WSA Mobile Content Award Winners: Angry Birds and Need4Feed

The Trophy (Photo: Juha Kaario, Newelo via Facebook)

The United Nations based World Summit Award announced the winners of the best mobile content and apps at the Abu Dhabi Gala, December 6th, 2010. While mobile telephony is a global network, the best content comes from producers developing very local content.

India and US producers won four awards each in the eight categories of the WSA-mobile. Russia and Germany scored high in content quality with 3 winners each. Finland made very well with two winners. More than 420 products from close to 100 UN member states were entered in the 2010 contest.

The Finnish winners are Need4Feed by Newelo Oy in the m-Media & News category and Angry Birds by Rovio Mobile Ltd in the m-Entertainment & Lifestyle category.

Need4Feed is a service for media houses and news agencies, allowing them to have flexible mobile workflows and deeper customer relationships. Need4Feed service can be easily integrated as a seamless extension of customers' own editorial solutions (via Web API) or it can be used directly via Web UI.

Angry Birdsis an easily accessible mobile game downloadable from multiple sources and offered on a series of different devices. It is built as a physics-based game for touch screen mobile devices. The touch screen enables intuitive controls and users do not need to go throughlong drawn-out tutorials.

The WSA Mobile Finland Award was produced by Tampere University of Applied Sciences (TAMK) in cooperation with MindTrek. "The rise in this global contest shows that creativity and mastery in content development is still on high level in Finland. The Finnish nominees were all very strong, and I was confident one of them would win the trophy. I believe this success stimulates the Finnish designers and developers to find again new solutions to serve the users" says Cai Melakoski, WSA Eminent National Expert in Finland and Head of Media Programme at TAMK.

The World Summit Award (WSA) is a global activity to select and promote the world's best e-Content and most innovative ICT applications. It offers a worldwide platform for all who value the creative use of ICTs and who are committed to making today’s information society more inclusive. WSA Mobile is a special contest to identify the best mobile contents.

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