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Mobinex' Smartface Designer is the Platform of Choice for Turkcell "Uygulamalar Yarisiyor" Contest

04-13-2010 10:48 AM CET | IT, New Media & Software

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Mobinex' Smartface Designer is the Platform of Choice

Turkcell (NYSE: TKC, ISE: TCELL), the leading communications and technology company in Turkey has announced the mobile application development contest "Uygulamalar Yarisiyor”, offering several cash prizes, scholarships, training, and cellular phone awards. The contest will also allow the developers to reach millions of Turkcell users with their mobile applications.

The aim of the contest is to increase the number of local mobile applications, to enrich the local developer ecosystem with new players, and to promote entrepreneurship in Turkey. The developers will be able to enter the contest with mobile applications ranging in diversified categories, such as finance, healthcare, distance learning, location based, and social. Contestants will also be able to develop their applications on Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Java, Symbian, and Windows Mobile platforms.

Emphasizing the importance of new ideas and platform of innovations such as Uygulamalar Yarisiyor Contest for the future of the country, Cenk Bayrakdar, Turkcell's Vice President for Product and Services said “ Turkcell is a company of growth within its own ecosystem, believing in the value of human being, new ideas, change, and differentiation. Innovation, partners, and entrepreneurs are in the core of this ecosystem. Uygulamalar Yarisiyor Contest promotes the entrepreneurial and creative mind, encourages them to be a part of Turkcell ecosystem. and offers them the opportunity to reach millions of people at the same time"

The jury consists of leaders from the information and communication technologies of the country and will award the winners with cash prizes and scholarships. The first prize is 20,000 TL, the second is 10,000 TL, and the third is 5,000 TL. There is another 5,000 TL for the best two applications in the healthcare category.

Mobinex as a Turkcell Tecnology Partner is offering a BlackBerry 9700 Onyx mobile phone as an award for the best application developed on its Smartface Platform using its Smartface Designer in the contest.

"Uygulamalar Yarisiyor Contest is an excellent opportunity for us to prove the ease of use and cross-platform development capabilities and advantages of our Smartface Platform. We believe both technical and non-technical developers will be able to develop creative and useful mobile applications in such a short-time and sweep the awards" commented Semih Arslanoglu, CEO of Mobinex. "We are proud to be part of the innovative and entrepreneurial Turkcell ecosystem and be able to contribute to its success and growth" he said.

For more information about “Uygulamalar Yarisiyor” contest, please see: http://www.uygulamalaryarisiyor.com/



ABOUT MOBINEX

Mobinex is the leading provider of mobile applications and on-device solutions, dedicated to increasing the revenues of mobile operators, content providers, media companies and enterprises by providing them with compelling user experiences since 2004.

Company's flagship product Smartface Platform is a visual and cross-platform application development and management tool which enables fast publishing of mobile applications; and combines handset functionality, network and content features, and rich user interface. Smartface Platform helps mobile ecosystem to empower mobile data services and allows for user experiences to be customized over-the-air.
For more information please see: www.mobinex.biz

ABOUT TURKCELL

Turkcell is the leading communications and technology company in Turkey with 35.4 million postpaid and prepaid customers and a market share of approximately 56% as of December 31, 2009 (Source: ICTA). Turkcell provides high quality data and voice services to approximately 70% of the Turkish population with its 3G and EDGE technology supported network. Turkcell reported TRY 8.9 billion ($ 5.8 billion) net revenue for the year ended December 31, 2009 and its total assets reached TRY 14.0 billion ($ 9.3 billion) as of December 31, 2009. Turkcell is the only Turkish operator to have implemented HSDPA+ and has become one of the first operators in the world to reach the speed of 42.2 Mbps on its 3G network, as of March 5th 2010. Turkcell is a leading regional player and has interests in international mobile operations in Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Northern Cyprus and Ukraine which, together with its Turkish operations, had approximately 62.7 million subscribers as of December 31, 2009. Turkcell has been listed on the NYSE and the ISE since July 2000 and is the only NYSE-listed company in Turkey and is among the top 15% companies listed on NYSE by its size. 51.00% of Turkcell’s share capital is held by Turkcell Holding, 0.05% by Cukurova Group, 13.07% by Sonera Holding, 2.32% by M.V. Group and 0.08% by others while the remaining 33.48% is free float.

Read more at http://www.turkcell.com.tr/en

For further information please contact Mobinex

Mobinex Media Relations:

Tel : +90-216-318-3706
Email: media.relations@mobinex.biz

For further information please contact Turkcell

Investors & International Media:

Nihat Narin, Investor and International Media Relations
Tel: + 90-212-313-1244
Email: nihat.narin@turkcell.com.tr
investor.relations@turkcell.com.tr

ABOUT MOBINEX

Mobinex is the leading provider of mobile applications and on-device solutions, dedicated to increasing the revenues of mobile operators, content providers, media companies and enterprises by providing them with compelling user experiences since 2004.

Company's flagship product Smartface Platform is a visual and cross-platform application development and management tool which enables fast publishing of mobile applications; and combines handset functionality, network and content features, and rich user interface. Smartface Platform helps mobile ecosystem to empower mobile data services and allows for user experiences to be customized over-the-air.
For more information please see: www.mobinex.biz

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