2010 CrackBerry App Awards include Canadians

Posted by Rob Lewis

CrackBerry has dropped accessories from their annual CrackBerry Awards and this year are completely focused on BlackBerry applications.

This year thereare 15 awards categories - 11 are application categories, three are developer awards (best app, game and theme developer of the year awards) and the final is the CrackBerry Editor's Choice awards, which don't have nominees but will be announced at the CrackBerry App Awards party. There are five finalists in each app and developer awards category. Nominees were both submitted by the CrackBerry community and by members of the Crack team (writers, moderators, etc.).

The following finalists hail from Canada:

  • Location Based: Poynt from Calgary's Multiplied Media
  • Health/Wellness: Gym Technik from Vancouver's Gym Technik
  • News/Weather: Toronto-born, RIM acquired Viigo
  • Utility - General: Halifax's Tether
  • Utility - OS Enhancement: Toronto's Fixmo
  • Sports: Score Mobile
  • Best BlackBerry App Developer of the Year:  Toronto's Xtreme Labs makers of Urbanspoon, Fixmo Tools and NBA Gametime
  • Best BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year: Ottawa's Magmic - makers of NY Times Soduku, NY Times Crosswords and Texas Hold Em' 3

The winners will be announced live at the CrackBerry App Awards party in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 29th during the BlackBerry Developer Conference.

Company:
Viigo
Website:
http://viigo.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Viigo™ is revolutionizing the way users access information on their smartphone. Every day, people around the world rely on Viigo as their gateway to a vast array of up-to-the-minute content and useful services, wherever they are and whenever they need it. In one simple, fully customizable application, Viigo delivers news, weather, flight schedules and status, real-time sports scores, stock quotes and market data,... more

Company:
Gym Technik
Website:
http://www.gymtechnik.com
Location:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Gym Technik is a cutting edge mobile fitness tracking service. Members can setup their workout routines online and when they hit the gym - they can use their mobile smartphone to follow their workout routine with visual guidance, track their workout stats, track their cardio information, and also track body statistics. more

Company:
Xtreme Labs
Website:
http://www.xtremelabs.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Located in Toronto, Palo Alto, and New York City, Xtreme Labs leads the world’s biggest brands in creating award-winning mobile products. Xtreme Labs’ expertise in mobile spans both the consumer and enterprise industries, providing a wide range of solutions for mobile, tablet, TV, mobile web, connected devices and more. All projects are handled in-house by a talented team of engineers, designers, product managers,... more

Company:
Fixmo
Website:
http://www.fixmo.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Fixmo Inc. is the mobile risk management (MRM) company that helps organizations identify, mitigate and manage the risks associated with mobile devices in the workplace. The company’s MRM solutions enable protected and compliant mobile computing, helping organizations embrace a wide range of mobile devices and applications while maintaining system integrity, protecting confidential data and proving regulatory... more


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Rob Lewis

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Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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