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The year 2012 has witnessed much progress in the mobile device industry as a whole. Several new types of mobile gadgets have entered the market this year, with multiple new mobile OS versions coming in as well. Cloud computing, mobile payment, enterprise app stores and such other services have suddenly come to the fore. Who were your favorite mobile app developers in 2012 and what tools/products/services did you like the most? Now you get to voice your opinions, via the About.com 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. Make your choice from among the best companies, products, services and technologies featured on About.com. You, our esteemed readers, decide the winners!
Each of the About.com sites conducts its exclusive voting and award nomination program and each one will announce its winner separately. You play the vital role of going through several hundreds of categories across our entire network; nominating individuals and companies; and then vote for the finalists.
Choose your winner from among categories such as mobile app developer, mobile software, cloud provider and many more. You can cast your vote in as many categories as you wish.
Each of your nominations will enter the race for the final winner of the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards. This first round will help us decide the top 5 winners in each category. In the second and final round, these 5 entries in each category will enter the race to emerge the winner of the finale and take home their coveted prize.
In order to nominate your favorite entry or vote for a finalist, you will need to log in either into your About.com account; your Facebook account or your email address.
You can nominate your personal winner only from among the categories supplied to you. You cannot create additional categories of your own.
You are permitted to nominate yourself, your clients or individuals/companies you know. Do spread the word about these Awards to all you know and encourage more individuals and companies to participate as well.
Nomination will be on all through the day, 7 days a week, during this nomination period.
Categories for Nomination
You can nominate your favorites from among 16 categories as mentioned below:
- Best mobile OS for developers
- Best App Store for Developers
- Best Book on Mobile App Development
- Best Book on Mobile Game App Development
- Best Mobile App Developer
- Best Game App Developer
- Best Tools for Amateur Developers
- Best Tools for App Designers
- Best Tool for Cross-Platform Formatting of Apps
- Best Simulator for Testing Mobile Apps
- Best Paid Social Media Monitoring Tool
- Best Mobile Website Creator
- Best Mobile Website Testing Tool
- Best Cloud Sync Provider
- Best Mobile App Marketing Agency
- Best Mobile App Review Sites
Timeline for the Awards
The timeline for the 2013 Readers’ Choice Awards is as follows:
Jan. 14: Nominations open
Feb. 11, 11:59 pm ET: Nominations close
Feb. 19: Voting for finalists opens
March 19, 11:59 pm ET: Voting closes
March 27: Final winners announced
To Know the Results
Make sure to visit Mobile Devices at About.com on February 19 to know if your favorite entry made it to the top 5 in that particular category. Then cast your vote for finalists. Feel free to visit the complete About.com Awards Page to learn about the categories on all the other Websites on the About.com network.
Announcing the Winner
The winner in each category will be announced on March 27, 2013. There is no prize to take home, but the winner gets the bragging rights and the privilege of getting recognition from the readers of one of the biggest and most comprehensive networks on the World Wide Web.
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Update as of March 19, 2013:
The voting phase for the About.com Readers’ Choice Awards 2013 has closed. Thank you all for your active participation. The winners in each category will be announced on March 27, 2013.
Please note: Results shown during voting may not reflect the audited final counts used to determine winners. For more information see our FAQ.