Tabby Awards Announce 2014 Winners and Users’ Choice Picks

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By Brandy Shaul

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Tablet games and apps competition The Tabby Awards has unveiled its list of winners for 2014, which includes a list of users’ choice selections. The 30 winners were selected last Spring by an international panel of independent judges, while the users’ choice winners were decided by app users in June and July on the Tabby Awards website. Almost 100,000 votes were cast in this first public poll.

Both Android and iPad apps were up for the awards. Here’s the full list of winners, along with the users’ choice selection in each category (the full list of finalists in each category is available on the Tabby Awards website).

Android Apps and Games

 Education

— Winner and Users’ Choice: Rosetta Course, by Rosetta Stone (United States)

Entertainment

— Winner: CBS App, by cbsi (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Fandango, by Fandango (United States)

 Lifestyle

— Winner: HotelTonight, by HotelTonight (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Weather Live, by Apalon (Belarus)

 News & Magazines

— Winner: News Republic, by News Republic (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Flipboard, by Flipboard (United States)

 Personal Productivity

— Winner and Users’ Choice: SwiftKey Keyboard, by SwiftKey (United Kingdom)

 Utilities & Tools

— Winner and Users’ Choice: avast! Mobile Security, by Avast Software (Czech Republic)

 Game: Puzzle, Cards & Family

— Winner: Marvel Puzzle Quest, by D3Publisher (United States)

— Users’ Choice: My Talking Tom, by Outfit7 (United Kingdom)

Game: Action, Adventure, Simulation & Strategy

— Winner: Frontline Commando 2, by Glu Mobile (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Samurai Siege, by Space Ape Games (United Kingdom)

 iPad Apps and Games

 Books & Reference

— Winner: Robots for iPad, by IEEE Spectrum (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Kobo Books, by Kobo (Canada)

Education / Children

— Winner and Users’ Choice: Dora’s Great Big World, by Nickelodeon (United States)

 Education / Adults, professionals and general

— Winner: Star Walk HD – 5 Stars Astronomy Guide, by Vito Technology (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Rosetta Course, by Rosetta Stone (United States)

 Entertainment 

— Winner and Users’ Choice: Disney Animated, by Disney Interactive (United States)

 Health & Fitness

— Winner and Users’ Choice: Fit Brains Trainer, by Rosetta Stone (United States)

 Kids & Family

— Winner: Endless Alphabet, by Originator (United States)

— Users’ Choice: LetterSchool, by Sanoma Media (Netherlands)

 Lifestyle

— Winner: Makr, by Makr (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Stylebook, by left brain / right brain (United States)

 Magazines

— Winner and Users’ Choice: National Geographic Magazine, by National Geographic Magazine (United States)

 Medical

— Winner: Unbound Medline – PubMed, Journals, and Grapherence Access, by Unbound Medicine (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Rain, Rain, by Tim Gostony (United States)

 News

— Winner and Users’ Choice: Flipboard, by Flipboard (United States)

 Personal Finance

— Winner: HL Live for iPad, by Hargreaves Lansdown & Mubaloo (United Kingdom)

— Users’ Choice: Morningstar for iPad, by Morningstar (United States)

 Personal Productivity

— Winner: Flowboard, by Flowboard (United States)

— Users’ Choice: DocuSign, by DocuSign (United States)

 Photo, Video & Music

— Winner: Storehouse, by Storehouse Media (United States)

— Users’ Choice: RealPlayer Cloud, by RealNetworks (United States)

 Social

— Winner and Users’ Choice: Bria iPad Edition, by CounterPath (Canada)

 Sports

— Winner and Users’ Choice: theScore, by theScore (Canada)

 Travel, Navigation, Local & Weather

— Winner and Users’ Choice: Booking.com – Hotel Reservation App for iPad, by Booking.com (Netherlands)

 Utilities & Tools

— Winner: Wake Alarm Clock, by Tiny Hearts (Canada)

— Users’ Choice: Realtor.com Real Estate App, by Move (United States)

 Game: Action, Adventure, Arcade & Racing

— Winner: Real Racing 3, by Electronic Arts (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Plants vs. Zombies 2, by PopCap Games (United States)

 Game: Board, Casual, Puzzle & Word

— Winner: LYNE, by Thomas Bowker (Australia)

— Users’ Choice: Cut the Rope 2, by ZeptoLab (United States)

Game: Cards, Casino & Dice

— Winner: Farkle Sparkle, by Brickroad Games (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Vegas World, by FlowPlay (United States)

Game: Kids, Education & Family

— Winner and Users’ Choice: My Talking Tom, by Outfit7 (United Kingdom)

 Game: RPG, Simulation & Strategy

— Winner: Man at Arms TD, by Inert Soap (United States)

— Users’ Choice: Towerful, by String of Games (United States)

The Tabby Awards holds a separate competition each year for business and enterprise apps. The Tabby Awards / Business will welcome submissions from app developers and publishers until the end of today, August 8.