The winners of the Appy awards, in association with The Carphone Warehouse, were announced last night.
Des Doris, founder/organsier of the Appys and MD of Alchemy Events said each app entered was judged on seven different attributes including design, relevance to target market, utility and innovation.
“We’ve been really impressed with the standard of entries for such a young media sector, and the app sector is a media sector in its own right now. While this year we’ve concentrated on mobile apps, next year we'd like to see tablet apps, social media apps and even Web TV apps entered. The app sector is changing the media landscape and the way many companies do business and the Appys with The Carphone Warehouse aim to showcase the best Irish apps and their developers.”
Edward Conmy, event director and co-founder, said the level of interest in the Appys, the first year of the awards, has been immense. “We’re extremely happy with the response, not just from all those who entered but also from our sponsors and the general digital media/marketing community. The app sector in Ireland is thriving and we hope the Appys will shine a bright light on this creative and energetic media sector. Well done to all those who made the shortlist, who won their categories and of course well done to the Grand Prix winner. For those who are a little disappointed on the night, there’s always next year.”
The media partner for The Appys with The Carphone Warehouse is Independent.ie.
The winners of The Appys 2010 with The Carphone Warehouse
Best Branded app - Paddy Power Mobile - Paddy Power
Best business solutions app – Smartgrid - Redwind Software
Best Consumer Experience / Retail app – Betfair for iPhone – Betfair
Best Entertainment / gaming app – Movie Challenge - Redwind Software
Best Media app - RTÉ News Now – DRG
Best medical/ healthcare app - Pocket Heart - eMedia Interactive Ltd.
Best sports app - RTÉ GAA - Furious Tribe
Best Tourism/ Travel app - Ireland's Blue Book - Ireland's Blue Book
Best Education / Learning App - FIS Training - Furious Tribe
Best use of the Irish Language in an App - Greann Gaeilge - Miranda Corp
Best developer - Daft – Ciaran Maher – Daft
Best Bada App - Munster Rugby – iMobile
Best OVI App – Mowbli's Halloween - Axonista
Best Apple App – RTÉ News Now – DRG
GRAND PRIX - RTÉ News Now – DRG