Here are the Winners, as selected by an independent judging panel, and the Users’ Choice, as voted by app users, in Android tablet app categories in the Tabby Awards 2014 competition:
1) Education: Rosetta Course
Android / Education Winner and Users’ Choice. The Tabby Awards judges said: “It makes learning a new language so intuitive and easy. The sound and voice work is crisp and clear, user voice recognition is superb, and the user interface is incredibly simple and easy to navigate. Outstanding.”
2) Entertainment: CBS App
Android / Entertainment Winner. The Tabby Awards judges said: “A video application that plays high quality, seamless video streaming without requiring a membership and most importantly, with no buffering issues whilst streaming. Elegant, intuitive, and easy to use, with a nice integration of clips and full episodes. The quality is outstanding. A very solid TV show streaming app.”
3) Entertainment: Fandango
Android / Entertainment Users’ Choice. Get the latest movies, showtimes & exclusive Fandango content at your fingertips.
4) Lifestyle: HotelTonight
Android / Lifestyle Winner. The Tabby Awards judges said: “A super sleek and clean interface. The real innovation is that upon selecting a location, without having to view each hotel individually, the ranking, any current discounts and the ability to filter results up to five days into the future are displayed all at once. For those that travel a lot, this application could perhaps be the best thing since sliced bread.”
5) Lifestyle: Weather Live
Android / Lifestyle Users’ Choice. Whether it is cloudy, rainy, snowy or even stormy outside, Weather Live will provide you with current weather conditions and forecast in your city and multiple locations all around the world.
6) News & Magazines: News Republic
News & Magazines Winner. The Tabby Awards judges said: “The best news app I’ve seen. The system does a great job of pulling together articles that are related to whatever I’m reading, even if they are across different topics, which is very neat. It’s basically like a game of six degrees of separation with your news: Phenomenal.”
7) News & Magazines: Flipboard
News & Magazines Users’ Choice. Flipboard is your personal magazine to catch up on the news, read stories from around the world and browse the articles, videos and photos friends are sharing.
8) Personal Productivity: SwiftKey Keyboard
9) Utilities & Tools: avast! Mobile Security
Utilities & Tools Winners and Users’ Choice. The Tabby Awards judges said: “One of the best security apps for tablets. Setup is quick and easy. UI is refreshing and simple yet functional. Capabilities and ease of use are outstanding. Very solid. This application is the complete mobile security package.”
See also the Best Android tablet games from the Tabby Awards 2014 competition.
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