Up for a challenge? Got a killer idea for the next great mobile or web, location-based application? Wanna win some killer prizes to propel your application into the spotlight? For the first time, Microsoft’s Bing Maps is sponsoring the developer-focused NAVTEQ LBS Challenge a location-based contest for developers to strut their stuff and vie for the opportunity to go big on their ideas with funding from some of the biggest names in the industry. Take your application to primetime and become the next LiveCast, Skyhook Wireless or Navman – all previous winners of the LBS Challenge.
What is the NAVTEQ LBS Challenge? Scraping from their web site, the NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge focused on driving the development and visibility of innovative location-based solutions (LBS) for wireless devices. The Global LBS Challenge has become the premier event in the wireless industry and a global symbol of LBS innovation and opportunity. From business applications to sports, travel and security, integrating the accuracy and richness of NAVTEQ digital map data facilitates the discovery of the next wave of LBS using dynamic positioning technology.
And, yours truly will be making a cameo as one of the judges in the final rounds of application development. That means if you’re there we can chat it up at the events around the world. Here’s the schedule of dates where I’ll be on site to review your application and potentially make you famous!
EMEA – February 14, 2010 – Barcelona, Spain – Mobile World Congress
North America – March 30, 2010 – San Jose, USA – Where 2.0
India – April 29, 2010 – New Delhi, India
South America – May 25, 2010 – Sao Paolo, Brazil – Geo Summit
Asia – June 14, 2010 – Singapore – CommunicAsia
Registration closes for EMEA on November 6, 2009 (so, hurry up!). Registration for North America closes November 20, 2009, so more time, but not much. Register!
For more information about Bing’s involvement with the LBS Challenge, check out our landing page.
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