Taptu Wins a Meffy!

Last night, in London, the Mobile Entertainment Awards took place.’a0 The Meffys are an industry acknowledgment to’a0 companies who demonstrate leadership and innovation in chosen categories.

We were very excited to find out that Taptu was awarded the award in the Content Discovery and Personalization category.’a0 We have worked hard to provide content discovery for touchscreen users and particularly the search experience on Taptu.

According to the Meffy’s website, the Content Discovery and Personalisation award is aimed at:

This award highlights the latest tools and techniques helping to drive more personalised mobile content discovery and content sharing based on common interests and profiles. Judges will be looking for entries which make it easy to find, purchase and popularise mobile content and will be giving particular focus to:

’95 Clear navigation and ease of use
’95 Innovation – technical, creative or commercial
’95 Use of mobility
’95 Usability & interactivity
’95 UI design & quality of experience
’95 Proof of driving traffic to destination mobile content sites

According to our Co-Founder and VP of Business Development, Bob Last, who accepted the award for Taptu, another notable event of the night was a Recognition Award to Dr. Andrew Hsu of Synaptics.’a0 Dr. Hsu invented the capacitive technology behind many of the touchscreens we use today.

Bob said: “So clearly all of Taptu owe a big thanks to Andrew, without whom our touchscreen search service wouldn’t be possible!”

We’re very excited to be receive this award.’a0 Thank you to the Mobile Entertainment Forum for the award and congratulations to the other winners!’a0 The entire list of winners is displayed below:

PopCap -‘a0 Plant vs Zombies

Music Service
Shazam’a0 – Shazam Encore

TV & Video Service
CBS Mobile – TV.com Android & iPhone Mobile

Content Discovery & Personalisation
Taptu – Touch Search

Social Media
Handmade Mobile – Flirtomatic

Cross Platform Content
Zed Group – Planet 51

Cross Platform Technology
MTS – Omlet.ru

Ad Campaign
Fancharge – Go! Go! Lions Baseball

Wau Movil – First Gateway service offer in Latin America

App Store Blockbuster
CBS Mobile – NCAA March Madness on Demand

Innovative App
CBS Mobile – CW City-Wize iPhone App

Innovative Business Model
Mob4Hire – Crowd-Sourced Mobile Testing

Technology Innovation
Layar – Layar Reality Browser

Mobile First Innovation
Tata Teleservices – English Seekho

Business Intelligence
Motally – Motally

Consumer Experience
FindaProperty.com – FindaProperty

Mobile Connected Device
Novatel Wireless – MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot

Outstanding Contribution
Dr. Andrew Hsu – Invention of the transparent, projected, capacitive touchscreen