Nokia announced winners in Open C challenge developer contest:

MobiTubia Grand Prize Winner

Mobitubia lets you browse YouTube videos.

It is a Flash Lite video player and YouTube portal application, developed by Sittiphol Phanvilai of Bangkog from Thailand (received a cash prize of $10,000.). The developer ported 25,000 lines of code to the Open C environment to make the application compatible with S60 on Symbian OS. Demo was really cool!

Other winners were LiveTraffic and MobiClass. (LiveTraffic is traffic assistance software and MobiClass is a virtual multi-media courseware application)

Gongratulations!

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What is Open C all about:

Sponsored by Nokia’s global developer support program, Forum Nokia, in conjunction with Orange and the Symbian Developer Network, the Open C Challenge invited developer entrants to submit open source applications built for mobile or desktop environments and ported to S60 on Symbian OS, or Native Symbian C++ applications developed in the Open C environment.

Open C Plug-In lowers the barriers to entry and reduces the learning curve for developers porting an application’s logic and core components to the S60 platform. Utilizing eight standard C function libraries, Open C enables developers to more easily migrate a broad range of open source and desktop applications to Symbian OS.

More information.