December 31, 2008 in iAnnouncements (E)
[prMac.com] San Francisco, CA - The 2008 Best App Ever Awards nominees have now been announced and the voting is open. Sponsored by 148Apps, the inaugural competition is the first iPhone OS Application achievement awards to recognize the best iPhone apps and games released in the iTunes App Store in 2008. The goal is to help publicize the very best apps available, not just the best-selling apps.
The nomination process lasted a little over 2 weeks and saw 17,758 nominations for 1,259 different apps submitted to the site. In addition to the public nominations, a committee of industry people and iPhone developers was gathered to help nominate apps. 5 nominees from the public and 5 nominees from the committee were combined to come up with the nominees for each category.
In addition to the individual overall application categories, the top 10 vote-getters overall will be up for the award of Best App Ever.
Voting is open from December 31st, 2008 through January 6th, 2009. Winners will be announced on January 7th, 2009 at the 2009 Macworld Expo in San Francisco, CA and will be posted to the Best App Ever site shortly after.
The mission of 148Apps is getting the word out about the very best in iPhone OS applications through editorial reviews and news. In addition to the reviews and news, 148Apps keeps track of what's currently popular, new, trends, and app prices changes in the iTunes App Store.