Announcing the HTML5 is Ready App Contest Winners

Wow, we were impressed and amazed, and, frankly, a little overwhelmed by the entries to the HTML5 is Ready App Contest! We got hundreds of great submissions, so it took a bunch of work by myself, the other four judges, and our marketing team to winnow it down to manageable set of finalists, and then to have all the judges stack rank them to find the winners. I’m pleased to say that though we did our judging entirely independently, we had three clear winners emerge when we added up the scores. Without further ado, here they are, with a few choice quotes from the judges on each:

1) JDI by Simon Brunel

JDI app

JDI is a fully functional To Do app which offers a new way to prioritize tasks. The user simply selects the available time and the app picks the tasks that should be done. JDI was developed from scratch for the contest using Sencha Touch and synchronizing data in the cloud using Sencha.io. Have too many tasks to get done, but don’t know where to begin? Just grab your mobile, tablet or laptop and start a JDI session!

Judges circle:

Tremendous. Beautiful. Sleek interaction style. Useful app I want to return to. Onboards new users quickly. Good use of GPU.

Paul Irish, Google Developer Advocate, Google Chrome

This app is beautiful, plus it uses Sencha.io.

Aditya Bansod, VP, Product Marketing, Sencha

A really innovative and fun UI that is very ‘appy.’

Dion Almaer, VP, Mobile Architecture, Walmart Labs

Prize:

The Grand Prize

2) Weathy by Boris Orduñez & Ariamnet López

Weathy app

Weathy takes weather apps to a whole new level with super, slick UI and added features like location preferences, map coordinates and 36 hour weather dial.

Judges circle:

Great UX, innovative design, sound effects when clicking
(cool HTML5 usage).

Aditya Bansod, VP, Product Marketing, Sencha

Friendly, plenty of functionality within the UI. Responsive interface.
Great preferences screen. Excellent details.

Paul Irish, Google Developer Advocate, Google Chrome

Good design, solid performance, nice widgets.

Michael Mullany, CEO, Sencha

Second Place Prize

3) SnapsMate by Brett Hannah

Weathy app

SnapsMate is an ultra real-time shared photo wall with lightning fast user interaction enabling instantaneous collaboration with friends and family.

Judges circle:

Great use of the camera API. Great UX. Zoomable UI is really fun.

Dion Almaer, VP, Mobile Architecture, Walmart Labs

Pretty cool. Simple, but visually compelling. Nice use of Sencha Touch.

Paul Kopacki, VP, Marketing, Sencha

Websockets = neat.

Aditya Bansod, VP, Product Marketing, Sencha

Third Place Prize

While we had no problem agreeing on our clear winners, there were still some notable apps that didn’t make the top three but we nevertheless wanted to call out for one reason or another. These include:

Order in Seconds by Oscar Guerrero & Edgar Canas

An amazing enterprise mobile solution for Sales Force automation using Sencha Touch.

A robust business app. Well thought out and practical.

Paul Kopacki, VP, Marketing, Sencha

Fig by Jens Faenger

An innovative lifestyle app that encourages transformation from within.

Phenomenal UX. Well considered details. Offline support.
Quick load time.

Paul Irish, Google Developer Advocate, Google Chrome

Thanks to everyone who submitted! The creativity and energy of the HTML5 community continues to inspire and amaze us, and we’re glad to be able to play a part in driving the success of open web technologies for application development.