Participants from 13 countries and regions in the Asia PacificFive Hong Kong Award Winners at Final
HONG KONG, June 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The elite mobile app teams in Asia have been unveiled at the Asia Smart App Awards Summit cum Award Presentation Ceremony 2018/2019, organized by The Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), held on 20 June 2019 at Cyberport. Hong Kong teams were sweeping five winner awards among the nine, in competing with four other finalists and also the record breaking number of applicants across the Asia Pacific this year. The best team were recognised for earning the prestigious Grand Award as well as the Gold, Silver, Bronze in three award categories.
The awards were presented to winners by the Hon Ms. Jersey Yuen, Assistant Head of Create Hong Kong of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, in recognition and support of their contribution and outstanding performance in technological innovations.
Ms. Yuen congratulated the winner who received the awards and WTIA on successfully ran the Asia Smart App Awards Summit cum Award Presentation Ceremony 2018/2019. Speaking at the same occasion, Mr. Roy Law, Chairman of WTIA, said: “We are pleased to see that the entries reach new heights this year and the quality of entrants are worth noting. With the strict judging process, independent judging panel consisting of leading local and international industry practitioners and experts, the nine award winners were first shortlisted by the initial jury from over 100 entries and then selected by the final jury for the Gold, Silver, Bronze and Grand Award winners. All awardees truly deserve praise and recognition. I wish all of them success.”
There are three award categories in the Asia Smart App Awards 2018/2019, namely the Public Affairs & Social Enterprises, Commercial Application, as well as Social Life and Entertainment. Grand Award was selected from the top scoring gold winners in each category.
Bookloud, the Gold winner in Public Affairs & Social Enterprises category, was privileged to have received the trophy of the Grand Award by Ms. Jersey Yuen of Create Hong Kong. Bookloud builds a personal virtual library to manage all of book collections, search for books, and take notes, browse and search for other users’ personal book collections by category, distance, keywords or ISBN.
Apart from the numerous support media and practitioners in Hong Kong and Asia Pacific region, the award presentation ceremony was honored to invite notable guests include Dr. Lawrence Cheung, the Chief Innovation Officer of Hong Kong Productivity Council and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association; Ms. Ivy Chan, Head of Ecosystem and Collaboration of Cyberport, as well as Ms Corinna Fung, Head of Corporate Marketing of GS1.
The list of awardees for Asia Smart App Awards 2018/2019:
Public Sector Distinction Category:
Gold Award – Bookloud
Silver Award – Smash.id
Bronze Award – Taipei Main Station Navigator
Business and Commercial Category:
Gold Award – Goxip – Snap. Shop. Wear
Silver Award – Storyhive
Bronze Award – Kristal.Ai
Lifestyle, Social and Entertainment Category:
Gold Award – AlipayHK
Silver Award – UMix Music App
Bronze Award – Coding Galaxy
Please also refer to the official website of the Asia Smart App Awards 2018/2019 for the details of the awardees and list of merit awards winners in each category.
In order to recognise the distinguished achievements of industry practitioners, in the ceremony, the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP) presented the “HKSTP Start-up Award” to UMix Music App and Samsung presented “The Most Creative Award” to Birdie.
It is the 6th edition of Asia Smart App Awards (ASA) sponsored by Create Hong Kong and organised by the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA).
Asia Smart App Awards (ASA) is aimed to recognise the excellence of innovative smart app development and provide a platform for top smart app professionals in the region to meet, share, collaborate and learn from each other, Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) follows up on the successful Asia Smart Apps Contest to organise ASA 2018/2019. By joining forces with the co-organisers from the Mainland, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
To provide valuable opportunities for industry practitioners in further understanding the potential business opportunities for app industry in the Asian region, WTIA also hosted a Asia Smart App Summit 2018/2019 at the same date gathering international speakers from 13 countries and regions.
For further details of the Awards, please visit:
Event Photos: http://bit.ly/2RmIMwY
About Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association
Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), established in 2001, is a not-for–profit, politically-neutral trade association dedicated to the wireless and mobile industry. The Association acts as a platform, an aggregator, and community for industry professionals to learn and drive emerging wireless and mobile technologies, governance, and standards. It facilitates networking between like-minded professionals, boost interoperability between networks and devices, and strives to help all organizations apply these technologies to existing or new businesses. WTIA also represents and is supported by digital industries pertaining to mobile such as digital entertainment, digital marketing & media, and start-up sectors. To know more about WTIA, please visit www.hkwtia.org.
About Asia Smart App Awards
The Asia Smart App Awards (formerly known as the “Asian Smartphone App Contest”) were first held in 2012 and have five editions so far. It aims to recognise the excellence of innovative smart app development and provide a platform for top smart app professionals in the region to meet, share, collaborate and learn from each other, Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) follows up on the successful Asia Smart Apps Contests to organise the Asia Smart App Awards 2018/2019. The 2018/2019 awards categories include Public Sector Distinction Category, Business and Commercial Category, Lifestyle, Social and Entertainment Category, each award category has gold, silver, copper and merit awards. Winners would have the opportunity to develop and establish business partnerships with smart application agents in the local and Asian regions at the different events of the awards. Entrants from outside Hong Kong who are selected as the top three finalists of each category will be entitled to a set of four-day three-night round trip air tickets and accommodation to attend the grand award presentation ceremony of the Asia Smart Awards in Hong Kong.
By joining forces with the co-organisers from the Mainland, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Myanmar, WTIA will bring this timely event to further facilitate the growth of the burgeoning smart app sector in Asia. ASA website: https://contest2019.bestasiaapp.hk/.
About Create Hong Kong
Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated office set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to spearhead the development of Hong Kong’s creative industries. Set up in June 2009, CreateHK co-ordinates the Government policy regarding creative industries, focuses Government’s resources catering for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries. CreateHK sponsors the Asia Smart App Awards (formerly known as the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest) since its inception in 2012. CreateHK website: http://www.createhk.gov.hk/.
Disclaimer: The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.