Taxi ordering application Taxify was named Estonia’s best mobile application 2014 by the Minister of Economic Affairs and Infrastructure, Urve Palo. The contest is organised by the Estonia’s State Information System Authority.
Team management tool Weekdone won the top award in the category of business and commerce, together with the taxi ordering application Taxify. Weekdone was also awarded a special prize for the security solution Nutikaitse 2017.
In the category of education and culture, the winner was the mobile application of Rahva Raamat. A travel app, Like A Local Guide, won in the category of entertainment and the RMK app was named the best in the central and local government category.
The top prize in the category of health and sports went to the Sportlyzer workout app, which also won the Facebook vote.
Palo said mobile applications that were submitted to the contest showed that Estonia has world-class application developers. “The mobile app segment is very competitive, but it is also rapidly growing. This contest showed that we have the potential to be internationally successful in this field. Moreover, our event has also succeeded in raising the interest of young people towards the IT industry which is one of the largest investments in this sector,” Palo said.
Taxify’s founder Markus Villig said that the company was hoping to win the competition. “We’re proud and happy to be the best smartphone app of the year. Now we have to work even harder to grow and become widely used in other regions as well,” he added.
A total of 71 apps were submitted to the contest in five categories. The best applications will also represent Estonia at the World Summit Award Mobile, an international contest of mobile apps.
The jury of the Estonian best mobile applications included Taavi Kotka, Margus Simson, Tiit Tammiste, Vladimir Funtikov, Janno Siimar, Katri Ristal, Hans Lõugas, Asko Seeba, Heidi Kakko and Raivo Hein.