The 56 Best Tablet Apps: The Tabby Awards Announces 2015 Winners and Users’ Choice

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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.

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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 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:

*** 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: 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:, by (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)

*** 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:, by (Netherlands)

iPad - Utilities & Tools
Winner: PDF Connoisseur, by Kdan Mobile Software (Taiwan)
Users’ Choice: 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 (USA)
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 full list of Winners, Users’ Choice and Nominees, with links to download them, is available now at

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 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. For more information, see

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