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The Appsters Awards – The Shortlist


The Appsters Awards has unveiled its 2012 shortlist, following a massive response from the industry across 12 categories of first class app innovation, razor sharp business instinct and super-human creative brilliance.

Recognising and celebrating the achievement in the world of multi-platform apps, the Appsters Awards will be a showbiz party occasion for industry high flyers and sharp shooters to celebrate being at the top of one of the fastest growing tech sectors on the planet.

The Awards ceremony will be held at Kensington’s iconic Roof Gardens venue on the evening of 2 October. Hosted by TV comedian Miles Jupp, the event is part of the Apps World conference, taking place on 2-3 of October at Earls Court 2. As Media Partners to the event, we’ll be there!




Over 250 nominees applied to be part of this year’s awards, the extremely high standard creating a tough job for the expert judging panel, who will now rate the shortlisted entries to determine the winner in each category.

Additionally, judges will have to select a standout entry from across the competition, a nominee worthy of the crowned the overall Appsters Champion 2012.

Ian Johnson, Apps World & The Appsters founder said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to this year’s call for nominees, and the extremely high standard of entries shows what rude health this industry is in, despite the uncertain economic environment. It’s a really tough job for our judging panel, but that’s the way we like it. I’d like to extend congratulations to our shortlisted entries, and our sincere thanks to everyone who applied.”

Finalists in ‘Best Start-Up App’ have one more hurdle to overcome, when they are asked to pitch their idea to an expert panel in front of a live audience at Apps World on 2 October, day one of the conference.

We are delighted to announce our shortlist below:


Best entertainment app 2012



T@g for Song PS Vita – Bolster
Sporza Socio – In the pocket
Auto Trader’s Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 – We love mobile
Froobles app – Top That! Publishing
Entrance by AOL
BBC Olympics app

Best enterprise app 2012



Swiftkey Healthcare
Aviva Risk Management Solution app
Nokia Coalface  – Bolster
EDGEfolio – Delotte
HSBC Private Bank
Sales Navigator – The Casey Group
Guardian Jobs Facebook app – Net Natives
Event check-in

Best TV app 2012



British Council’s 60 Second World Challenge – Accedo
Samsoku – AppNotize
Star Trek  – Capablue
TV App Engine – TV App Agency
Vision TV Network  – Vision247

Best payment app 2012



Paywizard – Spriing Digital Agency
Karmaloop – Xtreme Labs
Ster-Kinekor – Prezence Digital
Mvelopes Mobile Bill Pay
Tatty Devine – POQ Studio LTD

Best consumer app 2012



Predictable – Therapy Box
Tube Map – mxData
London 2012
Caller Lookup – Adaffix
Met Office – Mubaloo
Marks & Spencers

Best use of Location 2012



Avea Communication Services
Banksy London Tour – Gravitywell
T@g for Song PS Vita – Bolster
Mvelopes Mobile Bill Pay
Halifax Home Finder
Tube Map – mxData

Best start-up app 2012



What’s This?

Best visual design 2012



Shutterstock (iOS)
Tripease London
Range Rover Evoque
Weather Dog

Most innovative app 2012


Avea Communication Services
Speech Pathology

Mobile marketing agency 2012



RGA London
We Love Mobile

App developer of 2012



Lightwood Games
Play Nicely

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