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.