This year, we have added a new group of categories:
In-App Campaigns
For advertisers that use apps as a key element of their marketing campaigns. Entrants in these categories will be judged by their creativity and success in leveraging mobile’s unique opportunities.


Early Bird Rates End on March 15th at Midnight

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Organize and Share Your World 

App: MrOwl

APPY Category: Social Sharing

Developer: MrOwl Technologies, LLC



MrOwl is a Community Interest Engine™ that organizes all your interests in one place and allows you to share and collaborate on your favorite topics with people in the MrOwl Community, On MrOwl, users create collections of information called “branches” and then add things like subtopics, links, photos and documents. In the MrOwl Community Tree, users can collaborate with other users by editing links and subtopics, where any changes that they make are immediate to them, and serve as recommendations to the master MrOwl Community Tree. Whatever you create or discover on  MrOwl, you can send to friends and family across multiple social networks.


Your Own Piece Of The Sky 

App: Skrite
APPY Category: VR/AR
Developer: Skrite Labs, Inc.


With Skrite, an augmented reality social messaging app, a user can point a smartphone camera at the sky to create any form of content and save it in that portion of the sky which can be viewed at that very place or from any part of the world. The app also provides 3D animated stickers & filters for a perfect skywriting experience. Simply pick the place in the sky you want your message to appear, choose if you want the world to see your picture, or leave a private Skrite for your friends. The area of the sky that’s chosen by you is forever yours and you own that piece of the sky. People can interact with the Skrite by either commenting, leaving a message or liking it by tapping the bolt icon. Users can also leave messages in the form of hidden skrites, so only specific people can view them.


Follow What Matters To You 

App:  Laserlike
APPY Category: Publishing/News App
Developer: Laserlike Inc.

Laserlike continuously indexes web content, videos, news, local happenings, blogs and more to provide your daily “need-to-know” from authoritative sources. Employing state of the art AI algorithms, Laserlike continually learns from your usage to provide an amazing personalized lens of the world’s firehose of information. No two feeds are alike as each feed is created by the user.  The app is programmed to understand the user's changing interests and habits.

A Deep Dive Into Knowledge 

APP: Ocean Wonders
APPY Category: Education
App Developer: Earth Matterz LLP
Free with in app purchases

This app features a new format of a digital book which is interactive and is about learning from something called the index sphere, where the entire content is accessible via one page. The goal is to provide easy yet immersive data on the benefits of clean and healthy oceans and how and how this is beneficial to the human species.  It is a digital book without turning/swiping pages. It simplifies the user's journey to the basics of 1-3 clicks to reach from point A to B, from anywhere in the app.  Access to 500+ pages of content is available, all in one page. Knowledge is imparted through artistic representations conceptualized into interactive 3D models, videos, illustrations, images, Maps and Quizzes.


An Alternative To Your Basic Savings Account 

App: WinWin Save

APPY Category: Finance

Developer: FatCat Financial, Inc.

Free for the first month. After that, a $2 a month charge for automatic savings. No fees for deposits or withdrawals.  Must be 17 to download.

WinWinSave was created by a co-founder of Stash, an app that has helped over 1.7 million people start investing,  In a regular savings account, save $200 at the average 0.01% APR, and you’ll earn only 2 cents a year. With WinWinSave, you have the chance to play a game to win instant cash prizes. Every week, you’ll enter to win a grand prize drawing for $1,000. For every dollar you have saved, you’ll earn another entry. The more you save, the more chances you have to win. You can auto-save as little as $5 per month, and get entries to win $1,000 every Friday. Additionally, there is a chance to play a game with 1,500 instant prizes every day. 
Your money is FDIC-insured, and you can take it out any time.

Need Help With Your Homework? Ask An Expert. 

App: tutit - On Demand Tutoring

APPY Category: Education

Developer: 2TorHelp, LLC

Free App Download, sessions billed by the minute.

The Tutit app allows students to search from a pool of qualified teachers, professors professionals and graduate students who will immediately provide them with the help they need. The app enables students and tutors to participate in sessions virtually while using chat, photo/homework upload, audio and interactive whiteboard features. Available tutors will respond to a session request within 60 seconds. Each session is billed by the minute, after a five-minute minimum.Tutor applicants are screened and must be qualified in the subject(s) that they tutor. Tutor ratings are routinely reviewed and any tutor that falls below Tutit's minimum acceptable standards are removed from the app

Everything But The You Know What 

App: Cuisinart KitchenSync
Category: Marketing/Branding/Advertising

Cuisinart's KitchenSync app gives you the ability to augment your cooking skills and use your cuisinart products to their maximum advantage. The app allows you to search and share recipes, save recipes to your recipe box, and cross reference recipes with your pantry so you can develop a shopping list. You can also search recipes that are tailored to your existing pantry items. Recipe images and videos are also part of the experience.  Recent upgrades now allow you to quickly convert cooking measurements, set an alarm with the cooking timer, cook flawless eggs to perfection with the new egg timer, and access a glossary of cooking terms at your fingertips. Cuisinart will also send you a recipe of the day, and chances to enter photo contests of your creations to the site.

Teach Your Children Well 

App: ChorePal
APPY Category: Family/Parenting
Developer:  COUNTRY Financial/Solstice

Presented by COUNTRY Financial, ChorePal provides families a modern way to reward working together and saving to achieve goals. Parents can create and assign chores while rewarding kids for being responsible. As parents establish both  short- and long-term goals for their kids, they help to instill both the value of hard work as well as the basics of financial planning and what it means to save towards a specific goal. As kids complete chores and earn points or money towards their goals, they see in real time how their hard work translates to achieving their goals. ChorePal’s rewards system also helps show kids the difference between cashing in on short-term goals like additional screen time or a trip to the movies, and saving to achieve larger goals like a new bike or video game system. With thousands of users and over 200,000 chores completed since its launch, ChorePal is helping to instill the value of hard work and the importance of saving in the next generation.

Forgot Your Password? 

APP: Dashlane

APPY Category: Online Privacy/Security

Developer: Dashlane


The average user has over 150 accounts across multiple devices. That is a lot to remember. And, as there were 2.6 Billion online accounts breached last year, having unique passwords across all your accounts is mandatory for security but impossible to manage. Dash lane's password manager is easy to use, uses strong encryption and is compatible with a variety of operating systems and browsers. It offers a password generating tool, smart form autofill, digital wallet and security alerts.

Dashlane has won critical acclaim by top publications including The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. In addition to the free app, there is a premium version which provides unlimited back-up of your data, use of the app on multiple devices and added security via a U2F security key.

Up And Far Away From Airport Lines 


Developer:  ArcTouch

Fractional ownership of a jet allows companies or individuals the freedom associated with aircraft ownership but almost none of the responsibilities and with only a portion of the cost.
The Flexjet app enhances the Flexjet Owner experience and delivers their clients  more control over, and greater value in, the coordination of their travel needs.
The app gives owners the ability to book and manage trips from their phones, and view account information on the go. Fractional owners can book trips, order catering, request ground transportation and get real-time travel notifications for upcoming trips. Along with a detailed itinerary, customers can see photos of their pilots, run flight-time estimates and perform destination research. The Flexjet app provides easy access to pre-flight information, directions to airport fixed-based operators (FBOs) and destination weather.