Appia Named OnMobile Top 100 Winner

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World’s largest open app marketplace selected for prestigious mobile industry award

OnMobile 100 2011

Appia, the world’s largest open app marketplace, today announced that it has been chosen by AlwaysOn as one of the 2011 OnMobile Top 100 winners. Inclusion in the OnMobile 100 signifies leadership amongst its peers and game-changing approaches and technologies that are likely to disrupt existing markets and entrenched players. Appia was specially selected by the AlwaysOn editorial team and industry experts spanning the globe based on a set of five criteria: innovation, market potential, commercialization, stakeholder value, and media buzz.

Appia and the OnMobile Top 100 companies will be honored at AlwaysOn’s OnMobile event on June 15th, 2011, at The Fox Theatre in Redwood City, CA.

This two-day executive event features CEO presentations and high-level debates on how the top emerging mobile companies are creating new business opportunities in the hot, high-growth mobile market.

“The mobile market is booming, as evidenced by top researchers, who are predicting that more smartphones will be shipped in 2012 than PCs, and there will be more mobile Internet users than PC Internet users by 2014,” says Tony Perkins, founder and editor of AlwaysOn. “This explosive market is being driven by the companies that made this year’s OnMobile Top 100 list. We congratulate the OnMobile 100, a great list of companies that our editors believe represent some of the highest-growth opportunities in the private company marketplace.”

“We’re incredibly honored to have been chosen for this award,” said Jud Bowman, CEO of Appia. “Appia’s selection is another strong validation of our white-label app store focus and the incredible momentum we’ve achieved with our growing list of storefront partners. We’re excited about the industry’s huge growth potential and elated to be in a position to continue to power the app economy for world’s top developers and publishers.”

The OnMobile 100 winners were selected from among hundreds of other technology companies nominated by investors, bankers, journalists, and industry insiders. The AlwaysOn editorial team conducted a rigorous three-month selection process to finalize the 2011 list.

The complete list of OnMobile Top 100 winners can be found on the AlwaysOn website at: http://www.aonetwork.com/AOStory/Announcing-2011-OnMobile-100-Top-Private-Companies

Note: Jud Bowman will be speaking at OnMobile’s Mobile Venture Summit event on June 15th 2011, during the 1:45pm panel entitled, “The Best & Brightest Enabling Technologies for Developers.” Mr. Bowman will also present the following day, June 16th, at Rutberg & Company’s Future: Mobile 2011 Conference, as part of a distinguished CEO Roundtable panel on App Discovery and Engagement.

About Appia
Appia is the world's largest open app marketplace and white label storefront platform, supporting all operating systems and handsets. Ranked #15 on the Wall Street Journal’s 2011 list of Top 50 Venture-backed companies, Appia powers app storefronts for more than 40 partners reaching more than 200 million mobile subscribers in 200 countries and counting. Customers include four of the world's top five handset manufacturers, three of the top four mobile operators in the US, and three of the top ten mobile operators globally. Partners include Opera, Samsung, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Verizon Wireless.

The Appia Developer Program provides partners with a ready to launch catalog of over 140,000 paid and free apps from more than 30,000 global application developers supporting all mobile platforms.

Appia is headquartered in Durham, NC with offices in Dallas, TX, and Munich, Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.appia.com or follow @Appia.

About AlwaysOn
AlwaysOn is the leading business media brand networking the Global Silicon Valley. AlwaysOn helped ignite the social media revolution in early 2003 when it launched the AlwaysOn network. In 2004, it became the first media brand to socially network its online readers and event attendees. AlwaysOn’s preeminent executive event series includes the Summit at Stanford, OnMedia, OnHollywood, Venture Summit Mid-Atlantic, OnDemand, Venture Summit Silicon Valley, Venture Summit East, GoingGreen Silicon Valley, and GoingGreen East. The AlwaysOn network and live event series continue to lead the industry by empowering its readers, event participants, sponsors, and advertisers like no other media brand.

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Eric Gonzalez
VSC PR for Appia
415-272-0836
eric(at)vscconsulting(dot)com

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