Asia’s Top 50 Apps is one of the region’s pioneering award that recognizes innovation in the web and mobile application space. This award aims to increase the awareness for developers involved in building applications that changes the way people go about their daily lives.
Asia’s Top 50 Apps is back for the second year running and is promising to be bigger and better. The awards was created as part of the inaugural SingTel Accelerate Conference in 2010. This year’s awards will be held on 14 October 2011 as part of Accelerate @ TECHVENTURE.
Last year’s edition attracted more than a thousand submissions where 100 web and mobile apps from 10 countries were nominated. The Top 50 apps were selected based on popularity (number of times they were nominated) with the Top 10 selected by a panel of judges based on the criteria of technology, design and business innovation. Past winners such as mig33, TwitCasting and Zopim have since moved on to be successful enterprises in the web technology industry. A full list of winners can be found here.
According to Qing Ru from Zopim, “ Top 50 Apps builds a strong asian network for local applications. With the right exposure, via competitions like the Top 50 Apps, Zopim believes that many Asian-based apps can definitely capture a bigger portion of the global market faster and more effectively.”
Following the original format, there will be a similar call for the community to participate in selecting the best apps in the region. The nomination and voting period is now opened to the public online, but only for a limited period. The 50 apps with the most votes will be shortlisted as this year’s Asia’s Top 50 Apps. The app with the most votes will then be awarded the “People’s Choice Award”.
Furthermore, a selected panel of judges will evaluate the Top 50 Apps and award them based on the following categories:
1. Most Valuable App – Also known as the App of the Year, the winner will be judged on overall Technology, Business and Design Innovation, similar to last year
2. Rookie App of the Year – The best app of 2011 by a new enterprise or startup
3. Solution of the Year – Hits a pain point on the spot. Innovate by providing the simplest solution to a difficult problem
4. Design of the Year – Sexiest looking app, one with the best user interface and experience.
The final results of the People’s Choice Awards and the Judges’ categories will be announced on 14 October at Accelerate @ TechVenture Forum
All apps built in Asia or serving the Asian markets will be eligible for nominations. The selected Top 50 will stand a chance to be flown in to Singapore to participate in the awards ceremony and meet the corporate and investor crowd in Singapore. Voters will also stand a chance to win a pair of tickets to attend Accelerate @ TechVenuture Forum.
For more information do visit asiatop50apps.com. Your nomination counts!
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