2015 [app] design awards ASIA

mobile, web, IoT, desktop, connected devices
design champion, best studio, best start-up & best IoT
plus 20 specialist nomination categories

demand design, celebrate courage

 

Key Dates

26 February 2015 - Earlybird Deadline
7 July 2015 - Standard Deadline
3 August 2015 - Extended Deadline
4 August 2015 - Judging & Ratings
9 August 2015 - Rating closes
10 August 2015 - Winners announced
18 August 2015 - HKG Presentation
20 August 2015 - SIN Presentation
THE DESIGN 100 - [live]


Awards Entries

QVIVO - QVIVO

Best API

- Gold

QVIVO, an enterprise cloud media platform with lead investment from the SingTel Group who serves over 550 million mobile customers around the world. At the heart of the platfrom is the QVIVO API, providing hooks for developers to integrate into web or app soltions

 

Pixwup - Pixwup / Compsoft

Best App Startup

- Gold

Place is a central element of almost all the content we share and consume; whether it’s a report on events in the Middle East, a friend’s visit to Paris or the winning goal at Wembley. Unlike other social/content-sharing networks, Pixwup doesn’t just allow content to be plotted by location, it places the map at the heart of content discovery. Pixwup’s intuitive interface allows users to upload their own content for public or private viewing, view trending items, and to quickly and easily browse images and videos posted anywhere in the world.

 

Teamstuff - Beyond Software

Best App Startup

- Silver

Teamstuff is an award winning, free mobile and web app for social sports teams that helps them to communicate and manage important team stuff like schedules, game details (with maps!), attendance, rostering, duties, contacts, emergency medical info and more. It lightens the workload for managers & coaches, makes scheduling clearer for parents and players with multiple schedules, works for all varieties of family and lets the whole team focus on the important stuff – the game itself. Less work, more play!

 

Easy Planner - The Ultimate Lesson Planning Tool for Teachers - The PE Geek

Best App Startup

- Silver

Easy Planner is a teacher lesson planning tool reimagined for the modern day teacher. Designed to work on any device with an internet connection. Teachers can plan all of their classes with ease with an intuitive interface designed to make lesson planning quick, efficient, multimedia rich and powerful.

 

Dubai Drift - Dubai Police HQ - Virtual Applications Development Center

Best App Startup

- Silver

** The App Store Best of 2014 ** & ** Featured in App Store Home page ** In Dubai Drift you will be playing online against millions of players enjoying this game all around the world. Drift around our amazing arenas in a great collection of sporting and racing cars all having realistic physics. You want crazy drifting action, we be bring it! Download it for FREE now!!

 

Lumos - Lumos

Best Connected Device and Wearable Tech

- Gold

A next generation bicyle helmet with integrated brake and turn signals for safer riding in traffic.

 

Navdy - Navdy

Best Connected Device and Wearable Tech

- Silver

Navdy is a head-up-display device for your car that lets you view and respond to critical information without taking your eyes off the road. Its core features include: Turn by-turn-navigation Car diagnostics data Current speed display Ability to play, pause, and skip music Safer text message display and response Accept and initiate calls without looking at your phone

 

join.me - join.me

Best Expanded Service or Application

- Silver

Built for today’s fast-paced, highly mobile workplace, join.me's the instant online meeting app that makes collaborating easier than ever. Powerful yet simple to use, join.me is great for ad-hoc meetings, formal presentations and anytime you need to share ideas. That’s why millions of new people, from universities to startups to Fortune 500s, use join.me every month to simply and more effectively share their ideas and work. In 2015 join.me added new features including video meetings and many mobile updates including mobile whiteboarding, an Apple Watch app, and one-touch meeting start from iPhone and Apple Watch.

 

EMPOWERING FARMERS THROUGH DIGITIZATION OF FARMERS INFORMATION - Vasundhara Agri-Horti Producer Company Ltd / SourceTrace Systems India Pvt Ltd

Best Expanded Service or Application

- Gold

VAPCOL(Vasundhara Agri-Horti Producer Company)has off late been facing the challenge of procurement of cashews from tribal farmers nurtured and promoted by BAIF and have setup cooperatives for processing and market linkages. But the farmers are getting exploited by local traders with unethical practices and getting low prices for their produce.To address the challenge SourceTrace and VAPCOL felt that digitization of farmers information would make understand harvest volumes to devise appropriate procurement strategies which would not only empower farmers and ensure traceability but also enable remote transactions such as procurement of the produce at the farmers doorstep using mobile phones.

 

Soundbrenner Pulse - Soundbrenner

Best IoT

- Silver

The World's First Wearable Device for Musicians - Finally a metronome that you will actually love using. Wearable, smart and powered by vibrations. Many musicians think the audible click of a metronome takes the passion out of music - we agree! The click might even make you sound robotic. The vibration of the Soundbrenner Pulse guides you more naturally, as if someone would tap you on your shoulder. It makes sense, if you think about it: Making music, we often tap our foot or move our body a bit. The feeling of the vibration integrates in that body feeling. That’s why you don’t need to focus so much as you would have to with an audible click. Focus on your music instead.

 

Aumeoaudio - Aumeo Audio

Best IoT

- Silver

Aumeo is a pocket-sized device that provides a personalized audio experience. Our award-winning technology maps your hearing sensitivity to different sounds and then adjusts your music based on your audio profile. The result is a tailored audio experience custom-fit for your ears only.

 

Phorce - Smart Bag - Phorce

Best IoT

- Silver

We believe in a future in which people can work and explore, not work or explore. Where movement and productivity don’t conflict and working from an office is entirely optional. We create smart bags that give you the freedom to choose your favorite place to work from every day – whether it’s a terrace, a park, or even another country. Charging cables are the last cords that prevent people from completely untethering and becoming truly location independent. Phorce smart bags protect & power your mobile devices anywhere you bring them.

 

Go Key - Go Key

Best IoT

- Silver

The battery challenge. Cables are messy, batteries are bulky, you forget to charge them, you don't always carry them with you and your phone drains out of battery when you need it. GOkey can charge itself and your phone on the go with its battery backup and USB charging cable built in. Life on the GO is changed forever!

 

Glassy Pro: Smarband - Glassy Pro

Best IoT

- Gold

Glassy is a program that aims only to improve your surfing. Glassy has more than 70,000 surfers who have at their disposal more than 6,000 spots around the world created by the surfers themselves and validated by our team. FOLLOW THE PROGRESS your sessions Create your social to record, measure and evaluate your surf sessions profile. Check the history of all the sessions. ACCESSING +6000 SPOTS WORLDWIDE Create a personalized list of your favorite spots and also the ability to create your own spots. CONNECT WITH FRIENDS Share your workouts on Facebook and Twitter. Upload photos of you in, records the table you surfeaste and improved level. GLOBAL FORECAST OF WAVES Instant information on weather conditions for surfing. ALERTS a program customized notifications regarding their spot ideal for surfing (wave size, swell direction, period and direction of wind) conditions. Challenge your friends the possibility to challenge your friends or surfers from around the world. A wall where you can see all the activity of your friends. As we know that you are a fan believe that your opinion is valuable surfing.

 

TCS SocialSoccer - Tata Consultancy Services (FleishmanHillard is TCS’ PR agency)

Best Mobile Marketing Campaign

- Silver

TCS SocialSoccer reimagined the 2014 FIFA World Cup, demonstrating how a combination of digital forces can give powerful and effective analytic solutions, providing meaningful and potentially actionable analytics insights in real time in hands of a user. The result was a comprehensive social insight into every team and player in the World Cup.

 

MetLife Infinity - MetLife Insurance

Best Mobile Marketing Campaign

- Gold

In the face of the insurance industry’s focus on the uncertainty and fear of tomorrow, the MetLife Infinity app was launched to drive familiarity and trust for the brand by making the act of planning for your future a social, sharable and enjoyable experience you can feel positive about today. Infinity was the most successful insurance app launch in Hong Kong’s history in terms of downloads generating earned media 5 times the actual media spend and increasing branded term search queries on Google & Yahoo by 8 times

 

The Cash Back App - The Cash Back App

Best New Service or Application

- Silver

Did you shop yesterday? Will you shop today? And what about tomorrow and the next day? Everybody shops. It’s a fact of life. So why not shop where you can get cash back and/or a discount on the necessities and the niceties of life? The Cash Back App rewards shoppers with cash back and businesses with loyal customers. But there's more - members get a recurring income just by sharing the app! They get a percentage of the shopping spend their friends make! Shop with the app and get Cash Back. Share and earn a passive income! Everybody Wins!

 

OzNewsy - Benimo

Best New Service or Application

- Silver

This application provides you a simple way to mix your sightseeing with entertainment. OzNewzy will serve you the background of history and culture of any single point of the country you visit

 

Help Bob - Activity Tracker - Egg Digital / Appsynth

Best New Service or Application

- Gold

Help Bob is a unique activity tracker unlike anything else on the market. Its mission is to make physical activity more fun in order to appeal to younger users as well as a more casual audience that wouldn't be interested in using the more serious fitness apps used by heath fanatics. The app has been painstakingly designed taking over 300 hours of illustration, visual design and animation to create a beautiful, rich and engaging experience. With Help Bob in your pocket, you’ll never walk alone!

 

POKKT - POKKT

Business Operations

- Silver

POKKT is a mobile video advertising and app monetization platform that offers real Rewards to users for availing Advertising Offers. POKKT helps Game and App Developers to significantly increase revenues by converting non-paying users into loyal transacting customers. POKKT drives app advertisers with quality user acquisitions and also empowers brand advertisers with the power of immersive high definition video ads.

 

eVoice iPhone mobile app - j2 Global

Business Operations

- Gold

eVoice® offers you a better way to connect. Add a free business phone number to your smartphone - without the hassle or the need to buy a second device! Discover the freedom of having your business phone number accessible from your smartphone. Access your phone contacts, make & receive calls, send & receive texts, and more - without any headaches or restrictions. The screenshots below show the upcoming version of eVoice, redesigned with a cleaner, more minimalist theme, to make easier for users to find and access features more easily.

 

Award Force - Tectonic Digital

Business Operations

- Silver

Award Force is the next generation SaaS awards management application that delivers a great awards experience for entrants, judges and awards organisers. Seasoned awards organisers know there’s a lot to manage during an awards programme from accepting entries, taking payments, validating eligibility, organising & matching judges to entries, collating input and scores across multiple rounds of judging, shortlist to winner selection, and solid support and communication through the whole process. Award Force was designed from the ground up to deliver a robust online solution for awards, that’s a joy to use.

 

Banyan Tree Group Property Management - Banyan Tree Group / Appsynth

Business Platforms

- Gold

Banyan Tree Group is a leading operator of international hotels, resorts and residences, head quartered in Singapore. Together we created a Group Property Management platform which consists of a collection of enterprise apps that their sales force can use in the field to streamline the sales process and achieve even greater results.

 

iMeet Agenday Smart Calendar App - PGi

Business Tools

- Gold

iMeet Agenday is a Smartphone app that combines all of your calendars automatically to easily navigate a consolidated view of your professional and personal activities with a one easy-to-read daily schedule. With one touch you can join online meetings,dial into conferences, call a group of people, send 'running late' messages, get turn-by-turn driving directions, social media integration and more.

 

The Economic Times - Times Internet Limited

Business Tools

- Silver

The app lets you get the latest and popular business news as it happens. It offers a full range of News categories like Top Stories,News by Industry,Market News,Personal Finance, Technology,Opinion,Features,Environment and many more.

 

YouMail Visual Voicemail - YouMail

Business Tools

- Silver

By answering more than five billion calls for its users, YouMail has become a leader in intelligent telephony services for personal and business use. Phone calls are important, but it’s not possible to answer every call, and it’s hard to decipher who’s an important caller vs. an unwanted caller. With YouMail, phone calls are answered by its smart greeting system that automatically addresses callers by name, converts voicemail to email, and blocks robocallers. This allows users to focus on important calls, read voice messages at their convenience, and save hours of time and stress dealing with unwanted callers.

 

Insider - Insider / Appsynth

Community

- Silver

Insider is the newest and best way to keep up with what’s happening in your building and local community. It’s the easiest way to connect with your neighbours, share useful information, and discover all there is to know about where you live. The app brings all the information directly to you, so you don’t have to search multiple apps to find it. Insider makes being a local easy!

 

Sea Shepherd Radio - Sea Shepherd / The Honorable Society

Community

- Silver

Sea Shepherd Radio - defending our oceans through the airwaves. Listen online or through an app to music and the latest news from Sea Shepherd campaigns.

 

Teamstuff - Shine Technologies P/L (Beyond Software)

Community

- Gold

Teamstuff is an award winning, free mobile and web app for social sports teams that helps them to communicate and manage important team stuff like schedules, game details (with maps!), attendance, rostering, duties, contacts, emergency medical info and more. It lightens the workload for managers & coaches, makes scheduling clearer for parents and players with multiple schedules, works for all varieties of family and lets the whole team focus on the important stuff – the game itself. Less work, more play!

 

Sportscool - CHENGDU IDOM NETWORK TECHNOLOGY COMPANY / Cuberto Design Ltd.

Community

- Silver

SportsCool is an informative and social app developed for people who love sports.

 

myCampus - True Digital Content & Media / Appsynth

EdTech

- Gold

myCampus is a nationwide education application for higher education students created by True Corporation. It is used as an on and off campus communication tool for students, to connect with friends and class mates, and meet others with similar interests. myCampus is a lifestyle platform and social network centred around ones studies, combining education with entertaining content and a huge feature set making it one of the most feature rich communication platforms available anywhere.

 

PrimeTime - PrimeTime Entertainment / Appsynth

Entertainment

- Silver

PrimeTime can be considered the "Netflix of Thailand", providing the best movies & TV series on demand with an exclusive selection of content from major Hollywood studios. The mobile apps can be connected to Apple TV or Google Chromecast, amazingly streaming video content in lossless HD quality directly from your phone without any buffering.

 

Guvera - Made by Music - Guvera

Entertainment

- Gold

Developed in response to the mass consumption of illegal music online, Guvera is much more than a music streaming service. Through our award winning innovation and technology we are transforming the way consumers experience music. Guvera’s programmed globally, tuned locally approach ensures that we are delivering the most relevant yet diverse international and local content, playlists and artists to our users across Asia. Unique to Guvera is its focus on emerging markets and its industry leading branded engagement platform.

 

Mazika - Mazika

Entertainment

- Silver

When it comes to music we don’t believe in limits, whoever you are, whatever you are doing, and wherever you happen to be. Mazika helps you to play and discover your favorite soundtracks. We know there is a bunch of streaming apps out there, but Mazika carries a legacy in entertaining the Arabic audience since 1998, and it was a reliable source to keep in pace with the musical landscape in MENA region since the dial-up era, this year we revamped our 16 years old music website and re-launched it with an iOS, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows 8 applications to put the largest Arabic music cataloge ever at your fingertips, literally, and give you an instant access to more than 40,000 high quality music tracks from the mega Arabic labels, independent musicians and what is in between.

 

ET Markets - Times Internet Limited

FinTech

- Silver

Et Markets lets you track live indices and stock prices with advanced technical charting.

 

Stripe - Strip

FinTech

- Silver

Web and mobile payments built for devlopers. A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables businesses to accept and manage online payments.

 

Paypal - Paypal

FinTech

- Silver

PayPal App - Your account is in your hands. Track your balance or send and request payments more securely. You can also choose how you want to pay. The app is free.

 

XERO - Xero

FinTech

- Gold

Go mobile with our accounting app Use Xero’s mobile apps to manage your business while you’re on the move. Reconcile, send invoices, add receipts and create expense claims – anywhere, anytime – on your iPhone, iPad or Android smartphone.

 

Yodlee - Yodlee

FinTech

- Silver

The Yodlee Financial Cloud is built on a unique technology platform, 15 years in the making. With 64 issued U.S. patents and access to more than 14,000 global financial sources, the Yodlee Platform is the perfect foundation for any digital banking or money management system, application, or service.

 

Foodie - Foodie.co

Food & Drink

- Gold

Foodie brings together people with a real passion and love for all things food and drink. We curate and create heaps of fresh restaurant reviews, delicious food features, reliable news and mouth-watering recipes in our award-winning magazine, web portal, app and social media pages. Our Foodie Club is a community of food lovers who enjoy fun and friendship through food and drinks. Membership is free and we host regular events around the world to try out the latest foodie hotspots as well as hosting cooking competitions, menu tastings and exclusive deals and discounts.

 

Grouvly - Grouvly

Food & Drink

- Silver

Grouvly is a social club that sets up drinks between 2 groups of friends: 3 girls & 3 guys. our mission is to bring people together in real life, to connect you with fun and interesting people in your city that you don’t know yet, but should. Our mission is to end loneliness and boredom. We're a 1 button solution that will put you in front of a group of 3 amazing people in a comfortable environment. We work with the coolest people and venues in town. No online chat or lame public profiles - we encourage our members to meet in the real world, where the magic happens.

 

Soccer Player Manager Free - SoccerPlayerManager.com

Games

- Gold

Free Soccer Manager / Football Manager / Fantasy Soccer Manager / Fantasy Football Manager Game

 

MyNSMobile App - MINDEF Singapore / NCS Pte Ltd

Government Services

- Gold

MyNSMobile is the first-of-its-kind mobile app developed by Singapore’s Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) for the National Service (NS) community to have quick access to NS-related mobile services (mServices) and information, on-the-go. MyNSMobile complements the NS Portal (www.ns.sg), NS Mobile Web (m.ns.sg) and 24-hour Call Centre – collectively, they enhance MINDEF’s integrated engagement and communications strategy. Available on Android and iOS, MyNSMobile addresses growing user demand for a mobile app that not only supports quick and seamless access to the eServices, but also enables regular communication on NS-related content. MyNSMobile has garnered 22,600 of downloads since it was launched in June 2013.

 

GCC 100 Day Journey - Get the World Moving Pty Ltd

Health

- Silver

The GCC was developed over a decade ago to improve the health and performance of employees around the world. Our program has transformed the cultures of thousands of the world’s leading organizations and changed the lives of over 1.5 million employees across 185 countries. Our scientifically developed, clinically proven 12-month program fundamentally improves employees' relationship with exercise and nutrition and instills in them a new sense of self-belief, personal responsibility and resilience. The program starts with the GCC 100 Day Journey, a virtual race around the world designed to get employees active again.

 

My Life Story - Aged Care Revolution

Health

- Gold

My Life Story allows people with Alzheimer's and dementia to record their life stories and memories. This can then be used as a tool for reminiscing, getting to know the person and to educate professional care givers about the person and their lives.

 

Help Bob - Activity Tracker - Egg Digital / Appsynth

Health

- Silver

Help Bob is a unique activity tracker unlike anything else on the market. Its mission is to make physical activity more fun in order to appeal to younger users as well as a more casual audience that wouldn't be interested in using the more serious fitness apps used by heath fanatics. The app has been painstakingly designed taking over 300 hours of illustration, visual design and animation to create a beautiful, rich and engaging experience. With Help Bob in your pocket, you’ll never walk alone!

 

Boxful - Boxful

Lifestyle

- Gold

Boxful is more than just storage. We’re about creating a lifestyle where space isn’t a luxury – it’s flexible and right at your fingertips. Boxful was founded on the belief that storage should be simple, affordable, and secure. We created a service that allows you to store and seamlessly manage your belongings from your computer or mobile device, and know that they’re just a speedy delivery away. Your home is for living and we give you the freedom to de-clutter while keeping the things that matter. Whether you’re moving house, storing out of season clothes, or making space for a new family member, Boxful is here to make things easier for you.

 

The Cash Back App - The Cash Back App

Online Shopping

- Gold

Did you shop yesterday? Will you shop today? And what about tomorrow and the next day? Everybody shops. It’s a fact of life. So why not shop where you can get cash back and/or a discount on the necessities and the niceties of life? The Cash Back App rewards shoppers with cash back and businesses with loyal customers. But there's more - members get a recurring income just by sharing the app! They get a percentage of the shopping spend their friends make! Shop with the app and get Cash Back. Share and earn a passive income! Everybody Wins!

 

Streamtime - Online Studio Management Software for Creative Companies - Streamtime Software

Project Management

- Gold

How do you take a server-installed app that ten thousand people rely on to run their businesses and give them access to the mission-critical information they need while out on the go?

 

Google Translate - Google Inc

TravelTech

- Gold

Speak, scan, type or draw to translate in 90 languages. * Type to translate 90 languages * Use your camera to translate text instantly in 26 languages * Two-way automatic speech translation in 40 languages * Draw with your finger as a keyboard alternative * Download language packs for when you're traveling, or if your connection is expensive or slow. * Star and save translations for future reference * Take pictures of text for higher-quality translations or for languages not supported by instant camera translation

 

Speak and Translate - Apalon

TravelTech

- Silver

Get along without a pile of paper dictionaries or expensive services of personal human translators with Speak & Translate. Now consumers can completely destroy language barriers with the help of one single app, that's conveniently always with them. The app features multiple translation options, including: • Advanced voice recognition technology • Choice to dictate or type language for translation • Choice to receive translations via audio or text • 100 languages for text-to-text translations • 41 languages for text-to-speech/speech-to-text translations • 42 languages for voice-to-voice translations

 

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