The United Nations-based World Summit Award announced the winners of its contest to determine the best mobile content and apps. The winners will be called on stage at the Abu Dhabi Gala on December 6th. India and the United States led the field with 4 awards each in the 8 categories of the WSA-mobile. Russia and Germany scored high in content quality with 3 winners each. The contest saw participation from more than 420 products from nearly 100 UN member states.
The WSA-mobile awards honour the most outstanding content in 8 categories: m-Business, m-Government, m-Health, m-Learning, m-Media, m-Enterainment, m-Tourism, and m-Inclusion. In each of the eight categories, the Grand Jury of global experts selected 5 winners. Winners from India included the Madhya Pradesh Forest Department, a mobile micro-banking app, and a mobile education system for companies.
Meanwhile, US winners included the Consumer Reports Mobile Shopper App, the participative City-Portal Boston Connect, the WellDoc Diabetes Manager System, and the immigrant media platform Mobile Voices. Michelle Manafy, EContent's editor-in-chief, served as the US Nominating Expert for this year's awards.
Organized by the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg, the World Summit Award Mobile is a global initiative within the framework of, and in cooperation with, the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS).