Published on October 15th, 2011 | by Bilal Sulehri3
Telenor Pakistan holds awards ceremony for Apportunity competition
An award/ prize distribution ceremony was held by Telenor Pakistan at Karachi for winners of its Apportunity competition. Prizes were given to recognize the developers whose applications were downloaded the most.
The Apportunity competition invited Pakistani developers to create applications and win prizes based on actual downloads. The competition consisted of 05 apps categories such as Games & Fun, Location & Presence, Health & Fitness, etc. Apps could be created for stores such as Apple’s App Store, Google’s Android Market, Nokia’s Ovi Store, and Samsung Apps; all major platforms were allowed such as Java, Symbian and Flash Lite.
The top two downloaded apps developers won iPads and the winners in each category were awarded with smart phones. All of the developers who took part in the competition were encouraged to take part in future competitions and were awarded with Rs. 5,000 worth of airtime.
Usman Javed, Director Marketing Telenor Pakistan said:
Apportunity is all about encouraging young Pakistanis to create apps for the global market. Given an opportunity, our app developers can compete with the best in the world. Already the apps created by the winners have been downloaded thousands of times by people across the globe. Telenor will continue to provide opportunities to the talented youth of Pakistan to enable them to excel in their fields.
Competitions such as Apportunity are vital in promoting the local talent and giving it a global exposure. Telecom companies should follow suit and announce competitions to promote Pakistani developers on the local as well as international level.