The App Hall of Fame has today announced its first set of inductees – the first 12 apps that represent the most outstanding mobile apps.
When you think about the Baseball Hall of Fame you think of some of the classic stars who dominated the game from long-gone days to recent times. Ruth, Cobb, Mays, Aaron, Robinson, Clemente, Koufax and on and on.
The App Hall of Fame is a great idea from Jeff Scott and the folks at 148apps, that aims to recognize and archive the very best of mobile apps. Here’s a little more on the goals of the App Hall of Fame, straight from its About page:
We want to help carry the torch for the spectacular applications released in the past that may have been forgotten in this fast moving world of app sales and promotions. Our committee has years of experience looking at, writing about, and – in some cases – developing apps. Who better to bring these aging app gems back into the spotlight and keep their memory alive? Committee members understand that the apps inducted to this hall of fame must be the ones that are very nearly perfect in every aspect. Be they applications or games, the apps inducted into the hall of fame are exemplary in every way.
The first 12 inductees, shown in the screenshot at the top of this post, are:
Angry Birds, Flight Control, Doodle Jump, Shazam, Evernote, Plants vs. Zombies, Pandora Radio, Simplenote, Twitter, Instapaper, HomeRun Battle 3D, and Fieldrunners.
I think the App Hall of Fame is a great idea, and I’m honored and happy to have been chosen as one of the Selection Committee. I also think this initial set of inductee apps is a very strong one, full of richly-deserving choices. And I’m already pumped up about starting the process for selecting next month’s winners.
Check out the full details on the inaugural app inductees at the link below, and let us know your thoughts on them and any other apps you’d like to see nominated for the hall: