The Tabby Awards Proclaims Winners in the First Worldwide Competition for the Best Tablet Apps

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A panel of independent judges has selected 24 iPad and Android apps as the best tablet apps for consumers.

The Tabby Awards

The Tabby Awards, the only competition for the best tablet apps worldwide, announced the winners of its first competition for consumer apps.

Publishers from more than a dozen countries submitted over 150 apps for iPad, Android or Windows 8 tablets to the competition last spring.

A panel of 17 tablet professionals, set up in association with the Application Developers Alliance, reviewed these apps and selected 60 finalists. Judges considered the following criteria: overall value for the user, speed, concept, navigation, design, innovation, ease of use, use of tablet device functions and performance.

The judging panel has now completed its final round and declares winning apps in 24 categories. Winners include apps from American, British, Canadian, Finnish, Japanese and New Zealander publishers. The majority are iPad apps but two winners are apps for Android tablets.

Here are the winners of the first Tabby Awards consumer apps competition:

Education: Thesaurus Rex by Dictionary.com, for iOS (Dictionary.com, USA)
Entertainment: NARR8, for iOS (NARR8, USA)
Family & Kids: Nick Jr. Draw & Play, for iOS (Nickelodeon, USA)
Game - Arcade & Action: Badland, for iOS (Frogmind, Finland)
Game - Brain & Puzzle: Where’s my Water?, for iOS (Disney Interactive, USA)
Game - Casual, Board, Cards: Big Fish Casino, for iOS (Big Fish Games, USA)
Game – RPG, Simulation & Strategy: Pixel People, for iOS (Chillingo, USA)
Game - Sports and Racing: CSR Racing, for iOS (NaturalMotion, USA)
Lifestyle & Food: Interior Design for iPad, for iOS (Black Mana Studios, USA)
Magazines: National Geographic, for iOS (National Geographic Society, USA)
Medical: Virtual Human Body, for iOS (QA International, Canada)
Music: AUX Magazine, for iOS (Blue Ant Media, Canada)
News: Reuters - The Wider Image, for iOS (Thomson Reuters, UK)
Personal Finance: Westpac NZ Mobile Banking for iPad, for iOS (Westpac New Zealand, New Zealand)
Personal Productivity: Note Anytime, for iOS (MetaMoJi, Japan)
Photo, Art & Creativity: Keepshot, for iOS (MyPublisher, USA)
Reference: Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad, for iOS (Dictionary.com, USA)
Shopping: Groupon HD, for iOS (Groupon, USA)
Social: ooVoo Video Chat, for Android (ooVoo, USA)
Sports & Fitness: Dartfish Express, for iOS (Dartfish, USA)
Travel & Transportation: Hotel Tonight, for iOS (DealBase, USA)
Utilities & Tools: CloudOn, for iOS (CloudOn, USA)
Video: History, for iOS (Bottle Rocket Apps, USA)
Weather: WeatherBug, for Android (Earth Networks, USA)

These winning apps can be downloaded from TabbyAwards.com/winners.

"This winners' list shows developers are creatively leveraging the tablet and building software that re-imagines the way we interact with information," said Ravi Bhatt, CEO of BranchFire and chairman of the judging panel. "The Tabby Awards are about celebrating that innovation."

"The Tabby Awards shed light on apps that are exclusive to or optimized for tablets," said Patrick Pierra, CEO of TabTimes and founder of the Tabby Awards. "The variety and the quality of winners show the depth and richness of the tablet app market and they are testament to its vitality."

The Tabby Awards /Business

The Tabby Awards holds a separate competition, with a separate judging panel, for business and enterprise apps. Called The Tabby Awards /Business, this second competition is accepting submissions until August 30 at TabbyAwards.com/business.

Finalists and winners of both Tabby Awards competitions will be celebrated at a ceremony at the end of TabletBiz conference & expo, the only event focusing on the business of tablets and apps, to be held on November 13, 2013 in New York City.

About The Tabby Awards

The Tabby Awards is the only awards program acknowledging the best tablet apps worldwide. For more information, see TabbyAwards.com.

About TabTimes

TabTimes - Tablets & Business provides information and marketing solutions to the tablet industry and ecosystem. It publishes the only news and reference information site about tablets, apps & mobile productivity at TabTimes.com. It also organizes tablet business conferences and tablet app awards competitions. For more information, see TabTimes.com/about.

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