Published on November 26th, 2010 | by Arsalan Mir3
Nokia Calling All Innovators Pakistan 2010 – Results
The prize distribution ceremony of Nokia Calling All Innovators Pakistan 2010 developer competition that started earlier this year in was held in Karachi two weeks back. The competition winner received the grand prize of 1,000,000/- PKR in cash; along with paid travel and accommodation to demo the winning application at a Nokia specified event. The two runners-up received 500,000/- PKR in cash and 300,000/- PKR in cash respectively.
- Winner Name: Zeeshan Aftab
- 1st Runners-up Name: Syed Asif Jafri
- 2nd Runners-up Name: Umair Cheema
The competition was aimed to offer new opportunities for local developers to grow their business – whether it was someone new to mobile or an experienced coder. The competition challenged mobile and web application developers to submit entries for locally relevant content in English or Urdu in any of these four categories; Eco/Being Green, Entertainment, Productivity and Life Improvement.
We also got a chance to talk to the Winner and interview Teemu Kiijarvi, the videos shall be posted soon. Meanwhile, below is the pictorial coverage of the event.
Commenting on the award ceremony of Calling All Innovators Competition in Pakistan, Imran Mahmood, General Manager, Nokia Pakistan said, “We are overwhelmed with the number of developers who submitted their applications for the competition. It only reaffirmed our belief that Pakistan has some of the finest developers to offer. It is truly a milestone for us to reach the final stage of first Calling All Innovators competition in Pakistan. It has been a sheer pleasure to see that we have a large group of technology enthusiasts in this country.”
Talking about the competition, Teemu Kiijarvi, Forum Nokia Developers Relations Manager said, “It is a great achievement and a proud moment for the Nokia team as well as the Pakistani developers to come together on a single platform. This event only marks the beginning of a fruitful and winning partnership between Forum Nokia and Pakistani developers. We want to have a dialogue with the developers and engage them with our platform and offerings to offer them the services that are tailored around their needs. Calling All Innovators is a step towards this goal.”
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Guest Dr. Mohammed Yaseen, PTA Chairman said, “Today’s event symbolizes the progress of Pakistan’s telecom industry. It is an honor for us to have players like Nokia in the industry who are playing a critical role in furthering not only their business but are also fuelling the growth of industry on the whole. By providing a breeding ground for Pakistani developers, Nokia is really taking a lead in bringing to Pakistani consumers the most relevant mobility experience. It is a positive sign for the telecom industry that companies like Nokia are diverging into new grounds and signifies a shift in telecom industry.”
via Nokia PR