2011 Mobile Innovators Announced

2011 Mobile Innovators Announced at Adobe Max 2011, LA

MobileInnovators.org announced that (7) leading Mobile Innovation organizations have been chosen as the 2011 “Mobile Innovators of the Year” for their support for the Web professional community. The award winners — a combination of software, hardware and technology companies were recognized by panel of industry professionals during the annual Adobe Max 2011 conference that took place October 2-4, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA.

Adobe MAX brings together top designers, developers and business minds in the industry to celebrate, explore and shape the future of digital experiences and stay at the forefront of the multi screen revolution. “Developing Web applications provides countless opportunities for Web professionals to monetize their work, a key mission for the association of Web professionals and we are pleased to recognize these Mobile Innovator Rock Stars” said, Bill Cullifer, Executive Director Webprofessionals.org and the MobileInnovators.org education initiative.

The 2011 “Mobile Innovators” at the Adobe MAX event were chosen by a committee comprised of representatives from publishing, Web design professional training, mobile application development, academia and not for profit professional association Webprofessionals.org.

The 2011 Mobile Innovators of the Year are:

* Adobe System Inc. for the acquisition of PhoneGap

* Barnes&Noble for their support for Mobile App Developers

* Sony for their $200,000 Mobile App Challenge

* Motorola for their support for Mobile App Developers

* LGAppsTV for their support for Mobile App Developers

* JamPot Technologies Ltd for their support for Mobile App Developers

* BlackBerry for their support for Mobile App Developers

Mobile Innovation, Cell phone and wireless laptop internet use have each grown more prevalent over the last year. According to Pew Research Center, nearly half of all adults (47%) go online with a laptop using a Wi-Fi connection or mobile broadband card (up from the 39% who did so as of April 2009) while 40% of adults use the internet, email or instant messaging on a mobile phone (up from the 32% of Americans who did this in 2009). This means that 59% of adults now access the internet wirelessly using a laptop or portable device.

Selection Committee

* Bret Peters, Partner/Vice President Fig Leaf Software

* Gary-Paul Prince, Artist and Marketing Manager Peachpit / Pearson Education

* Janine Warner, Author, Trainer and Web Designer DigitalFamily.com

* Mark DuBois, Professor Web Systems Program Manager Illinois Central College & Director of Education WebProfessionals.org

* Orralyn Vithyavuthi, Designer GrDesignoor.com

About WebProfessionals.org

WebProfessionals.org is a non-profit professional association dedicated to the support of individuals and organizations who create, manage or market web sites. WOW provides education as well as certification, technical, employment and member advantage services to thousands of aspiring and practicing web professionals and those that teach Web professional topics worldwide. https://webprofessionals.org .

About MobileInnovators.org

MobileInnovators.org is an online resource for Mobile Innovators and Mobile Application Developers providing daily news, podcast, interviews and hundreds of training videos for aspiring and practicing Mobile Applications Developers and those that teach. http://mobileinnovators.org

About Adobe MAX

Adobe MAX is a unique opportunity to connect with thousands of designers, developers, and business leaders as we shape the future of digital media together.

Discover how to realize the full potential of your content and applications. Find new opportunities presented by rich experiences across screens. Explore new methods for monetizing content. Learn about innovative technologies that enable designers and developers to work together more effectively


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