ninth Annual Crunchies Awards

9th Annual Crunchies Awards

The ninth Annual Crunchies are proper across the nook. On February eight, a few of your favourite startups, entrepreneurs and buyers will make their option to San Francisco’s Warfare Memorial Opera Home for the Oscars of startups and know-how. They’ll be hoping to win a Crunchie award in one in every of 12 classes up for grabs at this yr’s present.

The Crunchie for Greatest Cellular App goes to the cellular software that made probably the most waves within the cellular app panorama in 2015. Under are the businesses which were chosen as finalists for the Greatest Cellular App award this yr, in addition to a take a look at a number of the earlier winners.

The 2015 Nominees

Citymapper

Citymapper is a scorching startup that goals to make cities all over the world simpler to make use of. The service supplies actual-time journey instructions utilizing quite a lot of totally different transit modes, from public transit like subway, bus and rail, to journey-sharing providers reminiscent of Uber and bike shares. Citymapper is at present obtainable in 29 cities around the globe, and is aggressively increasing into new ones with enter from the group.

Fb Messenger

Fb’s Messenger service grew at an unimaginable price in 2015, going from 500 million customers in November 2014 to over 800 million customers on the finish of 2015. Messenger added a slew of latest options to the platform in 2015, together with video calling, dialog customization with emoji, the power to ship and obtain funds, and the M digital assistant, which is presently being examined within the Bay Space.

Periscope

Twitter’s stay video service Periscope launched in March as solution to uncover the world by means of another person’s eyes. Customers can watch Periscope streams from individuals all all over the world, and despite the fact that the service has been lively lower than a yr, customers have created over one hundred million reside broadcasts. Whereas it didn’t fairly make it into 2015, Periscope broadcasts will now begin displaying up in Twitter for iOS, and can quickly be coming to Android and the online.

Robinhood

In the event you’ve ever traded shares, you’ve in all probability been charged a payment for each commerce you made. Robinhood goals to vary all that by offering fee-free buying and selling, as an alternative making its cash on those that improve to the corporate’s managed margin accounts (presently in beta) and accruing curiosity on clients uninvested money balances.

Want

Want is the main cellular commerce platform in Europe and North America that focuses totally on the worth shopper. Its cellular-first strategy to buying has led to some fairly lofty funding totals — the service has raised $578.5 million in 5 funding rounds, together with an enormous $500 million spherical closed within the first half of 2015.

Previous Winners

Word: The Greatest Cellular App Crunchie was launched with the Second Annual Crunchies present in 2008, so there wasn’t a winner on this class on the first present.

imeem – 2nd Annual Crunchies Winner

imeem began out life in 2003 as an immediate messaging service that permit customers chat, weblog, and share information. That didn’t work out, and in 2006, it pivoted right into a social community that permit individuals uncover, play and share music, music movies and footage. It was acquired by Myspace in 2009.

Foursquare – third Annual Crunchies Winner

Foursquare is a geo-know-how platform that helps customers discover the world round them. Launched in 2009, the corporate has since pivoted into two standalone purposes – Foursquare, a metropolis information and discovery app, and Swarm, the examine-in service that originally made Foursquare so widespread.

Google Maps – 4th and sixth Annual Crunchies Winner

In case you’ve ever used a smartphone, you’ve in all probability used Google Maps, Google’s stellar navigation service for Android and iOS. It in all probability comes as no shock to you that the service gained not one however two Greatest Cellular App Crunchies, one in 2010 for its excellent Android app, and one other in 2012 for its utterly revamped app for iOS after Apple kicked Google Maps off iOS in favor of Apple Maps.

Evernote – fifth Annual Crunchies Winner

Initially launched as a related word-taking app, Evernote has since expanded into a set of software program and providers that lets its customers seize, create, manage and discover info they want throughout platforms. The corporate has hit a tough patch of late, nevertheless, and has shut down a few of its software program like Skitch to give attention to the core Evernote expertise.

Snapchat – seventh Annual Crunchies Winner

Snapchat started as a service that permit customers share footage that mechanically disappeared after a quick time period. That’s nonetheless largely how the service is used, however the firm has added longer-period tales, stay tales and a Uncover channel that connects customers with content material from manufacturers like ESPN, Comedy Central and Nationwide Geographic.

Storehouse – eighth Annual Crunchies Winner

Storehouse is a visible storytelling app that makes it tremendous straightforward to transform your footage and movies into tales. An replace in September 2015 rethought your complete iOS software by specializing in extra personal sharing of tales, and since then they’ve launched an app for Apple TV and lastly launched on Android.

Which of the unimaginable apps up for the Greatest Cellular App Crunchie will win the award this yr? Discover out on the ninth Annual Crunchies on February eight. The easiest way to expertise the Crunchies is to be there reside in individual, so make sure to head over to our ticketing web page to safe your spot for as little as $one hundred fifteen.

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