The Webby’s Are Here!

webbyFormed to honor excellence on the Internet, The Webby’s celebrate some of the best products, webpages, gadgets, and software found globally on the Internet.

From the Webby’s press release:

The Webbys is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) — a 1,000+ member judging body that includes Executive Members comprised 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.

The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as actor Kevin Spacey, musician David Bowie, Internet Co-inventor Vint CerfArianna Huffington, President and Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone, Chairman and Founder of R/GA Bob Greenberg, Co-Founder of Instagram Kevin Systrom, Executive Creative Director at Google Lab, Iain Tait, Mozilla CEO and Chair Mitchell Baker, Tumblr Founder David Karp, and Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School, Lawrence Lessig. The 18th Annual Webby Awards received 12,00 entries from over 60 countries and all 50 states and generated over 900 million media impressions worldwide.

Here is the list of winners:

Best Practices: The NYTimes app for iPhone & iPod touch

Best Use of Device Camera: Glasses

Best Use of GPS or Location Technology: Glympse

Best Use of Mobile Video: Vine

Best User Experience: Netflix User Interface Update

Best Visual Design Aesthetic: Dots

Best Visual Design – Function: Urbanears

City & Urban Innovation: Points

Education & Reference, Handheld: TXTBKS

Education & Reference, Tablets and Other Devices: TED

Entertainment, Handheld: Team Coco Sync App

Entertainment, Tablets and Other Devices: HISTORY app

Experimental & Innovation: NATALIA PROJECT

Games, Handheld: Dots

Games, Tablet and Other Devices: BADLAND

Guides/Ratings/Reviews: Jetpack City Guides

Health & Fitness: Glow

Lifestyle, Handheld: EverythingMe

Lifestyle, Tablet and Other Devices: Jaime Oliver’s Recipes

Media Streaming Service: Public Radio Player

Podcasts: Stitcher Radio

Productivity: Pocket

Services & Utilities, Handheld: Loom

Services & Utilities, Tablet & Other Devices: Pocket

Shopping, Handheld: Gilt

Social Gaming: QuizUp

Social: Tumblr

Sports, Handheld: The Nike SB App

Travel, Handheld: Airbnb iOS app

Travel, Tablet & Other Devices: Kayak


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