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Mobile & Wireless

Nokia, Microsoft run app competition in Middle East, Africa

Monday 10 December 2012 | 12:06 CET | News

Nokia and Microsoft are challenging university students in the Middle East and Africa to come up with the next big mobile app idea through 'The Midnight Developer Challenge'. Registration is open until 15 December, with hundreds of students from over 25 countries participating. The competition is aimed at providing students with exposure and training in the latest mobile and app development technologies.

Over the next three months, students who have registered will receive advanced technical training and coding sessions with Nokia and Microsoft software experts through weekly webinars and dedicated online support to help them conceptualise their ideas. Nokia and Microsoft will also be working closely with universities to ensure faculty support is provided for students who enter the competition. The contest is divided into two categories, Apps and Games. Each category will have a winner and a runner-up prize.

The winning team will get USD 10,000, a trip to a Nokia Global event, an XBOX and Lumia 920 for each team member. The runner-up team will receive USD 5,000, an XBOX and a Lumia 920 for each member.

Additionally there will be a People's Choice category, whereby the winner will receive USD 3,000, an XBOX and a Lumia 920 for each team member. Participants of The Midnight Developer Challenge also have the opportunity to participate in the Microsoft Imagine Cup 2013 Windows Phone Challenge, a lobal contest.


Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Microsoft / Nokia
Countries: Middle East
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