Sunil Rao, Head, Forum Nokia with some of the developers from Nokia Millionaire League
Nokia honours Indian 'millionaire' developers

Bangalore, October 15 2011 – Mobile telecom leader Nokia has recognized and honoured eleve Indian developers whose applications have crossed the milestone of one million downloads worldwide on the Nokia Store. They now join the ‘Nokia Millionaires League’, a select club of just 200 Nokia developers across the world.

On Oct 13, Nokia launched an exclusive set of applications specially developed by the Nokia Millionaires. The applications, themed across diverse genres, will be available for consumers by end of October on the Nokia Store across Nokia devices.

The applications launched were designed by the 11 Indian Nokia Millionaires: Twist Mobile, Hungama, Synqua, Migital, Indiagames, Sinew, Nextwave, Archmobile, Techtree IT, Spicelabs, Impetus.

The apps are based on Java, Symbian S40 and S60, and Qt. Created across genres Games, Food & Beverages, Puzzle & Strategy and Education & Entertainment, the applications have been developed based on the developers’ understanding of the needs and expectations of app consumers in India.

Says Jasmeet Gandhi, Head of Services Marketing, Nokia India: “The mobile application industry is easily the fastest growing sector in the world and we have seen some of the most talented developers coming from India. We are delighted with the applications developed here in India and will continue to support and invest in the developer community. We hope that the number of Indian developers, who cross the million downloads on the Store, will continue to grow and bring great apps to our consumers worldwide.”India is amongst the top three markets for application download from the Nokia Store with 80% of Nokia Store traffic converting into download and 85% of the signed-in users being repeat visitors, it is easily one of the most promising stores for developers and consumers. The Store has more than 400,000 new developers joining Forum Nokia in the past 12 months and over 200,000 Forum Nokia developers in India, thus accounting for the single largest concentration from any country.

NEW APPLICATIONS unveiled this week:

1. Walletx 1.0.4 by Sinew Software Systems

Walltex is an absolute no- frills app that stores all kind of personal and sensitive information from Bank, Credit cards, various logins, IDs and medical prescriptions in one place. It provides user friendly interface with high security.

2. Mind It by Impetus

Mind!t is a utility app that aims to modulate and regulate human speech and tone. The app monitors your speech volume level or amplitude while on a call, and alerts you if too loud, by vibrating the device. This way, slowly the user develops the habit of speaking in an accurate pitch. Mind!t is a smart app that considers the environmental noise and judges the threshold of your voice and prompts you to check yourself while speaking.

3. Monster Truck Dash by India Games

One of the best arcade games on mobile, ‘Monster Truck Dash' the 2D mobile game tosses you right into a high powered Monster Truck; where you drive through some nasty bumpy courses which require both aggression and perfect handling.

4. TT Gully Cricket by TechTree IT

Experience the thrill of Street Cricket for the first time in Half Pitch Avatar on non touch devices. Special features include three different levels, hilarious sound effects and Day -Night game play mode.

5. Sanjeev Kapoor Recipes By Hungama

The ultimate food lover’s app brings you the Official Sanjeev Kapoor video recipes, in simple steps, at the touch of your fingertips. It allows you to search for Veg/ Non-veg recipes, classify them into favorites, rate a particular recipe and post it on your Facebook Profile.

6. Draw War by Synqua Games

Draw Draw Banga Bang is a comical fast paced game involving Vikings, Treasure and cannon. You need to ‘Draw' those Vikings off with a simple line draw mechanism and save the treasure. You can use your cannon to fire away at their battleships. Quirky animations and comical obstacles make this game very exciting.

7. Bug smasher Pro by Migital

This simple but addictive game requires you to stay alert and smash every Bug in your way while preventing them to reach your yummy food. The only way to keep the game going is to smash them before they reach the other end.

8. Catapult Mania by Twist Mobile

Catapult Mania, is a fascinating game with colour changing environment. In this amazing game you can change the colours of the entire game through the camera.

9. Bowling Wizards by Nextwave Mulitmedia

This ultimate strategy game with intriguing puzzles offers a combination of rich graphics and engaging user play. You have to knock down all the pines using Bowlaids in the wizard land where, the bowling alley is not quite straight, the path is zigzag, curved and more. Complex game play and imaginative story telling makes this game a must –try.

10. SHIP DEFENDER by Arch Mobile

SHIP DEFENDER is an action packed game with realistic gaming experience and stunning graphics. You have to exhibit unmatched marksmanship and courage, defeat sea pirates at different decks of the cruise to save hundreds of besieged cruisers.

11. Kiddo Stories by Spice Labs

Some of the most wonderful stories for kids right on your phone! Spectacular graphics, sound, music and animation used for narration makes Kiddo Stories a fun and must have app for kids and their parents.