The Best App Ever Awards is now in it’s fifth year – and is a celebration of the greatest apps in the universe. Its goal is to honour the best apps, and not just the best selling – you could almost think of the awards as the Oscars of the app world. Last year saw a record 1.5 million votes for thousands of apps, and crowned Jetpack Joyride the 2011 Best App Ever.
The Best App Ever awards are about recognizing the amazing apps being crafted for these mobile devices that consume our every free moment. Furthermore, they’re about the companies and the people behind these great apps – as well as helping everyone find the Best Apps Ever. But which app will be the winner this year?
Here are some interesting bits of info regarding the awards so far (as highlighted by 148apps)
- Apalon leads the pack as the app company with the most nominations.
- Rovio leads for game companies.
- Most Useful is the most nominated category with over 220 different apps already nominated in that one.
- Best Group Sharing and Video Editing tie for least busy with just 12 apps nominated each.
The nomination phase is open now. Any iOS app can be nominated in any of the categories – of which there are over a hundred, covering several areas and genres. Nominations are open until December 31, 2012, and after the first of the year the nominations will be tallied and the top 10 nominees in each category will be up for voting for their respective categories. The top ten overall nominees by total number of nominations received will be up for the title Best App Ever.
Voting will be open through early February with the winners announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain on February 26th, 2013.
Have a favorite app or game you think deserves to be considered the Best App Ever? Head over to bestappever.com and cast your votes now!