LONDON--()--The winners have been announced in the first ever Appsters Awards, celebrating excellence and achievement in the apps industry.
“We are honoured and delighted to have won this professional recognition and to have been cited for our innovations in this booming industry.”
The glitzy Awards ceremony at Kensington Roof Gardens, hosted by TV comedian Miles Jupp, was a who’s who of the apps industry. It was a good night for British talent, with the BBC’s 2012 Olympics app, Bristol-based developer Mubaloo and the interactive Tube Map app from mxData all taking the top prizes in their category.
With a shortlist of over 70 nominees, Awards were handed out across 12 categories, including Best Consumer App [London 2012], Best Entertainment App [BBC Olympics app], Best Use of Geo-Location [Tube Map] and App Developer 2012 [Mubaloo].
A panel of expert industry judges scored each nominee individually to determine the winners. However, two special categories were decided differently from the others.
Start-up app 2012 finalists had to pitch their ideas to a live audience and a panel of judges at the Apps World conference at Earls Court on Tuesday, with the winner decided by live audience voting as well as judges scoring.
Appsters Champion 2012 was awarded to the finalist with the largest cumulative score from all competition judges.
Mark Mason, CEO of Appsters Champion Mubaloo, said: "It's been fantastic. Three and a half years ago, there were four of us in the show. We just had an inkling that the B2B and enterprise market was going to be huge.
"These awards are the confirmation of all our hard work over the last three and a half years."
CreditCall's Commercial Director Sian Bosley on winning the Best Payment App Award said: "We strive to offer the most secure and forward thinking solutions. It has taken us over two years to navigate the complexities of EMV and UK payment regulations to ensure that it has the required certification to fulfil all card scheme needs.
“We are honoured and delighted to have won this professional recognition and to have been cited for our innovations in this booming industry."
Appsters Awards 2012 Winners
Best entertainment app – BBC Olympics app
Best enterprise app – SwiftKey Healthcare
Best consumer app – London 2012
Best payment app – CardEase Mobile by CreditCall
Best TV app – PlayJam
Best use of geo-location – Tube Map by mxData
Best visual design – Shutterstock by Xtreme Labs
Most innovative app – Speech Pathology by Gravitywell
Start-up app 2012 - Soundrop
Mobile Marketing Agency 2012 – bolser
App Developer 2012 – Mubaloo – creator of the MET Office Weather app
Appster Champion 2012 - Mubaloo
Notes to editors
For a full list of Appsters Awards judges please see the event website: http://www.the-appsters.com/
The Appsters Awards are owned and produced by the creators of Apps World the international multiplatform apps conference. http://www.apps-world.net/europe/