The nominees list for a newly instituted award scheme for applications (apps) developers in Ghana has been released.

The scheme, dubbed “TopApps 2012 Award” was designed by event organizers, PopOut, to showcase the innovation of young app developers in Ghana and reward the top innovative and creative ones.

“It is the red carpet event for app developers,” a statement signed by CEO of PopOut, Maximus Ametorgoh said.

The statement said the scheme was launched on April 5, 2012 by the Executive Director of Ghana-India Kofi Annan Centre of Excellence in ICT, Madam Dorothy Gordon during the Online 2012 conference, another PopOut event.

There are eleven categories of the award including Special Recognition Award to acknowledge individuals and organizations who are contributing to the development of the industry in Ghana.

“The nominees will present the profiles of their apps to a Panel of Judges with local market insights and global exposure to select the finalists for the highest award category – TopApp of The Year,” the statement said.

It said the judges would score the apps based on their innovativeness, originality, creativity and local/global market value, adding that there would be a two-week online voting, which would constitute 30% of the total to square up the 70% from the Panel of Judges.

The nominees for the maiden edition of Ghana’s first apps award are as follows:

1. Entertainment App
• BlackDJ
• Azonto Bash
• iWarrior and Kijiji
• FM Live
• Reckon Player
• Saya
• Streemio
• BlackSheep
• Logikross II

2. Most Innovative New App
• BlackDJ
• Azonto Bash
• Saya
• 233Law
• Dropifi
• BlackSheep
• Hei Julor
• iKwery
• AdBrooks

3. Mobile App
• iWarrior and Kijiji
• 233Law
• Saya
• SmartPost Mobile
• Streemio
4. Web App
• AppCompile.com
• Kuzima
• Saya – StreetChat
• GetFeatured.biz
• Gripeline
• iWallet
• mytxtbuddy
• Dropifi

5. Social App
• 233Law
• Saya
• Esoko
• Farmerline
• Kuzima

6. SMS App
• Hei Julor
• SmartPost Mobile
• JumpFon
• mytxtbuddy
• Esoko
• iKwery
• Farmerline

7. Top User Experience
• Kuzima
• Saya
• Authors Safe Pro
• mytxtbuddy
• Streemio
• Dropifi
• Gripeline

8. App Developer Of The Year
• Kweku Danso, Yougora
• Eyram Tawia, Leti Games
• Samuel Gaisie-Yeboah, Softreckon
• Robert Lamptey, Saya
www.topappsaward.com
Powered by: PopOut 10. App Company Of The Year

9. App Company Of The Year
• Yougora Limited
• Softreckon
• BlackSoft Developers Ltd
• DreamOval
• Streemio
• Saya Mobile
• Leti Games Ltd

10. Special Recognition Award
• Personality: Raindolf Owusu; Florence Toffa
• Organization: Mobile Web Ghana; MEST; Ashesi

11. TopApp of the Year would be selected from a list of finalist who would be chosen out of the other nominees for the various categories based on the quality of their entries.

TopApps 2012 Award is a PopOut event.

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