Asia’s Top 50 apps contest started with the aim of discovering and shining the spotlight on popular web and mobile applications from Asia. Voting for this contest took place from July 22 to Aug 31.
Thousands of users and readers voted and commented on their favorite app. When we closed polling on Aug 31, we had received over 100 nominations from 10 countries.
Voters selected their favorite apps and here’s the list of Top 50 apps.
While the Top 50 poll was a test of popularity, the next stage was to select the top 10 apps from the list based on merit. The top 10 apps were selected by our internal panel of judges including Benjamin Soh from SingTel, Jupe Tan from Plug and Play Tech Centre and Jeffrey Paine from Battle Ventures.
The top 10 apps received:
- Three months rent-free stay at Plug and Play Tech Centre in Silicon Valley
- Access to a deal room session to pitch their products directly to the region’s top telcos under the SingTel umbrella.
- Get your app in front of 1,500 tech and mobile industry movers and shakers at Accelerate 2010 conference.
At Accelerate 2010 conference held on September 22, Asia’s top 10 apps were revealed and they are:
- buuuk (Singapore)
- Creately (Singapore and elsewhere!)
- Flutterscape (Japan)
- Gantibaju (Indonesia)
- mig33 (Singapore)
- Sekai Camera (Japan)
- ShowNearby (Singapore)
- Stictok (Korea)
- Twitcasting (Japan)
- Zopim (Singapore)
We caught up with the Asia’s Top 10 Apps winners after receiving the award and find out what they had to say about the contest, in the video below:
Media Coverage of Top 10 apps
Straits Times: Asia’s Top 10 apps
VentureBeat: Finding Asia’s finest apps
Digital Life: Best made-in-Asia apps
Vr-zone: SingTel Reveals Asia’s Top 10 Apps
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Asia’s Top 50 Apps FAQ
Web and mobile applications developed in Asia or serving Asian markets.
Here are some nomination guidelines:
-Technology Innovation: This includes creating open source technologies, platform specific codes and device-based innovation
-Business Innovation: Simplified processes and services that impact product usage.
-Design Innovation: Ease of use, greater interaction.
How are the top apps selected?
Nominate and vote for the Top 50 at http://www.e27.sg/top-50-apps/
Voting closes on 31 Aug 2010. The 50 apps with the most votes in total — not by country — will make the cut.
Top 50 results are announced on Sept 1 2010.
The Top 10 are selected from the top 50 by a panel of experts.
The Top 10 will be revealed publicly at Accelerate 2010 on Sept 22-23 2010 in Singapore.
Top 10 winners will be contacted before the event for travel arrangements.
What do the Top 50 get?
-Get listed in the Asia’s Top 50 Apps Directory which is distributed to 4,000 regional and local business attendees at both Accelerate 2010 and Singtel i.Luminate 2010 which happens Sept 22-23 2010 in Singapore.
-Bask in the glow of extensive regional media coverage of Asia’s Top 50 Apps and Accelerate 2010
What do the Top 10 get?
-Access to a deal room session to pitch their products directly to the region’s top telcos under the Singtel umbrella. That means your app gets the chance to reach Singtel’s customer base of more than 300 million customers.
-Get your app in front of 1,500 tech and mobile industry movers and shakers. That’s CEOs, CTOs, business and marketing people from the leading telcos, vendors, and software and web developers.
-Two passes to Accelerate 2010 worth SGD798
-Subsidized travel for one person to attend Accelerate 2010
-Special price on demo pits
-More prizes to be announced closer to Accelerate 2010
If you have any queries regarding Asia’s Top 50 apps program, drop us a mail at top50apps [at] e27 [dot] sg