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World Summit Award

2012 PhotoSpot nominated for the m-Tourism & Culture category.
2010 iHitMyCar nominated for the m-Business & Commerce category.

About the World Summit Award Mobile:

WSA-Mobile – the international competition revealing and shining outstanding, the best decisions in the field of the mobile software development and innovations. Examination, tools and network WSA – the basis of competition which is spent each 2 years. Rewarding of winners passed for the first time in December 2010 in a city of Abu-Dhabi.

The leitmotif of carrying out this competition was the desire of organizers in commonwealth with prominent representatives of scientific community and the international funds to follow the best perfectly proved innovations in the field of electronic formation, a science and a cultural heritage, reckoning with ethnic variety and specificity. This competition urged to acquaint all human society with significant advantages of technogenic progress, to make it accessible and clear for all. Among the purposes of carrying out of the competition are: increasing of public trust, and also social recognition and a worthy estimation of mobile applications of the highest level realized in the various countries and parts of our planet. The first competition already has gathered under the roof 160 countries which have shown enthusiasm and genuine interest for the undertaking.

National selection competitions are held in each country and spent under vigilant control of national experts and expert groups.

Organised by the International Center for New Media (ICNM) in Salzburg, the World Summit Award Mobile is a global initiative within the framework of the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The award takes place on a biannual basis, in collaboration with UNESCO, UNIDO, UN GAID and WSA-mobile’s key partner Abu Dhabi Systems & Information Center

2012 Contest

PhotoSpot is nominated for global New Media award

They guide wheelchair users to the next elevator, track earthquake victims, monitor elections, or provide cash transfer opportunities for unbanked migrant workers. Mobile apps have become a lot more than fancy gimmicks. But what is the world’s best when it comes to mobile content? This year, Moldova’s PhotoSpot has been nominated for the World Summit Award and will compete for its place among the world’s best mobile content.

Being one of the apps that made it through the national pre-selection process PhotoSpot settled the race in the category m-Tourism & Culture and may soon rock the international stage.

PhotoSpot is a tool that helps photographers all around the globe share their favorite shooting spots. It's a multilingual Geo-location based app that absolutely changes the way you search for, share and give opinions about your favorite places to take photographs.

International jury decides

In September, an international jury of renowned IT experts and industry leaders will evaluate the nominated product. Jury members come from all continents and have backgrounds in the creative industries, telecommunication, advertising, journalism and research, as well as in teaching. The jury also includes representatives of international organisations in the ICT-for-development field.

“Consequently, it is not a product’s commercial success that matters most for the jury”, emphasizes Peter A. Bruck, Chairman of the WSA Board. According to Bruck, the Grand Jury will judge the value of the content as well as the product’s design and its technical realisation. Furthermore, each nominee’s contribution to bridging the digital divide will play a central role for the jury.

“WSA-mobile’s goal is to find out what works in different markets and in different parts of the world and what really makes a difference for the people in remote villages and global megacities. We want to show to decision makers what can be done to foster mobile’s potential to create a true information society”, states Bruck.

On top of the mobile world

For Moldova’s producers, the WSA-mobile is a chance to raise global awareness for their products and enter the international stage. Those projects that will come out on top of the Jury’s decision will be invited to the WSA-mobile Winner’s Events taking place February 3rd to 5th 2013 in Abu Dhabi. The event will host an exhibition, offering a platform for the awardees to present their services and projects to potential partners and investors. Furthermore, the event will include a conference attended by renowned experts, opinion leaders and government representatives, turning Abu Dhabi in the hot spot of the mobile world.

2010 Contest

In 2010 Moldova was presented on WSA-Mobile for the first time. The application named iHitMyCar was presented.