Instagram and Foodspotting are the People’s Choice for Best Apps at 2011 SXSW According to Opinionaided

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Positive feedback on SXSW apps from Opinionaided users

Today, Real-time mobile question and answer service Opinionaided is releasing the people’s choice winners of 2011 SXSW’s most talked about mobile apps. Over the past few years, a variety of pundits have declared ‘winners’ right after SXSW. Opinionaided decided to bring a little democracy into the process and open it up to their users for feedback on what the people thought was hot in Austin this year. In Opinionaided’s case, winners were declared in less than two minutes of apps being submitted through the service by consumers worldwide.

This year Opinionaided’s team submitted apps direct from iPhone camera’s at SXSW and submitted it through the Opinionaided app to company’s mobile community.

Here are the winning apps based on highest percentage of ‘thumbs up’ positive user feedback.

SXSW Apps /    Positive Feedback*

Instagram                65%
Foodspotting        65%
Addieu                44%
Foursquare        43%
Yobongo                41%
Hashable                38%
WalkIn                37%
GroupMe                36%
Uber                    36%
Situationist        36%
GroundLink        36%
Neer                    35%
IntoNow                34%
SWAGG                33%
Fast Society        31%
Skifta            26%
Hurricane Party    26%
Grouped{in}        25%
Beluga            24%
SCVNGR                23%
HeyWire                23%
Whrrl            22%
Kik                    16%
Gowalla                13%

*Unscientific Poll

How Opinionaided works:

1.    Anyone can download the free Opinionaided iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch application from the iTunes App Store by, registering and answering questions from a variety of categories with a simple thumbs up or thumbs down, and the option of text comments.

2.    Those wanting to ask their own question can simply chose a question and an associated image, determine the best category and demographic for it, and submit it for other users to answer. Users ask questions like “What do you think of SoundHound?” “What is the best way to find SXSW parties on my phone?” “Is Stubbs the best BBQ in Austin?”

After posing a question, users can immediately see results categorized by the percentage that responded positively or negatively as well as listing separately all the user comments. From there, consumers can reply back to the comments or create a new question for peers to vote on.

Opinionaided is currently available for your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad or through any web browser. The company recently announced that it had secured $1.2 million in seed funding from venture capitalists General Catalyst, SoftBank Capital, Draper Fisher Jurveston and notable angels such as Mark Wachen, Jonah Goodhart, Karl Jacob, Vince Monical and ENIAC Ventures. Opinionaided plans to use the capital to improve the user experience and expand to new mobile platforms.

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This survey was conducted with the Opinionaided community of mobile users worldwide between March 11th-18th. The question was asked publicly among Opinionaided users over the age of 13, with a minimum of 35 responses per question for over 750 responses total. The survey is not based on a probability sample and therefore no estimate of theoretical sampling error can be calculated.

About Opinionaided

Opinionaided is a free application that allows consumers to use their iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad to get advice and opinions in real-time. Users can also answer questions at with more platforms coming soon.


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