National Mobile Innovation Competition Finalists Vie for Popular Vote and Judged Prizes
(Washington, DC) – Today, Mobile Future announced the Mobileys “Digital Dozen,” the twelve finalists in the national mobile innovation competition that recognizes game-changing mobile apps, products, and services developed to create lasting social benefit. Entries are evaluated by an esteemed judging panel and the finalists are now vying for the title of the People’s Choice, an award given to the finalist who garners the most online votes at The Mobileys website- www.themobileys.com.
The Mobileys People’s Choice voting opens today and the winner stands to earn $2,500. This is in addition to the chance at winning the top three podium prizes, awarded by Mobile Future’s panel of judges, which come with checks for $10,000, $5,000, and $2,500. The People’s Choice voting closes on November 13 at 6:00 p.m. (ET).
Below are the twelve Mobileys finalists:
Alerted, Woodbury, MN – a mobile app that leverages geo-mobile communications technologies, mobile data connectivity and social networking to aid in communication and recovery efforts for missing children.
Chrona, St. Louis, MO– a Smartpillow that integrates sleep-tracking and acoustic entrainment technology into a thin latex foam pad, turning any pillow into a customized sleeping experience.
Companion, Ann Arbor, MI – a mobile safety service that allows users to reach out to family and friends to keep an eye on them via a live map as they travel late at night.
CureSearch CancerCare, Bethesda, MD – a mobile app that manages a child’s treatment and advances parents’ ability to share crucial information and reports.
FoodShare, St. Louis, MO – a mobile app that donates a meal to someone in need through Operation Food Search every time a user dines at a partnered restaurant.
Givella, Denver, CO – using mobile technology, every time a customer shops with a Givella merchant, that merchant contributes a portion of the transaction back to the customer’s favorite nonprofit.
Patient Engagement Platform (PEP), St. Louis, MO– a mobile platform that utilizes data analytics to keep patients and care teams engaged on a daily basis.
Pro: Up, Livonia, MI– a mobile app that matches high school students to educational and career development opportunities.
Smart Spark, Park City, UT – a mobile platform that uses brain science to help parents discover how their child learns best, and to easily share this knowledge with teachers, family, and mentors.
SPLT, Detroit, MI – a mobile carpool service for employers seeking to provide a benefit to employees, SPLT also records the reduction in CO2 emissions and miles saved.
SPROKIT, San Francisco, CA – a mobile app that reduces recidivism by better connecting returning citizens with their parole agents and probation officers.
StartDOT Handwriting, Ann Arbor, MI– a mobile learning tool that helps children learn how to write letters and numbers correctly, and to facilitate the transition from digital to real-world . . . from pixel to paper.
“This year’s Mobileys submissions were staggering in their inspiration and are a testament to the enormous growth in our dynamic wireless ecosystem,” said Mobile Future Chair Jonathan Spalter. “These men and women from across the nation have harnessed wireless technology to develop a wide range of mobile solutions, all of which are anchored by positive social benefit and are blazing trails to groundbreaking digital innovations. Take a look at these mobile fueled innovations and cast your vote at www.themobileys.com for the People’s Choice Award today.”