Windows Phone says “Hello To Afrika” #WestAfricaOnTheMove

Nokia has been known for its strong relationship with the Nigerian developer community especially with its various hands-on training on the different Nokia developer platforms.  So, if you are a mobile app developer, there is another opportunity for you to equip yourself with what is required to develop for the Windows Phone platform and this is powered by Nokia. The project is termed “Build Windows Africa”.

Join the West African Developer Train as the Windows Phone takes a joyride going across Africa and bringing out the best in developers and potential developers (and non-developers) by engaging them in contests and trainings regarding development of Apps for the windows platform. The train aims to go round West African countries and states until more than a thousand apps are created and published. Brilliant developers found in each location the train stops will join a section of the train where mentoring is given to these developers. Also, these developers stand a chance to win a $1500 worth of token from Nokia to facilitate their development skills.

NOKIA is giving African, including Nigerian developers, the opportunity to develop and sell apps for their LUMIA WINDOWS Phones series.

This unique opportunity is a

“1000 + windows app challenge with great publishing opportunities worth $1500”.

You may join this event physically or be part virtually (but you need to be physically present to redeem any prize).

The train is on the move and was in Elizade University, Ondo state Nigeria on 24 August 2013.

AND arriving now in  Lagos at The IDEA Hub, Herbert Macaulay way, Sabo, Yaba, Lagos on the 9th to 11th of September 2013, and will proceeds to Ghana at GIMPA, Accra from the 11th to 13th September 2013. See below for details:

  • Lagos, Nigeria Session

    • Date: 9th to 11th of September
    • Venue: The iDEA Hub, 296 Herbert Macaulay Way, Sabo Yaba. Lagos, Nigeria.
  • Accra, Ghana Session

    • Date: 11th to 13th of September
    • Venue: GIMPA, Accra Ghana.

The event is an open event. So, you don’t need to register to take part in the sessions.

For more information about this event, click here and for contact details, click here. You can also contact Adeyinka via his email address.

Please note that all apps must be presented for testing at the iDEA hub on Wednesday (9am) to redeem your prize.

It is time to publish your cool apps that you were able to create during different contests but unable to publish. It is time to complete cool ideas that are hidden inside your mind. Yes, it is time to develop and deploy either a new app or a previously developed app with the windows app studio. Don’t be left out.

If you are not in Lagos or Accra at the moment, watch out. The train might just be at your location soon.

Be a part of something great, make history, have fun, and most importantly meet new people!