Recipients showcase quality and breadth of innovation in photo and video apps across the spectrum of company size and maturity
At Mobile Photo Connect 2016, the premier conference for executives and entrepreneurs in the mobile photography ecosystem, a panel of high-powered industry players presented the four Mobile Photo Connect Awards to the most outstanding among 31 products competing in the event’s three show-and-tell sessions.
The Mobile Photo Connect 2016 Awards winners are:
• Best of Show Award: Funimate, by Funimate
• Best Business Potential Award: JPEGmini, by Beamr
• Best Technology Award: Keegan, by Regaind
• Special Recognition Award: Keepy, by Keepy
Turkey-based Funimate offers a video editing app that enables users to create highly engaging videos, featuring innovative real time effects that the judges called “building super computer capabilities right into your smartphone, with a consumer experience so fun and addictive it might just take the global tween and teen market by storm.”
Israel- and US-based imaging technology company Beamr offers photo and video optimization solutions, including its JPEGMini photo recompression products that judges said “will instantly save companies bandwidth and money while giving consumers a faster imaging experience.”
France-based Regaind offers AI-based photo analysis solutions, including Keegan, the personal photo coach web service launched at Mobile Photo Connect, which “combines natural language conversation with machine vision analysis.”
US-based Keepy’s namesake product is an inter-generational visual memories sharing app that promotes family members to share photos, along with videos and voice annotations. “A combination of interesting technology and novel customer experience and a great imaging engine under the hood.”
The judging panel for the Mobile Photo Connect Awards is composed of prominent representatives of both the hi-tech media and investment communities, whose endorsement is so critical to app developers. This year’s judges:
• Rudy Burger, Managing Partner, Woodside Capital
• Jackie Dove, Writer and editor, various tech blogs
• Haje Jan Kamps, Writer, TechCrunch
• James Joaquin, Co-founder and Managing Director, Obvious Ventures
The global reach of the Mobile Photo Connect conference was demonstrated again this year by 12 out of 31 show-and-tell presenters having roots outside the US, and attendees traveling from over 15 countries worldwide.
“Mobile Photo Connect is the premier international stage for the mobile photo and video industry conference to share best practices and visions for the future“ according to chairman Hans Hartman. “We look forward to expanding our international reach yet again in 2017.”
Companies presenting in the various 2016 Panel and Show & Tell Sessions:
About Mobile Photo Connect
Mobile Photo Connect is an annual executive conference focused on promoting innovation and partnerships in the mobile photo and video ecosystem. Participants include photo & video app developers, mobile vendors, cloud storage providers, software companies, camera manufacturers, trade press, and investors.
The conference is co-hosted by Hans Hartman, president of Suite 48 Analytics, and Alexis Gerard, founder of Future Image Inc. and the 6Sight Future of Imaging Conferences, and co-author of the seminal 2005 book “Going Visual.”