In the run-up to the ‘App of the Year 2012’ Award Event, we are making our first big announcement today. Our editors have evaluated all applications, and selected a shortlist of 20 Belgian apps. The App of the Year 2012 ‘Public Award’ and ‘Jury Award’ will be chosen from this list.
More than 100 applications were submitted for nomination. It was of course impossible to include all of them into the final race for the award. That is why we made a preselection which in turn resulted in this shortlist.
How were the applications on the shortlist selected? These are the criteria our editors were asked to evaluate the apps on:
-how original or innovative is the app?
-what is its usefulness in daily life?
-what is your first impression?
-how do you rate its design?
-how do you rate its usability?
-do you intend to keep using this app for a longer time?
Following this first evaluation round, our editors came up with the following shortlist (top 20) for App of the Year 2012:
|iRailLiveboards||KBC-Mobile Banking||MyViking||Touring Mobilis (Pro)|
|De Standaard||Kinepolis||De Morgen Mobile||Videozone Deredactie.be;
Sporza en Cobra.be
Update: The De Lijn and Perfect Viewer apps were not developed by a company located in Belgium. This means we had to remove them from the shortlist. Congrats, iRailLiveboards (BeTrains Shortcuts) and De Morgen Mobile, you were number 21 and 22 and are now officially on the shortlist for App of the Year 2012.
These 20 applications are in the running for the App of the Year Public Award 2012 and the App of the Year Jury Award 2012!
This weekend the jury will meet to determine which application will win the Jury Award. Invitees for App of the Year 2012 will vote the winner of the Public Award at the event next Thursday.