Android Network Award winners announced. (Did your fav app make the list?)

Published: September 1, 2009

On Friday, a press release announced the winners of the Android Network Awards, a community-based program created by several of the top Android sites and voted on by  users. The winners included some of the best apps, games and tools available for the Android platform.

In the end, 26 programs came out ahead, among them being ShopSavvy, which won the 2008 Android Developer Challenge, and the Sherpa personalized lifestyle app. The rest of the list follows.

Android Network Award winners:

BEST SECURITY APP
Mobile Defense
by Neevo

BEST CAMERA APP
Snap Photo Pro
by Bratag

BEST HOME REPLACEMENT APP
Panda Home
by NetDragon Websoft Inc.
 
BEST STREAMING MUSIC APP
imeem Mobile
by imeem, Inc.

BEST GPS NAVIGATION APP
CoPilot Live
by ALK Technologies, Inc.

BEST TWITTER APP
Twidroid
by Zimmermann & Marban

BEST WEATHER APP
WeatherBug
by WeatherBug Mobile

BEST COMMUNICATION APP
chompSMS
by chomp SMS
 
BEST WIDGET
Weather Widget
by Android Apps
 
BEST PUZZLE GAME
Jewellust
by Smartpix Games
 
BEST ARCADE GAME
Robo Defense
by Lupis Labs Software

BEST CASUAL GAME
Bonsai Blast
by Glu Mobile
 
BEST SHOPPING APP
ShopSavvy
by Big in Japan, Inc.

BEST FITNESS APP
SportyPal
by CreationPal

BEST SYSTEM UTILITY APP
TasKiller
by Thibaut Nicolas

BEST TOOL APP
ASTRO File Manager
by Metago
 
BEST LOCATION BASED APP
Sherpa
by Geodelic
 
BEST SPORTS APP
SportsTap
by Mobile1Sports

BEST ORGANIZATION / PRODUCTIVITY APP
Astrid
by We <3 Astrid
 
BEST WOW FACTOR APP
Shazam
by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.

BEST REFERENCE APP
WikiMobile
by Bonfire Media, Inc.
 
BEST NEWS APP
USA Today
by USA Today

BEST FINANCE APP
PayPal
by PayPal Mobile
 
BEST SOCIAL NETWORKING APP
Babbler for Facebook
by Kalicinscy.com

BEST ENTERTAINMENT APP
Shazam
by Shazam Entertainment Ltd.

BEST MEDIA PLAYER APP
TuneWiki
by TuneWiki

According to recent figures, the Android Market generates sales of $60 million dollars annually. With cool apps like these, and more devices on the way, I’d expect that over the next year this figure could go up. Way up.

As for this list, is your favorite app on there? If not, pass on your recommendation below. To try any of these award winners, click on the links provided.