2015 Winners and Users’ Choice

Tabby Awards 2015 badges

 

TabbyAwards /Business Note: The recently announced list of 2015 Best Business App Award Winners is available on our TabbyAwards /Business site.

 

Here are the best tablet apps: After reviewing more than 200 entries from 16 countries, The Tabby Awards 2015 judging panel has selected Nominees in a first judging round, then Winners in a second judging round.

Otto Toth, chair of the judging panel

Otto Toth, chair of the judging panel

“The competition for this year’s Tabby Awards was fierce,” said Otto Toth, Chief Technology Office of The Huffington Post and chair of the judging panel. “The best entries were high quality creative apps that utilized the capabilities and advantages of the tablet size, and those which created an entertaining and engaging user experience for all demographics.”

In a parallel process, Users’ Choice have been awarded by the public. App users and gamers have voted here for their favorite app among panel-selected nominees in each category. Over 100,000 votes have been registered.

Here are the very best iPad and Android tablet apps and games: Winners, Users’ Choice and other Nominees in the Tabby Awards 2015 Consumer app and game competition:

 

 

Best Android apps

 

Android – Education & Reference

Winner

Users’ Choice

 

Android – Kids, Family & Entertainment

Winner and Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

Android – Lifestyle

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • Food Network In the KitchenFood Network In the Kitchen
    by Food Network (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A very pleasing app, it has almost everything. Excellent tablet adaptation. Great collection of recipes and it’s fun to read user comments.”

Nominee

 

Android – Media, Music, Photo & Video

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • PowerDirectorPowerDirector
    by CyberLink (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “This is a powerful app that can do a lot. Very awesome and powerful video tool with easy to understand interface. I can’t believe it works on a tablet!”

Nominee

  • PeekiPeeki
    by Peeki (United Kingdom)

 

Android – News

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • News RepublicNews Republic
    by News Republic (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A very cool news app that works very well on tablets.”

Nominee

 

Android – Personal Productivity & Finance

Winner

  • DocuSignDocuSign
    by DocuSign (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A great app. I really appreciate the innovation of being able to sign paper documents on a tablet.”

Users’ Choice

 

Android – Travel, Navigation & Local

Winner

  • Booking.comBooking.com
    by Booking.com (Netherlands)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A very solid app. The map view feature is innovative.”

Users’ Choice

 

Android – Utilities & Tools

Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

 

Best Android games

 

Android game: Adventure, Arcade, Racing, RPG & Strategy

Winner

  • Trials FrontierTrials Frontier
    by Ubisoft (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Awesome motorcycle game that starts fast and quickly becomes addicting! Well made, highly polished and fun.”

Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

Android game: Cards, Casino, Puzzle & Trivia

Winner

  • CSI: Hidden CrimesCSI: Hidden Crimes
    by Ubisoft (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “This game has a lot of content. It is easy and fast to get playing.”

Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

Android game: Kids, Education & Family

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • My Singing MonstersMy Singing Monsters
    by Big Blue Bubble (Canada)
    Some comments from judges:
    “It’s an innovative spin on the builder game type. Well made and fun to play because of the music. It’s very refreshing and the tunes are amazing. A very pleasing visual and audio experience overall.”

Nominee

 

 

Best iPad apps

 

iPad – Books, Reference & Medical

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • Human Anatomy AtlasHuman Anatomy Atlas
    by Visible Body (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Very engaging and accurate application that manages to do significant rendering and display on a limited tablet processing power. Great design and intuitive to use.”

Nominee

 

iPad – Education / Children

Winner

  • Tiggly ChefTiggly Chef
    by Tiggly (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Innovative, fun to use, creative math learning app. Fab math app for little learners. The integration between iPad and hardware is interesting, but I also liked how the app was designed to work without it. Great concept. A very good app.”

Users’ Choice

Nominees

 

iPad – Education / Adults and general

Winner

  • Life in the WombLife in the Womb
    by SciencePicture.Co (Ireland)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Well designed with a clean interface. A great app which makes learning about pregnancy interesting. Having recently had a children of my own, this app’s content was very familiar, but still presented in a way that was engaging and very visually appealing. One of the best apps for parents-to-be on the market.”

Users’ Choice

Nominees

 

iPad – Entertainment

Winner

  • Bebops Kids – Create your own band
    by Lisbon Labs – Creative Experiences (Portugal)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A very innovative app for kids (and adults as well) for learning different music notes. Awesome fun and engaging kids application to create music in a unique way. Lots of real sounds, not just midi samples!”

Users’ Choice

Nominees

 

iPad – Finance

Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

iPad – Food, Health & Fitness

Winner

  • FitStarFitStar Personal Trainer
    by FitStar (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Beautiful app, with videos that enhance the look. Very engaging with its short burst of videos. Very easy to use and looks like it’d get users motivated! The combination of a larger screen and easy mobility make tablets the ideal medium for this kind of video-based fitness app. A great alternative to allow for people to privately work out and get a guided trainer. It offers a really wide range of exercises and programs. The UI is pleasing and easy to use. A very handy app to have.”

Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

iPad – Kids (up to 5)

Winner

  • PlayKidsPlayKids
    by Movile (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A very good app for kids across all ages. It is easy to use and the UX is simple. Soothing music and keeps kids engaged. The sleep alarm feature is innovative and liked by kids. Fun app, great for learning and very enjoyable experience end-to-end.”

Users’ Choice

Nominees

 

iPad – Kids (6 and older)

Winner

  • Storm & SkyeStorm & Skye
    by digimoo studios (Netherlands)Some comments from judges:
    “This is a really nicely done interactive “movie.” Beautiful looking, great narration, compelling and entertaining. A lovely engaging storytelling app, guaranteed to keep little ones amused for hours!”

Users’ Choice

  • Opera MakerOpera Maker
    by Interactive Media Foundation (Germany)

Nominees

 

iPad – Lifestyle

Winner

  • YouCam MakeupYouCam Makeup
    by Perfect (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Excellent – very simple, compelling idea, stylishly executed. This app was easy to use, did exactly what it said it would do, and worked perfectly. Great use of iPad camera.Lots of possible practical applications (wedding prep, makeover, night out, etc.).”

Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

iPad – Magazines

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • issuuissuu
    by issuu (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A great app that makes it very easy to read magazines. Good innovation, great design. Lots of content for end-users. A good platform for magazines.”

Nominees

 

iPad – Music & Video

Winner

  • wundermapVideoshop – Video Editor
    by Joseph Riquelme (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A full featured video editor. Very impressive suite of functions. Very easy to use, no need for tutorials. Direct integration to a large swath of the majority of video sharing communities. A sharp app. I would work with this.”

Users’ Choice

Nominee

iPad – News & Weather

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • Yahoo News DigestYahoo News Digest
    by Yahoo (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A great app that provides the most important news to the user in bite sized pieces. I really like its approach—a single curated story recommended in each section, with the option to dive into more stories in each section, afterward. Great execution of delivering news beyond a headline with a sensitivity to the user’s time. Layout and design is very clean and colorful. A very high quality app.”

Nominees

 

iPad – Personal Productivity

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • MyScript CalculatorMyScript Calculator
    by MyScript (France)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Great app that makes it super easy to perform calculations. It takes advantage of the iPad format factor really well. This app is amazing in helping me check my son’s work without having to totally re-learn the math rules I forgot 10 years ago. Also amazing since it makes things like fractions super easy when typing them into a calculator is so hard. A very innovative app. And really easy to use. I tested this app with my 6 year old daughter for simple arithmetic and it worked like a charm. Brilliant.”

Nominees

 

iPad – Photo

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • Adobe Photoshop MixAdobe Photoshop Mix
    by Adobe Systems (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Easy to use photo editing app. Very well made. Impressed how Adobe was able to adapt to a touch screen and make it something you could use with a finger and not a stylus. The onboarding was nicely done. I was impressed by how well this worked. It does a lot and is fun to use.”

Nominee

 

iPad – Shopping

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • PolyvorePolyvore iPad app
    by Polyvore (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “An optimized shopping experience with a good execution of seeing products from multiple views and high categorization. It delivers what it promises. Its clean and simple interface definitely lends itself to that and helps it be tablet friendly. Fun app, that’ll keep fashionistas busy for hours!”

Nominee

 

iPad – Sports

Winner

  • procreateYahoo Sports
    by Yahoo (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Great Sports application with great UI and design. Lots of great content. The UI/UX of the app is world-class. Very easy to use. The score detail page, is very well designed.”

 

iPad – Travel, Local & Social

Winner

  • ExpediaExpedia App
    by Expedia (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Easy to use and practical. Smart design, intuitive workflow. Great use of the custom UI to combine both hotel and airline booking. Innovative browsing, split down by category of holiday and lots of intuitive features, e.g. scroll down hotel list and they appear on map according to price.”

Users’ Choice

Nominees

 

iPad – Utilities & Tools

Winner

  • PDF ConnoisseurPDF Connoisseur
    by Kdan Mobile Software (Taiwan)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Great app, syncs to so many different platforms and keeps all your files in one place on the iPad. Full featured, very sophisticated PDF editing/management system. Almost like a one stop spot for organizing all electronic documents and files. Loads of intuitive annotation features for PDFs. Lots of cloud platform integration. The scanning option is nice and intuitive. Editing tools are very handy on the move. The UI is simple and user friendly. Very powerful. It delivers on every promise. One of the best I have come across in the PDF utility category.”

Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

Best iPad games

 

iPad game: Adventure

Winner

  • Agent AliceAgent Alice
    by Wooga (Germany)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Nice hidden object game. The art direction is unique and interesting, and the content of the storyline is interesting. The para-normal story adds something compared to normal crime-drama searches. The content keeps the user coming back for more, and the responsiveness of the app makes for a pleasing experience throughout. High value art, animations and a pleasantly cheesy storyline make this a great game.”

Users’ Choice

  • TerrariaTerraria
    by 505 Games and Re-Logic (USA)

 

iPad game: Action, Arcade & Racing

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • feed me oil 2Trials Frontier
    by Ubisoft (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Quick and easy game play. High production value, very nice adaptation of the classic Trials HD experience for tablets. The design and user experience is excellent. Map is nice. Quests are colorful and work well. Good art. The inclusion of RPG elements and the medal system make this a game with lots of value to repeat. One of the easiest and most fun games I have played on an iPad!”

Nominee

 

iPad game: Board, Puzzle & Music

Winner and Users’ Choice

  • Cut the Rope 2Cut the Rope 2
    by ZeptoLab UK (United Kingdom)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A top-of-the-line production. Very easy controls, high quality motion design, good use of space. Very pretty, well executed. Art style and squishy animations are fluid. Really well done. It’s high quality art, sound, design and it’s fun. A great addition to the series.”

Nominee

 

iPad game: Cards, Casino & Dice

Winner

  • Solitaire ChroniclesSolitaire Chronicles
    by MegaZebra (Germany)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A simple concept executed very proficiently. This app makes the game of Solitaire very enjoyable with many different styles and a great difficulty gradient. The controls are intuitive and the tutorial is well designed. The developers put a lot of work into the user experience and it shows through the gameplay. A very pleasant gaming experience.”

Users’ Choice

 

iPad game: Kids, Education & Family

Winner

  • My Talking AngelaMy Talking Angela
    by Outfit7 (Cyprus)
    Some comments from judges:
    “Cute kids game. Good intro tutorial. Very beautiful and simple UI. The minigames have nice tweaks to them to make them slightly unique. The game is fun and easy to play and makes you want to return to see Angela grow.”

Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

iPad game: RPG, Simulation & Strategy

Winner

  • VaingloryVainglory
    by Super Evil Megacorp (USA)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A beautiful and well executed reverse tower defense game. A really well-designed gaming experience with good control scheme and beautiful graphics. The tutorial is really well done and there is a great variety of play styles to experiment with. Design is sharp and beautiful. This game lives up to its promise!”

Users’ Choice

Nominee

 

iPad game: Trivia & Word

Winner

  • Bonza WordBonza Word Puzzle
    by MiniMega (Australia)
    Some comments from judges:
    “A unique and original take on the crossword puzzle genre. Quick to learn, it ramped up into higher difficulties at a good pace. Images and graphics are sharp and clean on the iPad. The simple UI is clean and intuitive, and the delivery against expectations is superb. Very fun and engaging.”

Users’ Choice

Congratulations to all Tabby Awards 2015 winners and nominees! (See 2014 winners.)

If you would like to serve as a judge in a future competition see our call for judges.

 



Media partners:
ARC from Applause        logo_AppPromo        Social Times        TabTimes        VentureBeat