The 2008 Best App Ever Awards nominees have now been announced and
the voting is open at http://bestappever.com. Sponsored by 148Apps,
the inaugural competition is the first iPhone OS Application
achievement awards to recognize the best iPhone apps and games
released in the in Apple App Store in 2008. The goal is to help
publicize the very best apps available, not just the best-selling
The nomination process lasted a little over two weeks and saw 17,758
nominations for 1,259 different apps submitted to the site. In
addition to the public nominations, a committee of industry people
and iPhone developers was gathered to help nominate apps. Five
nominees from the public and 5 nominees from the committee were
combined to come up with the nominees for each category.
In addition to the individual overall application categories, the top
10 vote getters overall will be up for the award of Best App Ever.
Voting is open from Dec. 31 through Jan. 6. Winners will be
announced on Jan. 7 at the 2009 Macworld Conference & Expo in San
Francisco, and will be posted to BestAppEver.com shortly after.