Voice of America’s mobile news app, which was created with assistance by BBG’s Office of Digital and Design Innovation, has been selected as a finalist for “Best Mobile Service” at the 2014 Meffy Awards. This is the first time a BBG product has been selected in the commercially competitive contest.
“Hundreds of hardworking journalists, producers, designers and developers worked together to create this amazing, unrivaled application,” Will Sullivan, Director of Mobile for the BBG said. “It was truly a joint effort.”
The suite of apps for mobiles and tablets (available on Google Android, Apple IOS and Symbian platforms) offers original journalism in 44 languages, more than any media organization in the world. Already this year it been honored as a finalist for the 2014 GSMA Global Mobile Awards for “Best Mobile Publishing Platform or Service” and the Appy Awards for “Best Multicultural App.”
The Meffys are awarded by the MEF mobile trade association which is focused on cutting-edge mobile and entertainment companies. This year more than 250 entries from 30 countries competed, and finalists were judged by an independent panel of journalists, academics, analysts and venture capital executives from around the globe.
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