Nokia announced the winners of the Open C Challenge during the Nokia World 2007 in Amsterdam yesterday. Open C allows development of applications and services for the S60 platform in a faster and more cost-efficient way. The Open C Challenge was a contest sponsored by Forum Nokia, along with Orange and the Symbian Developer Network
The winner of the contest is an application called MobiTubia developed by Sittiphol Phanvilai from Bangkok, Thailand. It is interesting to know that the application is a Flash Lite video player and YouTube portal application with real-time decoding for the S60 platform.
This is what they have to say about the application –
“MobiTubia is a Flash Lite video player and YouTube portal application with real-time decoding for the S60 platform, developed by Sittiphol Phanvilai of Bangkok, Thailand, a graduate student in the Master of Engineering program in Computers at Chulalongkorn University. MobiTubia enables mobile users to access flv clips using several different methods. Additionally, the application allows users to browse and search for specific content on YouTube. The developer ported 25,000 lines of code to the Open C environment to make the application compatible with S60 on Symbian OS.“