Nokia Create

Nokia's Fred Patton has taken to the Developer blog to announce the Create competition winners. Developers are tasked to create apps for Windows Phone and Nokia Lumia. The previous contest, Nokia Future Capture, was centred on imaging and the Lumia 1020. This contest however, has multiple categories, opening up the flood gates for different types of apps.

So, who's managed to best the rest and win the Mini Missions? Joe Fernandez took Mini Mission 1 (imaging SDK) with Pikura. The app enables you to take part in challenges (or post your own for others to attempt to complete) with your smartphone camera - an example would be: take a photo of the largest building. It's an interesting concept and well worth checking out if you want to have some fun with mobile photography.

You can download Pikura from the Windows Phone Store.

QR: Pikura


Mission 2 tasked developers to include NFC functionality and first place was snapped up by Martin Zikmund with Counter-Strike C4. This game turns Windows Phones into an item you play a game with, instead of using them to play a game on-screen. Taking the "plant the bomb" feature from the popular video game, you set up a timed device and then have another Windows Phone owner attempt to diffuse it.

You can download Counter-Strike C4 from the Windows Phone Store.

QR: Counter Strike C4


As well as announcing the winners of the first two missions, Patton also threw out a friendly reminder that missions 3 and 4 will have their submission stages closed this evening (midnight PST). Winners will be announced later this month. Lastly, two new Mini Missions have been unveiled. Mini Mission 5 will see that you take full advantage of the larger screens that are sported by the Lumia 1520 and Lumia 1320. 

Mini Mission 6 is all about localisation and targeting more consumers. The deadline for missions 5 and 6? November 29th.

Read the full blog post for more details.

Source: Nokia