‘Life in the Womb’ wins the Grand Prix at The Appys 2013

By: November 21, 2013
Life in the Womb is a stunning app that gives an in-depth visual guide to a baby’s development during the 40 weeks of pregnancy Life in the Womb is a stunning app that gives an in-depth visual guide to a baby’s development during the 40 weeks of pregnancy

Life in the Womb, an app developed by Dublin agency Redwind Software and The Science Picture Company in conjunction with the National Maternity Hospital, is the overall winner of The Appys 2013.

“The Grand Prix was awarded to Life in the Womb because the judges felt it is an app that takes a huge leap forward in terms of development, design and content,” says Des Doris, event organiser. “This app brought together an inspired team of artists, programmers, medical practitioners and writers to create what we believe is an entirely new experience for users.”

Life in the Womb is a stunning app that gives an in-depth visual guide to a baby’s development during the 40 weeks of pregnancy.

The Appys, now in its fourth year, is an awards programme that recognises the very best in Irish app development and design.

Other gold winners on the night included the taxi app HAILO which won best travel & tourism app; Symmetry School: Learning Geometry which won best children’s app; and Showpal which won best entertainment app.

“The apps that entered this year’s competition were a revelation,” says Edward Conmy, event organiser. “The standard of app development, since this awards show began four years ago, has risen dramatically. The fact that tablet apps now play a big part in The Appys also shows the rise and influence of the larger screen for app fans.”

54% of Irish people own a smartphone and 30% own a tablet, according to the latest IAB research into mobile phone usage in Ireland.

The Appys 2013 was held at the CHQ Building in Dublin and is an awards programme jointly developed by Alchemy Events and Digital Times. The event was sponsored by HTC, Sony, GSK and Alternatives Digital.

The Appys 2013 Gold Winners

Best Travel & Tourism App
Hailo

Best Branded App
Heineken Road to the finals

Best Sports, Health, & Fitness App
Paddy Power Mobile Sportsbook

Best Educational App
Life in the Womb

Best News & Media App
Sky News

Best Entertainment App
ShowPal

Best App for a Live Experience (event and/or festival)
Culture Night 2013

Best Social App
Newcastle Truth Booth

Best Tablet App
Life in the Womb

Best Gaming App
Pirate Legends TD

Best Music App
Spin 1038

Best Medical App
Life in the Womb

Best Photography App
Tranquil Space Designs – Freezing a moment in time

Best Lifestyle App
ShowPal

Best Financial Services App
AIB Mobile Banking App

Best Children’s App
Spraoi School: Symmetry School: Learning Geometry

Best Productivity App

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