22 companies were awarded from over 2500 nominations under 19 different categories at the inaugural Global Mobile Apps Summit and Awards (GMASA).
The jury that selected the winners from the shortlisted apps comprised of Mr Murugavel Janakiraman of BharatMatrimony Group, Mr Xavier Prabhu of PRHUB, Ms Kavi Priya of Adding Smiles Pvt Ltd and Ms Laksmi Potluri of The Chennai Angels.
The two day summit facilitated the interaction of the developers and industry experts. It provided a platform for the networking and discussing pivotal aspects and issues. It also gave an opportunity for the budding developers to showcase their ideas and products to the angel investors and the community. The summit ended with the award ceremony honoring the companies chosen by the jury.
The GMASA TiE Chennai Mobile App Awards was given to Erates, an app developed by Ojas Digital Technologies P Ltd. School Diary ,the app developed by Ufony Services P Ltd bagged the GMASA Chennai Angels Mobile App Awards.
The organizers seemed elated to be holding such an event in Chennai. Mr C R Venkatesh, Chairman GMASA said, “We were extremely delighted and honoured with the kind of response we received for this event. We are glad that we have put Chennai on the map for global technology events, and we will come back with a much more bigger event in 2016.”, speaking at the closing ceremony.
L Hemachandran, Co-founder and CEO Brand Avatar added, “Chennai has a wealth of technically brilliant minds and ironically the city did not have an opportunity to bring them together on a larger platform, we are glad that we filled this need.”
The list of award winners under various categories are:
|Company||Award Name/Category||App Name|
|Ninjaas||GMASA Best Emerging Mobile Internet Company|
|JKL Technologies||Promising SDK of the year||A(P)ertain|
|Oppus||Emerging Social Networking App||Playfan|
|Koltepatil.com||Best Real Estate App||PARTNER CONNECT|
|Omittechnologies||Best Communication App||U AND ME|
|Saveetha College||GMASA Best Student App Award||Find My Car|
|Ojas Digital technologies P Ltd||GMASA Tie Chennai Mobile App Award||Erates|
|Books and Reference||Story Time for Kids|
|Ufony Services Private Limited||GMASA Chennai Angels Mobile App Award||School Diary|
|Health & Fitness||Practo|
|Firstglobaldata||Best Initiative in Mobile Payment||PayQwik|
|Celebrity Social Media Icon – 2015||Anirudh|
|A&P Group||GMASA Best Usage of Social Media by a Film Production Company|
|Sulekha||GMASA Best Business App Award||Sulekha|
|News and Magazine||Magzter|
|Music & Audio||Klingelring|
Photo: Prem Kumar, Executive Vice Chairman & Managing Director of HCL gives away the GMASA Best Student app award to Sitharthan of Saveetha College for his app ‘Find My Car’