eMobilis Mobile Technology Training Academy and Nokia are running a highly charged two day mobile application development competition dubbed the Ignite Hackathon, that will challenge participants on the technical aspects of writing efficient code, well thought out architecture, deployment of scalable infrastructure, application aesthetics, user experience and engagement.
The main aim of the hackathon is to release into the market applications that have mass market appeal and can adapt to the challenges that accompany rapid growth in user numbers and crack the revenue conundrum that has been a tough nut to crack for local developers. This is also why this is a hackathon like no other as it goes beyond simple creation of apps.
The Series 40 (S40) Platform
The hackathon targets development on Series 40 , which is currently the world’s most widely used mobile platform. Series 40 supports two app development environments. Java ME gives you the ability to create apps that require high performance, such as games, and Web apps built on top of Nokia Browser for Series 40 allow rich web-based experiences and straightforward delivery of web-centric applications. Series 40 phones range from entry level products that provide many mobile consumers with their first experience of the internet to high performing, featured, and rich user experiences on phones.
Develop, Publish & Win Cash
Participants stand the chance to win the following;
The first 30 apps to be completed and vetted will have access to a global market via publishing on the Nokia Store. The top three apps will win cash prizes amounting to 8,500 USD while the first 24 to publish will get a cash compensation of Ksh. 10,000, payable upon successful publishing. Registration is FREE but the event participation is capped at 100 developers.
About the Hackathon
- START: 9am Saturday 24 2012
- ENDS: 6pm Sunday 25 2012
- VENUE: The Start Up Garage, 4th Floor Piedmont Plaza, Ngong Rd ( Brew Bistro Building, just before The Junction)