Games - Xbox.

- Work Life - Digital promotions on Nokia Business social media channels, such as the Nokia for Business Newsletter, Nokia LinkedIn and work related Nokia Twitter channels.

- Freestyle - 2 items of Nokia Gear of choice.



WHAT YOU
WILL EARN

If you are a member of the DVLUP rewards program, you can earn XPs for participating in Nokia Create. You will then be able to convert the XPs into rewards of your choice.

- What is DVLUP?

- Earn 50 XPs for Registering.

- Earn 200 XPs for updating an app for a Mini Mission or the Do Good Mission.

- Earn 400 XPs for creating a new app or porting an app for a Master Mission or the Do Good Mission.

- Earn 2,000 XPs for winning a Mini Mission.

- Earn 5,000 XPs for winning a Master Mission or the Do Good Mission.

- Earn 10,000 XPs for winning the Grand Prize.



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Image & Photo

Make the most of the amazing capabilities of the camera on Nokia Lumia phones with photo and video apps that help consumers capture and relive moments in new and innovative ways.

Resource: Nokia Imaging SDK >

NFC

Simplify transactions, data exchange, and connections with a touch.

Resource: Nokia NFC >

Maps & Places

Create location-based apps or help Nokia Lumia users get around more easily, explore the world and discover places.

Resource: Location APIs & HERE apps launchers >

Music

Apps that stream mixes, show rich artist bios and images, search for gigs or simply search for music that is all connected to Nokia Music.

Resource: Nokia Music APIs >

Cross-8

Windows Phone 8 / Windows 8 companion apps that provide consumers with a seamless experience across screens.

Resource: Cross-screen development >

Fun & Games

Keep Nokia Lumia users entertained with and fill their spare moments with good times.

Work Life

Help users work smarter, faster and easier. You could create personal productivity apps or apps for specific professions, such as retail, salesforce or any other job you can think of.

Freestyle

If your app doesn't fall into any of the other 7 categories, this is the place for you to submit it.


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