BlackBerry announced today the recipients of this year’s BlackBerry Achievement Awards at BlackBerry Live 2013. The awards were classified into five categories: App of the Year, Putting Customers First, Mobile Innovation of the Year, Making the World a Better Place, and Entrepreneur of the Year.

App of the Year Award

Winner: PriceCheck Pty Ltd — The app accesses pricing for more than 30 million products on sale through the Internet and online stores in South Africa.


— Cooklet

— Cine Hoyts

Putting Customers First

Winner: ING DIRECT Canada — ING DIRECT offers today’s financially conscious customers a unique mobile banking experience on their BlackBerry 10 smartphones. As well as making it convenient and secure to conduct transactions, the app focuses on increasing savings with “Orange Alerts” that push notifications to the BlackBerry® Hub when balances reach pre-determined levels.



— LoyaltyMatch Inc.

Mobile Innovation of the Year

Winner: DIRECTV — Their app for BlackBerry smartphones allows their 4,000 technicians to manage an entire service call and work order process from their phones, and supports Bluetooth® technology to validate and adjust satellite signal strength.


— Mippin (Refresh Mobile Ltd.)

— WaytagO

Making the World a Better Place

Winner: e-Cycle LLC — e-Cycle LLC has a simple, but meaningful mandate: offer enterprises a way to retire millions of mobile devices responsibly, by protecting data security, preserving the environment, and generating buyback revenue.


— University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust (UHB)

— Sussex Police

Entrepreneur of the Year

Winner: Nobex Technologies Inc — Nobex Radio for BlackBerry 10 continues its inventiveness with a newly designed app. It adds podcast functionality that allows people to search and subscribe to thousands of podcasts, with notifications sent to the BlackBerry Hub when new episodes are available.


— EducationApps Limited

— SkyPark Cafe

For more information on the BlackBerry Achievement Awards program, please visit