Soon, app developers may be clamoring to get a Tabby.
The very first competition for tablet applications, The Tabby Awards, is now accepting nominations for 14 categories of apps.
The first stage of the competition focuses on business tablet apps with the second round which focuses on consumer tablet apps to be announced at a later date.
Organized by TabTimes, a site which covers developments specific to the tablet industry, the new Tabby Awards want to honor the best tablet apps out in the market.
There are 14 categories which developers will be competing in. These are:
- Intelligence, information and reference
- IT or business tool
- Healthcare and pharmaceutical
- Education and professional training
- Finance (including insurance)
- Sales (sales person/team support)
- Government, institution, and public service
- In the field (out-of-office use)
- Consumer products and services (related to any consumer-focused activity not included in a specific category above; industry examples: entertainment, trael, consumer goods, automotice, real estate, etc.)
- Business products and services (related to any B2B activity not included in a specific category above)
Business tablet apps on the iOS, Android and Windows 8 platforms will be competing in the Tabby Awards.
According to the organizers, an international panel of tablet professionals will be judging the apps submitted to the competition.
The full Tabby Awards press release follows after the break.
Introducing The Tabby Awards, the First Competition to Honor the Best Apps for Tablets
Recognizing Excellence for the Best Apps for iPad, Android and Windows 8 tablets, Call for Submissions to the Tabby Awards are Now Open
New York, September 20, 2012 – Tablet apps now have their own competition: The Tabby Awards.
For the very first time, the best apps for iPad, Android and Windows tablets will be judged for their outstanding tablet specific features and utility by a panel of tablet professionals. The competition will be open to both native apps and web apps for tablets and will include app developers worldwide.
Consumer and Business apps will be evaluated by two separate panels, with the Business category representing the focus of the first round.
The Business panel will review all apps geared for business people or developed for organizational purposes. It is comprised of 12 accomplished tablet professionals and chaired by Alan Maserek, ex-CEO and co-founder of QuickOffice, the best-selling iPad app in the App Store’s Business category.
Submissions are now being accepted for business tablet apps at TabbyAwards.com. Winners for The Tabby Awards/Business will be announced at a special ceremony during the TabletBiz Conference & Expo, the first dedicated tablet industry event, in New York City, on November 27, 2012.
The second round of the competition, focused on tablet apps for consumers, will be announced at a later date.
The Tabby Awards are a production of TabTimes, the only media covering the tablet industry and ecosystem.
About The Tabby Awards
The Tabby Awards is the first competition acknowledging the best tablet apps worldwide. For more information, see TabbyAwards.com.
TabTimes provides information and marketing solutions to the tablet ecosystem. It publishes “TabTimes – Tablets for business”, as an iPad app, as a web app for tablets, as a daily email newsletter and as a website at TabTimes.com. It also organizes the Tablet Strategy and TabletBiz conferences devoted to tablet uses by organizations. TabTimes is based in New York, with editors in the San Francisco Bay Area and in London, UK. For more information, see TabTimes.com/about.