Augmented reality app on top of competition at Gettie Awards
Wednesday 14 July 2010
Layar, a cross-platform application that helps users contextualize their immediate surroundings with augmented reality is the overall winner of this year's Gettie Award.
The Gettie Awards Ceremony took place on July 12 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco, California, USA and highlighted innovative and creative mobile applications across all major mobile phone platforms.
More than 7,000 applications were nominated for the awards in the categories of best overall, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, Java, Symbian and Windows Mobile application.
"Of the apps submitted to the 2010 Getties, iPhone accounted for 26 percent of nominations, Android 20 percent, Java 18 percent, Symbian 15 percent, Blackberry 13 percent, and Windows Mobile, 9 percent," said GetJar.
Applications that helped users manage their personal data, and those that helped users reduce or eliminate costs were also among the winners of this year's awards.
The 2010 Gettie Awards winners
Best Java application: WaveSecure Backup - Helps keep your personal data safe by letting you back up or restore your data securely.
Best Symbian application: Nimbuzz - Helps you get free calls, instant messaging, file & location sharing with Nimbuzz friends and Skype, Facebook, MSN/Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo! Messenger, Google Talk, AIM/AOL Instant Messenger, MySpace, ICQ, Gadu-Gadu, Hyves & more.
Best Windows Mobile application: Opera Mini - Helps you get a fast, cost-efficient web browsing experience with lightning fast data loads to your phone.
Best Blackberry application: Kayak Flight/Hotel Search - Helps you compare hundreds of travel sites at once, organize your itinerary and track your flights right on the Blackberry.
Best iPhone application: Tap Tap Revenge 3 - Helps you get access to over 100 free songs and 100 premium bundles of music rhythm games.
Best Android application: Lookout - Helps identify and block security threats, backs up and restores a user's personal data, and can quickly find a lost or stolen phone by pinpointing its location on a Google map or sounding a loud alarm.
Best Overall Cross Platform App (Gettie Award): Layar - Helps to better understand and enjoy your environment by augmenting your reality with digital information and immersive experiences.
GetJar is the world's second largest app store (second only to Apple's App Store). GetJar's application policy is slightly different from most mobile application marketplaces in that it hosts applications from across all major app platforms (Android, Blackberry, Windows Mobile, iOS and Symbian).
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