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  • Winners: 2008 Best iPhone App Ever Awards


    The winners of the Best iPhone App Ever Awards have now been announced. An incredible 98,190 people cast votes for their favorite apps in 34 different categories ranging from business apps to games. The categories, Most Innovative App and Best Productivity Killer were extremely popular with voters.

    The competition is put on by 148Apps, and its founder, Jeff Scott says, "The goal of the awards was to help publicize some applications that people may never have seen. Some of the best apps have never been featured on the iTunes front page or in an iPhone TV ad, yet they deserve recognition and publicity for the great work the developers have done."

    Here is some of the press release announcing the winners:

    "Winners in each category:

    Best App Ever: Shazam by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.

    Most Innovative App: Shazam by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.

    Most Useful App: Air Sharing by Avatron Software, Inc.

    Best Free or Ad Supported App: Stanza by Lexcycle

    Best 99 Cent App: Ocarina by Smule

    Best iPhone WOW App: Shazam by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.

    Best Productivity Enhancer: Things by Cultured Code

    Best Productivity Killer: Facebook by Facebook

    Best Feel Like A Local App: Now Playing by Cyrus Najmabadi

    Best Outdoor Use App: RunKeeper Free by FitnessKeeper, Inc.

    Best Musical Instrument App: Ocarina by Smule

    Best Social Networking App: Facebook by Facebook

    Best Photography App: Pano by Debacle Software

    Best Kid Distraction App: iChalky by Eric Metois

    Most Creative Use of iPhone Hardware: Ocarina by Smule

    Best Use of Location Services: Urbanspoon by Urbanspoon

    Most Original User Interface: Weightbot by Tapbots

    Best User Interface: Twitterrific by The Iconfactory

    Most Innovative Game: Touchgrind by Illusion Labs

    Best Original Game: Fieldrunners by Subatomic Studios, LLC

    Best Game Port: SimCity by Electronic Arts

    Best Casual Game: Labyrinth by Codify AB

    Best Long-Play Game: Fieldrunners by Subatomic Studios, LLC

    Best Free or Ad Supported Game: Chess With Friends by Newtoy Inc.

    Best 99 Cent Game: Moto Chaser by Freeverse, Inc.

    Best Game Graphics: Rolando by ngmoco, Inc.

    Best Game Controls: Rolando by ngmoco, Inc.

    Best Arcade Game: Air Hockey by Acceleroto

    Best Puzzle Game: Enigmo by Pangea Software, Inc.

    Best Traditional Game: Texas Hold'em by Apple Inc.

    Best Racing Game: Cro-Mag Rally by Pangea Software, Inc.

    Best Kids Game: JellyCar by Walaber

    Best Strategy Game: Fieldrunners by Subatomic Studios, LLC

    Best Word Game: Chicktionary by Blockdot, Inc."

    What do you guys think of the winners? Did your favorite app make it?

    Source: Winners of the 2008 Best iPhone App Ever Awards Announced @ prMac
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Winners: 2008 Best iPhone App Ever Awards started by AppleChic View original post
    Comments 44 Comments
    1. g916's Avatar
      g916 -
      Shazam is balllliiinnn
    1. Je5's Avatar
      Je5 -
      Thanks for the post and I think its cool that most of my apps were winners...
      but there are obviously some better ones out there that are free or even through cydia

      DOOM?!?!?!?! that would win in my books

      Quote Originally Posted by g916 View Post
      Shazam is balllliiinnn
      I dont think it should've won the best app but it is pretty damn useful..!!!
      I love that app
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Shazam is best ever AND most innovative? WTF....
    1. flightsim's Avatar
      flightsim -
      Shazam is great, but being realistic, it really isn't the best app in most people's opinon. Oh well, it's not my list. I would say Facebook would probably be app of the year for me.
    1. Stanmans9's Avatar
      Stanmans9 -
      Be Nice
    1. Seephour's Avatar
      Seephour -
      Too bad Cydia apps couldn't be included cause SBSettings is by far the best/most useful app by ever. I don't know how I could live with out it. Shazam is cool but how often do you use it. Once every blue moon. I use SBSettings 10-15 times a day.

      Airsharing is pretty useful though.
    1. corizzle's Avatar
      corizzle -
      Quote Originally Posted by Stanmans9 View Post
      xxxxx xxxx xxx.
      rude.
    1. TheNoob12's Avatar
      TheNoob12 -
      Shazam.... useful for other useless to me.
    1. JStraitiff's Avatar
      JStraitiff -
      Shazam!!
    1. TheOrioles33's Avatar
      TheOrioles33 -
      While Shazam is very cool and must be using alien technology, I have yet to use in a "real world" situation. I would have to say an app you use every day or quite often would be the Best App Ever and for me that would be FaceBook right now.
    1. mallenass's Avatar
      mallenass -
      im surprised i blacklist dint make it to the curve....
    1. waynema's Avatar
      waynema -
      Fieldrunners is indeed a great game, but its actually a port from a mod from Warcraft 3 on the PC, like tap defense.
    1. lilzone's Avatar
      lilzone -
      iBlacklist gets used everyday(damn bill colectors), love that app, but facebook def great app!!
    1. billchase2's Avatar
      billchase2 -
      good list! there are a couple on there i haven't tried... so... to the app store!
    1. kpace1's Avatar
      kpace1 -
      fieldrunners is still my favorite game
    1. TheOnlyest's Avatar
      TheOnlyest -
      What, no ''best sports app''?? Sportacular (in my opinion) is the best app ever too, I use it constantly everyday! Just when I think that app couldn't get any better, they release an update with even more cool features!! WAY too awesome to be free!!

      For the record, Shazam is kickazz... still blows me away on a regular basis, and absolutely Air Sharing rocks too!
    1. enjoimike69's Avatar
      enjoimike69 -
      i think its saying something when the "best app" is a free app.
      and also i think only one app that won was a big 10$ app so some times bigger isnt always better
    1. r1994augusto's Avatar
      r1994augusto -
      shazam!!!
    1. Magnum's Avatar
      Magnum -
      shazam is old news...OLD...there used to be a cell phone advertised doin that same thing...it was its featured ability...needed a sports app category...i agree sportactular...but HONESTLY, i only agree with the ocarina winnings...I LOVE OCARINA...even though i suck at it...thats how you know somethin is great...when you suck at it but you love it so much
    1. thetoothfairy's Avatar
      thetoothfairy -
      Yeah seen this site.... and agree with some of their votes as well... I use Shazam often... real nice app!