Developer Contest from Silicon Image for Creating Dual Screen Android App

Developers on the Android platform should take a look at this contest from Silicon Image. If you have an idea of an Android app which uses Dual Screen Technology, present from Android 4.2 upwards, try your luck at winning this contest with a total prize pool of $100,000.

Your app can fall in the following categories:

  • Games
  • Productivity
  • Entertainment
    You may enter as many apps as you like to this contest. The key feature of the app should be the use of Dual Screen technology, which means that the phone screen would have to show one display while the connected display should be showing the user another screen (not a mirrored display). Your game should also be publicly available on an app store like Google Play. You can get more information about the prizes, eligibility,requirements and judging criteria over at the contest page.

If you already have an app that meets these requirements, register for the contest, and submit your app. Registration is open till Monday, July 21, 2014. That gives you enough time to create an app if you don’t have an eligible one already.

For more information about the contest, check out Silicon Image’s blog post. If you are on twitter, follow #mobile2screen for updates on the contest.

Picture Credit: ccinsights on flickr

[Contest]Good at Speed Reading? Nokia is giving 3 Nokia X if you Win #SpotTheX

Nokia X promotion – Nokia is running a contest on Twitter – where you get the chance to win a Nokia X phone and Nokia Gear. All you have to do is to watch the following video and see if you can spot the answer. In the list of apps which run on Nokia X, they have repeated One of the apps twice. If you are quick enough in reading, you should be able to spot it.

Found the app? Then just tweet the name of the App along with the hashtag #SpotTheX and you’ve earned your entry into the contest. Nokia will pick up 3 winners and announce them on April 18th. What are you waiting for? Let’s get going:

Contest Details and Terms

Participate & Join Nokia’s photography team in New Zealand!


Is photography your passion or hobby? Then check out this latest contest from Nokia & Burton. All you need to do is to submit your photos, taken on any device, and send it to them via their contest website. The theme for the photo is Low Light Urban City or Street Style photography. The Last date for submission is 10th July, so go get clicking!

Check out the details in the email we received from the folks at Nokia Connects:

We wanted to get in touch to let you know about an awesome competition Nokia and Burton are running as we’d love to get you and your community involved!

We’ve partnered with Talenthouse and Dazed & Confused Magazine to give three aspiring photographers the chance to join Nokia’s official AAA team at the 2013 Burton High Fives event in New Zealand. The final winners work will be featured in the September 2013 print issue of the UK’s most influential style magazine, Dazed & Confused.

We’re inviting aspiring photographers across the globe to share a new appreciation of their surroundings by submitting a photo inspired by ‘urban city and street style’, captured in ‘low light’ conditions. 50 finalists will then be chosen to receive the new Nokia Lumia 925 on trial and challenged to upload their low light photos, captured on the device, to their Talenthouse portfolios.

The closing date for entry to the competition is July 10th 2013, so you still have plenty of time to get creative and take part – visit the website for full competition details and more information about how to enter.

Image credit: givaga / 123RF Stock Photo

Try out Nokia City Lens For Lumia phones and Win Lumia 900

Nokia City Lens is an Augmented reality (AR) app from Nokia which is exclusively available for their Lumia range of devices. We had covered Nokia City Lens earlier, when it was still a beta app on Nokia Labs, and found it quite interesting. The newly release version is a huge improvement over the older version we had covered. All you need to do is to start the app and point the phone towards the are you are interested in and on your screen, you can find the area around you overlaid with information and points of interest around you.

Now if you find a place which interests you just click on that to get more information about that place, contact information, booking a restaurant table, navigate using maps and more. This method of exploring the surroundings around you is so much more easier than a list presented by a web search or a mapping software, since you get to exactly know where the place and in which direction to head.

This version is compatible with Nokia’s current Lumia range of phones the Lumia 900,800, and 710. All you need to do is head over to the Windows Phone Marketplace and install the app. For more information about the app head over to this information page.

While you are trying out the app, also take part in Nokia India Contest where you have a chance to win a Nokia Lumia 900. Check for details about the contest right after this video showing you a quick demo of the Nokia City Lens app.


Point Discover Do (PDD)

Here’s a chance for you to win a Nokia Lumia 900 by using the Nokia City Lens app on your Lumia phone. Nokia asks, ” How adventurous are you? Are you game to discover a new city armed with nothing but a one-of-its kind app on your smart device? The only rule that applies is that there can be no advance planning!”

In this contest, you have to roam around your city armed with only the Nokia City Lens app! To take part, to prove how suited to PDD you are by taking part in daily tasks. The higher you score the more likely you’ll be chosen to party for free. So, are you ready to PDD?

Details on this Facebook page.

Download Instructions

  • Click on the Search button on your phone and tap on the Vision Search icon to do a visual search.
  • Now scan the QR code on the right with your phone
  • Tap the link which comes up on screen
  • This will take you to the app information page on the Windows Phone Marketplace
  • Click on Install and have fun!

[Contest] Win a Nokia Asha 305 each day with One Minute Songstar

Here’s a way for you to win a Nokia Asha 305 everyday. Nokia India is running a contest where you can  can record your favourite songs in your own voice and submit your entry into the contest. Since this contest is running on Nokia India’s Facebook page, you’ll need a Facebook account to enter. Once you’ve recorded your masterpiece, share it with your friends and get them to vote for you.

This contest runs for 6 weeks, so get started recording your masterpieces and win yourself an Asha. Here’s the link to the contest page. If you’re not looking at competing, you can still head over to the page and check out the content entries and vote for them.

Contest Link: 

One Minute Songstar on Nokia India’s Facebook Page.


Nokia Lumia The Dark Knight Rises Limited Edition open for Bookings

For those Batman fans out there, who are waiting to get their hands on this Limited Edition of the Lumia 800 phone, the wait is now over. Nokia has tied up with Warner Brothers to promote the upcoming Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. With this tie-up, Nokia India has just opened up bookings for the special Limited Edition phone over at their Facebook Page.

All you have to to do is to head over to that page, click on the Book Your’s now Link, fill in your details and wait for the call to buy your own limited edition phone. The cost of this phone should be Rs. 24,999. Along with this, buyers of other phones in the Lumia range also get Dark Knight goodies along with your purchases. A few lucky winners also get to “own” a movie theater for a day, to call all your friends over for a screening of the movie!

As you can see in the image of the phone, The Dark Knight edition is a black Lumia 800 phone with the Batman logo engraved at the back of the phone. Apart from that, the Dark Knight edition & Lumia phone users get access to specialized content exclusive to Lumia phone users. These include apps, themes and trailers of The Dark Knight, among others. If you are a fan of Batman and want to explore around Gotham City, head over to this special Maps page where you can get an overhead interactive view Gotham City using Nokia Maps in 3D!

Links: Nokia India’s Dark Knight Booking & Info Page.

We’ll leave you to enjoy a trailer from movie – The Dark Knight Rises:

WoodCamera Contest Winners Announced is pleased to announce the winners of the WoodCamera contest.
The contest ran for a period of 15 days and we got some really beautiful images.  The winners as voted by us are mentioned below, along with a few contest winning entries:
  • Sanket Patel
  • Prmod Bafna
  • Siraj Hassan
  • Girish Mansharamani
Here are some of the best ones picked up for your viewing pleasure:
via Sanket Patel
via Prmod Bafna
via Siraj Hassan
via Girish Mansharamani
The winners get a copy of the awesome WoodCamera app for iPhone. The team would contact you by email. Do let us know how you like the app.  Congratulations to all the winners and huge props for participating.

“Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I’m going to take tomorrow.” 

 Imogen Cunningham
Stay tuned for more contest in the future.

WoodCamera Contest – Win a Copy of WoodCamera for iPhone

We had previously reviewed the iPhone photography app WoodCamera a week back on this site. If you haven’t yet ventured out to buy the app from the App Store, here’s a chance for you to Win a copy.

Here’s what this contest is about:

  1. Take a photo using your iPhone’s camera. The theme for this contest is Amazing Skies – Sunrise and Sunsets.
  2. Make sure the EXIF information in your snap is not removed by any thirdparty apps you may use to edit the snap. We need this to confirm that the photo was indeed taken on an iPhone.
  3. You can send in multiple photos that you have taken.
  4. Send in the snaps you’ve taken to [email protected] or send us a link to your snap in the comment section below.
  5. Make sure you send us your contact email address as well.
  6. On the 15th of June, 5 Winners will be chosen based on the quality of their pictures submitted and we’ll send the winners iTunes codes to download the app.

If you are one of the winners, we’ll need your email id which is tied to your iTunes account so that we can send you the code to redeem the app.

Update: We’re having trouble with the earlier email address we published, please send in your entries to [email protected] instead.

Win €1000 with the Nokia Mapstronaut Contest

To celebrate the launch of the new Nokia Maps blog, they’ve started a new campaign. From the post on their blog, “.. to celebrate the launch of the new Nokia Maps blog, we want to take you on an adventure. We have a Mapstronaut waiting to boldly go where no one has gone before on Nokia Maps and we want you to suggest places for him to visit!

Over the next 10 days, our Mapstronaut will be visiting Rome, Berlin and London to populate Nokia Maps on his maiden voyage. ”

They’ve got a contest running there where you stand a chance to win a Nokia device, €1000 vouchers to spend, and more. Here’s how you can enter.

  • Fire up Nokia Maps on your PC or phone and select a place that the Nokia Mapstronaut has to visit. The place  you choose should be categorized in one of these passions:  Sports, Music, Food, Fashion, Technology, Entertainment, Art, Travel, Photography, Wildcard Entry (A passion of your choice).
  • Get a link to the place from Nokia Maps
  • Send a tweet to @nokia_connects with your selected passion, the link to the place you’d like the Nokia Mapstronaut should visit along with the hastag #NokiaMaps
Here’s how a completed tweet should look like once you’ve created it :
It’s as easy as that! Now if  the Mapstronaut ends up visting the place you suggested, you’ll be entered in a draw to win Nokia Maps GRAND PRIZE: a Nokia phone, a helicopter ride in your city for you and a friend and a €1000 voucher to spend on your passion. So go ahead and send in your entries.  Here’s more details of the contest the the next place that the Mapstronaut is visiting so you can start choosing the places for him to visit.

Love Android? Love My Portable World and win freebies

Are you a hardcore Android  fan? Want to show off your love for Android with a Droid figurine which you can showoff ? My Portable World is giving away giving away 12 of these awesome Android collectibles, from Vinyl Figurines, away including shipping to your address here in India. That’s not all, with each of these figurines, we’re  also throwing in an Android keychain as well.

How to Win

Now comes the easy part, how do you win it? There are multiple ways you can enter this contest, here they are:

  1. Tweet about this contest. You can tweet about this contest with the hastag #mpwandroid to qualify. You can click on this tweet button to enter the easy way
  2. Subscribe to our Email updates by clicking this link.
  3. Go to My Portable World, comment on any post there and submit the link to the article with your comments through this form.
  4. If you have an original reason, why you’re the ultimate Android fan, leave us a comment on this page, and we’ll pick the top 2 comments and ship the goodies to you.
  5. Like the My Portable World Facebook page or share our page with your friends on Facebook. To quickly do this, head over to the Facebook box on the right sidebar, and click on “Like”. Once your do that, enter your facebook profile URL in this form, so we can track your entry to the contest.
  6. Refer My Portable World on any blog, community or website and send us the link through this  form.
Improve your chances of winning by trying all or most of the methods of entering the contest as listed above.  So what are you waiting for? Get started and prove your Android worthiness and win these goodies to show off.

Contest Terms

  1. This contest will run till the 10th of October 2011.
  2. This contest is open to our readers and fans here in India, or if you have a shipping address in India.
  3. The Winners will be randomly picked from the entries which we receive till 10th of October at 11:59pm (Indian Standard Time).
  4. The winners will be contacted on Twitter and Email and have to furnish their Shipping address and contact numbers (required to ship the prize) by the 14th of October. If we don’t hear from the winners by then, we’ll randomly pick up another one from the remaining list of entries.
  5. will be intimated of the winners and they’ll ship the figurines directly to the winners, and provide the tracking numbers to the winners directly.
  6. There are various designs of Android Figurines and a random one would be shipped right to the winner’s address.