The competition is open to ideas now, so developers should get on down to Forum Nokia and enter. The Forum Nokia folks are looking for an idea for an “innovative mobile application that harnesses the power of Ovi Maps”. The winner will bag the $30,000 prize fund and get premium placement for the application on the soon to be released (it’s still May!) Ovi Store.
With a range of possibilities on the table, this competition looks set to harness the power of open source, and a raft of developers to create new and innovative uses for Ovi Maps. Gaming, travel, news or entertainment could all benefit from a smart new Ovi Maps based apps. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of this.
If you’re not a developer, but have an idea, please feel free to drop it in below and we’ll highlight the best ones next week. If you are a developer, however, we suggest you keep your idea to yourself for now and get on over to Forum Nokia and enter the competition. Good luck!