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The Tabby Awards, the global competition for the best Android and iOS tablet apps and games, has unveiled the 2015 list of Tabby Awards Winners and Users’ Choice winners. Adobe, Disney, Expedia, Food Network, Ubisoft, and Yahoo are among apps publishers from 11 countries who were recognized in this competition.

In a first judging round, an international panel of app experts — chaired by Otto Toth, Chief Technology Officer of The Huffington Post — short-listed nominees among over 200 tablet-optimized apps from 16 countries. Then the independent panel selected Tabby Awards winners in a final judging round.

“The competition for this year’s Tabby Awards was fierce,” said Otto Toth. “The best entries were high quality creative apps that utilized the capabilities and advantages of the tablet size, and those which created an entertaining and engaging user experience for all demographics.”

One consistent trend seen in this year’s awards was, again, the dominance of iOS. In fact, the judging panel recongized almost three times more iPad apps than tablet-optimized Android apps.

In parallel to the judged awards, worldwide app users were invited to vote at for their preferred apps among nominees. Over 100,000 votes have been registered this year for the Tabby Awards Users’ Choice.

This double selection process, from both mobile professionals and app users, provides a comprehensive view of the best tablet-optimized apps. Here are the selected tablet apps and games that were named the best of the best.

Android apps and games 

Android – Education & Reference

Winner: Learn Languages: Rosetta Stone, by Rosetta Stone (USA)

Users’ Choice: IXL Math Practice, by IXL Learning (USA)


Android – Kids, Family & Entertainment

Winner and Users’ Choice: Early Learning Academy, by Age of Learning (USA)


Android – Lifestyle

Winner and Users’ Choice: Food Network In the Kitchen, by Food Network (USA)


Android – Media, Music, Photo & Video

Winner and Users’ Choice: PowerDirector, by CyberLink (USA)


Android – News

Winner and Users’ Choice: News Republic, by News Republic (USA)


Android – Personal Productivity & Finance

Winner: DocuSign, by DocuSign (USA)

Users’ Choice: Expensify, by Expensify (USA)


Android – Travel, Navigation & Local

Winner:, by (Netherlands)

Users’ Choice: Expedia App by Expedia, (USA)


Android – Utilities & Tools

Users’ Choice: HotSpot Shield, by AnchorFree (USA)


Android Game: Adventure, Arcade, Racing, RPG & Strategy

Winner: Trials Frontier, by Ubisoft (USA)

Users’ Choice: Dragons: Rise of Berk, by Ludia (Canada)


Android Game: Cards, Casino, Puzzle & Trivia

Winner: CSI: Hidden Crimes, by Ubisoft (USA)

Users’ Choice: Family Feud 2, by Ludia (Canada)


Android Game: Kids, Education & Family

Winner and Users’ Choice: My Singing Monsters, by Big Blue Bubble (Canada)


iPad apps and games


iPad – Books, Reference & Medical

Winner and Users’ Choice: Human Anatomy Atlas, by Visible Body (USA)


iPad – Education (Children)

Winner: Tiggly Chef, by Tiggly (USA)

Users’ Choice: Junganew: A Herd of Sounds, by Junganew (USA)


iPad – Education (Adults & General)

Winner: Life in the Womb, by SciencePicture.Co (Ireland)

Users’ Choice: iOrnament: draw creative geometry art, by science-to-touch (Germany)


iPad – Entertainment

Winner: Bebops Kids – Create your own band, by Lisbon Labs – Creative Experiences (Portugal)

Users’ Choice: My Little Monster – Make it Real, by TabTale (Israel)


iPad – Finance

Users’ Choice: Morningstar for iPad, by Morningstar (USA)


iPad – Food, Health & Fitness

Winner: FitStar Personal Trainer, by FitStar (USA)

Users’ Choice: Lose It!, by Lose It! (USA)


iPad – Kids (up to 5)

Winner: PlayKids, by Movile (USA)

Users’ Choice: Frozen Story Theater, by Disney Publishing Worldwide (USA)


iPad – Kids (6 and older)

Winner: Storm & Skye, by digimoo studios (Netherlands)

Users’ Choice: Opera Maker, by Interactive Media Foundation (Germany)


iPad – Lifestyle

Winner: YouCam Makeup, by Perfect (USA)

Users’ Choice: Target for iPad, by Target (USA)


iPad – Magazines

Winner and Users’ Choice: issuu, by issuu (USA)


iPad – Music & Video

Winner: Videoshop – Video Editor, by Joseph Riquelme (USA)

Users’ Choice: Disney Karaoke: Frozen, by Disney Publishing Worldwide (USA)


iPad – News & Weather

Winner and Users’ Choice: Yahoo News Digest, by Yahoo (USA)


iPad – Personal Productivity

Winner and Users’ Choice: MyScript Calculator, by MyScript (France)


iPad – Photo

Winner and Users’ Choice: Adobe Photoshop Mix, by Adobe Systems (USA)


iPad – Shopping

Winner and Users’ Choice: Polyvore iPad app, by Polyvore (USA)


iPad – Sports

Winner: Yahoo Sports, by Yahoo (USA)


iPad – Travel, Local & Social

Winner: Expedia App, by Expedia (USA)

Users’ Choice:, by (Netherlands)


iPad – Utilities & Tools

Winner: PDF Connoisseur, by Kdan Mobile Software (Taiwan)

Users’ Choice: rentals app, by Move (USA)


iPad Game: Adventure

Winner: Agent Alice, by Wooga (Germany)

Users’ Choice: Terraria, by 505 Games and Re-Logic (USA)


iPad game: Action, Arcade & Racing

Winner and Users’ Choice: Trials Frontier, by Ubisoft (USA)


iPad game: Board, Puzzle & Music

Winner and Users’ Choice: Cut the Rope 2, by ZeptoLab UK (United Kingdom)


iPad game: Cards, Casino & Dice

Winner: Solitaire Chronicles, by MegaZebra (Germany)

Users’ Choice: Monopoly Bingo!, by Storm8 (USA)


iPad game: Kids, Education & Family

Winner: My Talking Angela, by Outfit7 (USA)

Users’ Choice: My Singing Monsters, by Big Blue Bubble (Canada)


iPad game: RPG, Simulation & Strategy

Winner: Vainglory, by Super Evil Megacorp (USA)

Users’ Choice: Royal Revolt 2, by flaregames (Germany)


iPad game: Trivia & Word

Winner: Bonza Word Puzzle, by MiniMega (Australia)

Users’ Choice: Family Feud 2, by Ludia (Canada)


See the full list of Nominees at

The Tabby Awards holds a separate annual competition for business and professional apps, called the Tabby Awards /Business. This competition currently welcomes submissions from app developers and publishers until Friday, July 10 For the first time in this competition, the Tabby Awards is accepting submissions for smartphone-optimized apps as well as for tablet-optimized apps. Smartphone-optimized apps will be recognized through newly-introduced Mobby Awards nominations.

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