HONG KONG, June 16, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Industry elites and experts from smartphone apps industries across Asia gathered together at Cyberport in Hong Kong on Thursday 16 June for the Asia Smartphone Apps Summit cum Award Presentation Ceremony, which is organised by the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association and sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), to share the glory of the winners of the 4th Asia Smartphone App Contest.
A judging panel was chaired by Mrs Agnes Mak Tang Pik-yee, MH, JP, Executive Director of Hong Kong Productivity Council and comprised of representatives from Roaming Capital (Mainland China), ISRAEL21c, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, IPI Singapore, Mobile Contents Forum (Japan), Korean Association for ICT Promotion (Korea), and Institute for Information Industry (Taiwan) and Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (Hong Kong). Members of the judging panel also delivered keynote speeches during the summit. Nine finalists were selected from an initial pool of 118 contestants to receive gold, silver and bronze awards in each of the three categories: Advertising & Marketing, Creative Lifestyle, and Games & Edutainment.
In Advertising & Marketing, gold, silver and bronze prizes were awarded to SURE Universal by Tekoia Ltd., CreateApp by Technopreneur's Resource Centre Pte Ltd and Link Park & Dine by Link Asset Management Limited & Green Tomato Limited respectively. The prizes were presented by Mr. David Chun, SVP, Asia Pacific of Tapjoy. The Creative Lifestyle prizes, presented by Mrs Agnes Mak, MH, JP, Executive Director of Hong Kong Productivity Council, were awarded to Ticker by Ticker International Limited (gold), BAZZ by E.SOOF (silver) and Yintran - The Money Transfer Network by Yintran Group Holdings Limited (bronze). Under the Games & Edutainment category, Bookclip by Castle Builders (IL) Ltd received the gold award, Gocco Zoo by Smart Education, Ltd received the silver award and TopoTogo for Kids & Parents by Little Travel Guides Pte Ltd received the bronze award from Mr. Herman Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited.
Another 30 entrants also received their Certificates of merit from Mr Kenny Yiu, Chairman, Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association at the ceremony. In addition, the HKSTP Startup Awarded was presented to Realcast by Realamx Technology Limited by Mr Peter Mok, Head of Incubation Programmes at Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.
The presentation of the prestigious Grand Award to SURE Universal by Tekoia Ltd marked the culmination of the day-long summit cum ceremony. Mr. Gregory So Kam-Leung, GBS, JP, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, HKSAR Government, presented the award. He also congratulated the other awarded Hong Kong teams.
The Grand Award winner SURE Universal is a FREE universal remote control app. It supports over 1 million appliances from TVs, cable boxes and air-conditioners, to smart TVs, media streamers, Philips Hue lights and security cameras. Tekoia develops SURE -- Software Universal Remote platform for the Connected Home market, digital media and the Internet of Things (IoT). The SURE Platform consists of the SURE Universal smartphone remote and SURE Cloud data services. This complete solution delivers exceptional value to both end-users and business partners by solving some of the biggest challenges of the connected home and IoT including user experience, interoperability, and monetization.
The Asia Smartphone Apps Summit cum Award Presentation Ceremony is an annual event organized by Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA). Sponsored by Create Hong Kong of the HKSAR Government, the summit brings together leading figures in the industry to share their insights and experiences in the fast-growing technology world.
More details of the Contest and full winner list are available at the project website: http://www.bestasiaapp.hk
About Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association
Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), established in 2001, is a non-profit, politically-neutral trade association dedicated to the wireless and mobile industry. The Association acts as a platform, an aggregator, and community for industry professionals to learn and drive emerging wireless and mobile technologies, governance, and standards. It facilitates networking between like-minded professionals, boost interoperability between networks and devices, and strives to help all organizations apply these technologies to existing or new businesses. WTIA also represents and is supported by digital industries pertaining to mobile such as digital entertainment, digital marketing & media, and start-up sectors. To know more about WTIA, please visit www.hkwtia.org.
About Create Hong Kong
Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) is a dedicated office set up by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region to spearhead the development of Hong Kong's creative industries. Set up in June 2009, CreateHK co-ordinates the Government policy regarding creative industries, focuses Government's resources catering for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries. CreateHK has sponsored the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest since its inception in 2012.
Disclaimer: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.