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The Appys 2010 winners announced

Stephen Mackarel, CEO of the Carphone Warehouse, and Stephen Conmy, Editor of Digital Times
Stephen Mackarel, CEO of the Carphone Warehouse, and Stephen Conmy, Editor of Digital Times
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Congratulations to all those you won at The Appys awards last night in the Gibson Hotel, Dublin. The Appys is a new award ceremony that celebrates the innovation and creativity in the app development industry, and rewards their creators and developers.

According to Des Doris, organiser of The Appys:

“The app sector is now a fully-fledged and influential media category in its own right.

“You could say those who have ideas for apps are the ‘new authors’, the developers are the new editors and the development agencies the new publishers. With hundreds of thousands of apps to choose from across all the smart phone platforms, the [worldwide] app industry is valued at close to €7 billion in 2010, and it’s predicted the industry will be worth €18 billion by 2012 as smart phones become more ubiquitous.”

Here’s a list of all the nominees and winners from last night:

Special categories

Grand prix

Winner: RTÉ News Now

Best developer

Winner: Daft – Ciaran Maher (@ciaranmaher)

Other categories

Best augmented reality/location services app

Winner: Daft.ie

Other finalists:

  • Guinness Rugby Area 22
  • iCabbi
  • Ireland Guide
  • Oxegen
  • PropertyNews.com
  • Sláinte

Best branded app

Winner: Paddy Power

Other finalists:

  • ABSOLUT Fringe
  • Ireland Guide
  • Leinster Legends 2011 Edition
  • One4all
  • Oxegen
  • TV3

Best business solutions app

Winner: SmartGrid

Other finalists:

  • Davy
  • Glidebooks
  • Taxback
  • The Kinsale International Advertising ‘Shark Awards’ app
  • Vantage

Best consumer experience/retail app

Winner: Betfair for iPhone

Other finalists:

  • Davy
  • Entertain Me
  • iCabbi
  • One4all
  • Ulster Bank iPhone app

Best education/learning app

Winner: FIS Training

Other finalists:

  • Gaelfon
  • Grace
  • iSpy Phonics

Best entertainment/gaming app

Winner: Movie Challenge

Other finalists:

  • Betfair for iPhone
  • Ireland Cinema Times
  • Oxegen
  • Paddy Power Mobile
  • The 16th Man
  • TV3
  • Ulster Bank Rugby Game

Best media app

Winner: RTÉ News Now

Other finalists:

  • Grab Radio
  • Newstalk
  • RTÉ GAA
  • RTÉ Pocket Player
  • Sky Sports News
  • The Kinsale International Advertising ‘Shark Awards’ app
  • Today FM
  • TV3
  • Ultravox Return to Eden

Best medical/healthcare app

Winner: Pocket Heart

Other finalists:

  • Bully Stop
  • HealthMate from Aviva
  • O2 Little Black Dress

Best social networking app

Winner: ABSOLUT Fringe

Other finalists:

  • Apps for Ireland
  • Ireland’s Greatest
  • Now Playing!
  • Oxegen
  • Pop Up Store
  • What’s your color

Best sports app

Winner: RTÉ GAA – Furious Tribe

Other finalists:

  • Guinness Rugby Area 22
  • IRFU
  • Leinster Rugby
  • Munster Rugby
  • Sky Sports News

Best tourism/travel app

Winner: Ireland’s Blue Book

Other finalists:

  • Dublin City Walls
  • Ireland Guide
  • St. Patrick’s Festival Guide
  • The Broadway app

Best use of the Irish Language in an app

Winner: Greann Gaeilge

Other finalists:

  • Get the Focal
  • Irish Language Clock
  • Slainte

Platform specific

Best Android app

Winner: Today FM

Other finalists:

  • Newstalk
  • Tunepal
  • Twaffic Navigator

Best Bada app

Winner: Munster Rugby

Other finalists:

  • Entertain Me
  • Gaelfon
  • Ireland Guide
  • Leinster Rugby

Best Ovi app

Winner: Mowbli’s Halloween eCard

Other finalists:

  • Celebrity Salon
  • Irish Rail
  • Irish Times

Image courtesy of Digital Times

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Darren McCarra is co-editor of The Sociable. He has a keen interest in photography, all things mobile, and writing about technology and social media. You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.