2013 Award Winners

Leaders in All Aspects of Mobile Recognized for Successes Achieved Worldwide

New York, Los Angles, London, Hong Kong, Brazil – Sept. 5, 2013 – Recognizing companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates, the 2013 Mobile Merit Awards winners and runner ups were announced today.   Through nominations the Mobile Merit Awards notes the excellence achieved in the global mobile industry.  This year’s winners were judged based on industry impact, innovation, technologies, social importance, implementation and overall success factor.

“It was great to see a company like TA Telecom from Egypt submit itself to the Mobile Merit Awards. They have exceeded all of our criteria’s for being a winner by using its mobile technology and innovation to impact its targeted regional markets with a social importance in our worldwide mobile eco-system,” said Steve Brumer, Partner, 151 Advisors.

“This year’s Mobile Merit Awards entries are outstanding innovators in the mobile industry. These companies demonstrate a clear and valuable progress in the field. It was an honor to participate as a judge in selecting this year’s winners and runner-ups,” Jonathan Roubini, Editor in Chief of LabRevews.

"All the Mobile Merit Award finalists are doing remarkable things to make our mobile experiences safer, more useful and rewarding. Innovation and execution make for a potent mix and the participating companies certainly set the standard in that arena,” said Marc Barach, CMO for Jumio.

“I was honored to have served as a judge and evaluate this year’s Mobile Merit Award entries. The quality of this year’s entries highlighted the incredible pace of innovation and excellence in the mobile industry and demonstrates that the most exciting days of the mobile industry are still ahead of us as it continues to grow in influence and scope across the globe,” said Michael Becker, VP Market Development for Somo.

“Congratulations to all of the winners and runner up companies for this year Mobile Merit Awards,” said Quinn J.K. Banks, CEO and Co-Founder of Tarver Games. “I would like to wish each company the best of luck in the rapidly changes mobile arena.”

"I was honored to be a judge for the 2013 Mobile Merit Awards; the caliber of entries were outstanding with all entries offering dynamic and innovate solutions for the mobile market," said Mark Reiken, CEO of Text2Pay, Inc.

"The mobile space is growing rapidly and touches almost every industry, so it's encouraging to see this year's entrants come in with fresh insight, innovation, and vision to take it a promising direction. Congratulations to all the winners," said Tobias Dengel, CEO, WillowTree Apps.

Following are this year’s winners and runner ups:

Category: Mobile Technologies

  • - 4G Service Creation & Development
    • - Winner:  Ethertronics
    • - Runner Up: SkyCross
  • - Billing & Customer Care
    • - Winner: Cycle30
  • - Infrastructure
    • - Winner: Centri
  • - Service Delivery Platform
    • - Winner: TA Telecom
    • - Runner Up: JiWire
  • - NFC
    • - Winner: Samsung Telecommunications America
    - Mobile Cloud
    • - Winner: LocationSmart
    • - Runner Up: Bitcasa
    - Security
    • - Winner: Tyfone
    • - Runner Up: SOTI

Category: Connected World

  • - Connected Home
    • - Winner: Nuance
    • - Runner Up: Actiontec Electronics
  • - Connected Car
    • - Winner: Ericsson
    • - Runner Up: Wilson Electronics
  • - Smart Cities
    • - Winner: Ethertronics
  • - Connected Life
    • - Winner: Novatel Wireless
    • - Runner Up: Samsung

Category: Mobile Services

  • - Enterprise Product or Service
    • - Winner: Exadel for Appery.io Product
    • - Runner Up: uTest
  • - Mobile Payments & Commerce
    • - Winner: Bango
    • - Runner Up: Text2Pay
  • - Carriers
    • - Winner: SEVEN Networks

Category: Mobile Marketing

  • - Brand Agency
    • - Winner: Mobitainment
  • - Campaign Deliverance
    • - Winner: Vibes
    • - Runner Up: Samsung/Blue Bite
  • - Mobile Marketing Innovation
    • - Winner: LSN Mobile
    • - Runner Up: Fiksu, Inc.

Category: Mobile Media Entertainment

  • - Mobile Video
    • - Winner: Movile
    • - Runner Up: ooVoo
  • - Mobile Gaming
    • - Winner: Pontomobi
    - Mobile Entertainment Technology
    • - Winner: Aha by Harman

Category: Gadgets/Handsets/Devices

  • - Mobile Connected Device, Non-gadget
    • - Winner: Samsung Telecommunications America
    • - Runner Up: Novatel Wireless

Category: Mobile Apps

  • - Android
    • - Winner: ooVoo
    • - Runner Up: Nuance
  • - Overall Enterprise
    • - Winner: Cortado
    • - Runner Up: Brainshark
  • - iPhone
    • - Winner: ooVoo
    • - Runner Up: R/GA London
  • - Overall Consumer App
    • - Winner: Humetrix
    • - Runner Up: Location Labs
  • - iPads/Tablets
    • - Winner: Brainshark
    • - Runner Up: Somo
  • Category: Social Responsibility

    • - Emerging Markets
      • - Winner: SAP and Standard Bank of South Africa
      • - Runner Up: Duda Mobile
  • About Mobile Merit Awards
    The Mobile Merit Awards recognizes companies, individuals and technologies that have shaped the way in which the world communicates today.  Through nominations the Mobile Merit Awards notes the excellence achieved in the global mobile industry.  These bi-annual awards are presented to outstanding companies, individuals and technologies from each sector within the mobile arena for work of the greatest likely impact on the market.   For more information please visit: http://www.mobilemeritawards.com