Aussie Startup Project Tripod receives lucrative Nokia / Microsoft grant
Australian app, Project Tripod is pleased to announce that it has received a €50,000 grant from Microsoft and Nokia’s joint investment program AppCampus marking one of the first such occasions that the award has been granted to an Australian company.
The app allows you to use your device to take a snapshot of the same person, place or object over an undetermined length of time to produce creations such as a time-lapse or blend. This technology enables everyone to visualise change over time more easily, the time-lapses on Project Tripod can be as short as a minute and as long as a decade. Users will be able to create, discover and share larger images and map change effortlessly without the need for any expensive hardware.
“We were utterly delighted to find out that we had won the grant!” said Catherine Eibner, CEO of Project Tripod, “but the real props go to the awesome design and prototype work done to date by our development partner at Xamling . Jordan and Alex Knight have already done a fantastic job and I’m eagerly anticipating seeing the product develop. Xamling also brings their strong relationship with local teams for both Nokia and Microsoft Australia which we are looking forward to further developing.”
Project Tripod is currently being developed and the team is extending an open invitation to people from all backgrounds to nominate themselves to be part of the beta for product testing.
The grant was awarded through AppCampus offers grants to startups to help support their efforts to build compelling Windows Phone apps. They have received thousands of submissions from all over the world since its launch in May 2012.
AppCampus offers a limited number of grants to startups, ranging from €20,000-€70,000. Selected apps will need to be available exclusively on the Windows Phone or Nokia platforms for the first 90 days. In addition, AppCampus also provides training in mobile technology, design and usability, coaching and marketing support. Windows Phone Marketplace and Nokia Store offer local and global business opportunities to program participants via distribution to consumers around the world.