Sky Sports News wins at the Appys

Sky Sports News wins at the Appys

Sky Sports News' app was crowned 'Best App of the Year' at the Carphone Warehouse Appy Awards.

The awards, held at Battersea Power Station in London last night (25 April), were created to recognise apps that best demonstrated innovation and development.

Angry Birds won best game and Facebook romped to victory as the best social and messaging app, as 12 prizes were presented by the likes of actor Damien Lewis [pictured], TV presenter Claudia Winkleman and fashion blogger and model Suki Waterhouse. The winner of each category then faced off against each other for the overall prize, with Sky Sports News taking the plaudits.

Carphone Warehouse CEO Andrew Harrison said: 'It's estimated that in 2012, mobile users will download nearly 36 billion apps. In fact, the fast pace in which apps are developing led us to introduce some new categories for 2012 in recognition of this thriving market. We've had a great night celebrating some of the best and brightest talents at the Carphone Warehouse Appys.

'The venue looked spectacular, Dermot O'Leary was an incredible host and we were treated to a fantastic performance by Wretch 32. We're very proud to award Appys to some new contenders this year. NHS Direct winning Best Health & Wellbeing is a favourite winner of mine and it's great to see apps across all 12 categories getting the recognition they deserve.'

A total of 60 shortlisted apps, across 12 categories, were selected by a panel of judges from nominations made by employees at Carphone Warehouse. The public voted for the winners, with more than 115,000 votes made via and the Carphone Warehouse Facebook page, more than three times the number of votes from last year.

The full list of winners

Best News & Weather: BBC News

Best Music: YouTube

Best Health & Wellbeing: NHS Direct

Best Sport: Sky Sports News

Best Social & Messaging: Facebook

Best Celebrity & Entertainment: YouTube

Best Money Saving: Groupon

Best Fashion & Shopping: eBay

Best Travel: Google Maps

Best Game: Angry Birds

Best Food & Cooking: Domino's Pizza

Best Photography & Video: Adobe Photoshop Express

Editor: Shujaul Azam

Written by Mobile Today
Mobile Today


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