Global contest selects most outstanding mobile apps and services in 2012. Estonia’s TaxiPal among this year’s 40 winners
Apps that guide patients with Alzheimer diseases or turn your neighborhood into an augmented reality setting for mobile gaming are but a few examples of this year’s World Summit Award mobile (WSA-mobile) winners. On a biannual basis, the contest selects 40 of the most outstanding and useful apps from all over the world. This year, a product from Estonia stood the ground and made it among the 40 contest winners. TaxiPal settled the race in the category m-Tourism & Culture.
TaxiPal is an award-winning free and easy taxi-cab directory and ordering service with the widest coverage: EU, US and Canada – close to 3000 cities in total. A must have for any traveller. TaxiPal apps are available for Apple iOS, Android and Nokia phones in over 10 languages.
A World of mobile apps
This year’s 40 awardees demonstrate that in a world of six billion mobile connections, the future belongs to mobile apps. Due to the large number of nominating countries, most winners come from Europe (21). However, awardees from Asia (8), South America (4), North America (2) and the Arab countries (2) demonstrate that mobile innovation is a global phenomenon: “Our goal is to find apps that really make a difference for people around the globe”, WSA-mobile Chairman Peter A. Bruck stated, while pointing at the UN agenda of the global award. He continued, “This year’s awardees demonstrate the richness and diversity of mobile apps. And they clearly show that there is a lot going on outside Europe and the USA. If we want to make use of mobile technology’s full potential, these trends must not be ignored.”
More information about 2012 WSA-Mobile Winners.