Finalists for Nokia Forum Calling All Innovators Developer Contest

splashBG.jpgForum Nokia announced 
finalists in its Calling All Innovators global mobile developer

Applicants were asked to submit applications or solutions that can
minimize mobility's global environmental impact and enable consumers to
make sustainable lifestyle choices that reduce their energy consumption
and carbon footprint.
  • GreenDrive (EMEA) - An application that promotes vehicular fuel
    efficiency by sensing current and impending road conditions that
    influence fuel consumption and providing real-time driving directions
    for the shortest route in the quickest time legally allowable.
  • Ticketek Mobile Ticketing (Americas) - A Series 40 and S60 Java
    event-ticketing application that reduces paper consumption by allowing
    consumers to use a barcode stored on their phone to gain admission to
  • Green Phone (APAC) - An S60
    application maximizing battery life through improved regulation of
    device backlight, WLAN, Bluetooth and charger power consumption.
  • TigerMap (China) - An eco-friendly city guide application that makes
    choosing public transportation easier, combining up-to-the-minute mass
    transit information with recommendations of the best restaurants,
    entertainment, hotels and shopping in more than 150 cities throughout

Technology Showcase:
This category highlights compelling applicatons for individuals or
communities that are focused on the end-user experience and are built
using Flash Lite, Java, Python, open source or other technologies
supported by Series 40 or S60 devices.   

  • PhotoMap (EMEA) - This application digitizes and stores a photograph of
    any fixed public map taken with a camera phone for easy access,
    browsing and geo-referencing on the mobile device.
  • kReader Mobile (Americas) - This multi-language text-to-speech
    application with cross-language translation capabilities uses the
    camera phone to digitize any book, letter, receipt or other printed
    document and translate the captured text into audio that is "read" back
    to the user.
  • Neuscreen (APAC) - This
    application utilizes the drawing, touch-screen and camera
    functionalities of a Nokia N95 device connected to a normal television
    set to track the motion of a simple pen light and enable "virtual"
    drawing, as well as projection and manipulation directly on the TV
    screen of images stored on the mobile device.
  • X Dancery (China)- This application, fully optimized for the S60 5th
    Edition's touchscreen UI and motion sensor technology, and with
    advanced 3D-graphics rendering capabilities, analyzes any MP3 file to
    automatically generate a unique tempo-based game for each selected
    musical track.
Emerging Markets: This category
focused on making improvements in the daily lives of millions in
developing nations, calling on developers to create new mobile
solutions for areas such as education, health data access, infotainment
and agriculture.
  • mPedigree
    (EMEA) -
    This application allows users to text-message at no cost a
    quality-authentication code found on the packaging of anti-Malarial and
    other medications to a provisioned mobile shortcode in order to guard
    against counterfeit drugs believed to be responsible for an alarming
    number of deaths, especially in the developing world.
  • DigitallCS (Digital Internal Control System) (Americas) - With this
    application, agricultural co-ops can inspect the growing practices of
    their members and upload the data to a website for reporting and
    analysis in order to verify the growers' adherence to standards that
    include Fair Trade Certified and Certified Organic.
  • Nano Ganesh (APAC) - This application allows farmers in India to
    establish remote contact with distant, modem-equipped electric
    irrigation pumps, to check on power supply and pump operation without
    the need to travel long distances
will be announced on February 17, 2009 at Mobile World Congress 2009 in
Barcelona during the Forum Nokia Calling All Innovators Award Ceremony.
All the finalists will receive paid travel and accommodations to Mobile
World Congress.  First place winners in each category will receive USD
25,000 and distribution of their application for free through a variety
of Nokia channels. Second place winners in each category will receive
USD 10,000 and third place winners will receive USD 5,000.

information about Forum Nokia's Calling All Innovators including video
demostrations of the applications can be found online at


1,000 developers answered Nokia's challenge to think big and create
mobile applications and services that can help build a better world.
Nokia will award up to USD 150,000 in cash and prizes to the ultimate
winners, in addition to helping the winning developers distribute their
mobile applications worldwide.
Calling All Innovators website received more than 246,382 unique
visitors and more than 12,000 developers from around the world
registered with Forum Nokia, the world's largest mobile developer
global interest in Calling All Innovators exceeded all expectations,"
said Rob Taylor, Director of Forum Nokia.  "Developers went above and
beyond with a variety of innovations demonstrating real potential to
impact the future of our world."
rose to the challenge issued by Dean Kamen, technology pioneer and
Calling All Innovators supporter, best known as the Segway PT inventor
and founder of FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and
Technology), an organization which inspires high school students
worldwide to study science and technology.