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Industry judges and consumers have chosen the 49 best iPad and Android tablet apps and games from over 200 entries in the 2014 Tabby Awards competition.
The 30 winning apps were selected last spring by an international panel of independent judges, chaired by Christopher Cunningham, technology director of the Huge agency in New York. Most judges were experienced app professionals. Officials from the Entertainment Consumers Association helped judge the game categories.
Users’ Choice award winners have been selected by app users and gamers. In June and July, they voted on the TabbyAwards.com site for their favorite app among panel-selected finalists in each category. This first public poll by the Tabby Awards has proved to be very popular as it received almost 100,000 votes.
Winners and Users’ Choice recipients are from Belarus, Canada, the Czech Republic, Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The list includes apps from well-known publishers like CBS, Disney, Electronic Arts, Flipboard, Kobo, Morningstar, National Geographic, Nickelodeon, Rosetta Stone, and Swiftkey, as well as many apps from smaller, innovative publishers.
Here are the winners and Users’ Choice picks:
Android/News & Magazines
Android/Utilities & Tools
Android/Game: Puzzle, Cards, & Family
Android/Game: Action, Adventure, Simulation, & Strategy
iPad/Books & Reference
iPad/Education/Adults, Professionals & General
iPad/Health & Fitness
iPad/Kids & Family
- Winner: Makr, by Makr
- Users’ Choice: Stylebook, by left brain / right brain
- Winner: Unbound Medline – PubMed, Journals, and Grapherence Access, by Unbound Medicine
- Users’ Choice: Rain, Rain, by Tim Gostony
- Winner and Users’ Choice: Flipboard, by Flipboard
iPad/Photo, Video, & Music
- Winner and Users’ Choice: theScore, by theScore
iPad/Travel, Navigation, Local, & Weather
- Winner and Users’ Choice: com, by Booking.com
iPad/Utilities & Tools
iPad/Game: Action, Adventure, Arcade, & Racing
iPad/Game: Board, Casual, Puzzle, & Word
iPad/Game: Cards, Casino, & Dice
iPad/Game: Kids, Education, & Family
iPad/Game: RPG, Simulation, & Strategy
For even more great tablet apps, the full list of Finalists is available now at TabbyAwards.com.
The Tabby Awards holds a separate annual competition for business and enterprise apps, called the Tabby Awards/Business. This competition currently welcomes submissions from app developers and publishers until August 8. (If you’re interested in participating as a judge for this or any future competition, see our call for judges.)
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