Yesterday, we were at the Nokia Store in Dublin for the “Nokia’s Apps For Ireland” competition.
It encouraged ordinary people to come forward with simple ideas for applications for Nokia mobile phones, generated a huge amount of creativity along with an extensive number of App ideas. The judging panel chose the overall winner of each category from a selection of App ideas that were voted for each week throughout the competition. Included on the judging panel were Today FM DJ and blogger, Ray Foley, fashion blogger Laura Whiston from whisty.wordpress.com, Internet entrepreneur Pat Phelan and Shane McAllister from Mobanode who will develop the apps for Nokia.
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The winners were Hilary Weldon, Alan Duncan and 17 year old student, Lorcan O’ Mahoney. The competition, which attracted over 1,000 applications across three categories: sports, lifestyle and general, ran for eight weeks on Nokia’s Facebook page and prompted over 4,500 votes by the viewing public.
The winning entries, which each collect a dream prize worth €3000, include a Cycling App in the Sports category, an App to help determine colour in the Lifestyle category and an App to help households and businesses with financial management in the General category.
Finally, have a look at this cool video that Nokia prepared for the launch of their “Pop-Up” store:
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