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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.

SHINE BRIGHTER All Year and Beyond!

Nominate your favorite apps & innovators for “Best of 2017”!  Tell us your favorite apps, gadgets, or innovators right here online, or email them to awards [at] mobilevillage.com. We keep nominations anonymous, and add them as Nominees on this page as soon as possible.  Nominees do not qualify for a Nominee/Winner logo, directory page, or other benefits unless they decide to become official entrants. Our team contacts all Nominees.

Nominees who decide to officially compete gain lots of publicity!  Official entrants receive a Nominee logo, (potential) Winner logo, online directory page, event listing, free feature posts on MobileVillage’s home page, press/social media buzz, and best of all—new fans and customers!

Want to officially enter a company directly?  Just complete and email the 2017 Entry Form (Word .docx file) to Gary at awards [at] mobilevillage.com. Enter by August 25 September 1st for 8 percent off the already-low entry fee. Plus, take a short online survey about the Mobile Star Awards (link on the entry form) for another $10 off! Finally, all 2013 to 2016 entrants get yet another discount—we ♥ loyalty! For more details, please see our FAQ page.

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


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Kika Tech sponsor logo

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


For a full list of 2017 categories, please see the entry form. .


Dieting or Nutrition Coach App

Instinct Health Science — iDiet for iOS

Educational App

Artace — Magnus art lover’s app

Dictionary.com app

WordApt word game

Enhanced Communications App

Ciocca Apps — MyVoice [for vocal-challenged or special needs people]

Sark Mobile — NuWay

Fitness App

StrongLifts 5×5

[Mobile] Game

Vivid Games — Outer Pioneer

Learning App for Kids

BlueArk — Dora’s English Adventure in “Learn with Dora” series

Broad Innovation Tek — KazuTime

Medical App

GN ReSound — ReSound Smart 3D (entry expected)

Office Documents App or Suite

WPS (Kingsoft) — WPS Office

On-Demand Services App

Ezer, Inc. — Ezer

Smart Finance or Payments App

uSwitch Ltd. — uSwitch

InfinyPool — Mypoolin

Smart Home [Automation] App


Special Keyboard or Text Input App

Kika Tech — Kika Emoji Keyboard

Ormco — B. Hamilton Damon Smile Emoji Keyboard

T-Me Studios — Redraw Keyboard

Sports Fan App

Yingit, Inc. — Yellfy

Targeted Social or Dating App

Ciocca Apps — youBelong [for special needs people]

Task Manager or Scheduling App

Trello, Inc. — Trello

Travel Booking App



Hotels.com app


Mobile Development Innovator

Big Nerd Ranch

Mobile Entertainment Innovator

Kika Tech

Mobile Productivity Innovator


Success Story: Mobile Customer Service

Virgin Trains at Euston Station with OpenMarket

Success Story: Mobile Payments or Financial Services

ArmadaCare with WEX Health


Enterprise Mobile App Development

PowWow Mobile — SmartUX

Mobile App Testing & Optimization


Multi-Platform Mobile App Development


Pulp Strategy — Instappy Pro


Customer Engagement & Marketing

BeMotion Inc. — MCN Platform

Devices & Apps Management or Endpoint Management

Citrix – XenMobile (entry expected)

Hexnode MDM

Employee Wellness Program

Hello Heart

Wex Health Cloud

Healthcare Medical Innovation

GAMA Healthcare — Clinell Training Package

GN ReSound — ReSound Smart 3D (entry expected)

Kiosk Solution

Hexnode MDM

Secure Access Control

iMotions (eye tracking tech)

Wireless Coverage

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, expected Fall 2017)

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! We’ll soon be moving all 2016 Winners to a separate page. 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.
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  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 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 Invoicing & Accounting


Shining Star:  Kashoo

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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