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01-09-2009, 05:05 PM #1Winners: 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 @ prMacAppleChic
01-09-2009, 05:23 PM #2
Shazam is balllliiinnn
01-09-2009, 05:29 PM #3
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
I love that app
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01-09-2009, 05:31 PM #4
Shazam is best ever AND most innovative? WTF....------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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01-09-2009, 05:44 PM #5
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.
01-09-2009, 05:51 PM #6
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01-09-2009, 06:14 PM #7
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.
01-09-2009, 06:14 PM #8
01-09-2009, 06:43 PM #9
Shazam.... useful for other useless to me.
01-09-2009, 07:17 PM #10
01-09-2009, 07:40 PM #11
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.
01-09-2009, 07:52 PM #12
im surprised i blacklist dint make it to the curve....
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01-09-2009, 08:02 PM #13
Fieldrunners is indeed a great game, but its actually a port from a mod from Warcraft 3 on the PC, like tap defense.
01-09-2009, 08:53 PM #14
iBlacklist gets used everyday(damn bill colectors), love that app, but facebook def great app!!
01-09-2009, 08:53 PM #15
good list! there are a couple on there i haven't tried... so... to the app store!21.5" iMac 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 l 15" MacBook Pro 2.2 GHz Intel Core i7 l 17" PowerBook 1.67 GHz
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01-09-2009, 09:11 PM #16
fieldrunners is still my favorite game
01-09-2009, 09:24 PM #17
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!Praise the Devs! To each and every one of you who spend your time writing code and making apps for little or no profit... Its YOU that makes the iPhone great, NOT Apple!! From me to you, a million thanks!!
01-09-2009, 09:31 PM #18
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
01-09-2009, 09:32 PM #19
01-09-2009, 10:11 PM #20
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