Appy Awards

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Appy Awards
Dark blue rounded-edge square logo with The Carphone Warehouse in text at the centre-bottom and a white sweeping curve from mid-centre left to the right of the square
Appy Awards logo
Awarded for Best apps
Date 11 April 2011
Location London
Hosted by Richard Hammond, Amanda Byram[1]
Website Website

The Appy Awards, presented on 11 April 2011, marked successful and popular applications (generally known as "apps") for mobile devices. Sponsored by The Carphone Warehouse, Europe's largest independent mobile phone retailer, awards were presented in ten categories in a ceremony hosted by television presenters Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram.[2][3] According to the sponsors, it was "the UK's first major app awards ceremony designed to recognise innovation and development in app technology."[4] The company hoped to make it an annual event.[5]

Carphone Warehouse staff nominated around 1,000 apps from which a panel of judges produced a shortlist of 50,[4][6] announced by Hammond in February 2011.[7] In an online process, about 30,000 votes were cast by the public to choose the winners.[5] Most of the shortlisted apps are free to download but others require a one-off or an ongoing payment.[2] Finland-based Rovio Mobile's 2009 game Angry Birds, which recently passed the 100-million download mark,[8] won the award for Best App of the Year along with a win in the Best Game App category and a nomination in the Best Time Waster App category.[5][9] Lima Sky's Doodle Jump, which topped 10 million downloads in March 2011,[10] was nominated in both the Best Game App and Best Time Waster App categories but failed to win either. Similarly Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner and Football Manager Handheld 2011 were nominated in two categories, both failing to win an award. As of 2016, no further Appy Awards have been made other than those in the inaugural ceremony.

Winners and shortlisted apps

Category Winner Shortlisted nominees Ref(s)
Best Game App Angry Birds Sonic
Flight Control
FIFA 11
Doodle Jump
[5][11]
Best Lifestyle App Amazon LoveFilm
Tesco Groceries
Jamie Oliver’s 20 minute meals
BBM
[5][12]
Best Moneysaving App Skype Tastecard
Money Supermarket
Voucher Cloud
Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner
[5][13]
Best Music App Spotify Virtuoso Piano
My Music Anywhere
Last FM
Shazam
[5][14]
Best Photography App Adobe Photoshop Instagram
Hipstamatic
iMovie
FatBooth
[5][15]
Best Sport App Sky Sports News Endomondo Sports Tracker
Nike+ GPS
Adidas MiCoach
Football Manager Handheld 2011
[5][16]
Best Time Saver App Google Maps Shop Savvy Barcode Scanner
Sky+
Dragon Dictation
Tube Exits
[5][17]
Best Time Waster App Facebook Doodle Jump
YouTube
Football Manager Handheld 2011
Angry Birds
[5][9]
Best Travel App TripAdvisor City Guides Time Out
Google Translate
Flight Tracker
Tube Deluxe
[5][18]
App of the Year Angry Birds [5]

References

  1. ^ Morris, Jonathan (12 April 2011). "Angry Birds get Appy at Carphone Warehouse awards". What Mobile?. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Warman, Matt (11 April 2011). "Facebook, Skype and Angry Birds win first Appy Awards". The Daily Telegraph. Archived from the original on 12 April 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  3. ^ "The Categories". appys.com. Retrieved 12 April 2011. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ a b "FAQs". appys.com. Archived from the original on 29 April 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Whitworth, Dan (12 April 2011). "Angry Birds triumphs at Appy Awards". BBC Newsbeat. Archived from the original on 14 April 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  6. ^ "The Appys explained". appys.com. Archived from the original on 27 February 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  7. ^ "Richard Hammond Unveils The Carphone Warehouse Appys". The Carphone Warehouse. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  8. ^ "Angry Birds passes 100 million downloads". Computer and Video Games. 14 March 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  9. ^ a b "Best Time Waster App". appys.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  10. ^ Peckham, Matt (17 March 2011). "Doodle Jump Tops 10 Million Paid Downloads, Bounces to Kinect". PC World. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  11. ^ "Best Game App". appys.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  12. ^ "Best Lifestyle App". appys.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  13. ^ "Best Moneysaving App". appys.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  14. ^ "Best Music App". appys.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  15. ^ "Best Photography App". appys.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  16. ^ "Best Sport App". appys.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  17. ^ "Best Time Saver App". appys.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
  18. ^ "Best Travel App". appys.com. 12 April 2011. Archived from the original on 1 May 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2011. 
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