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2017 Award Winners

Alto’s Adventure

By Snowman

OxenFree

By Night School Studio

Simple Habit

By Simple Habit Inc

Tap

By Wattpad

Spendee

By Spendee s.r.o

Rosetta Stone

By Rosetta Stone & Five

Sway

By PauseAble

Trell

By Trell

Like to Know

By Reward Style

Pengy Has a Dream

By H8 Games

Best All-Around

Alto's Adventure

By Snowman

Above the placid ivory snow lies a sleepy mountain village, brimming with the promise of adventure. Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.

 

Platform: iOS

Breakthrough Experience

OxenFree

By Night School Studio

Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. Play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party on an old military island. The night takes a terrifying turn when you unwittingly open a ghostly gate spawned from the island’s cryptic past.

 

Platform: iOS

 

Key Contributors:

  • Sean Krankel
  • Adam Hines
  • Bryant Cannon
  • Heather Gross

Best Onboarding Experience

Pengy Has a Dream

By H8 Games

Pengy has a dream. A dream of traveling. Traveling as those boastful birds with wings do. A dream of exploring mysterious forests, burning volcanoes, and the absolutely stunning aurora.

 

Platform: iOS

Best Purchasing Experience

Simple Habit

By Simple Habit Inc

Simple Habit is a meditation app that offers over a thousand meditations, guided by 60+ leading teachers from around the world. Designed to help busy people squeeze mindful moments into their day, Simple Habit offers short, 5 minute meditations for any situation and mood, from before a meeting to commuting or even before a date.

 

Platform: iOS

Best Interface Design

Alto's Adventure

By Snowman

Above the placid ivory snow lies a sleepy mountain village, brimming with the promise of adventure. Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.

 

Platform: iOS

Best Animation

Alto's Adventure

By Snowman

Above the placid ivory snow lies a sleepy mountain village, brimming with the promise of adventure. Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.

 

Platform: iOS

Best Content

Tap

By Wattpad

Read addictive chat stories for free with Tap by Wattpad. These stories drop you right into the action, as if you’re reading someone else’s texts. Or write your very own and watch as your followers react to every line! Now in over 10 languages, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

Platform: Android

 

Key Contributors

  • Tarun Sachdeva (Product Lead)
  • Ivan Yuen (Marketing and Content Lead)
  • AJ Panghulan (Design Lead)
  • Orrie Shannon (Android)
  • Rashad Sookram (Android)
  • Rishi Goel (iOS)
  • Nihal Ahmed (iOS)
  • Michelle Lee (Web)
  • Long Tan (Web)
  • Catalina Lee (Marketing Lead)
  • Amanda Lai (Content Strategy)

Best Business & Finance App

Spendee

By Spendee s.r.o.

Spendee is an automated expense tracker with the goal to become a smart personal financial mentor in your pocket. Connect all your bank accounts or track your expenses manually and let us guide you through the jungle of finance.

 

Platform: iOS

 

Key Contributors:

  • Michal Langmajer (Product Designer)
  • Dyego Silva (iOS developer)
  • Jan Svancer (iOS developer)
  • Ondrej Simon (Backend developer)
  • Josef Martinec (CTO)
  • Jakub Sechter (Chief Strategist)
  • David Neveceral (CEO)

Best Social & Communications App

Trell

By Trell

Trell is a location-based storytelling platform where people create beautiful collections of their travel stories, favorite food places and their many other explorations. It helps them in discovering new experiences around them through their peers, which they can save in a *self-reminding* bucket list.

 

Platform: Android

 

Key Contributors:

  • Prashant Sachan (Head of Product & UX)
  • Mainul Ahammad (UI Designer)
  • Akshay Mehta (Front End Developer)

Best Entertainment App

Tap

By Wattpad

Read addictive chat stories for free with Tap by Wattpad. These stories drop you right into the action, as if you’re reading someone else’s texts. Or write your very own and watch as your followers react to every line! Now in over 10 languages, these stories will keep you on the edge of your seat.

 

Platform: Android

 

Key Contributors

  • Tarun Sachdeva (Product Lead)
  • Ivan Yuen (Marketing and Content Lead)
  • AJ Panghulan (Design Lead)
  • Orrie Shannon (Android)
  • Rashad Sookram (Android)
  • Rishi Goel (iOS)
  • Nihal Ahmed (iOS)
  • Michelle Lee (Web)
  • Long Tan (Web)
  • Catalina Lee (Marketing Lead)
  • Amanda Lai (Content Strategy)

Best Shopping App

Like to Know

By Reward Style

Receive push notifications with ready-to-shop product information when you screenshot your favorite blogger, celebrity, and influencer pictures wherever you discover them on social media and the mobile web. Instantly purchase the products featured in your screenshots directly from your phone.

 

Platform: iOS

 

Key Contributors:

  • Baxter Box (Co-founder & CEO)
  • Amber Venz Box (Co-founder & President)
  • Jason LeBlanc (Product Manager)
  • Amanda Kenney (Product Manager)
  • EJ Mablekos (Engineering Manager, Mobile)
  • Will Chen (Sr. Software Engineer)
  • Jason Pearlman (Director, Engineering)
  • Drew Cummins (Data Scientist)
  • Shirelle Noble (Product Marketing)
  • Chelsee Adams (Director, Marketing)
  • John Keese (Sr. UI/UX Designer)

Best Health & Lifestyle App

Sway

By PauseAble

Sway is an ‘interactive meditation’ experience, it uses your phone to track movement and provides feedback to help you gain focus and improve your attention. With six unique levels, you will learn new techniques to be mindful and subtly practise mindfulness anytime and anywhere. From simply moving your phone in your hand while sitting down or lying in bed, to gently swaying your body while waiting for the bus or even walking slowly around the office.

 

Platform: iOS

 

Key Contributors:

  • Boris Kachscovsky (Developer & Product Owner)
  • Jérémy Godefroid (UX Design)
  • Erik Alfredsson (Developer)
  • Mikael Widerstrom (UX Direction)
  • Fredrik Wallin (Marketing/communication)
  • Anna Felicia Valdes (Team Coach)
  • Marcus Woxneryd (Partner & Execution)
  • Peng Cheng (Partner & Concept)

Best Productivity & Utilities App

Rosetta Stone

By Rosetta Stone & Five

Rosetta Stone’s mobile app takes the best of Rosetta’s Stone’s award-winning language programs and presents it in fun, easily digestible form. The convenient mobile app is packed with powerful and useful tools such as Rosetta Stone’s revolutionary TruAccent speech recognition technology, hands-free audio lessons, recordable stories, easy access Phrasebook, and much more. With downloadable lessons, users can learn anytime, anywhere—even offline.

 

Platform: iOS

Best Game

Alto's Adventure

By Snowman

Above the placid ivory snow lies a sleepy mountain village, brimming with the promise of adventure. Join Alto and his friends as they embark on an endless snowboarding odyssey. Journey across the beautiful alpine hills of their native wilderness, through neighbouring villages, ancient woodlands, and long-abandoned ruins.

 

Platform: iOS

Social Impact

nOCD

By Sidebench

nOCD is a groundbreaking healthcare application that helps alleviate a variety of significant pain points for those suffering from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in an engaging, gamified way while providing users with actionable insights and a care plan to work through their condition.

 

Platform: iOS

 

Key Contributors:

  • Kyleigh Smith
  • Kevin Yamazaki
  • Jay Chang
  • Will Quezada
  • Geoff Brummett

About

Our mission is to celebrate the mobile industry by showcasing incredible mobile apps. We are designers, makers and users ourselves. As such, we recognize that great apps go beyond interface design. The awards aim to recognize mobile apps whose experience is exceptional in every way – Design, Animation, Content, Onboarding and more.

 

Twice a year, we are open for companies around the world to submit their apps and show us their best. The first Mobile UX Awards take place July 2017. We also recognize apps with a special mention every week with our App of the Week Award.

 

The standard submission fee is $399 per app. Companies with less than 5 employees can apply at the reduced fee of $99.

15 Awards

Think Big

1. Best All-Around
2. Social Impact
3. Breakthrough Experience

 


Industry

1. Entertainment
2. Business & Finance
3. Games
4. Productivity & Utilities
5. Health & Lifestyle
6. Social & Communications
7. Shopping & eCommerce

 


Discipline

1. Interface Design
2. Animation
3. Creative Content
4. Onboarding Experience
5. Purchase Experience

50+ Expert Judges

Alex Schleifer

Head of Design
@Airbnb

Amanda Linden

Director of Product Design
@Facebook

Nate Fortin

VP of Design
@Evernote

Kim Lenox

Director, Product Design
@LinkedIn

Derek Vaz

Group Experience Director
@Huge

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