UAE Shines in the Nokia Midnight Developers Challenge!


The Midnight Developer Challenge was a software development competition open to all students across the Middle East and Africa, with the aim to encourage students across the Middle East and Africa to develop Mobile applications for the Windows Phone 8 Platform. The competition had $35,000 worth of cash prizes and more! The students had to simply register and develop a Windows Phone 8 app or game for the Nokia Lumia 920!

The students showed great passion and talent. The array of applications submitted showed amazing imagination and commitment, and a hunger to be the best among their peers. The competition was a chance for students to create brilliant apps or games for the most innovative smartphone- the Nokia Lumia 920 with Windows Phone 8!

Nokia has announced the winners for the Competition and I am proud to say UAE definitely did shine! The winners of the Midnight Developer competition are: Call of Gravity (Game category winner), TaxiMan (App category winner), Camagotchi (Game category runner-up), FindMe (App category runner up) and Kiddykiddy (the People’s choice winner). Congratulations to all the winners for their amazing apps. Download them on your Lumia and check them out now:


The winning UAE Team was from the AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN DUBAI and the team consisted of Team Members: Tanuj Damani, Milad Bejjani and Nabil Nasr. The team came 2nd in the Game Category. Camagotchi is a social game, where players raise and take care their camel. Players can also interact (through NFC) with other players and share resources. The game is simple and does not require players to interact with Bluetooth or WiFi. It’s simple: Set the amount, get the phone near and press send. Let the magic of NFC take care of the rest.



Congrats to team Camagotchi for Camagotchi, runner-up of the Game category in the Midnight Developer competition. Team Camagotchi wins $5,000 a Nokia Lumia 920 and an Xbox for each team member! Tell us what you think in the comment box and download the game here:

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Comments (1)

  1. Camagotchi says:

    Hey thanks for the mention

    The game is developed by:

    Tanuj Damani

    Milad Bejjani

    and designed by:

    Nabil Nasr

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