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Global Mobile Awards 2014:
Short List Announced

gma14-logo.gifEvery year the GSMA runs the Global Mobile Awards contest, which honors excellence and innovation across the mobile industry.

Selected by a judging panel of independent experts, analysts, journalists, and academics (including MobiAD’s Jim Cook), here is a full list of the short-listed nominees, some of the best apps, services, and products in the world of mobile!

According to Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer of the GSMA, “The Global Mobile Awards recognize the world’s leading mobile devices, services, apps and technologies and this year, with a host of diverse categories reflecting the latest mobile trends, growth sectors and opportunities, we expect the competition to be even stronger than ever.”

Winners will be announced at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Tuesday, 25th February 2014.

Here are the nominees for 2014

Category 1: The Connected Life Awards

1a. Best Mobile Health Product or Service
  • ACEScreening by ACE Communications
  • Energize the Chain for Econet Wireless Vaccine Project in Zimbabwe
  • mHealth Tanzania PPP for Healthy Pregnancy, Healthy Baby Text Messaging Service in Tanzania
  • Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)
  • Telecom Development Company Afghanistan Ltd. (Roshan) for Telemedicine

1b. Best Mobile Education Product or Service
  • Airtel Africa, The Wikimedia Foundation and Praekelt Foundation for Wikipedia Text
  • Applied Mobile Labs Private Limited for English On Mobile
  • Enable Mobile Technologies for Magic Pencil
  • Qualcomm Wireless Reach for the WE Learn Project
  • Samsung Electronics for Samsung Chromebook

1c. Best Mobile Product or Service for Automotive
  • Delphi Automotive for Delphi Connect
  • EnGIS Technologies for BringGo
  • Mahindra Reva & Vodafone for REViveTM
  • Nuance Communications for Dragon Drive
  • WMC for Ericsson Connected Vehicle Cloud (CVC)

1d. Best NFC/Mobile Money Product or Service
  • China Mobile for ‘Mobile Wallet’
  • Etisalat for Flous – Connected Commerce Program
  • Etisalat for ‘Mobile Cashier’ – mPOS (Mobile Point of Sales) Service
  • Giesecke & Devrient for Convego® System Commerce (CSC) Money: Multi-Channel Payment and Loyalty Services Platform
  • Telenor Pakistan for easypaisa

1e. Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service
  • BBG for Voice of America Organization: Broadcasting Board of Governor’s Office of Digital & Design Innovation
  • Celtra for AdCreator 3
  • MotherApp Limited for FamLoop KidsHub Children’s Book Publishing Suite
  • Track180 & DMI for Track180
  • Wibbitz

1f. Best Mobile Innovation for ‘Smart Cities’
  • Accenture plc & RCS MediaGroup S.p.A. for City1Tap
  • China Mobile for ‘Future City Future Living’
  • ParkU Verwaltung GmbH & Co. KG for ParkU
  • SK Telecom for Smart Guide
  • The New York Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) & Transit Wireless (TW) for BAI’s Transit Wireless

1g. Best Mobile Enabled Consumer Electronics Device
  • AT&T Mobility for AT&T EverThere
  • Filip Technologies Inc. for FiLIP
  • Garmin for Garmin Head-Up Display (HUD)
  • Mio
  • Sony Mobile Communications for SmartWatch 2 SW2

Category 2: Best Mobile Services

2a. Best Enterprise Mobile Service
  • Airwatch for AirWatch Enterprise Mobility Management, Version 7.0
  • Appthority
  • Nuance Communications for Nina Mobile
  • Truphone
  • Turkcell Iletisim Hizmetleri A.S. for Turkcell Smart Map

2b. Best Consumer Mobile Service
  • AT&T for AT&T Digital Life
  • ING Bank Turkey for Online Banking Platform
  • Samsung Electronics for Samsung WatchON
  • Sush Mobile
  • Vodafone Turkey for “Facebook Self-Service”

2c. Best Advertising or Marketing on Mobile
  • Blue Hive London for Ford EcoSport
  • PHD Global Strategy Unit, Unilever, YouTube, Unruly, Ogilvy Brazil for Dove Sketches Global
  • Lowe and Partners for Kankhajura Tesan
  • Ogilvy & Mather Thailand for TrueMoveH
  • SK Telecom for Noot Campaign

2d. Best Network Based Solution for Serving Customers
  • Avea for Location Based Push Notification Service
  • GMCR Inc for Globe Prepaid GoSakto: Create Your Own Promo
  • LG Uplus
  • SpatialBuzz and Telefonica UK for the Trusted Network Programme powered by SpatialBuzz
  • Turkcell for Turkcell SMS+

Category 3: Social & Economic Development

3a. Best Mobile Product, Initiative or Service in Emerging Markets Mobile Alliance for Maternal Action (MAMA)

  • Praekelt Foundation’s “Ummeli” Platform
  • Qualcomm & Telefonica Vivo Foundation for Fishing with 3G Nets
  • Range Networks
  • Vodafone Foundation in India, the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA) and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) for RUDI Sandesha Vyavhar (RSV) project

3b. Best Mobile Product or Service for Women in Emerging Markets
  • Easypaisa
  • Etisalat for Etisalat’s mWomen program – Weena
  • Millicom for Tigo Ghana Market Women MFS project
  • Vodafone Foundation in India, the Self Employed Women Association (SEWA) and the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women (CBFW) for RUDI Sandesha Vyavhar (RSV) project
  • Yesteam Solution Private Limited for SHG E Bookkeeping

3c. Best Use of Mobile in Emergency or Humanitarian Situations
  • Range Networks
  • Smart Communications for help.PH Global Fund Campaign via BayadLoad channel
  • Smart Communications for Smart’s SafePh: Yolanda Response
  • Uepaa! Swiss Alpine Technology for the Uepaa! Rescue Application
  • XPAl Power Inc for SpareOne phone

3d. Best Mobile Product, Service or App for Accessibility or Ease-of-Use
  • AT&T Mobility for AT&T U- verse® Easy Remote App
  • Bazile Telecom for Fuss Free Phones
  • BIG Launcher
  • Tobii Assistive Technology for Tobii EyeMobile
  • Turkcell for Turkcell My Dream Partner

3e. The Green Mobile Award
  • eRecycling Corps
  • Grameenphone Ltd. for Climate Change Program
  • Indus Towers for Indus Towers’ Shut AC Drive: Indoor (ID) to Outdoor (OD) Conversion of Telecom Sites.
  • TATA Teleservices for Project Optimus
  • Telefonica for ESCo Free-Cooling Project

Category 4: Apps of the Year

4a. Best Entertainment App (Gaming, Music, Sports, Video)*
  • Device 6
  • Bloom
  • Candy Crush
  • Spotify
  • YouTube

4b. Judges Choice – Best Overall Mobile App *
  • CityMapper
  • Fantastical 2
  • SnapChat
  • Uber
  • Vine
  • WeChat

4c. Most Innovative Mobile App
  • for app
  • Kakao for Kakao Talk
  • PointGrab for CamMe
  • Tempo AI

4d. Smartphone App Challenge
  • Winner will be announced at the Mobile World Congress

Category 5: Best Mobile Handsets & Devices

5a. Best Smartphone *
  • Apple iPhone 5S
  • HTC One
  • LG G2
  • Nokia Lumia 1020
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3

5b .Best Low Cost Smartphone *
  • Lenovo A390T
  • Nokia Lumia 520
  • Samsung Galaxy Young
  • Sony Xperia E
  • Xiaomi Hongmi

5c. Best Entry Level or Featurephone *
  • Nokia 105
  • Nokia 208
  • Nokia 515
  • Nokia Asha 210
  • Nokia Asha 503

5d. Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year *
  • Winner will be announced at the Mobile World Congress

5e. Best Mobile Tablet *
  • Amazon Kindle Fire HDX 8.9
  • Apple iPad Air
  • Apple iPad Mini with Retina
  • Google Nexus 7
  • Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Category 6: Best Mobile Technology

6a. Best Mobile Infrastructure
  • Avvasi for Avvasi Q-SRV
  • Cisco for Cisco Quantum Virtual Packet Core ( Cisco QvPC )
  • F5 for F5 Traffix Signaling Delivery Controller
  • Nokia Solutions and Networks with Telefonica O2 UK Limited for iSON Automation for Operations
  • Samsung Electronics for Smart CA

6b. Best Mobile Technology Breakthrough
  • Ethertronics for EtherChip 2.0
  • Fastback Networks for Fastback Networks Intelligent Backhaul Radio (IBR)
  • KT Corporation for olleh TV Now
  • Sensory Inc. for TrulyHandsfreeTM 3.0
  • SpiderCloud Wireless for SpiderCloud Wireless Dual-Band 3G/LTE Radio Node (310)

6c. Best Cloud Based Technology for Mobile
  • Airwatch for AirWatch Cloud-Based Enterprise Mobility Management
  • Conduit for Conduit Mobile
  • Devicescape Service Platform
  • Fiberlink
  • Xively for Xively Cloud Services

6d. Best Mobile Identity, Safeguard & Security Products/Solutions
  • Cloudpath Networks for XpressConnect Enrollment System
  • McAfee for McAfee LiveSafe
  • Nuance Communiactions for Voice Biometrics
  • SecureAuth IdP – 2 Factor Access Control for the Mobile Enterprise
  • Xooloo for Xooloo App Kids

6e. Best Solution for Growing Smaller or Independent Networks
  • BroadForward BFX Interface Gateway for Teleena services agility
  • KT Corporation for Smart Small Cell Solutions
  • Metaswitch Networks for Project Clearwater
  • Multivision for METRIC
  • Reach-U for Demograft

6f. Outstanding LTE Contribution

  • Huawei SingleRAN LTE Enhancement Suite
  • KT Corporation for Wideband LTE-A commercial service
  • SK Telecom for Commercial LTE-Advanced Network
  • Telstra 4G
  • VIVA Kuwait for 4G LTE Internet

For more information about the Global Mobile Awards, see the event website.

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