Watch this guy publish an app to Nokia’s App Store while paragliding [VIDEO]

Nokia’s on a mission to let developers know how easy it is to publish apps to the Nokia Apps Store with a very eye-opening contest. Dubbed the Xtreme Coding Challenge, they’ve invited developers to publish apps in extreme conditions.

The developer in their first highlight jumped off the side of a mountainĀ in Rio De Janeiro with a 3G-equipped laptop strapped to his chest and ended up publishing an app within 6 minutes, all before he landed. The fact that he didn’t have any experience gliding is even more ridiculous to think about. Of course, he wasn’t responsible for actually steering himself while doing all this as the paragliding instructor attached to his back likely handled all that, but impressive nonetheless.


Nokia’s decision to skip the Google Play Store in favor of their own marketplace for Nokia X devices has left them in the dust in terms of readily available apps, so it’s no wonder they have to go to these measures to get the attention of developers. We’re not sure any sane developer will ever need the ability to publish apps within 6 minutes while they’re gliding in mid-air, but it’s nice to know that it can be done. Take a quick peek above.

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TAGS: Nokia X , Nokia X Plus , Nokia X2 , Nokia XL

  • Steve Albright

    Xtreme Coding?… is this a new thing? If so… I’m out.

    • WhoaManWtF

      Come on Brah check out my new flappy birds game, I made it while scuba diving!

  • Symbian for the win


  • Jay


  • guitarist5122

    They have their own Android app store too? How many Android app stores do we need?

    • No_Nickname90

      Different app stores allows for different app sales. Why we need Target and Walmart? LoL!!

      • guitarist5122

        Because Walmart is for when you don’t feel like getting showered and dressed and just have to go grab generic cheap merch. Target is for when you want a less ghetto shopping enviornment and quality goods that just may be Target exclusive, lol

  • androidscales

    Nokia idiot

  • dean clarke

    Name of app? How to land safely (aaarrgghh)

  • GG

    He was using a Thinkpad. Thinkpads are awesome!!