Following up on the 2009 CrackBerry Awards, we've changed things up slightly for 2010. This year we're focusing on BlackBerry applications only (last year we did accessories too), and we're announcing the winners live at the CrackBerry App Awards party in San Francisco during the BlackBerry Developer Conference.
The awards party takes place Wednesday, September 29th from 7 to 10pm and is being hosted by our friends at Xobni. The event is being sponsored by the BlackBerry Partners Fund so free drinks and good times are guaranteed. Shuttles will be going from DevCon to the party (if you're at DevCon, you won't miss it!). If you'd like to attend the CrackBerry App Awards, please RSVP here.
Please Note: These are nominee listings (no particular order). The winners will be announced at the CrackBerry Awards Party on September 29th.
There are 15 awards categories this year. 11 are application categories, three are developer awards (best app, game and theme developer of the year awards) and finally is the CrackBerry Editor's Choice awards, which don't have nominees but will be announced at the CrackBerry App Awards party.
There are five finalists in each app and developer awards category. Nominees were both submitted by the CrackBerry community (see post) and by members of the Crack team (writers, moderators, etc.). Some categories had many more than five nominees, so the Crack Academy argued back and forth to narrow it down to the final five for this year. It wasn't an easy task, but it had to be done. Also, with so many types of apps available, we know not every single category of app is covered here - we couldn't let the awards get to out of control. Just as we have improved from 2009 to 2010, we'll stride to be even more all encompassing in 2011. Truly, just being nominated is an award in itself.
Best BlackBerry App of 2010 Award Nominees
|| Music & Audio
||Utility - general
||Utility - OS enhancement
This year's nominated developers are responsible for a lot of the apps, games and themes we know and love on BlackBerry. We've included just a sample in case you're not familiar with the name, but you'll want to check out their developer sites and pages to see everything else they've made too!
Best BlackBerry App Developer of the Year:
Best BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year:
Best BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year:
Devcon 2010 has officially come to a close and it was a great success all around. Closing out the week with a BANG (literally, you should have heard the sound effects!) we held our first live CrackBerry App Awards on Wednesday night and had an amazing turnout. There was plenty of food, booze and good times to be had. HUGE thanks go to Xobni, the BlackBerry Partners Fund and everyone that came out to enjoy the party.
Lots of the winners were in attendance so we got to hand out our special spinning Cracky trophies in person. We're also doing up some special graphics for the winners to use on their websites, promo materials, etc. (we'll follow up directly with those shortly). We also have plenty of video from the night on the way, but for now keep reading for the full list of this years winners as well as some photos from the event.
|Winner: Pinball Deluxe||Winner: Documents to Go
||Winner: Twitter for BlackBerry
| Runner Up: Druglord Wars 2
|| Runner Up: Paypal
|| Runner Up: Facebook
| Location Based
|Winner: Google Maps
||Winner: Pandora||Winner: GymTechnik|
| Runner Up: Poynt
|| Runner Up: Slacker
|| Runner Up: Roadrunner GPS
|News/Weather|| Utility - General
|| Utility - OS
|Winner: BerryWeather||Winner: Tether||Winner: QuickLaunch|
| Runner Up: Viigo
|| Runner Up: SmrtGuard
|| Runner Up: BerryBuzz
|Winner: Score Mobile
||Winner: Player for YouTube
|Runner Up: Formula1.com|| Runner Up: CB Wallpaper Changer
| App Developer
|| Theme Developer
|Winner: Bellshare||Winner: Mobigloo|| Winner: Hedone Designs
| Runner Up: Xtreme Labs
||Runner Up: Magmic|| Runner Up: WJD Designs
| Editors Choice Awards
| App World 2.0
|CrackBerry Wallpaper Changer
Bartenders Getting Ready!
Restrooms Prepared for the onslaught of people!
The awards ceremony kicking off!
Jeff from Xobni gets things rolling
Xobni's well-deserved Cracky!