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The 11th International Mobile Gaming Awards Nominees Have Been Announced

Posted by Ellis Spice on February 5th, 2015

The nominations for the 11th annual International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGAs) have been unveiled, with Flappy Bird, Bounden, FRAMED, and Kim Kardashian: Hollywood among the nominations from little-known indies and triple-A publishers alike, across ten categories.

The list of nominees is as follows:

Best Multiplayer Game

Nominate Your Favorite iOS and Android Games for the 7th Annual Best App Ever Awards

Posted by Rob Rich on January 19th, 2015

That time of the year has come. Whether you're a gamer, app user, indie dev, or big-time games industry publisher, chances are you'd like to see your favourite game of the past year get some recognition.

The prestigious Best App Ever Awards, now in their 7th year, offer a great chance to give the limelight to games and apps that may otherwise miss out. The difference with these awards? The nominated titles are chosen by the public, all around the world. We've had millions of votes over the past seven years, and we're expecting millions more.

This year we're hosting the iOS and Android awards simultaneously rather than staggering them, so if you enjoy dual-wielding phones you'll be set for both.

We recommend all users, developers, and publishers follow @BestAppEver for all the Award updates, and use #BestAppEver to show everyone how you're voting.

The nomination process closes at midnight on January 31, so get nominating!

Who Wore it Best? Best of 2014

Posted by Jordan Minor on December 23rd, 2014

It's the end of the year, so it's time for some arbitrary internet awards! In this wrap-up episode of Who Wore it Best? we present our winners for the best, worst, and flat-out weirdest cloned games that graced the App Store in 2014.

The Best App Ever Awards for Android set to be Revealed Tomorrow

Posted by Jennifer Allen on July 17th, 2014


Us iOS enthusiasts have been able to enjoy the delights of the Best App Ever Awards for the past six years. Android owners haven't been so lucky though. That is, until now, where we're a mere 24 hours away from announcing the results of the very first Best App Ever Awards for Android.

The nomination phase lasted over two months with over 1,500 apps nominated in over 30 categories.

Here's a heads up of what categories will be announced tomorrow:

  • Most Innovative App
  • Best Visual Design
  • Best Location-Based App
  • Most Useful App
  • Best Books & Reference App
  • Best Business App
  • Best Comics App
  • Best Communication App
  • Best Education App
  • Best Entertainment App
  • Best Finance App
  • Best Health and Fitness App
  • Best Lifestyle App
  • Best Live Wallpaper
  • Best Media and Video App
  • Best Medical App
  • Best Music and Audio App
  • Best News and Magazine App
  • Best Personalization App
  • Best Photography App
  • Best Productivity App
  • Best Shopping App
  • Best Social App
  • Best Sports App
  • Best Tool App
  • Best Transportation App
  • Best Travel & Local App
  • Best Weather App
  • Best Widget App

  • Most Innovative Game
  • Best Arcade and Action Game
  • Best Brain and Puzzle Game
  • Best Cards and Casino Game
  • Best Casual Game
  • Best Racing Game
  • Best Sports Game


And of course, the Best App Ever, covering all the different categories possible!

While we know you're all iOS loving folk, we thought you'd like to see how things work out for Android owners.

Check back here tomorrow and over on the official Best App Ever site at 8am PDT, to find out what's been crowned winner!

Sponsored by iDreamSky, the largest mobile game publishing platform in China by active users.

Winners of the 6th Annual Best App Ever Awards Announced!

Posted by Jeff Scott on March 27th, 2014

We are proud to announce the winners of the 6th Annual Best App Ever Awards!

With millions of votes cast for their favorite apps and games, visitors to the 6th Annual Best App Ever Awards made this an amazing year. Without further ado, here are the winners:

Best App Ever Category

iOS Division


Winner: DEVICE 6 by Simogo


Second Place: Fantastical 2 for iPhone - Calendar and Reminders by Flexibits Inc.

Third Place: Minecraft - Pocket Edition by Mojang




Most Innovative App Category

iOS Division


Winner: IFTTT by IFTTT

Second Place: Mailbox by Orchestra, Inc.

Third Place: DEVICE 6 by Simogo




Best Visual Design Category

iOS Division


Winner: Paper by FiftyThree by FiftyThree, Inc.

Second Place: Procreate - Sketch, paint, create. by Savage Interactive Pty Ltd

Third Place: Infinity Blade III by Chair Entertainment Group, LLC



Hit the jump for the full list of winners in all categories of the 6th Annual Best App Ever Awards!

The Winners of the 10th Annual International Mobile Gaming Awards Have Been Announced

Posted by Stephen Hall on March 25th, 2014

The 10th anniversary International Mobile Gaming Awards have come to a close, and after 2 months of voting between 14 judges from Japan, Australia, Britain, Germany, the Netherlands, Sweden, and the US, the results are in. Dozens of games were nominated, and many of them you will likely recognize, but only a select few could actually win this fantastic recognition. You can find the final results, which were announced in San Francisco at the 10th IMGA ceremony on March 20, below.

Best Serious Game: Artisitco: The Game for Art Lovers by Play Art Labs, Ltd. Israel
Excellence in Art Design: Year Walk by Simogo, Sweden
Excellence in Sound Design: Papa Sangre II by Somethin’Else, published by Playground Publishing, The Netherlands
Best Technical Achievement: Clumsy Ninja by Natural Motion, United Kingdom
Best Shared Experience: Heads Up by Warner Bros., United States
Excellence in Storytelling: République by Camouflaj, United States
Best Quikplay: Colossatron - Massive World Threat by Halfbrick Studios, Australia
Best Upcoming Game: Framed by Loveshack Entertainment, Australia.
Excellence in Innovation: Blek by Kunabi Brother, Austria
Excellence in Gameplay: rymdkapsel by Grapefrukt Games, Sweden
People’s Choice: Tiny Thief by 5 Ants Spain, published by Rovio, Finland
Jury’s Honorable Mention: Luxuria Superbia by Tale of Tales, Belgium
Grand Prix: Badland by Frogmind, Finland

Last Chance: 10th IMGA Awards Accepting Submissions Through Jan 16

Posted by Jeff Scott on January 9th, 2014

Now in it's 10th year, the International Mobile Gaming Awards is in the final days of accepting submissions for their annual awards. Just a quick reminder to submit your mobile games to the awards before January 16th. (Disclosure, the author is a member of the IMGA jury)

The Annual Awards Ceremony will be held in San Francisco as part of a one day event including pitching sessions, reception, ceremony, and party. If you want to participate as a developer this year, here are a few things you need to know:

Games can be nominated if released after January 1st, 2013 or are yet to be published. Developers will get the chance to apply to participate in the ‘pitching session’ just before the awards ceremony on March 18 in San Francisco. This will give developers the chance to get feedback from journalists and leading publishers.

The International Mobile Gaming Awards Celebrates its 10th Anniversary - Now Open for Entries

Posted by Jeff Scott on September 17th, 2013

Since 2004, the IMGA has been at the forefront of the mobile gaming industry and has become the most prestigious international competition for mobile games. The IMGA is calling all developers and studios from around the world to submit their games.

The 10th IMGA

The Annual Awards Ceremony will be held in San Francisco as part of a one day event including pitching sessions, reception, ceremony, and party. If you want to participate as a developer this year, here are a few things you need to know:

Games can be nominated if released after January 1st, 2013 or are yet to be published. The IMGA has not defined any categories. Participants can specify their own category. As for the winners, the jury will define the denomination of the prizes, with the exception of the Grand Prix (overall winner) and the Public Choice Award. The full list of prizes will be announced on February 10.

Developers will get the chance to apply to participate in the ‘pitching session’ just before the awards ceremony on March 18 in San Francisco. This will give developers the chance to get feedback from journalists and leading publishers.

As of today, developers can submit their game online at www.imgawards.com and compete in an international arena with top studios and individual developers from all over the world. Entries close on January 16th, 2014.

This Week at 148Apps: December 31-January 4

Posted by Chris Kirby on January 7th, 2013
iPad App - Designed for iPad

When a week starts off with New Year's Eve, it's bound to be a good one, and this week was no exception at 148Apps.com. Site founder Jeff Scott started us off with a bang by saying, "We are proud to announce the nominees for the fifth annual Best App Ever Awards. The awards that celebrate the best apps available, not just the best selling. This year we saw an amazing response with over 715,000 nominations submitted for 6,755 unique apps!

Voting is now open and will remain open through January 31st, 2013. Winners will be announced in February and details on that are to come."

Want to see the complete list of nominees, and get in on the voting? Head to 148Apps.

Over at GiggleApps.com, Amy Solomon took a closer look at Hansel & Gretel: Lost, saying, "Hansel & Gretel: Lost is a well crafted re-telling of this classic story for iPad, wonderfully illustrated with animations as well as including top-notch narration, music and sound effects. Auto-play is also an option as well as silencing the narration to read this book by oneself.

It is easy to tell from the first page that this app is something special. The illustrations are lush with color and beautiful to look at with a marbled textured style that I always find appealing. Every element in this book is at a superlative level of quality that adults will greatly appreciate, as will their children."

Read Amy's complete review at GiggleApps.

Finally, AndroidRundown.com writer Carter Dotson took on the establishment and challenged the conventional wisdom about "iPhone Killer" hardware: "Well, it took a bit longer than expected, but it seems like Google is finally going to use their Motorola acquisition to actually make a standout phone for themselves, the “X Phone.” Or whatever the next Nexus device will be called.

The immediate speculation swirling around is that this is finally Google’s “iPhone Killer.” You know, like the other Nexus devices that were iPhone killers. I don’t think that anything at this point will be an iPhone killer. It just isn’t going to happen."

Read more of Carter's missive at AndroidRundown.

And so begins 2013! Keep track of all the latest happenings, including developments in the Best App Ever Awards, by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook and following us on Pinterest. And from all of us across the 148Apps network of sites, have a Happy New Year!

5th Annual Best App Ever Awards Launched

Posted by Jeff Scott on November 13th, 2012

In late 2008, in response to then mounting chart pressure, we started the Best App Ever Awards to honor some of the best apps available, not just the best selling. At that time, and it's ever more true now, high position on the top apps charts was thought of by many to be the only measure of success. We knew there were better ways to honor the best apps, and started the Best App Ever Awards.

Now in it's 5th year, the goal of the Best App Ever Awards remains unchanged. Honor the best apps, even if they are not chart toppers. It's with great pride that we open up this years awards for nominations.

The Best App Ever awards is the one of the most prestigious awards for mobile apps and games. Last year over 1,500,000 votes were cast in the quest to find the best. This year it’s back bigger and better than ever. Users can nominate their favorite apps and games in any of over 100 categories by heading to the app nomination page and choosing a category.

Nominations are open through the end of the year. After that the nominations will be tallied and the top ten iOS apps in each category will battle it out for the awards. In addition, the ten iOS apps that get the most nominations overall will fight it out for the title of Best App Ever.

Start nominating your favorite apps and games now, head on over to Best App Ever!!

8th Annual IMGA Award Winners Unveiled

Posted by Brad Hilderbrand on March 2nd, 2012

Today at the Mobile World Conference in Barcelona the the winners of the 8th Annual International Mobile Games Awards were announced. These apps represent the cream of the crop from every corner of the globe, so rest assured that when you download these you're getting only the best of the best. Also, 148Apps has a special connection to the awards as our owner, the ruggedly handsome Jeff Scott, is a member of the judges panel (hi boss!). So without further ado, here are your winners.

Best Casual Game
Sprinkle
MediocreAB
Sweden

Best mobile social game
Charadium 2
On5
Lithuania

Best Real World Game
Meatspace Invasion (France iTunes Store only)
C4M and Mekensleep
France

Best Sports Game
Touchgrind BMX
IllusionLabs
Sweden

Excellence in Gameplay
Infinity Blade 2
Chair
USA

Most Innovative Game
Superbrothers : Sword and Sworcery EP
Capy
Canada

Grand Prix (Best Overall)
Infinity Blade 2
Chair
USA

People's choice
Flick Tennis: College Wars
Rolocule Games
India

Contre jour
Mokus Games
Ukraine

2011 Best App Ever Nominees Announced

Posted by Jeff Scott on January 3rd, 2012

The nominated applications for the 2011 Best App Ever Awards have just been announced. This year saw a huge increase in the number of nominations placed and the number of applications nominated. The big change this year was the introduction of Android applications to the awards, with each category (other than the Best App Ever category) having a winner from each platform.

The Best App Ever Awards are the most prestigious (if we do say so ourselves) and longest running mobile app awards. Last year saw nearly 500,000 votes cast in the awards, and this year the goal is over a million. Here are a few more stats on this year's awards:

2011 Best App Ever Awards, By The Numbers:


287,643 nominations placed by users at the site
7,243 different applications submitted for nomination
1,692 different application are final nominees
1,336 different developers have apps nominated in the awards
109 app / game categories in the 2011 awards
76% of the nominations submitted were for iOS applications, 24% for Android applications
42 Gameloft app nominations, Gameloft leads the pack with the most of any publisher
20 nominations per category (10 for iOS, 10 for Android)
1 Best App Ever category winner (it's iOS vs. Android)

The overall winner, the Best App Ever will be chosen in a no-holds-barred cage match between the 10 top iOS and 10 top Android nominees. Only one supreme app will reign supreme as the single best app on its mobile platform. Which will it be? The iOS nominees are listed below:

Best App Ever


The overall best app of the year. Nominees are the apps that received the most nominations across all categories
» Codea from Two Lives Left
» Flipboard from Flipboard Inc.
» Infinity Blade II from Chair Entertainment Group, LLC
» Jetpack Joyride from Halfbrick Studios
» SpellCraft School of Magic from Appy Entertainment, Inc.
» Temple Run from Imangi Studios, LLC
» Tiny Tower from NimbleBit LLC
» Tiny Wings from Andreas Illiger
» Where's My Water? from Disney
» Zombie Gunship from Limbic Software

Voting is open now through January 25th with the final winners to be announced at the 2011 Macworld / iWorld Expo in San Francisco, CA. Shortly after, they will be posted to the Best App Ever site, and we'll point you to them there as well. Make sure you get your votes in early, and take advantage of the social sharing option on the site to rally support for your favorite apps.

Hit the jump (or see the Best App Ever site for the full list of iOS apps nominated in the 2011 Best App Ever awards in the other 108 categories.

And let us know in the comments, who you think will win, iOS or Android for Best App Ever?

This Week at 148Apps, December 5-9

Posted by Chris Kirby on December 11th, 2011
+ Universal App - Designed for iPhone and iPad

This week at 148Apps.com, we opened the floodgates for the 2011 Best App Ever Awards. Site founder Jeff Scott writes, "In its fourth year, the Best App Ever awards is a people’s choice awards for apps. Last year over 500,000 votes were cast in the quest to find the best apps, not just the best selling. This year it’s back bigger and better than ever. In a big change this year, not just iOS but also Android applications and games are up for nomination in the awards competition. Users can nominate their favorite apps and games in any of the multiple categories by heading to the app nomination page and choosing a category."

Read more about the 2011 Best App Ever Awards on 148Apps.

Over at GiggleApps, our site dedicated to reviewing the latest apps for kids, reviewer Amy Solomon took a closer look at the new Charlie Brown Christmas App, saying, "It is lovely that children can decorate their own tree with included ornaments and other decorations, as well as a few that must be earned by finding all the hidden items as accomplishments. This area is found on the first title page of the book and can easily be overlooked as one starts to read. Please look for it. I am also smitten with the last page of this app where the characters are all shown with image and name, and a tap letting readers hear the line they are most noted for in this story, a great section for me to go over with my son as he is new to these characters."

Get into the Christmas spirit and read the full review on GiggleApps.

Finally, AndroidRundown writer Carter Dotson published a commentary regarding the recent CarrierIQ revelations. Dotson says, "Some of the fallout is settling from the explosive Carrier IQ revelations – naturally, most parties involved are denying any kind of wrongdoing, or even that their tools are even installed at all on the phones. Apps to search for the existence of the tools on phones now exist. As well, apparently even Carrier IQ was found on iOS devices, although Apple has pledged to remove them in a future iOS software update. Interestingly, one researcher has found that the software likely isn’t sending vast swaths of user personal information back to carriers and manufacturers, although there are still some questions about the data that is being recorded by Carrier IQ tools. In fact, a lot of this data may be used for benign purposes such as determining where phone calls are being dropped, rather than any kind of purpose of spying on user information."

Read the full CarrierIQ rundown on AndroidRundown.

We're done for this week. But next week brings us that much closer to Christmas, and closer to the new year. Keep informed by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter. Jingle on your merry way....and see you next week.

2011 Best App Ever Awards Now Live!

Posted by Jeff Scott on December 8th, 2011

The 2011 Best App Ever Awards have launched. It's time to nominate your favorite apps and games of 2011.

In it's fourth year, the Best App Ever awards is a people's choice awards for apps. Last year over 500,000 votes were cast in the quest to find the best apps, not just the best selling. This year it's back bigger and better than ever.

In a big change this year, not just iOS but also Android applications and games are up for nomination in the awards competition. Users can nominate their favorite apps and games in any of the multiple categories by heading to the app nomination page and choosing a category.

Nominations are open through the end of the year. After that the nominations will be tallied and the top 10 iOS and Android apps in each category will fight it out for the awards. In addition, the 10 iOS and 10 Android apps that get the most nominations overall will fight it out for the title of Best App Ever.

What app do you think will win for Best App Ever in 2011?

Start Nominating Apps Now!

Perfect Slice Review

iPhone App - Designed for iPhone, compatible with iPad
By Gianna LaPin on May 20th, 2011
Our rating: starstarstarhalfstarblankstar :: ATTRACTIVE BUT SIMPLISTIC
Players are invited to test their skill at cutting a seemingly endless supply of everyday objects perfectly in half. Pit a steady finger against a merciless timer to unlock levels and win awards.
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