International IT experts select best mobile apps for UN-based World Summit Award Mobile
They guide wheelchair users to the next elevator, track earthquake victims, monitor elections, or provide cash transfer opportunities for unbanked migrant workers. Mobile apps have become a lot more than fancy gimmicks. But what is the world’s best when it comes to mobile content? This year, Indonesian’s Movreak has been nominated for the World Summit Award and will compete for its place among the world’s best mobile content.
Being one of the apps that made it through the national pre-selection process, Movreak settled the race in the Mobile National category and may soon rock the international stage.
Movreak or Movie Freak is what movie freaks need, an app for supporting their addiction of watching movie at cinemas/theaters. Movreak app is used for viewing and sharing movies’ show time and place. You can browse now-playing movies, check the show time & places, and share to your friends by email or SMS. Or rather, if you’re stuck in place where there’s a theater nearby and you want to kill time by watching any movies there, then you simply just browse what movies are playing in that theater. Still, you still have a chance to bring along your friends to watch movie with you, by sharing the show time to them.
Current version of Movreak only supports data for Indonesia and Singapore. In Indonesia, it’s hard to check daily movie schedule from all cinemas, there is no single dedicated website/portal for such information. Movreak will be your only source of movie and schedule information for all cinemas, both 21 Cineplex and Blitz Megaplex. More countries and cities coming up in the next version.
International jury decides
In September, an international jury of renowned IT experts and industry leaders will evaluate the nominated product. Jury members come from all continents and have backgrounds in the creative industries, telecommunication, advertising, journalism and research, as well as in teaching. The jury also includes representatives of international organizations in the ICT-for-development field.
“Consequently, it is not a product’s commercial success that matters most for the jury”, emphasizes Peter A. Bruck, Chairman of the WSA Board. According to Bruck, the Grand Jury will judge the value of the content as well as the product’s design and its technical realization. Furthermore, each nominee’s contribution to bridging the digital divide will play a central role for the jury.
“WSA-mobile’s goal is to find out what works in different markets and in different parts of the world and what really makes a difference for the people in remote villages and global megacities. We want to show to decision makers what can be done to foster mobile’s potential to create a true information society”, states Bruck.
On top of the mobile world
For Indonesian’s producers, the WSA-mobile is a chance to raise global awareness for their products and enter the international stage. Those projects that will come out on top of the Jury’s decision will be invited to the WSA-mobile Winner’s Events taking place February 3rd to 5th 2013 in Abu Dhabi. The event will host an exhibition, offering a platform for the awardees to present their services and projects to potential partners and investors. Furthermore, the event will include a conference attended by renowned experts, opinion leaders and government representatives, turning Abu Dhabi in the hot spot of the mobile world.
For more information about Movreak, please visit www.movreak.com or contact
firstname.lastname@example.org, +62 22 2006193
About the World Summit Award Mobile:
Organized by the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg, the World Summit Award Mobile is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The award takes place on a biannual basis, in collaboration with UNESCO, UNIDO, UN GAID and WSA-mobile’s key partner Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center
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