The App Store Dominates the 2011 Mobile Webby Awards

The recent list of winners for the 2011 Webby Awards were announced earlier this month. What are the Webby Awards?

The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Established in 1996 during the Web’s infancy, the Webbys are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, which includes an Executive 750-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities, and Associate Members who are former Webby Award Winners and Nominees and other Internet professionals.

After writing about the win by Canada’s Pizza Pizza iPhone app, I noticed something peculiar about the rest of the winners–of all the 25 categories, every single winner had an app from the App Store. Check out the list below:

Best Use of a Device Camera
– Chase Quick Deposit

Best Use of GPS or Location Technology
– Foursquare

Best Use of Mobile Video
– MLB.com at Bat

Education and Reference
– HowStuffWorks App

Entertainment – Handheld Devices
– This American Life for iPhone

Entertainment – Tablet & All Other Devices
– PBS for iPad

Experimental and Innovation
– Airwalk

Games – Handheld Devices
– Angry Birds

Games – Tables and Other Devices
– Jambalaya

Guides/Ratings/Reviews
– Yelp

Integrated Mobile Experience
– Nike+ GPS (this is currently a free download!)

Lifestyle – Handheld Devices
– Jamie’s Recipes

Lifestyle – Tablets and Other Devices
– MOMA

Music
– Pandora

News – Handheld Devices
– New York Times Mobile

News – Tablets & All Other Devices
– Fliboard

Productivity
– Evernote

Services
– Dropbox

Shopping – Handheld Devices
– Pizza Pizza Mobile (Canada!)

Shopping – Tablets & All Other Devices
– Fandango

Social – Handheld Devices
– Foursquare

Social – Tablets and Other Devices
– Flipboard

Sports
– MLB.com at Bat

Travel
– TripIt

Utilities and Services
– Chase Quick Deposit

If you want to have a mobile presence, you’ll have an app in the App Store. The above list is a clear indication of that. It was recently noted the App Store surpassed 500,000 apps.

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