Nokia today announced the selection of nine additional mobile application developers from Asia, Europe and the Americas to expand its 2008 Forum Nokia Innovation Series program. The program provides select small and mid-sized developers with business and market support while showcasing their next generation mobile applications and services for consumer and business audiences worldwide.
The nine exceptional companies recognised today join an initial group of six North American and two European developers chosen in the third quarter of 2008 to participate in the Innovation Series Program. The latest program participants address a broad spectrum of applications, including mobile voice reminders, data protection and device security solutions, point to point travel navigation, Adobe Flash Lite mobile content for sales and marketing, and reward-based advertising over mobile devices.
Developers chosen to participate in the 2008 Forum Nokia Innovation Series program cleared multiple selection hurdles over the course of the past year as part of the Innovation Series selection process, which included internal Nokia reviews and the screening of application features and functionality by consumer focus groups around the world. Each participant in the 2008 Forum Nokia Innovation Series was required to demonstrate that their application or service provided specific benefits to Nokia mobile device users not otherwise available, and that a clear market demand existed for such a solution.
Tom Libretto, vice president at Forum Nokia, commented: “Nokia is proud to recognize these outstanding developers from Asia, Europe and the Americas as participants in our 2008 Forum Nokia Innovation Series. Our program is dedicated to speeding the growth and development of innovative companies building next-generation applications and services for the global mobile marketplace. Developers of all sizes around the globe are now producing exceptionally creative and attractive mobile software and services. Forum Nokia is pleased to provide the technical and business support services to help bring these applications to the attention of consumers and business users worldwide.”
The developers recognised for the 2008 Forum Nokia Innovation Series include: One View Systems, Trivandrum, India, with Voice Reminder; Maverick Mobile Solutions, Maharashtra, India, with Maverick Secure Mobile; Navitime Japan Co, Tokyo, Japan, with Total NAVI; tenCube, Singapore, with WaveSecure; Moket, Brisbane, Australia with Mobi Screen Maker; Kuneri, Oulu, Finland, with Kuneri Lite; Liquid Air Lab, Stuttgart, Germany with Adtronic; Shape Services, Stuttgart, Germany, with Mobiola Webcam and Video Studio; and uLocate Communications, Boston, Massachusetts, with WHERE.