Jul 15 AT 10:33 AM Taylor Wimberly 26 Comments

Introducing the Android Network Awards

Your favorite Android websites have banded together to bring you the Android Network Awards! We’re creating a community based awards for the best of the best Android Apps for Android fans to vote on. Their will be 25-30 categories with 5-7 App nominees per category.

An aggressive time line was chosen to finish shortly after the myTouch 3G launch.  A wave of new Android users is about to join our ranks and we want to help them find the best apps.  We also want to highlight all the great Android developers and give them the recognition they deserve.

Android Network Awards Site Involved so far:

More of your favorite Android websites joining soon…

Preliminary List of Categories (Updated 7/16 still tweaking)

1. Best Widget
2. Best Media Player
3. Best Entertainment app
4. Best Social Networking App
5. Best Finance app
6. Best VoiceMail App
7. Best Use of Barcode
8. Best Weather Utility
9. Best Twitter App
10. Best Reference app
11. Best WOW Factor App
12. Best Email App
13. Best Organization/Productivity App
14. Best security app
15. Best sports app
16. Best GPS app
17. Best streaming music app
18. Best utility app
19. Best fitness app
20. Favorite developer or dev team
21. Best custom build of Android
22. Best hack
23. Best home replacement app
24. Best shopping app
25. Best camera app
26. Best Casual game
27. Best Arcade game
28. Best Puzzle game
29. Best Card/Casino game
30. Best UI design

We need your help tweaking the final list, so suggest some categories in the comments!

Below is the preliminary itinerary:

Date Event
7/14 Announce promotion on AndroidGuys.com podcast. Android Network Awards Committee begins to select 25 categories.
7/15 Announce Android Network Awards across all network sites.
7/20* Top 25 categories are announced with up to 5 entries picked by the committee. Public nominations begin for any apps missed.
7/27* Announce the official 5-7 entries for each of the 25 categories. Create polls and share embed codes.
8/03* Final Voting begins across all network sites.
8/10* Announce Android Network Awards Winners!

*Dates subject to change

More Resources for the Android Network Awards

We’re in the process of setting up an centralized website for the voting and poll widgets here: http://androidnetworkawards.com

Any Android website is welcome to join, help promote and participate… find out more and join our Google Group!

The Android Network Awards is a community wide effort.

The Android Network Awards is a community wide effort.

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  • http://www.nexsoftware.net nEx.Software

    Neato. Neat logo too. :)

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Help us with the categories. I think they need to be tweaked.

  • dunield

    Awesome news

  • Dr.Jeckyl

    Awesome idea! Can’t wait to see what comes of this.

    Don’t understand the logo though. *shrug*

    • http://www.nexsoftware.net nEx.Software

      Me neither, but it looks neat. :)

      • http://www.nexsoftware.net nEx.Software

        My iPhone buddy, was quick to pin it as a thumb. Maybe iPhone consumers really are smarter?

        • http://www.nexsoftware.net nEx.Software

          Note, that was said in jest. ;)

        • Dr.Jeckyl

          I noticed that but it still doesn’t make sense with what the logo represents. My opinion of course.

          • http://mfoot.com nova

            Looks to me like we’ve got the power at our fingertips, green androidy lightning :)

  • Tk

    Awesome idea, hopefully I’ll find some apps that I might have missed.

  • http://www.androidtapp.com AndroidTapp.com

    LOL, I thought it was the index finger representing “#1″. Please place your thoughts on categories here as we do need help refining them.

    • Dr.Jeckyl

      I think the categories are good to go.

  • http://www.linkedin.com/e/gis/86481/4DA362688A87 Austin

    Great idea! Well done with evangelizing the platform as well. I look forward to seeing the outcome of this.

  • http://twitter.com/rickyrescue Ricky

    What a cool idea! The logo is cool, but the nail looks scary. 0.0

  • http://www.notsostupid.com/ Sebastian

    Because of Google’s App Contest rules, many developers are holding apps off the market until August 1st.

    Perhaps you should change the dates to allow a couple of days for some of these apps to be included in your contest too?

    Or maybe let developers submit them privately for selection stage with the promise to make them available to the public in august?

    • http://www.droidweb.com Maliek M.

      I wouldn’t wait on those apps, ADC II is automatically going to pic out the cream of the crop from those apps.

  • http://www.pixeladdikt.com pixeladdikt

    great idea – can’t wait to see some of the apps that get entered – the categories are good – lots of diversity – keep up the good work & i’m sure the awards will attract lots of attention in our android community

  • iisjreg

    I like it. Defenitely enough catagories. Good luck!
    P.s. why is the “mobile” theme on an android site an “iphone” theme?

    • http://clarklab.net Clark

      Its not an “iphone” theme. Its WPtouch and it works on iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry.

  • http://swordiApps.blogspot.com swordi

    best finance app

    or

    best money tracking app

    • http://androidandme.com Taylor Wimberly

      Thanks for the suggestion. It has been added to an updated list we are working with.

  • http://www.planetandroid.com Ed Burnette

    Good idea but I think you have way too many categories.

  • http://extremethemes.blogspot.com ExtremeT

    Not sure if Best UI Design is refering to the best themes out but if not then why not a Best Theme(s) category? I know there isn’t that many theme devs out there but it would be nice. If UI Design is refering to best themes sort of thing then ignore me lol the rest of the categories look great though.

  • xkwadraat

    best free app ;-)

  • Travis Berthelot

    Strategy Game

  • http://luigikid.blogspot.com/ luigikid

    You forgot Best Text App. I vote for ChompSMS!

    I’m on my G1 now.