It’s been a busy eight days here at the newly-focused Applause Blog. Last Wednesday we let you know about our latest venture – ARC – a new site for and by people in and of the apps economy. Today we’re proud to announce a new, sure-to-be competitive (and fun), initiative – The Ovation Awards.
The Ovation Awards are the only app awards that measure what brands & developers truly seek: the love and loyalty of users and experts. The awards launched today, but the fun is just beginning. We’re looking to you, app users everywhere, to vote for your favorite apps from a list of 200 finalists across 10 categories (and across both iOS and Android). We have a panel of expert judges who will be poring over your selections and making their decisions. Here’s how the awards will unfold:
- Public voting: Nov 12 – Dec 14 – Vote for your favorite apps – vote for just one, or vote for 20 (one per category per OS) from our pool of 200 finalists. This is a big part of what our panel of expert judges will consider.
- The Judges weigh in – Our panel includes accomplished mobile engineers, VCs, journalists, CEOs and others who understand apps inside and out. The judges will be looking at YOUR votes – as well as the analytics that were used by our in-house team of data scientists to help decide the 200 finalists – in order to choose the winners across 10 categories as well as the overall grand prize winner for each operating system.
- Winners to be announced January 14, 2015 – The winner for each category + OS will be announced, as will the grand-prize, overall winners for iOS and for Android.
So what are you waiting for? Make your voice heard, and vote for your favorite apps in the Ovation Awards today!