Announced recently was the Sony Ericsson Awards 2008 schedule for content submission. This competition seems to be in it’s second year, with developers being encouraged to submit content for awards in different categories. The categories seem quite unique in allowing a developer to explore different ideas –
- Being Productive
- Going Green
- In-Car Applications
- Mobile Entertainment
- Lifestyle Experiences
- Themes and Graphics
- XPERIA X1 Panels
With the Themes Creator tool and Project Capuchin announced, the contest is also encouraging Flash Lite for content submission.
“All content for Sony Ericsson Java™ Platform 7 (JP-7), JP-8, UIQ 3 and Window® Mobile phones will be considered – which includes phones such as the W890 Walkman™, C902 Cyber-shot™, G900 UIQ-3-based phone and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA™ X1 – and don’t forget about using technologies such as the Sony Ericsson Themes Creator tool, Adobe® Flash Lite™ and Project Capuchin.”
Read more about the competition details on the competition website, and the Sony Ericsson Developer Site.
Forum Nokia recently announced the “Calling All Innovators Competition” for mobile developers worldwide. The competition is aimed at content which is unique and innovative on both the Series60 and the Series40 platforms and will close on 15 December 2008.
The highlight of the contest is that the winners can win $25,000, opportunities to promote and distribute to mobile consumers worldwide, and a showcase for the application at next year’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
Of the 3 categories for submission, the “Technology Showcase” category specifically mentions that the application can be developed using either Flash Lite, Java, Python or any open source.
“This category offers the opportunity to show off your technical kung fu and introduce the world to your true killer app! Open to all technologies, if it runs on S60 or Series 40, then we want to see it! Regardless if it has just been created or you have been selling it for a while, casual or commercial, we want to showcase the best of the best. Be it on Flash Lite, Java, Python, or open source. If it’s a game, enterprise solution, Web-based widget, or just a cool application that will enhance the mobile user experience, then this is the category to enter.”
This contest comes close to the heels of the IMGAwards Submissions (closing September 22) which too is giving an opportunity to developers to submit games and win a chance to showcase their company and the winning entry at the Mobile World Congress in February next year.