2012 Device Program

Nokia is sponsoring a maemo.org device program consisting of 60 Nokia N9 + 40 Nokia N950 with free delivery.

One of the goals of this program is to help reducing the list of missing apps (or alternatives & related features).

The devices will be distributed through 4 activities:

  • 11 N9 + 14 N950 for the maemo.org Coding Competition.
  • 15 N9 + 10 N950 for the maemo.org Community Awards.
  • 17 N9 + 8 N950 devices for existing community apps being published at the Nokia Store.
  • 17 N9 + 8 N950 devices for Qt 5 mobile projects.

75% of these devices should be in the hands of their new owners by the end of June. The Coding Competition runs through the Summer and the prizes will be awarded at the end.

The details of each of these programs are being discussed as we speak. Watch this wiki page and follow the related threads for details and involvement.


[edit] Coding Competition

Main article: maemo.org Coding Competition 2012

[edit] Community Awards

Main article: Community Awards

Community Awards (short. CA) are meant to be way of recognising people, that, for months/years contributed - and continuously contribute - to Maemo Community. Unlike other programs, target audience of CA aren't only developers - suitable candidates include (also) dedicated testers, helpers, hardware modders, contributing participants of brainstorms and so goes on. Usually, it's a mix of all presented above.

[edit] New Apps for Nokia Store - COMPLETE

Main article: Summer'12 Device Program/New Apps for Nokia Store

There are many interesting applications for the Nokia N9 that can be found in the community channels but no at the Nokia Store. Some of them would be well received by the N9 users at large, don't you think? This activity brings an incentive for community developers to cover that last mile.

[edit] Qt 5 Mobile Projects - COMPLETE

Main article: Summer'12 Device Program/Qt 5 Mobile Projects

We are looking for brave & experienced developers willing to port or develop apps running on top of Qt 5 before its finally release. Currently Qt 5 alpha is released, the beta version is expected during June and the final in August/September.