Handango has announced the winners of the Handango People's Choice awards for the fall 2004. The People's Choice awards are bi-annual awards designed to honor the best mobile applications as chosen by customer votes. From 31 March 2004 until 30 September 2004 Handango customers cast their votes for their favorite Java, Symbian OS, Palm OS and Windows Mobile Pocket PC applications.
"The People's Choice award is designed to provide customers the chance to voice their opinions and cast their vote for their favorite applications," said Randy Eisenman, president and chief executive officer at Handango. "Developers put a lot of heart and soul into creating, developing and refining these applications, and the customers have responded to their hard work by awarding them with the People's Choice title. I congratulate each winning developer on their superb success and achievement."
Best Business Solution -- Project Manager by Infodev Technologies, Inc.
Best Education Solution -- DictionaryToGo by LearningToGo
Best Game -- Lemonade Tycoon by Jamdat
Best Healthcare Solution -- DrugGuide by Skyscape
Best Lifestyle Application -- MySportTraining by Expose Corp.
Best Productivity Application -- Pocket Informant by WebIS, Inc.
Best Use of Wireless -- Rudeo Control for Windows Media Player by Rudeo Consulting
Best Business Solution -- Quickoffice Premier by Mobile Digital Media
Best Education Solution -- Teacher's P.E.T. by Coffee Pot Software
Best Game -- Billiards by Megasoft 2000
Best Healthcare Solution -- IPDA-II by Vesteon Software
Best Lifestyle Application -- PDAbs -- Fitness and Workout Tracker by Acrocat Software
Best Productivity Application -- Hi-Launcher by RNS
Best Use of Wireless -- WorldMate Standard Edition by MobiMate
Best Business Solution -- VITO QuickContact by VITO Technology
Best Education Solution -- RepliGo by Cerience Corp.
Best Game -- MGS Karting by Noumena Innovations Ltd.
Best Healthcare Solution -- MobiMedic -- First Aid by Dynamo Computing Solutions
Best Lifestyle Application -- WorldMate Standard Edition by MobiMate
Best Productivity Application -- Handy Day by EPOCWARE
Best Use of Wireless -- IM+: Instant Messenger by SHAPE Services GmbH
Best Business Solution -- Password Vault by Six Foot Three Foot
Best Education Solution -- LangToLang English French Dictionary by Ascendo
Best Game -- Aces Texas Hold'em -- No Limit by Concrete Software
Best Healthcare Solution -- emerdat by tridcomm
Best Lifestyle Application -- Diet Manager by Family software
Best Productivity Application -- ContactManager by Total Wireless Solutions
Best Use of Wireless -- BlinkNews by Brainspeed, Inc.
The developer of each winning application will receive US$5,000 (USD) in marketing promotions as well as right to the title "The People's Choice."
More than 50,000 Java, Symbian OS, Palm OS and Windows Mobile Pocket PC applications were eligible to receive votes. To vote, customers must register on Handango, and each person was limited to one vote per product. Voting was halted at midnight central daylight time on Wednesday, 29 September 2004, so the results could be tabulated. Handango has reopened voting for the Spring People's Choice awards. Winners will be announced 31 March 2005.