While 56 Tabby Awards /Business nominees have been selected by an independent judging panel as the best business apps on tablets, 34 apps have been nominated in the new Mobby Awards /Business as the best apps on smartphones. Nominees include productivity and enterprise apps from Adobe, Bombardier, Breezes, Citrix, DocuSign, Gulfstream, Morningstar and Rosetta Stone.
The Tabby Awards /Business, the only competition for the best mobile apps for business and professionals, today announced the Nominees for 2015.
After testing over 150 apps, an international judging panel of 24 independent mobile experts selected 56 tablet-optimized apps as Tabby Awards /Business nominees. For the first time, they also selected 34 smartphone-optimized apps as Mobby Awards /Business nominees.
The panel is chaired by Carson Conant, CEO of Mediafly, a Chicago-based mobile technology company. “The innovation and creativity from this year’s participants was top notch!”, said Carson Conant. “Innovation has come through on all fronts; from broad-based productivity apps as well as from very niche, specialized enterprise apps.”
Here are the Mobby Awards /Business and Tabby Awards /Business nominees, by device class, OS and category:
Mobby Awards /Business nominees
Best business and professional apps on Android and iPhone smartphones:
Android phone – Collaboration and communications
Android phone – Enterprise
Android phone – In-the-field and data collection
Android phone – Productivity
Android phone – Small business and professionals
iPhone – Collaboration and teamwork
iPhone – Communications and contacts
iPhone – Enterprise solutions
iPhone – In-the-field and data collection
iPhone – Presentation and sales
iPhone – Productivity
iPhone – Small business tool
- Control, by Control (Canada)
- Kashoo, by Kashoo Cloud Accounting (Canada)
iPhone – Vertical market and specific business solution
Tabby Awards /Business nominees
Best business and professional apps on Android, iPad and Windows tablets:
Android tablet – Enterprise and vertical market
Android tablet – In-the-field
Android tablet – Marketing and sales
Android tablet – Productivity
iPad – Collaboration and teamwork
iPad – Data access and collection
- QuickTapSurvey, by TabbleDabble (Canada)
- SmartWool FSR, by SmartWool (USA)
iPad – Document and content creation & editing
iPad – Education, training and HR
iPad – Enterprise
- App Roadmap, by Lextech Global Services (USA)
- BitGenie, by Baker Hughes (USA)
- Hanson Arvensis iPad app, by Hanson UK (United Kingdom)
iPad – Finance and accounting
iPad – Healthcare and government
- iDetail, by Thingee (USA)
- London’s Air Ambulance Dispatch App, by London’s Air Ambulance (United Kingdom)
iPad – In-the-field
iPad – Marketing and presentation
iPad – Productivity
iPad – Sales
iPad – Small business and project management
iPad – Vertical market and specific business solution
Windows tablet – Collaboration, communications and in-the-field
Windows tablet – Marketing and sales
Windows tablet – Productivity
Windows tablet – Small business and professionals
These nominee apps will now compete in the final round of the Mobby Awards /Business and Tabby Awards /Business 2015 competition. Winners in each category will be announced later this fall.
An international panel of independent judges and app users at large have selected Android and iPad apps and games from 11 countries as Tabby Awards Winners and Users’ Choice. Adobe, Disney, Expedia, Food Network, Ubisoft and Yahoo are among app publishers who were recognized in this competition.
The Tabby Awards, the only global competition for the best tablet apps and games, unveils the 2015 list of Tabby Awards Winners and Users’ Choice.
In a first judging round, an international panel of app experts, chaired by Otto Toth, Chief Technology Officer of The Huffington Post, short-listed nominees among over 200 tablet-optimized apps from 16 countries. Then the independent panel selected Tabby Awards winners in a final judging round.
“The competition for this year’s Tabby Awards was fierce,” said Otto Toth. “The best entries were high quality creative apps that utilized the capabilities and advantages of the tablet size, and those which created an entertaining and engaging user experience for all demographics.”
In parallel, worldwide app users were invited to vote at TabbyAwards.com for their preferred apps among nominees. Over 100,000 votes have been registered for the Tabby Awards Users’ Choice.
This double selection process, from both mobile professionals and app users, provides a comprehensive view of the best tablet-optimized apps.
Here are the best 2015 tablet apps and games:
Best Android apps and games
Android – Education & Reference
Winner: Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone, by Rosetta Stone (USA)
Users’ Choice: IXL Math Practice, by IXL Learning (USA)
Android – Kids, Family & Entertainment
Winner and Users’ Choice: ABCmouse.com Early Learning Academy, by Age of Learning (USA)
Android – Lifestyle
Winner and Users’ Choice: Food Network In the Kitchen, by Food Network (USA)
Android – Media, Music, Photo & Video
Winner and Users’ Choice: PowerDirector, by CyberLink (USA)
Android – News
Winner and Users’ Choice: News Republic, by News Republic (USA)
Android – Personal Productivity & Finance
Winner: DocuSign, by DocuSign (USA)
Users’ Choice: Expensify, by Expensify (USA)
Android – Travel, Navigation & Local
Winner: Booking.com, by Booking.com (Netherlands)
Users’ Choice: Expedia App, by Expedia (USA)
Android – Utilities & Tools
Users’ Choice: HotSpot Shield, by AnchorFree (USA)
Android Game: Adventure, Arcade, Racing, RPG & Strategy
Winner: Trials Frontier, by Ubisoft (USA)
Users’ Choice: Dragons: Rise of Berk, by Ludia (Canada)
Android Game: Cards, Casino, Puzzle & Trivia
Winner: CSI: Hidden Crimes, by Ubisoft (USA)
Users’ Choice: Family Feud 2, by Ludia (Canada)
Android Game: Kids, Education & Family
Winner and Users’ Choice: My Singing Monsters, by Big Blue Bubble (Canada)
Best iPad apps and games
iPad – Books, Reference & Medical
Winner and Users’ Choice: Human Anatomy Atlas, by Visible Body (USA)
iPad – Education (Children)
Winner: Tiggly Chef, by Tiggly (USA)
Users’ Choice: Junganew: A Herd of Sounds, by Junganew (USA)
iPad – Education (Adults & General)
Winner: Life in the Womb, by SciencePicture.Co (Ireland)
Users’ Choice: iOrnament: draw creative geometry art, by science-to-touch (Germany)
iPad – Entertainment
Winner: Bebops Kids – Create your own band, by Lisbon Labs – Creative Experiences (Portugal)
Users’ Choice: My Little Monster – Make it Real, by TabTale (Israel)
iPad – Finance
Users’ Choice: Morningstar for iPad, by Morningstar (USA)
iPad – Food, Health & Fitness
Winner: FitStar Personal Trainer, by FitStar (USA)
Users’ Choice: Lose It!, by Lose It! (USA)
iPad – Kids (up to 5)
Winner: PlayKids, by Movile (USA)
Users’ Choice: Frozen Story Theater, by Disney Publishing Worldwide (USA)
iPad – Kids (6 and older)
Winner: Storm & Skye, by digimoo studios (Netherlands)
Users’ Choice: Opera Maker, by Interactive Media Foundation (Germany)
iPad – Lifestyle
Winner: YouCam Makeup, by Perfect (USA)
Users’ Choice: Target for iPad, by Target (USA)
iPad – Magazines
Winner and Users’ Choice: issuu, by issuu (USA)
iPad – Music & Video
Winner: Videoshop – Video Editor, by Joseph Riquelme (USA)
Users’ Choice: Disney Karaoke: Frozen, by Disney Publishing Worldwide (USA)
iPad – News & Weather
Winner and Users’ Choice: Yahoo News Digest, by Yahoo (USA)
iPad – Personal Productivity
Winner and Users’ Choice: MyScript Calculator, by MyScript (France)
iPad – Photo
Winner and Users’ Choice: Adobe Photoshop Mix, by Adobe Systems (USA)
iPad – Shopping
Winner and Users’ Choice: Polyvore iPad app, by Polyvore (USA)
iPad – Sports
Winner: Yahoo Sports, by Yahoo (USA)
iPad – Travel, Local & Social
Winner: Expedia App, by Expedia (USA)
Users’ Choice: Booking.com, by Booking.com (Netherlands)
iPad – Utilities & Tools
Winner: PDF Connoisseur, by Kdan Mobile Software (Taiwan)
Users’ Choice: realtor.com rentals app, by Move (USA)
iPad game: Adventure
Winner: Agent Alice, by Wooga (Germany)
Users’ Choice: Terraria, by 505 Games and Re-Logic (USA)
iPad game: Action, Arcade & Racing
Winner and Users’ Choice: Trials Frontier, by Ubisoft (USA)
iPad game: Board, Puzzle & Music
Winner and Users’ Choice: Cut the Rope 2, by ZeptoLab UK (United Kingdom)
iPad game: Cards, Casino & Dice
Winner: Solitaire Chronicles, by MegaZebra (Germany)
Users’ Choice: Monopoly Bingo!, by Storm8 (USA)
iPad game: Kids, Education & Family
Winner: My Talking Angela, by Outfit7 (Cyprus)
Users’ Choice: My Singing Monsters, by Big Blue Bubble (Canada)
iPad game: RPG, Simulation & Strategy
Winner: Vainglory, by Super Evil Megacorp (USA)
Users’ Choice: Royal Revolt 2, by flaregames (Germany)
iPad game: Trivia & Word
Winner: Bonza Word Puzzle, by MiniMega (Australia)
Users’ Choice: Family Feud 2, by Ludia (Canada)
The Tabby Awards holds a separate annual competition for business and professional apps, called the Tabby Awards /Business. This competition currently welcomes submissions from app developers and publishers until Friday, July 10 at TabbyAwards.com/business. For the first time in this competition, the Tabby Awards is accepting submissions for smartphone-optimized apps as well as for tablet-optimized apps.
About the Tabby Awards
The Tabby Awards is the most comprehensive awards program honoring the best mobile apps worldwide. Every year since 2012, it has been holding two separate competitions: one for consumer apps and games, another one for business and professional apps. In each competition, nominees and winners are selected among submitted apps by an international panel of independent app experts. Tablet-optimized apps are recognized through Tabby Awards nominations and, starting with the 2015 business app competition, smartphone-optimized apps are recognized through Mobby Awards nominations. The Tabby Awards benefits from the promotional support of several organizations including Applause, ITProPortal, Social Times and VentureBeat.
The Mobby Awards /Business, for smartphone-optimized apps, will now complement the Tabby Awards /Business, for tablet-optimized apps.
New York, May 26, 2015 — The Tabby Awards, the only awards program for the best tablet-optimized apps, is launching its 2015 competition for business and professional apps.
An international panel of 24 mobile experts will review all submitted apps and select, in each category, nominees in a first round and winners in a final round. Apps will be evaluated on a series of criteria in a work-related or professional context.
The panel of independent judges will be chaired by Carson Conant, CEO of Mediafly, a Chicago-based technology company whose solutions enable the distribution of enterprise content across mobile platforms. “It’s an exciting time for companies and professionals in the world of mobile apps and I look forward to examining this year’s vast tapestry of submissions geared toward innovation for the modern business,” said Carson Conant.
Leading app publishers and corporations like Adobe, Autodesk, Box, Brainshark, Citi, Citrix, DocuSign, GE, MicroStrategy, PepsiCo, Philips and SAP won awards in previous competitions.
Introducing the Mobby Awards /Business for smartphone-optimized apps
In its fourth annual competition, the Tabby Awards /Business will, for the first time, accept submissions for smartphone-optimized apps in addition to tablet-optimized apps. Apps submitted in tablet categories will be reviewed on tablets and eligible to the Tabby Awards /Business. Apps submitted in smartphone categories will be reviewed on smartphones and eligible to the new Mobby Awards /Business.
“We are still champions of tablets as a specific device category because their screen size lends itself to a whole different level of productivity which, in many cases, surpass both computers and phones,” said Patrick Pierra, founder and executive producer of the Tabby Awards. “But we recognize that the ubiquity of smartphones, now with larger screens and impressive processing power, also makes them fantastic professional tools. Anyway, most business apps now work on both phones and tablets, either with a universal app or with different versions optimized for each platform. The addition of the Mobby Awards /Business will allow us to celebrate the whole spectrum of mobile productivity while still highlighting apps which are specifically optimized for tablets or smartphones.”
Commercial app publishers and enterprise app developers are invited to review the competition’s categories, judging criteria and submitting guidelines, then to submit their apps at TabbyAwards.com/business.
About the Tabby Awards
The Tabby Awards is the most comprehensive awards program honoring the best mobile apps worldwide. Every year since 2012, it has been holding two separate competitions: one for consumer apps and games, another one for business and professional apps. In each competition, nominees and winners are selected among submitted apps by an international panel of independent app experts. Tablet-optimized apps are recognized through Tabby Awards nominations while smartphone-optimized apps are recognized through Mobby Awards nominations. The Tabby Awards benefits from the promotional support of several organizations including Applause, ITProPortal, Social Times and VentureBeat. For more information, see TabbyAwards.com.
The only competition for the best tablet apps and games is now calling for entries from across the globe.
(Jan. 26, 2015) The Tabby Awards, the global awards program for the best tablet apps and games, is launching its 2015 competition today.
Otto Toth, chair of the Tabby Awards 2015 judging panel
Submitted apps will be reviewed by the mobile app experts who make up the Tabby Awards’ independent judging panel. Otto Toth, Chief Technology Officer of The Huffington Post, is chairing the panel. “I’m honored to chair this year’s Tabby Awards for the best tablet apps and games”, said Otto Toth. “All around the world, people are demanding greater mobility, and tablets are representing more and more of total media consumption. High quality mobile apps are essential to providing good user experience, and I’m excited to review the best apps with the rest of the judging panel.”
The international judging panel will first select Nominees and then a Winner in each of 52 categories. CBS, Disney, Electronic Arts, Flipboard, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, Rosetta Stone, Thomson Reuters as well as many independent mobile publishers were honored in previous Tabby Awards competitions.
The public will also have their say during the final round: App users and gamers will elect a Users’ Choice among Nominees in each category via an online vote. Almost 100,000 public votes were registered in the Tabby Awards first public poll last year.
About The Tabby Awards
The Tabby Awards is the only awards program to recognize the best tablet apps worldwide, for both consumers and businesses.
Our 2015 panel of judges includes:
CEO, Trailblazer Games
COO, Execution Labs
CEO/Founder, FlowVella (a 2014 Tabby Awards winner)
Editor, Computer Arts, Future Plc (a 2014 Tabby Awards finalist)
Head, New Platforms, Marketing Communication, Business Strategy, BW | Businessworld
Creative Director & Founder, Smack (a 2014 Tabby Awards double finalist)
Vermont Chapter President, ECA
Product Manager – Mobile Solutions, Morningstar (a 2014 Tabby Awards Users’ Choice)
Senior Art Director, The Science Project
Chief Product Officer, Rosetta Stone (a 2014 Tabby Awards winner)
Art Director, Coty
Product Manager, Tiny Hearts (a 2014 Tabby Awards winner)
General Secretary, The Knowledge Foundation
Director of User Experience, HomerLearning (a 2014 Tabby Awards finalist)
Partner, Inert Soap (a 2014 Tabby Awards winner)
CEO and Chairman, App Annie
CEO, Two Toasters
CEO, Present Creative
CEO and Co-Founder, Ninja Metrics
CEO, FinancialContent Services
Judges must declare any potential conflict of interest before the voting process begins. If any judge has an interest in a piece submitted to the competition, he/she is not authorized to vote in the corresponding category.
(If you wish to be considered or to recommend someone for a future competition, please review our call for judges.)