While 148Apps is the creator of the Best App Ever Awards, we recognize that there is plenty of room for other awards for all of the awesome mobile app developers out there. GetJar, a company that bills themselves as the worlds second largest app store, are sponsoring a new kind of mobile app award, the Gettie awards.
These awards will honor just one app in each of six platforms: iPhone, Blackberry, Android, Windows Mobile, J2ME, and Symbian. The winner in each category will win $15,000 in pay per download credits on GetJar. In addition, a single app will be chosen to win $25,000 in credit from GetJar.
"We are thrilled to honor the best and brightest application developers with The Gettie Awards this year," said Ilja Laurs, CEO and Founder, GetJar. "We feel it is important to recognize the developer community’s achievements across all major platforms to really appreciate the amazing content that is responsible for today’s vibrant app economy."
While I'm sure most developers would prefer cash, winning exposure on GetJar isn't the worst prize in the world. I recommend all developers enter their best apps. You just might win!
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