Appsters Awards search for apps industry stars unveils 2012 shortlist


Appsters Awards

The Appsters Awards has unveiled its 2012 shortlist, following a massive response from the industry across 12 categories of first class app innovation, razor sharp business instinct and super-human creative brilliance.

Recognising and celebrating the achievement in the world of multi-platform apps, the Appsters Awards will be a showbiz party occasion for industry high flyers and sharp shooters to celebrate being at the top of one of the fastest growing tech sectors on the planet.

The Awards ceremony will be held at Kensington’s iconic Roof Gardens venue on the evening of 2 October. Hosted by TV comedian Miles Jupp, the event is part of the Apps World conference, taking place on 2-3 of October at Earls Court 2.

Over 250 nominees applied to be part of this year’s awards, the extremely high standard creating a tough job for the expert judging panel, who will now rate the shortlisted entries to determine the winner in each category.

Additionally, judges will have to select a standout entry from across the competition, a nominee worthy of the crowned the overall Appsters Champion 2012.

Ian Johnson, Apps World & The Appsters founder said: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the response to this year’s call for nominees, and the extremely high standard of entries shows what rude health this industry is in, despite the uncertain economic environment. It’s a really tough job for our judging panel, but that’s the way we like it. I’d like to extend congratulations to our shortlisted entries, and our sincere thanks to everyone who applied.”

Finalists in ‘Best Start-Up App’ have one more hurdle to overcome, when they are asked to pitch their idea to an expert panel in front of a live audience at Apps World on 2 October, day one of the conference.

We are delighted to announce our shortlist below.

Best entertainment app 2012

T@g for Song PS Vita – Bolster

Sporza Socio – In the pocket


Auto Trader’s Goodwood Festival of Speed 2012 – We love mobile

Froobles app – Top That! Publishing

Entrance by AOL

BBC Olympics app

Best enterprise app 2012

Swiftkey Healthcare

Aviva Risk Management Solution app

Nokia Coalface  – Bolster

EDGEfolio – Delotte

HSBC Private Bank

Sales Navigator – The Casey Group

Guardian Jobs Facebook app – Net Natives

Event check-in

Best TV app 2012

British Council’s 60 Second World Challenge – Accedo

Samsoku – AppNotize

Star Trek  – Capablue

TV App Engine – TV App Agency

Vision TV Network  – Vision247


Best payment app 2012


Paywizard – Spriing Digital Agency

Karmaloop – Xtreme Labs

Ster-Kinekor – Prezence Digital

Mvelopes Mobile Bill Pay

Tatty Devine – POQ Studio LTD


Best consumer app 2012


Predictable – Therapy Box

Tube Map – mxData

London 2012


Caller Lookup – Adaffix

Met Office – Mubaloo

Marks & Spencers

Best use of Location 2012


Avea Communication Services

Banksy London Tour – Gravitywell

T@g for Song PS Vita – Bolster

Mvelopes Mobile Bill Pay

Halifax Home Finder

Tube Map – mxData

Best start-up app 2012







What’s This?

Best visual design 2012

Shutterstock (iOS)


Tripease London

Range Rover Evoque

Weather Dog

Most innovative app 2012

Avea Communication Services


Speech Pathology




Mobile marketing agency 2012


RGA London




We Love Mobile

App developer of 2012




Lightwood Games


Play Nicely