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PreCentral.net Best of 2010 Awards Winners

by Derek Kessler Mon, 20 Dec 2010 8:17 pm EST

PreCentral.net Best of 2010 Awards

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the PreCentral.net Best of 2010 Awards. We received more than 27,000 votes for this year’s awards, and the wide array of winners reflects the variety and ingenuity of the webOS developer community, both official and homebrew. Dozens of apps to choose from, made by dozens of skilled developers, but in the end, there can be only one Best of 2010.

So, without further ado, the winners are... listed after the break. Yeah, such a tease.

Overall Awards

Best App of 2010:

Preware, by WebOS Internals

Preware, by WebOS Internals

WebOS Internals is honoured to receive these awards for our development team and open source homebrew applications. Members of our development team receive no direct financial rewards for creating Preware or Govnah, but the public recognition in the form of these awards and the recent telethon donation response (used to purchase sixteen Pre 2 developer devices) really does give us a great sense of appreciation for our work.
- Rod Whitby, WebOS Internals

Runner-up: Angry Birds, by Rovio Mobile

Other nominees: Bad Kitty, drPodder, foursquare, GeoStrings, Govnah, Mode Switcher, Music (Remix), and Neato!

 

Best Developer of 2010:

WebOS Internals WebOS Internals

Runner-up: Canuck Coding

Other nominees: Gameloft, Inglorious Apps, James Harris, More Solutions, Rovio Mobile, Sconix, Self Aware Games, WebOS Internals, and Zhephree

 

App Catalog Awards

Best Game of 2010:

Angry Birds, by Rovio Mobile Angry Birds, by Rovio Mobile

Runner-up: Need for Speed Undercover, by EA Games

Other nominees: Paratrooper, Radiant, and Rednecks Vs. Aliens

 

Best Music App of 2010:

Pandora Radio, by Pandora

Pandora Radio, by Pandora

Runner-up: drPodder, by Jamie Hatfield

Other nominees: Ampache Mobile, Grooveshark, and Spotify

 

Best Location-Based/GPS App of 2010:

BFG Maps, by watchmefreak.com BFG Maps, by watchmefreak.com

“I would like to thank the entire PreCentral community, and all that have supported the BFGMaps project.(Special thanks to Neve,  MannyMan (Gomez Industries), and of course PreCentral for spreading the word)”
- Tim Geiges

Runner-up: foursquare, by Zhephree

Other nominees: GeoStrings, MapTool Pro, and YPmobile

 

Best Social Networking App of 2010:

Facebook, by Palm, Inc. Facebook, by Palm, Inc.

Runner-up: Bad Kitty, by SuperInhuman Industries

Other nominees: foursquare, Spaz, and Twee

 

Best Twitter App of 2010:

Bad Kitty, by SuperInhuman Industries Bad Kitty, by SuperInhuman Industries

“Wow guys. Thanks to everyone for voting for us, we’re floored! A lot of thanks to you guys for giving great feedback, sharing awesome ideas, and just in general good vibes towards the app. It means a lot and is encouraging to us to keep on top of it. A big thank you goes to our testers who are first to pound on the app and ensure that we keep the quality high before it gets into everyone else's hands. Last, but not least, a gigantic thanks and congrats goes to my webOS partner in crime, Jeremy (@germboy). Because of him, the updates have been fast and furious, and the ideas that he has put into Bad Kitty are some of the best that really define the app. Again, thanks everyone for your vote. We really look forward to adding more fun things to Bad Kitty, making it available on more devices that come out in the future, and also creating more apps for you to use in 2011. These are exciting times, and we are only getting started.”
- Hal Saville, SuperInhuman Industries

Runner-up: Tweed, by Pivotal Labs

Other nominees: Spaz, Twee, and TweetMe

 

Best News App of 2010:

Engadget, by Engadget Engadget, by Engadget

Runner-up: NewsRoom, by Trileet, Inc.

Other nominees: AP Mobile, Feeder, and The New York Times

 

Best Productivity App of 2010:

Notes, by Inglorious Apps Notes, by Inglorious Apps

“Thanks to all my Inglorious fans for supporting my development efforts. Stay productive my friends.”
- Ruky, Inglorious Apps

Runner-up: Dropboxify, by DoGood

Other nominees: Done!, My DataBank, and Scratch

 

Best Education App of 2010:

FlashCards, by James Harris FlashCards, by James Harris

Runner-up: TED, by Coolstreak Cartoons Inc.

Other nominees: A+ Student Organizer, Study Buddy, and Wapedia

 

Best Health App of 2010:

Epocrates, by Epocrates, Inc. Epocrates, by Epocrates, Inc.

Runner-up: SmartRunner, by SmartRunner GmbH

Other nominees: Absolute Fitness, Diet Control, and JogStats

 

Best Business/Finance App of 2010:

Pack ‘n’ Track, by Syntactix, LLC Pack ‘n’ Track, by Syntactix, LLC

“We would like to thank the webOS community for all their support, especially those here at PreCentral as it was here that it all began.  We look forward to 2011 as HP makes good on the promise of bringing webOS to the next level with new devices and webOS 2.0 and beyond.  Our goal for Pack ‘n’  Track for 2011 is to not only to ensure compatibility for the onslaught of upcoming devices, but to expand into the international market and support a variety of new shippers. Our mission is to provide the best mobile apps regardless of platform and 2011 will bring a variety of new apps and enhancements to our existing ones.  Again thank you all for your continued support.”
- Greg Hrebek, Synactix

Runner-up: Checkbook, by GlitchTech Science

Other nominees: BillMyTime, MoreStocks, and Top Stocks

 

Best Sports App of 2010:

Sports Live!, by More Solutions, LLC Sports Live!, by More Solutions, LLC

More Solutions is thrilled to be honored in this contest. We thank the outstanding webOS community for its support throughout the year. Without all of you, Sports Live! has evolved beyond our own expectations. We look forward to even better 2011!
- Tony Arous, More Solutions

Runner-up: Sports Calendar, by Unnamed Applications, LLC

Other nominees: Fantasy Sports, Goal.com Mobile, and NHL Scores

 

Best Utility App of 2010:

Neato!, by Zhephree Neato!, by Zhephree

“This is really great. To have been up against some fantastic apps and developers and win is incredible. I really love all the support that the webOS community continues to give and I want to continue to support the community back with more webOS apps in 2011. Thanks so much!”
- Geoff Gauchet, Zhephree

Runner-up: MyQ for Netflix, by nexapps.net

Other nominees: Dropboxify, jVault, and Wifi Media Sync

 

Homebrew/Beta Awards

Best Homebrew/Beta Feed/Web Dist. App of 2010:

Preware, by WebOS Internals

Preware, by WebOS Internals

Runner-up: Govnah, by WebOS Internals

Other nominees: Dr. Battery, Facebook (Beta Client), Internalz, Mode Switcher, Music (Remix), Nanplayer, Save/Restore, and Zcorder

 

Best Homebrew Developer of 2010:

WebOS Internals

WebOS Internals

Runner-up: Jason Robitaille

Other nominees: DanPLC, Sconix, and uNiXpSyChO

 

Best Patch of 2010:

UberKernel Icon UberKernel, by WebOS Internals

Runner-up: Advanced Configuration for App Launcher, by Sconix

Other nominees: Advanced Configuration for System Preferences, Facebook Chat Spoof, and UberCalendar

 

Best Theme of 2010:

Glass Effect Suite, by SqyArc Glass Effect Suite, by SqyArc

“Wow, what a pleasure! I'm so grateful to everyone who voted for Glass Effect. But more than that I'm just pleased (and a little stunned) that you all like it so much - at the end of the day I just wanted to make a simple no-frills theme that could help make the already beautiful webOS just a little more so. Thanks again, and here's to a long and bright future for webOS.”
- errade

Runner-up: Original Blue Theme, by nights0223

Other nominees: iPhone Black Launcher, Sticker Theme, and Suave for the Palm Pre

 

Technical Awards

Best Use of webOS Notifications in 2010:

Music (Remix), by DanPLC Music Player (Remix), by DanPLC

“Thank you to the whole PreCentral community for supporting Music Player (Remix) and thanks for everyone who voted for Music Player (Remix) as the app with the best use of notifications. One of the best features of webOS is its unique interactive notification system. Without it, the mini-player mode in Music Player (Remix) would not have been possible.”
- Dan Perlberger

Runner-up: Sports Live!, by More Solutions, LLC

Other nominees: Bad Kitty, drPodder, and Weather Dashboard

 

Best Cloud Integration in 2010:

Neato!, by Zhephree

Neato!, by Zhephree

Runner-up: Dropboxify, by DoGood

Other nominees: Done!, Notes, and ZumoDrive

 

Most Innovative App of 2010:

Preware, by WebOS Internals

Preware, by WebOS Internals

Runner-up: Govnah, by WebOS Internals

Other nominees: GeoStrings, Mode Switcher, and Neato!

 

Most Beautiful App of 2010:

Ancient Frog, by Ancient Workshop Ancient Frog, by Ancient Workshop

“The webOS community has been really supportive to me. I've always loved the match between the visuals of Ancient Frog and the physical design of the Pre - it's an honour to see that recognised with an award like this.”
- James Brown, Ancient Workshop

Runner-up: Bad Kitty, by SuperInhuman Industries

Other nominees: foursquare, TED, and TweetMe

 

Congratulations to all of this year's winners and nominees. It really was a spectacular selection of apps, and that fills us with hopes for the coming year. Be sure to drop a note of congratulations in the comments, these developers have earned it!