Pakistani app wins global contest

Another small but good news for a change: A Pakistani based company, TenPearls, has bagged 2nd position at recently held ‘Nokia & AT&T Innovators 2011 Contest’. The company won the Prize for its mobile app, ANIMAL 101, in the Trivia and Education category.

ANIMAL 101 is a fun mobile game which provides an engaging way for children to learn about animals. This is a voice driven and visually appealing game, making it easier for children to interact with. I just checked and found the application on App Store for $0.99 and it has good customer reviews there as well.

This is the second award company has received within a year. Earlier this year, TenPearls received the 1st prize for the uTrack mobile app.

The Calling All Innovators 2011 global competition, presented by Nokia and AT&T encouraged app and game developers from around the world to submit mobile apps in 17 categories for a chance to share in a total of $10 million in cash and prizes. TenPearls competed against more than 800 entrants for top spots.

Second place winners in each category received a $50,000 cash prize. The Calling All Innovators 2011 Contest used a blend of consumer and expert judging to determine the category winners. The judging was based on total app downloads by consumers and sales totals in Nokia’s Ovi Store.

The top 10 apps in each category (five paid apps and five free apps) advanced as category finalists and were then judged by an expert panel of judges from AT&T and Nokia. Nokia chose this blend of consumer and expert judging to help ensure that the best apps were not only the most popular apps but also provide the best user experience.

Animal 101 is available on multiple platforms and in multiple languages, including English, Chinese, Spanish and Indonesian. The game is available on both Nokia OVI and Apple’s iTunes for the iPhone and iPad. More information about Animal 101 may be obtained on TenPearls website.

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