Canadians pick up CrackBerry Awards

Posted by Rob Lewis

The 2010 CrackBerry Awards took place this week and some Canadians took home hardware for their BlackBerry Apps.

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.).

Congrats to our Canadian winners:

  • Winner for Health/Wellness: Gym Technik from Vancouver's Gym Technik
  • Winner for Utility - General: Halifax's Tether
  • Winner for Sports: Toronto's Score Mobile
  • Runner Up for Location Based: Poynt from Calgary's Multiplied Media (behind Google Apps)
  • Runner Up for News/Weather: Toronto-born, RIM acquired Viigo
  • Runner Up for Best BlackBerry App Developer of the Year:  Toronto's Xtreme Labs
  • Runner Up for Best BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year: Ottawa's Magmic

Toronto's Fixmo was nominated for the Utility - OS Enhancement category but didn't place.

Company:
Poynt
Website:
http://www.poynt.com
Location:
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

At last, an easy to-use, all-in-one tool to connect you with local businesses, retailers and events while you’re on the go. From inspiration to action, Poynt helps transform the mobile device from an everyday communication tool to a powerful entertainment and utility tool. Poynt is available for BlackBerry smartphones, Android, iPhone and iPod Touch, Windows Phone 7 and Nokia Qt devices. Poynt is available in... more

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:
Score Media Inc.
Website:
http://www.scoremedia.com
Location:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

theScore’s mission is to provide a full digital service to sports fans, delivering a personalized user experience across all major mobile platforms through our mobile apps and website. Users are provided with a comprehensive, customizable service that dispenses real-time sports news, scores, fantasy information and alerts, alongside compelling, relevant content that allows for seamless social sharing by users.... 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

Rob Lewis

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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