2014 Australian Mobile & App Awards - Deadlines

13 July 2014 - Nominations Deadline
6 August 2014 - Extended Deadline
7 August 2014 - Judging
13 August 2014 - Finalists announced
17 August 2014 - Rating closes
20 August 2014 - Awards Presentation
THE DESIGN 100 - [live]

Awards Entries

Domain.com.au mobile site & native apps - Domain Group

Best Audience Migration to Mobile Technology

- Winner

Domain.com.au is one of the largest property portal in Australia with most comprehensive mobile products offerings. Our mobile site and apps are very functional with fantastic on-the-road tools that help our users with their property hunting and inspections. With Domain traffic from mobile devices now surpasses the desktop traffic, our audience have definitely migrated to mobile technology.

 

The Vision and Hearing Impaired App project - Telstra / b2cloud

Best Connected Device and Wearable Tech

- Winner

b2cloud worked with Telstra to create two world-first Google Glass apps. Designed for the visually and hearing impaired communities, the apps use groundbreaking technology to help users become more independent in their personal and professional lives. The vision-impaired app enables users to receive audio descriptions of objects in front of them and The hearing-impaired app transcribes speech for people who have hearing difficulties, allowing them to follow the conversation using Google Glass.

 

realestate.com.au iOS app - REA Group

Best Mobile Expanded Service or Application

- Winner

realestate.com.au’s iOS app helps Australians live their property dreams. realestate.com.au is Australia's number one destination for people looking to buy, rent and sell property and its mobile apps are market leaders, surpassing 3 million downloads in March 2014 (iOS and Android). Average monthly app visits grew 112% in the six months to 31 December 2013. realestate.com.au’s iOS app consistently ranks in the top 10 free lifestyle apps in Apple iTunes store.

 

carsales.com.au new mobile site and apps - carsales.com.au

Best Mobile Expanded Service or Application

- Winner

The carsales app provides the tools to help users buy and sell cars with confidence. Users can search over 200,000 new and used cars, compare vehicle makes and models, access their member centre and list their car straight from any mobile device with Snap n’ Sell. With over 3 million downloads and such a breadth of features and functionality, the carsales app receives an exceptional 5 star rating from the Apple app store and 4.5 stars from Google play.

 

Gallipoli - Department of Veterans' Affairs / Mnet Mobile

Best Mobile Marketing Campaign

- Winner

April 25th 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the ANZAC landings at Gallipoli. Our task was to get Australians aware and involved in this important date, and to get 10,500 registrations to fill the places at Gallipolli to pay their respects to the brave men and women that have served their country. Results were outstanding. Due to demand, the campaign had to finish 1 month prior to the proposed end date as all spots were filled up; with mobile playing a considerable role, driving 20% of total sign ups.

 

HelloLocal - HelloLocal

Best Mobile or App Startup

- Winner

HelloLocal is a clever, location and context aware App that delivers information to consumers based on their precise location using the latest Beacon, NFC and proximity marketing technology. HelloLocal partners with cities, retailers, shopping centres and destinations through our smart app that automatically rebrands itself based on the users location. So HelloLocal becomes Hello Geelong, or Hello Chapel Street, or Hello “your destination" It is one App that we hope is adopted globally for smart cities and brands and the only App a consumer needs to discover location-based information and offers.

 

Yates My Garden App - Yates / Webling Interactive

Best New Service or Application

- Winner

The Yates My Garden Mobile app is the world’s most comprehensive interactive guide to gardening. The multi platform app provides gardening pros and enthusiasts with everything they need to design, grow and manage their perfect garden, featuring an Augmented Reality Garden Visualiser with a wide selection of virtual plants. The app steps the user through the garden life cycle; finding inspiration, designing, planning, planting, growing, managing and solving pesky problems that stop the garden from thriving. The app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android; integrated with Social Media and Yate's Garden Club community.

 

Leadbolt Mobile App Monetisation Platform - Leadbolt

Best Platform

- Winner

Through the delivery of two innovative initiatives, Leadbolt has advanced its already industry leading app-discovery and monetization platform into new areas of development. Leadbolt allows mobile app-developers to easily promote their apps, acquire quality users and increase profitability with a single unified SDK. In addition, it allows advertisers the ability to leverage the widest variety of advanced mobile ad-units under one roof creating a high level of discovery, engagement, conversion and return. Leadbolt delivers 5 billion ads a month across 65,000 apps in over 150 countries. Leadbolt is privately held and headquartered in Sydney and LA.

 

The Cook App - The Cook App

Cooking

- Winner

The Cook app was originally developed as a case-study for Jodie Moule's book "Killer UX Design" Published by Sitepoint in 2012. The app has taken 2 years to research, design and develop and has enjoyed global success having been awarded 'Editors Choice', 'Best New Apps', 'Essentials' and also 'Best of 2013' by Apple - a fairytale ending to the initial story - and a great showcase of the Customer Led Innovation method and approach followed to get the product to market.

 

Kindy Mobile App - Kindy Pty Ltd

Directories & guides

- Winner

Kindy allows parents to find the best local nannies and babysitters, through a beautifully designed and intuitive mobile app. Our innovations such as real time background checks, nanny sharing, and easy search filters create trust, affordability and convenience, taking the stress out of finding quality child care.

 

RACT - Driver Training App - Royal Automobile Club of Tasmania / Wave Digital Pty Ltd

Education

- Winner

RACT’s Driver Training App has digitised a paper-based process by making use of the user’s smartphone device. The app provides two core functions for learner drivers - it allows users to test their knowledge of Tasmania road rules through an interactive quiz, and secondly allows users to log their driving hours through the app.

 

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

Education

- Winner

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.

 

Boardroom Tycoon - CPA Australia Ltd

Education & Family

- Winner

Boardroom Tycoon allows players to build a company from the ground up, competing in real-time against real players to hire and fire staff, complete deals, attempt takeovers and acquire income-generating assets to build up their share price and battle for a place at the top of the leader board. With players from around the world, your company is never safe - when you are sleeping, someone else is sitting on the train on the other side of the world launching a takeover against you and lowering your share price! Money never sleeps.

 

Snaptch App - Snaptch / Chris van Raay

Fashion

- Winner

Since launching in January 2014, Snaptch has been referred to as "An Australian startup that's snaffling market share in the creative portfolio business" by FELLT Industry. Snaptch is an app for the iPhone and iPad that marks the modelling industry's evolution into the digital space. Snaptch has revolutionised a model's portfolio by reimagining it into a digital form in a handsome, modern & intuitive interface. Alongside an immersive portfolio gallery it also includes metrics of a models following across social media platforms (Instagram, Twitter & Facebook) to indicate their reach and influence.

 

Coles Mobile Wallet - Coles Financial Services / Outware Mobile

Financial Information & Tools

- Winner

The Coles Mobile Wallet is a holistic solution that provides customers with a convenient and secure way to access internet banking and account management on their mobile phones, whilst also allowing users to pay and scan their flybuys card all on their smartphone. This new product positions Coles as an innovative leader in financial services technology, being the first app to combine rewards with mobile payment.

 

BodyWise - BodyWise

Fitness, Nutrition & Diet

- Winner

BodyWise is a health and fitness tracking app that makes tracking more interesting and motivating. It syncs with your Fitbit or Jawbone UP, bringing that data into your health and fitness dashboard. Match that with the 40+ health & fitness metrics that you can track and BodyWise discovers a better path to living healthier and more energetic.

 

SALSA'S - Mobile Website - Retail Zoo / Red Pants Mobile Websites

Food & Drink

- Winner

Sexy Salsa's diners can rejoice with their very own dedicated mobile website ! In 2014, its never been easier to find your closest Salsa's outlet for; - Tasty Tacos - Spicy Burritos - Yummy Nachos DEDICATED M. MOBILE WEBSITE Red Pants brilliant design and world leading technology delivers all smartphone users direct to their closest Salsa's store via a dedicated mobile website. www.salsas.com.au Ole ! Say Jose ! (oh yeah... once launched, an extra 100 customers used the store locator EVERY DAY !)

 

PowerPlay - Skillset / 2and2

Games

- Winner

The apocalypse has come. Elementals have ravaged towns, and humanity is pushed to the brink. However, in a small Western NSW town, a group have banded together to fight back. Using a generator to power the town, they rebuild the city and fend off Elementals who love to sap their power. But in order to find more survivors, they need to be as energy efficient as possible. PowerPlay is a fun game that gets young apprentices thinking about energy efficiency, and transforms this into positive behavioural change in their homes and workplaces.

 

Australian JobSearch - Department of Employment / Reading Room Australia

Government Services

- Winner

Looking for work is one of the toughest jobs around. Reading Room worked in collaboration with the Department of Employment to empower the +700,000 job seekers in Australia to take control of their job seeking through an interconnected set of digital tools. The power and organisational efficiency of self-service job seeking is at the heart a fresh and revitalised responsive web app that looks stunning and works superbly across all screens.

 

Yates My Garden App - Yates / Webling Interactive

Home & Garden

- Winner

The Yates My Garden Mobile app is the world’s most comprehensive interactive guide to gardening. The multi platform app provides gardening pros and enthusiasts with everything they need to design, grow and manage their perfect garden, featuring an Augmented Reality Garden Visualiser with a wide selection of virtual plants. The app steps the user through the garden life cycle; finding inspiration, designing, planning, planting, growing, managing and solving pesky problems that stop the garden from thriving. The app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android; integrated with Social Media and Yate's Garden Club community.

 

CivilWorks - On-Site Civil Solutions Pty Ltd / RU Advertising

In Field Services

- Winner

CivilWorks: Part of Your Civil Construction Team CivilWorks makes on-site calculations easy! From sewer main to drainage construction calculations, road and subdivision formulas, volume calculations and more. CivilWorks contains fundamental civil construction formulas to perform on-site mathematical calculations. A must-have for construction workers, CivilWorks is perfect for getting your on-site civil construction and civil engineering calculations correct every time! Stop costly reworks and delays with real-time job tracking for civil engineering management. CivilWorks is simple to use and helps get your jobs done fast and on budget.

 

TIKS Pre-Start - Chocolate Coded Pty Ltd

In Field Services

- Winner

TIKS Pre-Start is an innovative Australian-designed iOS, Android and web application that revolutionises industrial health and safety documentation and reporting in the workplace. TIKS Pre-Start complies with WHS Acts, and provides front-line workers with super-fast, up-to-date information, and the ability to report health and safety issues on-site. It also allows managers to drastically reduce paper documentation, vastly increase efficiency and greatly improve safety in the workplace. With its amazingly intuitive user interface, TIKS Pre-Start is becoming a must-have application for any business wanting to take health and safety seriously, while at the same time turbo-charging productivity, efficiencies and profitability.

 

MYOB PayDirect - MYOB

Line of Business

- Winner

MYOB PayDirect makes it easy for businesses to manage their invoices and take credit card payments on their smart phone using an iOS or Android mobile app and a secure ‘Chip and PIN’ payment device whilst on the road. MYOB PayDirect is fully integrated into MYOB AccounRight, so that users can access their customer details, product items ain real-time when they’re creating new invoices or taking payment. This integration eliminates data-entry and date-entry errors by eliminating double entry of key accounting data and by automatically posting invoice and payment details through to AccountRight in real time.

 

The Alfred Intensive Care Unit (ICU) waiting room application - The Alfred Hospital Intensive Care Unit

Medical

- Winner

The Alfred Intensive Care Unit (ICU) waiting room application; a new model of consumer engagement The focus was to: • Prepare a patient’s loved one for what to expect in the ICU • Provide information about the ICU, its staffing, ICU procedures and therapies • Empower the patient’s loved ones to participate in patient care • Provide information 24 hours a day in an easily accessible, user friendly, interactive and innovative way, allowing users to determine what information they read, when they read it, and to revisit the information as many times as needed. • Easily change and update the application in response to feedback from families and clinicians, keeping it current and effective.

 

Commonwealth Bank Mobile App - Commonwealth Bank

Mobile Payments

- Winner

The Commonwealth Bank App is a world-class mobile banking experience that pushes the boundaries of mobile banking. It lets you View your account balance with one simple swipe Pay via a mobile number, email address or Facebook contact Tap & Pay with your phone at any MasterCard® PayPassTM terminal ( A worlds first for our Samsung S4 customers) Use your phone at an ATM to get money with Cardless Cash Easy control of your credit cards with Lock, Block and Limit (patent pending)

 

ANZ Grow for iOS - ANZ / Outware Mobile

Mobile Trading Platforms

- Winner

ANZ’s vision is to create the world’s best wealth management platform with Grow, an iOS app that allows customers to manage their financial portfolio all in one place. It combines basic banking features with share trading, superannuation and insurance in the one app. Designed with usability and simplicity in mind, Grow cements ANZ’s position as a leader in technology innovation in the banking and finance sector.

 

storePlay - Music In Minutes - Marketing Melodies Pty. Ltd.

Music & Performance

- Winner

storePlay is the world's first App based background music service that allows music to be remotely downloaded and played on an iPod Touch, iPhone or iPad. storePlay provides playlists for retailers, restaurants, hair salons and other commercial premises and allows businesses to download 100% legal and tailored playlists for their stores and venues.

 

PENNY THE PIRATE - LUXOTTICA / Saatchi & Saatchi

Not For Profit

- Winner

We created a storybook app which doubles as a screening tool. This can be operated by any adult, without previous training. As a screening tool for children, the app is more accurate, faster to operate and far more engaging than any previous One Sight method. It can also be downloaded by any child care worker to operate a OneSight quality screening anywhere in Australia.

 

Bluethumb Art Apps - Bluethumb Art

Online Shopping

- Winner

Bluethumb brings art to your phone. We're Australia's fastest growing visual art platform, the place for artists to exhibit and sell their artwork directly to art lovers. Our iPhone app was recently judged by Apple as a "Best New App". And we've just released our lovely Android app, which we think is the finest Android art app experience the exists on a phone.

 

Bendix Brake Pad Identifier - Bendix / RU Advertising

Productivity Apps

- Winner

Photograph and identify any brake pad with your mobile phone! Developed for mechanics, brake fitters and DIY car enthusiasts, the Bendix Brake Pad Identifier app accurately identifies any brake pad within seconds. If you spend too much time searching through catalogues to identify brake pads only to have the wrong parts delivered, this app is the only solution for you. Simply take a photo of a brake pad and the image recognition software will instantly find part numbers that best match your photograph. Quick and easy to use, this app will save you time in your busy workshop.

 

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

Project Management

- Winner

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?

 

Aconex Mobile Platform - Aconex

Project Management

- Winner

Whether you’re building a skyscraper, a bridge, an underwater tunnel, or an oil rig; you need the most current design and construction drawings right there in your hands.. not back in your office. Up until now though, those docs have only been available onsite in hardcopy (aka paper) with all the issues that entails. Aconex Mobile bridges this gap between where the info is and where it’s actually needed, ensuring you always have access to the most up to date data required to keep your project on track (and to stop it from literally falling over).

 

SendaScript App - SendaScript

Retail & Shopping

- Winner

SendaScript is creating freedom for consumers, solving the arduous task of medication supply. It's a mobile ordering & retailing platform where customers are connected to open pharmacies anywhere, any-time. The company implements a recognized solution in removing the cash register & the sales cue, giving a customer the choice of saving time & avoiding the frustration of in-store transactions.

 

Alsco Sales Office - Alsco / Alive

Sales Force

- Winner

The Alsco Sales Office application unlocks traditional IT constraints on their vast field force. It utilises a mix of advanced features delivered in an intuitive user interface, which unlocks the potential of their existing enterprise applications and allows each employee to maximise their daily output.

 

Kia 'Game On' - Kia Motors Australia / Mnet Mobile

Sport

- Winner

It is every sports fan’s dream to be part of the game, but unless you are a player it is almost impossible to gauge the true power and precision of professional sport. We transformed the tennis viewing and TVC experience with a world first App; Game On – turning viewers smartphones into virtual tennis racquets. We gave armchair athletes the chance to feel what it is like to be on court, returning the world’s fastest serves, and in doing so, demonstrate Kia’s innovation credentials. Our App exceeded all expectations, and we have a patent-pending technology!

 

Kia 'Game On' - Kia Motors Australia / Mnet Mobile

Television/Movies

- Winner

It is every sports fan’s dream to be part of the game, but unless you are a player it is almost impossible to gauge the true power and precision of professional sport. We transformed the tennis viewing and TVC experience with a world first App; Game On – turning viewers smartphones into virtual tennis racquets. We gave armchair athletes the chance to feel what it is like to be on court, returning the world’s fastest serves, and in doing so, demonstrate Kia’s innovation credentials. Our App exceeded all expectations, and we have a patent-pending technology!

 

Flinders Street Station Design Competition - web app voting platform - Major Projects Victoria / August

Travel & Tourism

- Winner

The Victorian Government took a new approach to public feedback for the international design competition to redevelop Flinders Street Station. The People’s Choice Campaign had one goal. Give people a say and make it meaningful. August developed a web app voting platform within six weeks. Voters were given insights into the entrants’ designs and the tools to critique them. The campaign led to 18,974 votes in two weeks. Other key statistics: 288,053 unique site visits, 1.7 million page views & votes from over 161 countries. This project gave Melbournians a voice and placed the city on the world’s architectural stage.

 

Australia Post ParcelSend application - Australia Post / Odecee

Utilities

- Winner

ParcelSend is the first application in the Australian market allowing users to perform an entire end-to-end parcel sending transaction from their phone. The app lets users get quotes, create labels, pay for delivery and even organise for parcels to be collected – all on their mobile phone, wherever they are.

 

Bureau of Meteorology Mobile Website - Bureau of Meteorology

Weather

- Winner

The Bureau of Meteorology’s mobile weather website, launched on May 27, puts Australia’s most accurate and authoritative weather intelligence directly into the hands of every smartphone user. Using GPS tracking, the site provides up-to-the-minute forecasts for users’ immediate locations: the temperature, wind and chance of rain at different times of the day, together with a detailed picture of the coming week’s weather. Designed to provide at-a-glance weather information for practical decision-making, the site draws upon the Bureau’s Next Generation Forecast and Warning System, which covers the country with a forecasting grid capable of delivering high-resolution forecasts for every 6km² area.

 

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