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Dec. 19 Nomination Deadline time left:








In its 16 years, the Mobile Star Awards has become the largest annual mobile innovations and software / apps awards program. The program promotes and honors innovative new and established mobile products, leaders and success stories in over 100 categories including the greatest mobile apps, devices, and enterprise or operator services.

Who is the “Best of 2017”? Vote here!

If you follow MobileVillage on Twitter or Facebook, you can vote your favorite apps and innovators as “Best of 2017”:

Vote Here for “Best of 2017” Personal Apps (once only)

Vote Here for “Best of 2017” Business Apps & Services (once only)

Voting is open until December 19 for categories with official nominees, and later for all categories with no official nominees. Nominations must be received by 4 pm ET (US) Dec. 19, or by Dec. 30 for categories that have no official nominees by Dec. 18. If you’re an Official Nominee, you’ll receive a shareable voting invitation.

Don’t see your favorites on the voting ballot?  Just write in your favorite apps or companies on the ballot, or email them to awards [at] mobilevillage.com. Emailed nominations do not count as votes, but we will add them to the ballot and to this page, unlinked. Any mobile company can be nominated and added for free, but only Official Nominees receive logos and many other benefits.

Official Nominee Benefits:  Only Official Nominees can get a Nominee logo, (potential) Winner logo, featured online directory page, free news and feature posts on our home page, event or webinar listings, press/social media buzz, and best of all—new fans and customers! To get these benefits, just complete and email the Official Nominee Form (Word file) to Gary at awards [at] mobilevillage.com. If a MobileVillage rep contacted you, you can cc them on your submission too.

Official Nominee Discounts:  Become an Official Nominee by December 12 for $10 off! Plus, take a 2-minute survey about the Mobile Star Awards (link is on the form and our FAQ page) for another $10 off—with this discount, Official Nominee benefits are yours for as little as $69! Finally, all 2013 to 2016 entrants get another discount—we ♥ loyalty.

Below you’ll see all 2017 Nominees (unlinked), Official Nominees (linked) and Sponsors to date—and below that, 2016 Winners. We update this page each time there’s a new Nominee. .


.Capriza sponsor logo……………iDiet logo Mobile Star Awards sponsor 57x225

. Wex Health logo Mobile Star Awards sponsor 38x235


Citrix Gold Sponsor logo…………IFS sponsor logo…………PowWow Mobile logo

..Kika Tech sponsor logo…………Hexnode sponsor logo…………Tangoe 2017 sponsor logo

Show off as a Sponsor! For info, email Gary: GThayer [at] mobilevillage.com. . .


For a full list of “Best of 2017” categories, see the Official Nominee form. .


Best Auto Aficionado App

GasBuddy — GasBuddy app

RBC — Drive app

Best Dieting or Nutrition Coach App

Instinct Health Science — iDiet for iOS

Best Educational App

Course Hero

Magnus Artace

Dictionary.com app

WordApt word game

Enhanced Communications App

Ciocca Apps — MyVoice

Mobigraph — Xpresso

Sark Mobile — NuWay

Best Fitness App

StrongLifts 5×5

Best [Mobile] Game

Blizzard — Hearthstone series

Vivid Games — Space Pioneer

Best Innovative Keyboard App

Kika Tech — Kika Emoji Keyboard

Ormco — B. Hamilton Damon Smile Emoji Keyboard

T-Me Studios — Redraw Keyboard

Best Learning App for Kids

BlueArk — Dora’s English Adventure

Broad Innovation Tek — KazuTime

Best Medical App

GN Hearing — ReSound Smart 3D

Best Money Saving App

uSwitch Ltd. — uSwitch

Syntonic — Freeway

Best Office Documents App or Suite

WPS (Kingsoft) — WPS Office

Best On-Demand Services App

Ezer, Inc. — Ezer

HomeAdvisor — HomeAdvisor app

Best Security App

AdGuard — AdGuard app

Best Scanner & Document Manager App

Adobe Scan

IntSig — CamScanner

Best Shopping or Deals App

Houzz — Houzz app

Overstock.com app

Best Smart Home [Automation] App


Vivint Smart Home

Best Sports Fan App

Gametime — Gametime app

Skores — Live Football

Yingit, Inc. — Yellfy

Best Sports or Games Manager

Arccos Golf — Arccos 360

18birdies — 18birdies app

Best Task Manager or Scheduling App

Trello, Inc. — Trello

Best Travel Booking App



Hotels.com app

Fingers Media — Revelton Suites app


Mobile Business or Productivity Innovator

Adobe for Adobe Document Cloud

YouMail for YouMail

Mobile Development Innovator

Big Nerd Ranch


Mobile Entertainment Innovator

Kika Tech

Mobile Intelligence Innovator

Verto Analytics

Success Story: Mobile Customer Service

Virgin Trains at Euston Station with OpenMarket

Success Story: Mobile App Development

Unified Oracle app with PowWow Mobile

Volvo Financial Services with Capriza

Success Story: Mobile Marketing

Universal Pictures Jason Bourne movie with Immersion

Success Story: Mobile Payments or Financial Services

ArmadaCare with WEX Health


Innovative Consumer Mobile App Development Platform

Pulp Strategy — Instappy Pro

Innovative Enterprise Mobile App Development Platform

Capriza — Capriza platform

PowWow Mobile — SmartUX

Innovative Mobile App Testing & Optimization



Apps, Devices & Endpoint Management

42Gears SureMDM

Citrix – XenMobile

Hexnode MDM

Tangoe MMS Suite

Customer Engagement & Marketing

BeMotion Inc. — MCN Platform

Emergency Alerts & Response

Everbridge Mobile App

Employee Workforce Management

Deputy mobile app

IFS Planning & Scheduling Optimization

Sitrion ONE

Field Service

Capriza — Capriza platform

IFS Field Service Management

Healthcare Medical Innovation

GAMA Healthcare — Clinell Training Package

GN Hearing — ReSound Smart 3D

Health Insurance or Wellness Plan Management

Alegeus Mobile

Hello Heart

WEX Health Cloud

Inventory & Asset Management

IFS Service Management

Kiosk Management

42Gears SureLock & SureFox

Hexnode MDM

Secure Access Control

iMotions (eye tracking tech)

Team Collaboration

Citrix ShareFile


Zoho Cliq

Telecom Expense Management

Tangoe Mobile Expense Optimization

Wireless Coverage

Nextivity Cel-Fi Quatra

WilsonPro 1000/1000R booster


Device Protection & Personalization Innovation

Casetify (entered product name/s tba)

Punkcase (entered product name/s tba)

Innovative Product-in-Development [not yet released]

sndrBlock (Remote Access & Sharing)

Productivity Innovation

uCloudlink — GlocalMe U2 Mobile Wi-Fi Hotspot & Charger


High-Value Prepaid Mobile Service

Ultra Mobile — Mint SIM

. We’ll add more 2017 categories & Nominees as they come in.


Congratulations to the 2016 Mobile Star Awards Winners, posted below!MSA-16 logo-temp mobile software and apps awards


IFS sponsor logo                  Brainshark sponsor logo                 IHG sponsor logo

Citrix sponsor logo              Mobile Labs sponsor logo             iDiet sponsor logo

.      .Azuga sponsor logo           Everbridge sponsor logo
      ItsPayd sponsor logo            ProntoForms sponsor logo.
RouteMatch logo         SteelSeries logo sponsor size padded..
  Tangoe sponsor logo            VMware sponsor logo  .

. Consumer Devices & Apps Awards WINNERS

Congratulations to our 2016 winners!

Mobile Entertainment or Lifestyle Innovation

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Samsung Gear VR

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  SteelSeries Stratus XL & Nimbus

Shining Star:  IHG Crowne Plaza Amazon Echo service

Cloud Storage App

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Fasetto 

Shining Star:  Google Drive

Contacts Manager App

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Sync.ME

Shining Star:  ABBYY Business Card Reader

Design or Image Editing App

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Adobe Comp CC

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Instagram 

Shining Star:  PicsArt Photo Studio

Rising Star:  Aviary – Photo Editor by Aviary

Dieting or Nutrition Coach App

SUPERSTAR:  MyFitnessPal Calorie Counter

Shining Star: (tie)  FitNow – Lose It!

Shining Star: (tie)  Instinct Health Science – iDiet for iOS

Rising Star:  Fooducate Weight Loss Coach

Insurance or Healthcare Manager App

SUPERSTAR:  Alegeus Mobile

Shining Star:  WEX Health Cloud

Rising Star:  Anthem Anywhere

Learning App for Kids

SUPERSTAR:  Kooapps – Pictoword

Shining Star:  Toca Boca – Toca Life

Rising Star:  Quizlet Learn With Flashcards

Mobile Game

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Kooapps – Save the Cave

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Mojang – Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Shining Star: (tie)  IHG – Planet Trekkers

Shining Star: (tie)  Noodlecake Studios – Alto’s Adventure

Rising Star:  Cheetah Games – Piano Tiles 2

Remote Desktop App

SUPERSTAR:  Citrix ShareConnect

Shining Star:  Splashtop

Rising Star:  TeamViewer Remote Control

Sports Enthusiast App

SUPERSTAR:  18Birdies

Shining Star:  Yahoo Sports

Rising Star:  theScore Sports Scores & News

Travel Convenience App

SUPERSTAR:  TripAdvisor

Shining Star:  Skyjet Private Jet Charter Flights 

Rising Star:  OpenKey

Translator App

SUPERSTAR:  Google Translator

Shining Star: (tie)  ABBYY TextGrabber

Shining Star: (tie)  GreenLife – Talking Translator Pro

Rising Star:  IHG Translator

Consumer Mobile Tech PR Expertise


 Shining Star:  Edelman

Rising Star:  Lewis PR

. Enterprise Apps Awards WINNERS

Congratulations to our 2016 winners!

Mobile Business Apps Innovator


Shining Star:  OpenKey 

Mobile Application Development

SUPERSTAR:  Kony Visualizer 7.0 

Shining Star:  Mobile Labs – deviceBridge

Mobile Application Testing

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Mobile Labs – deviceConnect

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  APImetrics

Shining Star: (tie)  Keynote Mobile Testing Platform

Shining Star: (tie)  Perfecto Mobile – Wind Tunnel

Mobile Call Screening & Customer Service

SUPERSTAR:  YouMail Visual Voicemail

Shining Star: (tie)  MightyCall

Shining Star: (tie)  TrueCaller 

Mobile Customer Engagement & Marketing

SUPERSTAR:  Pyze Growth Intelligence

Shining Star:  OpenMarket Global SMS API

Mobile Customer or User Analytics

SUPERSTAR:  Amplitude Mobile Analytics

Shining Star:  Pyze Growth Intelligence

Rising Star:  ProntoForms Analytics

Mobile Data Capture

SUPERSTAR:  Citrix Secure Forms

Shining Star:  ProntoForms

Rising Star:  Abbyy FlexiCapture

Mobile Devices & Application Management

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Citrix XenMobile

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  VMware AirWatch

Shining Star:  Tangoe MatrixMobile MDM

Mobile Enterprise Enhanced Email

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Citrix Secure Mail

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  VMware AirWatch Boxer

Shining Star:  Microsoft Outlook for iOS

Mobile Field Service

SUPERSTAR:  SUS Smart Mobile Workforce

Shining Star: (tie)  IFS Enterprise Service Management

Shining Star: (tie)  ProntoForms

Rising Star:  Mi-Co Mobile Inspection

Mobile Fleet Management

SUPERSTAR:  RouteMatch – RM Mobile

Shining Star:  Azuga Fleet

Rising Star:  Vnomics FleetViewer

Mobile Healthcare & Wellness Plan Management

SUPERSTAR:  Alegeus Mobile 

Shining Star:  WEX Health Cloud

Rising Star:  Anthem Anywhere

Mobile Healthcare Professional Reference

SUPERSTAR:  Skyscape Medical Library App

Shining Star:  Athena Health – Epocrates Plus

Rising Star:  Pepid  for Android & iOS

Mobile Innovator: Enterprise Mobile Services

SUPERSTAR:  Tangoe CEO Al Subbloie

Shining Star:  Mobile Labs President & CEO Don Addington

Rising Star: (tie)  ItsPayd Founder & CEO Ken Green

Rising Star: (tie)  Perfecto Mobile Founder & CTO Yoram Mizrachi

Mobile Mass Messaging Service

SUPERSTAR:  Everbridge – ContactBridge

Shining Star:  OpenMarket SMS

Mobile Patient Care Innovation

SUPERSTAR:  RistCall with Harbinger Systems

Shining Star:  Pfizer – Parkinson’s Patient Monitor

Mobile Remote Desktop Service or VPN

SUPERSTAR:  Citrix XenDesktop

Shining Star:  VMware Identity Manager

Rising Star:  The Sixth Flag

Mobile Sales & CRM

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Brainshark Sales Accelerator

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Salesforce Mobile

Shining Star: (tie)  SAVO Mobile Sales Pro

Shining Star: (tie)  Seismic

Rising Star:  Maximizer – MaxMobile CRM

Mobile Team Workspace

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Tibco – tibbr

SUPERSTAR: (tie)  Zoho Connect

Shining Star: (tie)  Citrix Workspace Suite

Shining Star: (tie)  VMware Workspace ONE

Rising Star:  Tangoe inTouch

Mobile Telecom Expense Management

SUPERSTAR:  Tangoe MatrixMobile

Shining Star:  Wavelink Avalanche

Rising Star:  MindWireless TEM

Mobile Video Communications

SUPERSTAR:  Citrix GoToMeeting

Shining Star:  Microsoft Skype for Business

Rising Star:  Everbridge – SecureBridge for Mobile

Mobile Workforce Management


Shining Star:  SUS Smart Mobile Workforce

Rising Star:  Kronos Workforce Mobile

Success Story: Mobile Asset Tracking

SUPERSTAR:  CG Appliance Express with Azuga

Shining Star:  Sussex County, NJ with RouteMatch

Success Story: Mobile Customer Service

SUPERSTAR:  Hotel Indigo’s Facebook Messenger Bot

Shining Star:  AAA Carolinas with ProntoForms

Success Story: Mobile Field Service

SUPERSTAR:  Pesado Energy with ProntoForms

Shining Star:  Associa with IFS & Microsoft

Success Story: Mobile Healthcare

SUPERSTAR:  Centerstone Research with EverBridge 

Shining Star:  Pfizer – Parkinson’s Patient Monitor

Success Story: Sales & Service

SUPERSTAR:  Mondelez with StarMobile (PowWow Mobile) 

Shining Star:  Hotel Indigo’s Facebook Messenger Bot

Success Story: Mobile App Development

SUPERSTAR:  DailyUse Mobile Wallet with Infostretch 

Shining Star:  TBA

.See 2014-15 winners here.


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