CrackBerry App Awards 2010: Want to nominate a BlackBerry app or developer? Do it Now!

CrackBerry App Awards 2010
By Kevin Michaluk on 3 Sep 2010 06:01 pm EDT
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With the 2010 CrackBerry App Awards party coming up fast on (the Wednesday night of the BlackBerry Developer Conference - click here for event details and to RSVP), it's time to get the process started for choosing the winners that are going to be announced!

2010 CrackBerry App Award Categories

Crackies will be award this year in the following categories:

Developer Awards

  • 2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year
  • 2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year
  • 2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year

App Awards

  • Best Game
  • Best Business/Finance App
  • Best IM/Social Networking App
  • Best Location-Based App
  • Best Music App/Service
  • Best Health/Wellness App
  • Best News App
  • Best Productivity App
  • Best Utility App
  • Best Sports App

CrackBerry Editors' Choice Awards

  • While the developer and app award winners will be voted on by the community, we're also going to hand out five Editors' Choice Awards for the apps the Crack Team feels are absolute must-haves for every BlackBerry owner. 

How to Nominate your Favorite Apps and Developers

To nominate your favorite apps and developers to win a 2010 Crackie award, simply leave a comment to this blog post with the category name followed by the app or developer name. Just check the first comment - I'll leave an example there.

The Crack Team already has a pretty good idea of some of the many apps that deserve to be in each category, but we want to make sure we don't miss any so this is your chance to have your voice heard as to who should be nominated as category finalist. Nominations will close this coming Tuesday at Midnight PST. From there the CrackBerry Academy will work through the nominations and argue back and forth to determine the top five finalists in every category, who will then compete in the community vote which will happen here on the blogs later next week.

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CrackBerry App Awards 2010: Want to nominate a BlackBerry app or developer? Do it Now!

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You can choose to nominate for all or only some of the categories as you see fit. Just list the category title followed by the app or developer name. If you want to add a little bit of reasoning to your selection, please do so! So long as we can clearly see who you're nominating and for what, it's all good.

My Picks

Best App Developer - Insert Dev Name

Best Theme Developer - Insert Dev Name

Best Game - Insert Game Name

Best Sports App - Insert Name Game

Best app developer, hands down. Versatool was a great addition to the lineup in 2010, with the awesome PodTrapper and HoneyDew filling out an all star app range from them.

Best App Developer - Bellshare - Berrybuzz

Best Game and Dev - Mobigloo - Pinball Deluxe

Best Theme Dev - ThaQueenCami

Best Music App - Hypoxia

Hands down this has to go to Bellshare for putting out so many great apps like to name just one... BerryWeather, The best Weather app developed for BlackBerry across all devices and OSs. Their developer from Germany should get this hands down.

* Best Game: Word Wizard
* Best IM/Social Networking App: BBM/Facebook
* Best Location-Based App: Poynt
* Best Music App/Service: Pandora
* Best Health/Wellness App: Medical Diary
* Best News App: Viigo
* Best Productivity App: Google Mobile
* Best Utility App: OurGroceries

* Best Game -- BrickBreaker
* Best Business/Finance App -- Paypal
* Best IM/Social Networking App -- BlackBerry Messenger
* Best Location-Based App -- Google Maps
* Best Music App/Service -- BlackBerry Podcasts
* Best News App -- Viigo
* Best Productivity App -- Documents To Go Premium
* Best Utility App -- SugarSync

2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year - ShaoSoft

Best IM/Social Networking App - Ubertwitter
Best Music App/Service - Slacker Radio
Best Sports App - Score Mobile

Best ??? App - Wallpaper Changer Pro with CrackBerry Wallpapers (dunno what category it's in, but yea, i love that app)

My wife follows me and my phone around like a puppie dog now and will do tricks and task's to pleasure her berry. Thank you C/B and thank you Pleasureberry. no, I really mean it.
-Dez

Mobile4Life for BatteryEx
Tafasa for Bubbleburst
RJ Design for Grid

Game-Bubbleburst
IM/Social-TweetGenius
Location Based-FourSquare
Music App-Pandora
Productivity-Leave it On
Utility-QuickLaunch
Sports-Score

App Awards

* Best Game / Pinball Deluxe
* Best Business/Finance App / Money for BlackBerry
* Best IM/Social Networking App / IM+
* Best Location-Based App / Compass
* Best Music App/Service / ABS Station
* Best News App / BerryReader
* Best Productivity App / MiniNotes
* Best Utility App / QuickLaunch
* Best Entertainment App / MiniPaint

•Best Game : Brickbreaker
•Best Business/Finance App : My Personal Assistant
•Best IM/Social Networking App : BBM
•Best Location-Based App : Poynt
•Best Music App/Service : iheartradio
•Best Sports App : ScoreMobile

My unequivocal vote for best Blackberry App has to to to BB Smart Alarm Pro. It is by FAR the most-used app on my Berry.

Heres some I would choose.

Best IM/Social Networking App: Ubertwitter, Beejive, BBM, Facebook/Twitter from RIM.
Best Music App/Service: 7digital great service. Even scrobbles to last.fm.
Best Productivity App: Documents 2 Go.
Best Utility App: Blackvoib. A true proper sip client for BB. Works very well. Black
berry sorely needed a voip app and its finally come.
Best Sports App: Telus CFL app. It even streams games live if youre with telus. Cant beat that, and its free.

App developer of the year id give to the blackvoib team. Come on,. its proper voip on blackberry finally. Might not be the prettiest of apps, but it works. In fact it blows away anything available on android for voip. Quality is very good using either gizmo5 or one of the betamax services.

My second vote for app developer of the year goes to TyLanderCasper who makes the amazing Comicbook Reader Mobi. Not many people would bother making a comic book reader for a BB but he has the best one available and does support BB. Just go by his forums and you can see how much he cares for his customers. Hes always there to answer questions and help out and to get feedback.

*Best Utility App/Shao-Soft-Leave It On/CrackBerry Wallpaper Changer
*Best Theme/Plazmic Themes-Realism
*Best Sports/Score Mobile
*Best Tool/Meterberry
*Best Multi-Function Utility/Versatools
*Best Devloper/Shao-Soft
*Best Productivity/Fixmo Tools

•2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year: RIM

•Best Utility App: BerryWeather (Bellshare)

•Best Sports App: ScoreMobile for Blackberry

•Best Location-Based App: Google Maps

•2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year: Pinball Delux by Mobigloo

*Best IM/Social Networking App socialscope
*Best Productivity/Fixmo tools
*Best Sports/Score Mobile
*Best Utility App / QuickLaunch
*Best Music App/Service / hypoxia

Since we have BlackBerries and not iPhone 4's, there are no best apps to nominate. If it were the iPhone or iPhone 4, there would be a ton. RIM doesn't have great apps. Sorry, but it's a fact. Apple has all the great APP developers locked in. :(

Best Utility App - ShortCutMe
Best IM/Social Networking App(?) - CrunchSMS
Best Location-Based App - Poynt
Best Sports App - ScoreMobile

My Picks

Best App Developer - Epic Applications

Best Theme Developer - AHaz Designs + JMal Designz

Best Game - Druglord Wars

Best Sports App - Golf Scorecard

Best Utility App = hometophone

Theme developer-Rgarling is my choice.
She makes great smooth themes and are most often free. She is always willing to help you and listen and answer your questions. I think she is deserving of a title as best theme developer. Thanks.

Best IM/Social Networking App - Socialscope

Best Theme Developer - Ninja Themes

Best Music App/Service - Scanner Radio/BBScanner

Best Best Location-Based App - Poynt

2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year - Bellshare
2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year - N/A
2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year - Foppa
App Awards

Best Game - Number Cruncher
Best Business/Finance App - DailyFinance
Best IM/Social Networking App - N/A
Best Location-Based App - Poynt / LifeinPocket
Best Music App/Service - Pandora / Podtrapper
Best Health/Wellness App - Calorie Counter by FatSecret
Best News App - AP Mobile / Unread
Best Productivity App - Versatool
Best Utility App - Quicklaunch / BerryBuzz
Best Sports App - Scoremobile

•2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year Bellshare

•Best Game Doodle Jump
•Best Business/Finance App Historia
•Best Location-Based App BerryWeather
•Best News App BerryReader
•Best Productivity App BerryBuzz
•Best Utility App QuickLaunch
•Best IM/Social Networking App Crackberry Wallpaper Changer

i must say Documents to go is a super great app and they dont need a reward it is best the productivity app of all times

- Best Utility App: BerryBuzz - Just a great app all round
- Best IM/Social Networking App: Chatmosphere - Only using this app for a week now but really impressed me. Not only does it make me feel nostalgic about the good ol IRC days, I have been on the forex/daytraders IRC channels all week when away from my desk and it's great !

Best Dev- Bellshare. Berryweather is the best weather app available, and they are very quick to update BerryBuzz with the latest app compatability.

Best Social Networking app: There are a few really great ones out there, but to be fair I have eliminated those with limited or invite availability, or those that require special membership to use. The best of the ones left is UberTwitter. Yes the free version is ad supported, but you don't have to join a club, or bed someone to be invited, or know someone who knows someone to get it. Just pick it up from AppWorld, or OTA from their website.
Best Utility app: Quicklaunch. Had it since version 1 and they just keep adding more and more functionality to this app.

Seems silly that I would nominate a weather app, but this one is the best. Well engineered and works like a charm.

Developer Awards

2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year- Bellshare

2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year- KasiCatastrophe

App Awards

Best IM/Social Networking App- Social Scope Lite

Best Music App/Service- BBScanner

Best Productivity App- BBNotePad

Best Utility App- MeterBerry

* Best IM/Social Networking App -- BlackBerry Messenger
* Best Location-Based App -- Poynt
* Best Music App/Service -- BlackBerry Podcasts
* Best News App -- Viigo
* Best Productivity App -- Documents To Go Premium

2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year -Exozet Games GmbH
- for doing a great job adapting most of the last Boardgames, like Catan

Best News App - BerryReader
- for me the best Google Reader app for BB at the moment, very easy to use, clear a with great options

2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year: BellShare / NikkiSoft / WhatsApp Inc.

Best IM/Social Networking App: ÜberTwitter / WhatsApp
Best Location-Based App: CarFinder / Waze
Best Music App/Service: Shazam
Best Productivity App: BerryBuzz / Lister / Google Sync
Best Utility App: QuickLaunch / WifiFileTransfer

•Best Game-PinBall Deluxe
•Best Business/Finance App-Personal Assistant
•Best IM/Social Networking App-FaceBook
•Best Location-Based App-Google Maps
•Best Music App/Service-Slacker
•Best Productivity App-Vlingo
•Best Utility App-QuickLaunch
•Best Sports App-ScoreMobile

*Best Productivity App - SlickTasks by Glam Software*

(I'd be lost without it, use it heavily daily! 3 priority task levels, tons of font colors & ample font styles to make each task level standout. "Remind me Later" feature is very handy if you can't get to the task right at that moment. Ample choices to have reminder recur later in minutes or hours/days/weeks. Backup/Restore on Media Card is only a click away as well as Sync to Calendar and 2 ways Sync with Tasks. Support is great, I always get a friendly response, especially when phone replacement was crazy so had frequent PIN changes.)

*Best Utility App - Mail Rule Manager by Ajani Info Tech*

(Won this one in a CB contest and it's been great. Keeps my Inboxes free of spam, clutter and email that doesn't need pushed to by Berry. Great support with PIN changes.)

Best app developer: Epic applications
Best Theme Developer: AHaz Designs
Best Game: Tank Recon 3d

I don't use alot of these categories, but here's my selections for the ones I do:

Best IM/Social Networking App: Ubertwitter

Best Location-Based App: Google Maps

Best News App: Globe and Mail

Best Productivity App: Documents to Go

Best Utility App: Quicklaunch

Best Sports App: Score Mobile

*Best Utility App: Leave It On/Meterberry
*Best Sports: Score Mobile
*Best Productivity App: AddOnIs
*Best Location-Based App: Poynt
*Developer: Shao-Soft

Best app Developer - bellshare - BerryWeather

Best Theme Developer - WJD Designs

Best Game - Pinball Deluxe

Best Music App - Hypoxia

Developer Awards

* 2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year - Nikkisoft
* 2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year - None
* 2010 BlackBerry Premium Theme Developer of the Year - Calx Designs

* 2010 BlackBerry Free Theme Developer of the Year - CrackBerrys own DANNIELOCO -
Very talented, great sense of humor, always willing to take input and a really good person.

App Awards

* Best Game - Nintaii
* Best Business/Finance App - eOffice
* Best IM/Social Networking App - Yahoo IM
* Best Location-Based App - Garmin Mobile
* Best Music App/Service - None qualify as even middling
* Best Health/Wellness App - Ascendo Fitness
* Best News App - Time Magazine mobile
* Best Productivity App - eMobile Planner
* Best Utility App - AddOnIs
* Best Sports App - Score Mobile

Developer Awards

2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year Bellshare

2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year Papped

2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year Plazmic inc.

Best Game BBTetris (papped)

Best IM/Social Networking App Pinchat 2!

Best Game: brickbreaker
Best Business/Finance App-paypal
Best IM/Social Networking App- Beejive
Best Location-Based App- Poynt
Best Music App/Service- Pandora
Best News App- Viigo
Best Theme Developer- Thaqueencami
Best Utility App: Quicklaunch

App Developer of the Year - Nikkisoft

Theme Developer of the Year - thaqueencami

Best Music App/Service - Slacker

Best Productivity App - Quicklaunch

Best Utility App - BatteryEx

2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year
- Lone Dwarf Games, consistent quality not seen on BlackBerry

Best Game
- Tank Recon 3D, best 3D game on the market and the future of the platform

Best IM/Social Networking App
- Kik Messenger, BBM but cross-platform and performs more reliably

Best Utility App
- RepliGo reader, only utility app I need, I need PDF support

best app dev - Epic applications and bellshare
best theme dev - ahaz designs and jmal designs

best IM app - unertwitter and trillian
best utility app - BerryBuzz

Best Utility App / Berryweather
Best Game App / Photo Quest (bberrygo)
Best Theme / DC2 (formerly Clarity2a)
Best Sports App / ScoreMobile

Theme Developer of the Year - Hedone Designs
App Developer of the Year - REXConnect
Best Game - Final Fantasy
Best Business/Finance App - ToDoMatrix
Best IM/Social Networking App - BeeJive
Best Location-Based App - FourSquare
Best Music App/Service - Slacker Radio
Best Productivity App - ToDoMatrix
Best Utility App - QuickLaunch

Shao-soft for leave it on. This developer worked his tail off, getting every feature we asked for in the forums implimented into this app. And believe me, we asked for alot.

2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year - Versatile Monkey
2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year - BerryMobi

Best Game - Pixelated
Best IM/Social Networking App - BBM
Best Location-Based App - BerryWeather
Best Music App/Service - Podtrapper
Best Health/Wellness App - Endomondo
Best Productivity App - ShortCutMe
Best Utility App - Versatool
Best Sports App - ScoreMobile

I saw a recent thread in the forums of the ShortcutMe developer trying to tell the Quicklaunch developer that more users preferred his app and QL won this contest last year under some lousy competition. Well, SCM, it's open Nominations. Where all your fans?

2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year - thaqueencami

Cami puts out stunning themes on a regular basis.

Best Theme Developer - Pootermobile (TWP)- this one's the most difficult of my choices as there are a ton of great theme designers and I've bought multiple themes from many, but the free TWP theme is free and amazing. BTW, there really should be two theme categories, best theme developer and best theme

Best Game - Pinball Deluxe
Best Business Finance App - Bloomberg Mobile

Best IM Social Networking App - Ubertwitter (I don't have a SocialScope invite or this might be different. Also considered BBM)

Best Location Based App - Google Maps
Best Productivity App - Ascendo Datavault
Best Utility App - Quicklaunch
Best Sports App - ScoreMobile

Best Theme Developer: Hedone
Best Social Networking App: Blaq
Best Location Based App: Foursquare
Best Utility App: Quicklaunch
Best Music App: Hypoxia
Best Productivity App: Documents to go
Best Sports App: Score Mobile

Best Utility App - Server Monitor
Great application to monitor websites or MySQL (with the Magic Word). Really great! (but maybe it's just me :) )

Best Health/Wellness App - Death Calculator
Just funny. even based valid research dated this year.

Best Music App: I'd vote for Hypoxia, but obviously I'm biased =)

Theme Developer: Hedone Designs

IM/Social Networking: Blaq

Location-Based App: Four Square

•2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year - epic applications,bellshare
•2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year - epic applications,mobigloo
•2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year - drkapprentice designs,wjd+jp+kd designs,ahaz+jmal designs.
•Best Game - pipe dreams,pinball deluxe
•Best IM/Social Networking App - twitter
•Best Location-Based App - poynt
•Best Utility App - quicklaunch,meterberry,berrybuzz

Best theme developer: Foppa21
With 19 themes being most peoples favorite, how can he not be?

Best Game - Doodle Jump, super fun and addictive, thank the makers it came to BlackBerry!

Best IM/Social Networking App - BlackBerry Messenger, best blackberry to blackberry messenger hands down, PingChat! best cross platform messenger, only been using it for a few weeks and can't live without it already to keep in touch with other smartphone users for free.

Best Productivity App - DocumentsToGo, must to open all those office attachments people email you!

* 2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year - Nikkisoft/BerryBuzz
* 2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year - MobiGloo
* 2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year - JC Designs/Gadgetbean.com

* Best Game - PinBall Deluxe
* Best Business/Finance App - Acsendo Money
* Best IM/Social Networking App - SocialScope
* Best Location-Based App - Foursquare/Poynt
* Best Music App/Service - 7 Digital
* Best News App - BerryReader
* Best Productivity App - mProductive
* Best Utility App - Quicklaunch/BerryBuzz

Best IM/Social Networking App: Ubertwitter

2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year: Elecite.com

Best News App: Viigo

Best Utility App: CrunchSMS

best location based app: foursquare
best music app/service: shazam
best IM/social networking app: whatsapp (i just wish they could make it look nice aesthetically)
best utility app: Mr. number call block

Best Theme Developer: Josh Parker aka Tech Revive at ThemesInMotion. His use of SVG in themes makes his themes truly unique. The moving split banner in Annovation and New Glass is truly ground breaking.

* Best Business/Finance App - Mobile Checkbook
* Best IM/Social Networking App - BlackBerry Messenger
* Best Location-Based App - Poynt
* Best News App - Viigo

Developer Awards

* 2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year - Polar Mobile (www.polarmobile.com)

App Awards

* Best Business/Finance App -
CNNMoney© powered by Polar Mobile (http://www.polarmobile.com/mobileapps/cnnmoney/)

Canadian Business© powered by Polar Mobile (http://www.polarmobile.com/mobileapps/canadian-business/)

The Street© powered by Polar Mobile (http://www.polarmobile.com/mobileapps/the-street/)

* Best Health/Wellness App
Canadian Living© powered by Polar Mobile (http://www.polarmobile.com/mobileapps/canadian-living/)

* Best News App -
TIME Magazine© powered by Polar Mobile (http://www.polarmobile.com/mobileapps/time/)

Maclean's© powered by Polar Mobile (http://www.polarmobile.com/mobileapps/macleans/)

* Best Sports App -
Telus CFL Mobile© powered by Polar Mobile (http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/12852)

Sportsnet© powered by Polar Mobile (http://www.polarmobile.com/mobileapps/sportsnet/)

WC2010 - Polar Mobile (http://www.polarmobile.com/mobileapps/wc2010/)

For more information, please feel free to visit our website at www.polarmobile.com. Thank you for your consideration & looking forward to see the results!

- Polar Mobile Group

Best Business/Finance App - Expensify
Best IM/Social Networking App - Twitter for BlackBerry
Best Location-Based App - Poynt
Best Music App/Service - Slacker
Best Health/Wellness App - Gym Technik
Best News App - TIME
Best Productivity App - Viigo

Developer of the year Nikkisoft

Best Game - Mille Bornes
Best IM/Social Network - Official Twitter for Blackberry
Best Location Based - Poynt
Best Utility - QuickLaunch
Best Sports - Scoremobile

Theme Developer of the Year - Access Lane
App Developer of the Year - Concrete Software
Best Theme - Liquid Theme
Best Game - PBA Bowling 2
Best IM/Social Networking App - Trillian
Best Location-Based App - FourSquare
Best Productivity App - RepliGo
Best Utility App - Tether

2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year - Cerulean Studios
2010 BlackBerry Game Developer of the Year - Electronic Arts

Best Game - Tetris
Best IM/Social Networking App - Trillian for BlackBerry
Best Location-Based App - Google Maps
Best Music App/Service - BlackBerry Podcasts
Best News App - The Weather Channel
Best Productivity App - Documents to Go
Best Utility App - BBSSH

* Best Game: Number Cruncher
* Best Business/Finance App: bloomberg
* Best IM/Social Networking App: Whatsapp
* Best Location-Based App: Poynt
* Best Music App/Service: Pandora
* Best News App: Time mobile
* Best Productivity App: Pocket Informant / Docs to go premium
* Best Utility App: QuickLaunch/Vlingo

Now there are a few ppl out there who deserve their props I cant pick just 1 but here are my top choices:

Best App Developer - Nikkisoft-Quicklaunch/Sergey Demyanov-Fancy Character/Bellshare GMBH-Berrybuzz-Berry weather/Minipaint-BB4 Software

Best Theme Developer - Natemz/Ninja Themes/Smurfy/Rachel Garling/Blingberry themes/HeDoneDesign

Best Game -Only game I play is Spades I bought from Bplay

Best Sports App -Dont know don't use

BEST IM/Networking App-Socialscope/Ubertwitter/Blackberry messenger

* Best Game: Number Cruncher
* Best Location-Based App: Where
* Best Music App/Service: Pandora
* Best Business/Finance App -- Bloomberg
* Best Productivity App -- SmrtAlerts (PeeKaWho)
* Best Utility App -- SmrtGuard

SugarSync is an essential on-the-go app - you can access, sync, backup and share all of your files, photos and music straight from your Blackberry from any location.

2010 BlackBerry App Developer of the Year - Motek Mobile
2010 BlackBerry Theme Developer of the Year - Motek Mobile

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