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Thirty-one awards given by a panel of industry experts at the Handango Partner Summit
Posted on 29-Jul-2003 19:57. | Tags Filed under: News.

Handango announced the winners of the Handango Champion Awards at the Handango Partner Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona last week. Honoring the best in mobile software, the Handango Champion Awards were judged by members of the media and other industry experts. Each winner received a generous awards package including promotional opportunities and a US$5,000 marketing stipend.

"The Handango Champion Awards is a rare opportunity to shine a spotlight on the exceptional developers and outstanding applications in the mobile software market," said Laura Rippy, chief executive officer of Handango. "We're thrilled to be able to recognize their achievement. We're also honored that such an elite panel of judges agreed to give their time to help recognize these companies whose work has made our lives more productive, portable and fun."

Three nominees in each category were recognized. These nominees were chosen by the votes of thousands of industry influencers and customers. The winners were determined by an elite panel of judges including experts from Gannet News Service/USA TODAY, Network Computing, ABC Radio - KGO AM810, Pen Computing, Wireless Gaming Review, Java World, Phone Scoop, Pocket Goddess, Palm Infocenter, Wireless Developer Network, My-Symbian, The Gadget Guy, Bityard Magazine, Visor Central and PDAStreet.

Awards were presented for Palm OS, Pocket PC, Symbian OS, Java, Windows Mobile Smartphone and Linux platforms in the following categories:

Category Excellence for Palm OS
  • Best Productivity Application - DateBk5 by Pimlico Software
  • Best Business Application - Quickoffice Premier by Cutting Edge Software
  • Best Game - Bejeweled by Astraware
  • Best Lifestyle Application - SplashPhoto by SplashData
  • Best Medical Application - PatientKeeper Personal 2.33 by PatientKeeper
  • Best Education & Reference Application - DictionaryToGo by LearningToGo
  • Best Travel Application - Rand McNally StreetFinder by Handmark

    Category Excellence for Pocket PC
  • Best Productivity Application - Pocket Informant by WebIS
  • Best Business Application - Pocket SlideShow by CNetX
  • Best Game - Lemonade Tycoon by Hexacto
  • Best Lifestyle Application - CodeWallet Pro by Developer One
  • Best Medical Application - Medical Dictionary by Beiks
  • Best Education & Reference Application - Pocket Stars by Nomad Electronics
  • Best Travel Application - Pocket Streets by Microsoft Corporation

    Category Excellence for Symbian OS
  • Best Productivity Application - BugMe! by Electric Pocket
  • Best Business Application - Remote Control by Bitween
  • Best Game - Interstellar Flames by Xen Games
  • Best Lifestyle Application - MP3Go by
  • Best Education & Reference Application - Dictionaries by Paragon
  • Best Travel Application - WorldMate by MobiMate

    Category Excellence for Emerging
    (Includes Windows Mobile Smartphone and Linux platforms)
  • Best Productivity Application - IA SIM Manager by IA Style Inc.
  • Best Business Application - eWallet by Ilium Software
  • Best Game - Strategic Assault by Eon Games
  • Best Lifestyle Application - tkcKapital by the Kompany
  • Best Education & Reference Application - Speed Reader Plus by MobileDynamo
  • Best Travel Application - Travel Dictionary by AIM Productions

    Category Excellence for Java
  • Best Productivity Application - WebViewer by Reqwireless
  • Best Business Application - MidCast by HillCast Technologies
  • Best Game - MotoGP by THQ
  • Best Education & Reference Application - Pocket Quotes by JSmart
  • Best Travel Application - ActiveViewer by SIMEDA

    At the awards ceremony, Handango also recognized six software developers for their outstanding accomplishments. Recipients of the Developer of the Year award represent the complete package: outstanding software development, committed customer care and forward-thinking innovation.

    The winners of the Developer of the Year award were as follows:
  • Palm OS: Handmark
  • Pocket PC: Spb Software House
  • Symbian: Xen Games
  • Java: Sumea Interactive
  • Windows Mobile Smartphone: IA Style
  • Linux: Bundu Technology

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