The winners of the 2010 Best App Ever Awards have been announced.
The overall winner – Angry Birds – is no great shocker, but the list of winners across 33 categories (with iPad and iPhone division winners in each) is impressive as always.
I’m a big fan of the Best App Ever Awards. The motto and philosophy of the awards is this:
Honor the best, not just the best selling
This year an astounding 496,000 votes were cast for apps by users around the world – and produced a winners list that lives up to the goal and includes a lot of apps that are not the usual suspects coming away with awards. Here are some notable winners in the iPad division:
— Flipboard won three awards – more than any iPad app – for Most Innovative App, Best Visual Design, and Best News App. All well deserved I’d say.
— iBooks is, surprisingly, the only Apple app to get a win. It won the Best eBook App in both the iPad and iPhone divisions. I’m amazed that none of the iWork suite for iPad apps managed an award.