South African bloggers have begun to come to the fore in terms of the content offered and sheer awesomeness in the digital world. You don’t need to look further than MyCityByNight to know that The Republic and it’s creative minds are ready to take on the best out there. To help spread to the good word of SA’s top bloggers, both locally and Internationally, Nokia South Africa has launched a mobile application competition inviting bloggers – regardless of their content matter – to create applications for their sites using Nokia’s Ovi App Wizard. Once accepted and approved the app will be uploaded to the Ovi Store, thereby opening up the blog up to an utterly massive mobile audience.
“Millions of South Africans experience the web through their mobile or smart phones, and through the development of these apps South African bloggers can open up their content to a much wider audience on mobile instead of just via their computer,” says Nokia’s developer marketing manager Derrick Kotze.
“With this competition we are aiming to show people how simple creating an app is, and also assist in showcasing local blogs on an international stage like the Ovi Store.”
WE NEED YOUR HELP
As part of the competition MyCityByNight will be designing our own app for the Ovi Store, which receives well over 5 million downloads every single day. Nokia is going to reward the blog with the most downloads between 1st July and 29th July 2011 with a trip to SXSW (one of the biggest annual music, film, and interactive conferences/festivals in the World held in Austin Texas), as well as a six month Nokia advertising contract to the value of R25 000. The first runner up will also win a six month advertising contract to the same value.
We’d obviously really love to go to SXSW and every single download will help- so… If you have a Nokia and love MyCityByNight as much as we love you- please download our app and spread the good word! You’ll live longer. Maybe.
We’ll do another post closer to the time to remind all of you 🙂