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