The Oscar’s of the app world have just taken place at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, with awards being dished out left right and centre for the most innovative apps on the market.
WhatsApp was the big winner scooping the ‘Best Overall Mobile App’ award. This revolutionary program has fundamentally changed the way in which people communicate and has been recognised as the deserving winner of this prestigious award. More than 2 billion messages are sent via this app every day.
Also on the award podium was Angry Birds Rio, the latest instalment of the gaming phenomenon which has everyone hooked. The bird-flinging package was awarded a winner’s gong for its originality and gameplay.
Away from the fun and games, SwiftKey app picked up the award for innovation. This intuitive program from a Cambridge-based start-up company is used to predict typing patterns; making entering text on a smartphone easier and more accurate.
Also mentioned were the more obvious ‘big-hitters’ in the app world: Facebook and Twitter. It’s fairly difficult to emerge from a technology jamboree without these two digital monoliths being talked about.
Ever since the mobile phone got ‘smart’ and became the vehicle for the downloadable app, mobile vendors have been selling phones by the truck-load which has, in turn, fuelled the ambition and creativity of emerging software developers. Experts are predicting the app market to continue its remarkable growth over the next couple of years; as more and more people sell old phones in favour of an app-hungry smartphone.