A Kenyan, James Mwai, won big (75,000 Euros) at the Nokia's Create 4 Millions developer contest recently. A special ceremony was held at the Nokia Developer Day at the 2012 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to congratulate the Grand Prize Winners.
James Mwai won in the "In the Know" Category and shared the "Best Series 40 Web App" Category with David Bello from Colombia. James Mwai beat hundreds of developers around the globe with his application dubbed ‘AroundMe’.
'AroundMe' is a location aware Web App that allows you to easily and quickly find important businesses and services in your surrounding or any other location with your Nokia Series 40 phone.
Special prizes were also being awarded to apps showcasing the best touch feature; the best location-aware app; and the best overall Series 40 web app. Those winners were as follows:
- Best Series 40 Location-based App: Locago, submitted by Patric Nordström from Sweden.
- Best Series 40 Touch-based App: Sandbox, submitted by Alexander Fürgut from Germany.
- Best Series 40 Web App (Tie - prize money will be split): AroundMe by James Mwai from Kenya; and HeatMap by David Bello from Colombia.
The full list of winners can be seen here. You can also check out James Mwai's app "AroundMe" on the Nokia OVI store.
Congratulations James Mwai