map2app is among the winners of the World Summit Award Mobile Content, an important recognition that rewards the best “mobile” in 8 different categories on a global scale!
This year there were only two Italian companies among the 40 winners and map2app is one of the winners in the category “Tourism & Culture.” Congratulations to the whole team (finalists recently to MTB Venture Camp), in particular to Pietro Ferraris, that we interviewed for Wired.it some time ago.
Below is the official press release.
Apps that guide patients with Alzheimer diseases or turn your neighborhood into an augmented reality setting for mobile gaming are but a few examples of this year’s World Summit Award mobile (WSA-mobile) winners. On a biannual basis, the contest selects 40 of the most outstanding and useful apps from all over the world. This year, a product from Italy stood the ground and made it among the 40 contest winners. Map2app settled the race in the category Tourism & Culture.
Map2app is a web based platform for turning travel related content into mobile travel guides. It's like WordPress but instead of creating blogs map2app users create beautiful mobile travel apps for iPhone, Android and J2ME devices.
A World of mobile apps
This year’s 40 awardees demonstrate that in a world of six billion mobile connections, the future belongs to mobile apps. Due to the large number of nominating countries, most winners come from Europe (21). However, awardees from Asia (8), South America (4), North America (2) and the Arab countries (2) demonstrate that mobile innovation is a global phenomenon: “Our goal is to find apps that really make a difference for people around the globe”, WSA-mobile Chairman Peter A. Bruck stated, while pointing at the UN agenda of the global award. He continued, “This year’s awardees demonstrate the richness and diversity of mobile apps. And they clearly show that there is a lot going on outside Europe and the USA. If we want to make use of mobile technology’s full potential, these trends must not be ignored.”
Abu Dhabi – World Summit of mobile diversity
All the winners of this year’s contest will be invited to Abu Dhabi. From February 3rd to 5th 2013, WSA-mobile will host a global congress for mobile content, – turning Abu Dhabi into the center of the mobile world. The event that will be organized with WSA-mobile key partner ADSIC, that will offer a platform for the awardees to present their services and projects to potential partners and investors. Furthermore, an on sight jury will select the best of the five winning products in every one of the eight contest categories – the mobile champions 2013.
About the World Summit Award Mobile:
Organized by the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg, the World Summit Award Mobile is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The award takes place on a biannual basis, in collaboration with UNESCO, UNIDO, UN GAID and WSA-mobile’s key partner, Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center.