NOTE: Note that this is not the final list of nominees. Nominations are still open until 12/31. This are just the current leading nominees in each category based on public nominations. Thefinal list of nominees will be announced on January 1st, 2010.

2009-Logo-Black-Stroke_largWith less than two weeks to go to nominate apps, we’re proud to announce some of the current top nominees for the 2009 Best App Ever Awards. The list below includes the top 5 nominees in each category organized alphabetically as chosen by the public. Remember that in the end there will be 10 nominees in each category with 5 coming from the public and 5 from a list of industry experts.

We’ve already received over 13,000 nominations for over 2,300 different applications. The turnout has been fantastic. Don’t see your favorite app on the list? There’s still time, head on over to http://bestappever.com and nominate your favorite apps.

Click on an app title below to go to that category nomination page. Or, click here to start nominating other apps. Nominations are open through 12/31/2009 and voting for the winners will start on 1/1/2010.

Current Top Nominees — nominations open through 12/31/2009

Most Innovative App

2Do: A Stunning To Do List with Push and Sync by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd
Finger Physics by PressOK Entertainment
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc
Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite by Quickoffice, Inc.
Shazam by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.

Most Useful App

Convertbot by Tapbots
MoneyBook – finance with flair by noidentity
Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite by Quickoffice, Inc.
Todo by Appigo
iStat – Sys Monitoring, Battery by Bjango

Read on for the full list of top nominees.

Best Productivity Enhancer

2Do: A Stunning To Do List with Push and Sync by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd
Documents To Go® (Microsoft Word & Excel editing & Desktop by DataViz, Inc.
PDF Reader Pro Edition by iTech Development Systems
Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite by Quickoffice, Inc.
iStudiez Pro by Andriy Kachalo & Michael Balashoff

Best Productivity Killer

FaceFighter by Appy Entertainment, Inc.
Labyrinth 2 by Illusion Labs
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
ORBITAL by bitforge Ltd
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc

Best Use of Bluetooth

FaceFighter by Appy Entertainment, Inc.
Flight Control by Firemint
Metallica Revenge by Tapulous
Mover+ by Infinite Labs
Real Racing by Firemint

Most Creative Use of iPhone Hardware

Blower – Real Air by Qneo
MyGirl – Video Girl by iPhSoft
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc
iBlast Moki by Godzilab
iForce by Rostami Magic

Best Use of Location Services

Gowalla by Alamofire
Motorcycle and Scooter Parking by Get Twisted Pty Ltd
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc
Park’n Find by Affinicore, Inc.
Traveler’s Quest by Kitty Code

Best Visual Design

2Do: A Stunning To Do List with Push and Sync by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd
Convertbot by Tapbots
Groceries – The Grocery Shopping List by Sophiestication Software
MoneyBook – finance with flair by noidentity
Ramp Champ by The Iconfactory

Best Educational App

EleMints: Periodic Table by App-Kainime
Math Ref by Happy Maau Studios
Proloquo2Go by AssistiveWare
Star Walk – 5 stars astronomy guide by Vito Technology Inc.
iStudiez Pro by Andriy Kachalo & Michael Balashoff

Best Just for Fun Kids App

Doodle Jump – BE WARNED: Insanely Addictive! by Lima Sky
Grinchmas by Oceanhouse Media
Itsy Bitsy Spider by iMagine Machine by iMagine machine
Pocket God by Bolt Creative
Sneezies – Chain Reaction by Chillingo Ltd

Best App for Toddlers

2Do: A Stunning To Do List with Push and Sync by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd
Hippo Hooray Shapes – Flashcards for Toddlers by Jackson Fish Market
Ickle Count by Tootle
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
Peekaboo Barn by Night & Day Studios, Inc.

Best App for Pre-schoolers

Guacamole by Bambalam
Madera & Figaro in The Rescue of Ginger by Lyn And Line LLC
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
Sneezies – Chain Reaction by Chillingo Ltd
Wheels on the Bus by Duck Duck Moose

Best App for Primary School Kids

2Do: A Stunning To Do List with Push and Sync by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd
Fairy Trails by Freeverse, Inc.
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
Pentanimals by Little White Bear Studios
The Night Before Christmas – a great yuletide story for yo by Utility Warrior

Best App for Middle School Kids

Baseball Superstars 2010 by GAMEVIL Inc.
Cell & Love: The Fun of Fusion by Mutant Games
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
Pocket God by Bolt Creative
Tap Tap Revenge 3 by Tapulous

Best App for High School+ Kids

College of Charleston Tour by City Slicker
Masyanya Comics Lite by Eurobook
Stupid Life #1 by Eurobook
ZENONIA by GAMEVIL Inc.
iStudiez Pro by Andriy Kachalo & Michael Balashoff

Best App for Parents

2Do: A Stunning To Do List with Push and Sync by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd
About MyFamily by Accord Technologies LLC
Is That Gluten Free? by Midlife Crisis Apps
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
iScore Baseball Scorekeeper by Faster Than Monkeys

Best Feel Like A Local App

Beer Signal by BaerCode, LLC
Find Craft Beer by Micro Integration Services, Inc.
Italian Gestures by Giovanni Pasquini
Traveler’s Quest by Kitty Code
Where To? – GPS points of interest by FutureTap

Best GPS Navigation App

AccuTerra by AccuTerra by Intermap
MobileNavigator Europe by NAVIGON AG
MobileNavigator North America by NAVIGON AG
TomTom U.S. & Canada by TomTom International BV
Waze Community GPS navigation, traffic & road reports by Waze Inc.

Best Outdoor Use App

AccuTerra by AccuTerra by Intermap
Gaia GPS by TrailBehind
Geocaching by Groundspeak Inc.
Pocket Universe: Virtual Sky Astronomy by Craic Design
Traveler’s Quest by Kitty Code

Best Social Networking App

BeejiveIM with Push by Beejive, Inc.
Facebook by Facebook
Tweetie 2 by atebits
Twitterrific by The Iconfactory
WhatsApp Messenger by WhatsApp Inc.

Best Twitter App

Echofon for Twitter by naan studio, Inc.
TweetDeck for iPhone by TweetDeck
Tweetie 2 by atebits
Twittelator Pro by Big Stone Phone
Twitterrific by The Iconfactory

Best News App

Byline by Phantom Fish
CNN Mobile by CNN Interactive Group, Inc.
Hurricane by Kitty Code
Newsstand by omz:software
Reeder by Silvio Rizzi

Best Road Warrior App

Documents To Go® with Exchange Attachments (Microsoft Word by DataViz, Inc.
Dropbox by Dropbox
PDF Reader Pro Edition by iTech Development Systems
Quickoffice Mobile Office Suite by Quickoffice, Inc.
WorldCard Mobile ( business card reader & business card scan by Penpower Technology Ltd.

Best Time Management App

2Do: A Stunning To Do List with Push and Sync by Guided Ways Technologies Ltd
BAR RUSH UNLIMITED by Intersog
Jobs – Time Sheet + Tracking by Bjango
Things by Cultured Code
TimeLog by Stefan Frst

Best Musical Instrument App

Band by MooCowMusic
Ocarina by Smule
VocaForm by Tim Bolstad
Xewton Music Studio by Alexander Gross
iBone – the Pocket Trombone by Spoonjack

Best Musical Synthesizer App

8 Track Mind by Improbable Sciences
Bebot – Robot Synth by Normalware
Noise.ioâ„¢ Pro Synth by Amidio Inc.
VocaForm by Tim Bolstad
mScribble by Panpipes Ho! LLC

Best Photography App

Camera Plus by Global Delight
Darkness – Sun, Moon by Bjango
Snapture by Snapture Labs LLC
TiltShift Generator – Fake DSLR by Art & Mobile
TrueHDR by Pictional

Best Photo Manipulation App

Appy Newz – Scandal Maker! by Appy Entertainment, Inc.
ColorSplash by Pocket Pixels Inc.
Photogene by Omer Shoor
Photoshop.com Mobile by Adobe Systems Incorporated
TiltShift Generator – Fake DSLR by Art & Mobile

Best Artistic Expression App

8 Track Mind by Improbable Sciences
Hanged by Freeverse, Inc.
Layers by Gotow.net
Ransom Letters – Picture Messages by More Blu Sky
SketchBook Mobile by Autodesk Inc.

Best Augmented Reality App

Layar Reality Browser by Layar B.V.
Pandemica by XMG Studio Inc.
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc
Sun Seeker: 3D Augmented Reality Viewer by ozPDA
Yelp by Yelp

Most Innovative Game

33rd DIVISION by Craneballs Studios
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor by Tiger Style
iBlast Moki by Godzilab

Best Casual Game

Flock It! by Score Studios
Green Fingers by No Monkeys
geoDefense by Critical Thought Games
iRaft Wars by iTech Development Systems
illuminance by Roberto Fera

Best Game Graphics

8 Track Mind by Improbable Sciences
MiniSquadron by MrFungFung
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
Twin Blades by Bulkypix
iBlast Moki by Godzilab

Best Game Controls

Flock It! by Score Studios
Soosiz by Touch Foo
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor by Tiger Style
Sway by Illusion Labs
iBlast Moki by Godzilab

Best Use of Social Gaming Platform Game

12 Solitaire Games from Astraware by Handmark, Inc.
Eliminate Pro by ngmoco, Inc.
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
Pocket God by Bolt Creative
Touch Pets Dogs by ngmoco, Inc.

Best Multiplayer Game

Call of Duty: World at War: Zombies by Activision
Eliminate Pro by ngmoco, Inc.
Labyrinth 2 by Illusion Labs
MiniSquadron by MrFungFung
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc

Best Retro Reborn Game

Beneath a Steel Sky: Remastered by Revolution
Bombardiers Guild by Quantum Toast
Dragon’s Lair by Electronic Arts
MiniSquadron by MrFungFung
Space Invaders Infinity Gene by TAITO Corporation

Best Action Game

Flock It! by Score Studios
Meteor Blitz by Alley Labs
MiniSquadron by MrFungFung
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
Spider: The Secret of Bryce Manor by Tiger Style

Best Adventure Game

All Fridges Are Psychotic by Flag Hippo
Bounce On by Team Phobic
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc
Soosiz by Touch Foo
iRaft Wars by iTech Development Systems

Best Arcade Game

Labyrinth 2 by Illusion Labs
MiniSquadron by MrFungFung
Minigore by Chillingo Ltd
Monster Pinball by Matmi
Mr. Bounce by Spaces of Play

Best Board Game

Catan by USM
Deep Green Chess by Cocoa Stuff
MONOPOLY by Electronic Arts
SCRABBLE by Electronic Arts
Thirty One by Luke Campbell

Best Card Game

Arcade Solitaire: TriTowers by Endloop Systems Inc.
Card Drop by Kuyi Mobile
Durak by Lost Token Software LLC
Thirty One by Luke Campbell
World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend by Glu

Best Casino Game

Astraware Casino by Handmark, Inc.
Live Poker 10K Free by Zynga by Zynga
Mini Casino – 18 in 1 by MinimoMinino.com
Super KO Boxing 2 by Glu
World Series of Poker Hold’em Legend by Glu

Best Dice Game

Lock ‘n’ Roll Pro by Canned Bananas
Mach Dice by MachWerx
MotionX Poker Quest by MotionX
WordFu Plus+ by ngmoco, Inc.
YAHTZEEâ„¢ Adventures by Electronic Arts

Best Family Game

Fairy tale: Little Red Riding Hood by ManualiPc
MONOPOLY by Electronic Arts
Traveler’s Quest by Kitty Code
Trixel by ADEPT Games, LLC
iSound Farm by iSound Farm

Best MMO Game

Christmas Countdown! by VisialSoft
Epic Pet Wars by Miraphonic
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc
The Cartel by SMLSD
Traveler’s Quest by Kitty Code

Best Music Game

8 Track Mind by Improbable Sciences
Beat It! by Glu
Doo Wop by Gamerholix Limited
Tap Tap Revenge 2.6 by Tapulous
Tap Tap Revenge 3 by Tapulous

Best Puzzle Game

Labyrinth 2 by Illusion Labs
ORBITAL by bitforge Ltd
Railroad Madness by F84 Games
Trixel by ADEPT Games, LLC
iBlast Moki by Godzilab

Best Racing Game

Asphalt 5 by Gameloft
Jet Car Stunts by True Axis
Need For Speed Undercover by Electronic Arts
Rally Master Pro 3D (US) by FISHLABS
Real Racing by Firemint

Best Role Playing Game

Dungeon Hunter by Gameloft
Inotia: A Wanderer of Luone by Com2uS Corp.
Parallel Kingdom AOE by PerBlue Inc
Ravensword: The Fallen King by Chillingo Ltd
ZENONIA by GAMEVIL Inc.

Best Simulation Game

BAR RUSH UNLIMITED by Intersog
Bar Rush by Intersog
Karnival by Hands-On Mobile
MiniSquadron by MrFungFung
Real Racing by Firemint

Best Sports Game

Baseball Superstars 2010 by GAMEVIL Inc.
Manage Your Football Club by Sports Director Ltd
Super KO Boxing 2 by Glu
Touchgrind by Illusion Labs
X2 Soccer 2009 by X2 Games

Best Strategy Game

Defender Chronicles – Legend of The Desert King by Chillingo Ltd
Fieldrunners by Subatomic Studios, LLC
Rogue Planet by Rogue Planet
TowerMadness by Limbic Software
geoDefense by Critical Thought Games

Best Trivia Game

MindBlender Quiz by PixelCUBE Studios
QuizQuizQuiz by Four Door Lemon Ltd
QuizQuizQuiz Xmas by Four Door Lemon Ltd
Trivial Pursuit by Electronic Arts
Trivialized by SMLSD

Best Word Game

Bookworm by PopCap Games, Inc.
Lexic by Kieffer Bros.
WORD SPIN® by RogueSheep
Words With Friends by Newtoy Inc.
WordsWorth by 99Games Online Private Limited

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