LAHORE - A competition for the local software developers has been launched to create mobile phone applications with a view to promote apps development in Pakistan on platforms such as Apple iOS, Google Android and Nokia’s Symbian among others.

The launch of the competition was announced at a bloggers meet-up by Djuice Pakistan, which was attended by representatives from Telenor Pakistan and Djuice including Ahmed Nadeem Pasha, Telenor Pakistan’s Regional Director South-1 region. Nokia’s Rabia Nizami, Head of Ecosystem Developer Experience in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran; Google Pakistan’s Badar Khusnood, Pakistan Country Consultant; and Qualcomm’s Asad Inayat, Director, Central Asia Region, Global Business Operations also attended.

Others who were present at the event included people from academia, partner vendors, small & medium enterprises, and budding entrepreneurs.

Apps will be published by Djuice on global websites such as Apple’s App Store, Google Play, and Nokia Store from where they can be downloaded by anyone, anywhere in the world.