We are happy to announce that last night Melon Mobile (part of Melon Inc) won the Mobile Solutions award at E-volution Awards 2013, organized by Forbes. This category recognizes the company that has developed and published the best mobile e-business solution.
Melon’s winning application featured two of our most popular Windows Phone applications – GPS Voice Navigation and Speed Cameras. The latter was recently included into GPS Voice Navigation’s latest update as a new feature of the ever-growing navigation app (while also remaining on the market as an autonomous free application). The E-volution Award award comes as recognition to the market success of GPS Voice Navigation, which is one of the most featured Melon Mobile products to date: it is given a featured spot practically daily on the Windows Phone Store.
The awards ceremony was held in Sofia, Bulgaria, and awarded 13 of the most innovative Bulgarian digital companies in 18 different categories. The jury consisted of eight distinguished Bulgarian IT professionals, headed by Sasha Bezuhanova, Director Public Sector for Growth Markets at Hewlett-Packard. They had to evaluate a total of 162 applications.
A little more about our winning entry:
GPS Voice Navigation for Windows Phone provides turn-by-turn voice driving navigation and is the only one on the market offering a choice of four map and routing providers: Google®, Bing®, Nokia® and MapQuest®. The application has been the number one app in its category, travel & navigation, for weeks in markets such as USA, UK, Germany, Spain, France, and Italy thanks to its compelling feature set: map caching (for Windows Phone 8), driving instructions in eight languages, speed cameras and police traps information and warnings, 3D maps, night mode and more. Additionally, GPS Voice Navigation has spent over a year in its category’s Top 5 apps in key markets such as USA, UK, Brazil, Italy and Spain. The app also enjoys high customer ratings, which motivates us to continue updating it and making it ever more helpful.
Speed Cameras for Windows Phone alerts you of approaching speed traps, radars or speed cameras (fixed, mobile or traffic light). The application offers a preloaded database for the international road network in accordance with the latest official information and is automatically updated. For just three months after its official launch, the app was downloaded over 200,000 times.
As part of the contest submission, we were also asked to point out three factors, which distinguish us from our competitors. We believe these to be responsible for our success as well:
1. Melon works with a vast portfolio of web and mobile technologies and has an in-house design department specializing in the IT sphere.
2. We have over ten years of win-win approach experience, helping us create a team of adaptable, ethical and result-oriented people.
3. We work in two business directions, through which we gather valuable practical experience: We have achieved a symbiosis between offering custom software solutions and creating and managing our own product portfolio, focused on travel and navigation.
The full list of winners and more information about E-volution Awards 2013 is available at the awards website (in Bulgarian).