Nokia Names Augmentra as S60 3rd Edition Challenge Winner

Nokia has announced that ViewRanger has been selected by a panel of judges as Best Category Application in the Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge global developer competition for the best new applications based on the S60 3rd Edition Platform.

Announced in London on the eve of the annual Symbian Smartphone Show, the S60 3rd Edition Challenge awards, which are co-sponsored by Nokia's global developer support program, Forum Nokia, Adobe and Symbian, culminate a 10-month selection process in the categories of enterprise, music, Macromedia Flash Lite and location-aware applications.

ViewRanger was selected by a jury comprised of representatives of Macromedia and Nokia Business units from among 5 finalists in the Location Aware Services & Applications category announced in September. The Best Category Application award carries a ?25.000 top prize and a one-year free membership in Nokia's exclusive Forum Nokia PRO developer support program.

The Forum Nokia S60 3rd Edition Challenge is designed to drive development of innovative new applications for the S60 3rd Edition, based on the Symbian OS, which expands creative opportunities for developers of advanced mobile applications and services.

Introduced in 2005, S60 3rd Edition Platform enables developers to create "smarter" applications both in terms of better user experience and more efficient development, and offers an enhanced security model that provides better protection for valuable applications and content. S60 3rd Edition Platform opens a wide range of possibilities for location-based applications, as well as applications that include scalable 2-D vector graphics, wireless messaging, robust security and authentication and other advanced application features.

In addition to Forum Nokia, Adobe and Symbian, co-sponsors of the S60 3rd Edition Challenge include: Handango, providing a Handango marketing package; Nokia Enterprise Solutions, co-sponsor of the Enterprise Application category; Nokia Multimedia, co-sponsor of the Mobile Music category; and Nokia Mobile Phones, co-sponsor of the Location Aware Services & Applications category.

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