QUALCOMM Incorporated announced the winners of the BREW 2007 Developer Awards, a program that honors and promotes innovative mobile applications and services created by publishers and developers from around the world. The BREW 2007 Developer Awards are sponsored by Telecom Italia through its mobile unit TIM, the largest wireless operator in Italy. The program featured eight award categories for commercial and pre-commercial BREW applications and services that represent the best and brightest in wireless data innovation, including the People's Choice category, in which conference attendees determined the winner by voting for their favorite developer from a list of finalists. The winners were revealed during ceremonies at the BREW 2007 Conference, held June 20 - 22 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego.
New for the BREW 2007 Developer Awards, the Best Public Service Application category honored BREW applications created to strengthen the economic and social development of underserved communities across the globe through the use of 3G wireless technology. The Best Community Application category also was updated to include BREW applications designed to encourage social networking or improve communications, such as blogging, e-mail, instant messaging or image sharing.
QUALCOMM congratulates the BREW 2007 Developer Awards winners:
-- Best Up and Coming Application: EZ Josyuseki Navi by KDDI Corporation and NAVITIME Japan Co. Ltd. (Japan)
-- Best Public Service Application: Wireless Emergency Command System (Kingeye) by Xi'an Kingtone Information Technology Co. Ltd. (China)
-- Best Business or Productivity Application: Celltop by Alltel Wireless (U.S.)
-- Best Location-Based Service Application: BiM Active by Bones in Motion (U.S.)
-- Best Community Application: JuiceCaster by Juice Wireless (U.S.)
-- Best Entertainment Application: NBA AirPlay Live by AirPlay Network (U.S.)
-- Best Game Application: Brothers in Arms 3D by Gameloft (France)
-- People's Choice Award: Celltop by Alltel Wireless (U.S.)
"Every year, QUALCOMM aims to evolve the BREW Developer Awards, challenging our BREW publishers and developers to present their best wireless content for evaluation, and each year this growing community exceeds our expectations in terms of the number of innovative entries and the quality of the submitted applications," said Mitch Oliver, vice president of solutions and marketing for QUALCOMM Internet Services. "This year was no different, and we are truly impressed by how applications and services from BREW publishers and developers are making positive changes in all aspects of people's lives, from social networking to traveling from place to place. We are especially proud of the public service applications, as wireless is now poised to provide meaningful help to those most in need."
"TIM is proud to sponsor the BREW 2007 Developer Awards, a program designed to highlight a wide range of content from around the world," said Leopoldo Tranquilli, vice president of handset and SIM card development for TIM. "TIM is committed to evaluating the integration and adoption of the latest in mobile content and services, which the BREW Developer Awards finalists and winners provide. We applaud the winners and wish them the best in continuing to push the boundaries of how people around the world use wireless devices."
Finalists and winners of the BREW Developer Awards were judged by a panel of international industry experts. Each application was evaluated based on criteria such as ease of use, originality, capability and overall "wow factor."
BREW solutions change the way people relate to wireless data services. By enabling the discovery and delivery of high-value content, BREW creates opportunities for the wireless industry to enhance consumers' mobile data experience. QUALCOMM's comprehensive and targeted BREW Signature Solutions offer reduced time to market and lower capital investment for companies providing mobile products and services. Customers also can benefit from several modular BREW offerings, including uiOne(TM), deliveryOne(TM) and QPoint(TM), which provide the foundation for customer-differentiated wireless data capabilities.