At a lavish and fun* awards ceremony in Sydney last night, our Hotels 4D multi-platform app and website won the best Travel operators & Booking apps award at the Australian Mobile Awards 2013. What’s more, Hotels 4D is featured in the Best of the Best selection as Best Windows app. This category celebrates the participants whose work has excelled most during the ratings period based on ratings given by both judges and the marketplace.
*(To be fair, we do not know whether it was really lavish and fun as we could not make it to Sydney this time, but we bet those guys threw one great party. The ceremony photo gallery certainly features a lot of lovely faces and positive vibes.)
Hotels 4D was one of over 200 finalists in this year’s awards which attracted over 350 entrants. The winners were based on over 8,000 ratings from users, industry and judging panel.
The goal we have set with our booking app is to build the world’s largest hotel booking database in order to offer the best reservation services for all mobile and web users. We are happy to announce that we are working as hard as ever on Hotels 4D and expect to release a major update of both the apps (Android, iOS, and Windows Phone) and the website in the next couple of months. To the right you can see a preview of the UI redesign we are planning. The changes, however, will go deeper than just a face-lift, improving on the app usability and adding new features requested by our users and beta testers.
Among the other winners of the Australian Mobile Awards are companies such as Telstra (for Best Multi-Channel Integrated Marketing Campaign), Samsung (for Best use of Mobile in Marketing) and Spotify (for Mobile Radio).
‘There have been an extraordinary range of winners’, said Mark Bergin, Awards Director, ‘who have really pushed the boundaries resulting in fresh and innovative outcomes. The creators have been bold, as have those that have commissioned them; each wanting the best possible design outcome and it is pleasing that is what they have achieved.’
The Australian Mobile Awards form part of the Global Mobile & App Design Awards, running in Australia, USA, UK and Asia.
More about our winning entry, the Hotels 4D platform:
Hotels 4D has a fresh and simple approach to hotel discovery. The focus is finding the right hotel at the location most convenient for you. The magic happens on an interactive map through quick search and live results filtering. Available for Android, iOS, Windows Phone and as a website, Hotels 4D offers a hotel database of over 400,000 hotels worldwide that keeps growing. Our goal is to create a home for all hotels in the world. Top app in its category for Windows Phone!
Earlier this year, Hotels 4D also won the Industry Award in Tourism, hotel and restaurant management and the Professional Award in Functional design and usability, as well as the special jury award for Best Website at the 2013 Bulgarian Web Awards.