2015 [app] design awards AUS

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

demand design, celebrate courage


Apps more than ever are helping our communities to connect and engage, from emergency services to Not for Profits to social groups, these apps not only assist in delivery but provide efficiencies importantly providing those at the coalface more time to do their important work whether it be fighting fires or managing the local team. It's not all serious though we're also looking for apps that work to help bring the community groups together with fun and enjoyable activities.

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Nominations in Category

Balikbayan Box App for Android - Blas F. Ople Center / Outware Mobile


- Gold

Approximately 12 million Filipinos live outside of the Philippines, separated from their families and friends. One of the things they value highly is keeping connected with their loved ones. The Balikbayan Box app helps helps overseas Filipino workers connect with their loved ones back home by bringing the traditional balikbayan box to the digital age.

Certified Locals - creating a local movement - Certified Locals / Mobiddiction


- Silver

With global businesses cannibalising the Australian retail industry how can local retailers ensure the diversity of their businesses remain integral to the high street and their communities? Simple and convenient to use the Certified Locals open loyalty platform enables customers to redeem and accrue rewards and points wherever, whenever they shop in certified local stores. Built for mobile and tablet devices the app encourages active engagement between retailers, customers and their community and is supported by responsive website design.

Orbit - Starlight Foundation / Odecee


- Silver

‘Orbit’ is a new digital system designed to enhance the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s in-hospital programs by tracking user participation and facilitating important administrative processes - without disrupting the fun! With this system, our team has brought together technical and creative skill to develop a completely bespoke solution that meets the unique needs of this extraordinary organisation, at the same time as adding some excitement to the normally tedious task of user registration. Starlight programs already make an incredible difference in the lives of sick children and their families; with Orbit supporting them, the sky’s the limit!

MarineRescue App - Marine Rescue NSW / Alive


- Silver

Marine Rescue NSW (MRNSW) is the state’s official volunteer marine rescue service, committed to saving lives on the water. This vital emergency service has 3,000 members, who provide a range of safety and educational services. MRNSW has bolstered its safety services with the development of the MarineRescue App, a smartphone solution that makes it easier than ever for boaters to stay safe on NSW waters. In just a few minutes, boaters can Log On with MRNSW, enter details of their trip and be on their way, knowing a responsible authority is watching over their journey.

Vote Victoria - Victorian Electoral Commission / Mnet Mobile


- Silver

We had to encourage and enable young Victorians to get involved in the electoral process and fulfill their democratic duty. The Vote Victoria app was a resounding success. Downloads of our app tripled those of the previous election's app and average usage increased 1000% to over 30 minutes. Combining users with the PR & social media coverage generated by the app, our estimates indicate it reached over half of the 18-24 year old population in Victoria, with an average 5 star rating by those who used it.

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25 August 2015 - Earlybird Deadline
8 September 2015 - Standard Deadline
29 September 2015 - Extended Deadline