Honors developers with best applications across major platforms at its Gettie Awards ceremony
SAN MATEO, Calif: GetJar, announced seven winners during the Gettie Awards ceremony. The winners from around the world were honored at the ceremony for their successes and innovations of their best applications across all major platforms.
There were 7,000 nominations across over 100 countries, said a press release.
Of the apps submitted to the 2010 Getties, iPhone accounted for 26 per cent of nominations, Android 20 per cent, Java 18 per cent, Symbian 15 per cent, Blackberry 13 per cent, and Windows Mobile, 9 per cent.
Winners from seven categories were determined by review of the actual physical applications. And the Gettie Award winner was determined by judge’s votes.
"What an amazing night - with some of the best developers on the planet at the Gettie Awards ceremony,” said Patrick Mork, CMO of GetJar.
He added, “It was an honor for GetJar to host this celebration for the mobile developers that shape and drive our industry. We could only select one winner per platform, but in reality, the room was filled with winners based on the sheer creativity and innovation across all the major development platforms."
The winners in their respective categories are:
Best Java application: WaveSecure Backup - Helps keep your personal data safe by letting you back up or restore your data securely.
Best Symbian application: Nimbuzz – Helps you get free calls, instant messaging, file and location sharing with Nimbuzz friends and Skype, Facebook, MSN/Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AIM/AOL Instant Messenger, MySpace, ICQ, Gadu-Gadu, Hyves, & more.
Best Windows Mobile application: Opera Mini – Helps you get a fast, cost-efficient Web browsing experience with lightning fast data loads to your phone.
Best Blackberry application: Kayak Flight/Hotel Search – Helps you compare hundreds of travel sites at once, organize your itinerary and track your flights right on the Blackberry.
Best iPhone application: Tap Tap Revenge 3 – Helps you get access to over 100 free songs and 100 premium bundles of music rhythm games.
Best Android application: Lookout - Helps identify and block security threats, backs up and restores a user’s personal data, and can quickly find a lost or stolen phone by pinpointing its location on a Google map or sounding a loud alarm.
Best Overall Cross Platform App (Gettie Award): Layar - Helps to better understand and enjoy your context by augmenting your reality with digital information and immersive experiences.