Ever wonder who thought up and created your favorite app? The developers themselves are now being recognized for their success in creating apps that users love.
Mobilewalla, a search and discovery engine for the mobile marketplace announced on Wednesday the “Mobilewalla 50,” a list of this year's top app developers -- large and small, across continents and platforms. The winners range from productivity app creators to entertainment and game makers.
“The MW50 is a group of quality mobile app developers that create apps that users love,” Anindya Datta, founder and executive chairman of Mobilewalla, told FoxNews.com. “They have been chosen to represent developers large and small, internationally diverse and they create apps for a variety of categories and platforms.”
Each winner received a high grade on the MW Developer Reputation Score (MDRS). MDRS is a numerical value between 0 and 100 that indicates how good the developer is on a given platform.
Mobilewalla uses a set of analytics to create a score for every app in the website's system. These scores are representations of how successful or popular an app is at a given time, based on number of downloads, user reviews and more. For example an Android app with a score of 90 is considered more successful than one that scores 70.
The top 50 list is intended to help consumers differentiate among apps based on author reputation, as book and movie consumers often do.
Here are a few of the 2011 winners from the Mobilewalla 50:
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Aaltra (Windows): Aaltra Interactive Media specializes in user security. The company developed the popular Windows app IP Camera Viewer that lets you watch your IP camera from anywhere with your phone; check your home security camera or see how the weather is from the other side of the world.
Evernote (iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows): The goal at Evernote was to give everyone the ability to easily capture any moment, idea, inspiration, or experience whenever they want using whichever device or platform they find most convenient, and then to make all of that information easy to find. The company did just that with the self‐named and popular app, Evernote.
Limbic (iOS): Limbic has single-handedly dropped international productivity rates with its smash hit, Zombie Gunship. Looking for games with more strategy? Test your wits with other hits like Nuts! and TowerMadness.
Navita (Blackberry): Navita is a Brazilian technology firm that specializes in developing solutions for mobility, portals and intranets. In addition to work for 300 worldwide corporate clients, the company has developed Navita Sports, a free application specially developed for BlackBerry smartphones. Navita Sports provides real‐time scoring updates and coverage on most major worldwide sports.
ScrollMotion (iOS): ScrollMotion is a creative technology company devoted to reshaping how people experience digital information and entertainment. Its award‐winning platforms power interactions and communications for some of the world’s biggest brands, from Oprah and Sesame Street to Disney. ScrollMotion, creator of the Iceberg Reader, is the leading iPhone application provider for branded content in the Apple App Store.
Silver Tree Media (Android, iOS): What do you get when you couple action packed 3D puzzle games with incredible graphics? SilverTree’s Cordy. Cordy is redefining mobiles game graphics and is rated the top Android game in a number of countries.
Zynga with Friends: Zynga is the new undisputed king of apps. Zynga pioneered “social gaming” and hasn’t looked back. Whether through Facebook games such as Cityville, Farmville and Mafia Wars or popular mobile titles including Words with Friends, Zynga Poker and Hanging with Friends, Zynga brings gamers together in a way unrivaled in the industry.
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