- Best Company of the Year – Cyberplex Inc. (Toronto)
- Best Brand of the Year – Doritos
- Promising New Company of the Year – Syncapse (Toronto)
- Hottest New Digital Kid on the Block – ChickAdvisor.com (Toronto)
- Best in Mobile Marketing – Brisk ARTwist by Addictive Mobility (Markham)
- Best Mobile Application – Air Canada iPhone App by IBM Canada
- Best Location Based Service – Poynt by Multiplied Media (Calgary)
- Best Use of Social Media – Invoke Media, creator of HootSuite (Vancouver)
- Best in Interactive Marketing – Doritos White Bag by BBDO Worldwide – Proximity Canada (Toronto)
- Best Branded Entertainment – Worldwide Short Film Festival: Short Attention Span by doug agency (Toronto)
- Best Cross-Platform Project – Waterlife Interactive by the National Film Board of Canada
- Best Online Video Portal – National Film Board of Canada: Online Screening Room
- Best Innovative Web-based Game – Junk: Battles by Antic Entertainment (London ON)
- Best Kids Interactive – Titanium Chef by mod7 (Vancouver)
- Best in Canadian Culture, Interactive – In Touch: Connecting Cloth, Culture & Art by ecentricarts (Toronto)
- Best Online Comedy Performance – Têtes à claques (Montreal)
- Best Online Artist of the Year – K-os
- Leader in Social Change – Mark & Tonya Surman
- Lifetime Achievement Award – Red Burns, who is, according to the nextMEDIA website, known as the “Grandmother” of new media and Founder of the ITP Program at the Tisch School for the Arts at NYU.
Following the successful Nintendo DS launch of the game of the same name, Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain for iPhone and iPod Touch takes a different approach bringing Ian Livingstone and Steve Jackson’s legendary game book to your favorite handheld device.
Fighting Fantasy fans will love the classic story and original illustrations with a technological twist. No more dice, pencils, or bookmarks. All the special features are built in!
• Tap the on screen buttons to flip pages (No papercuts!)
• Shake to roll the dice using the accelerometer
• Inventory items selectable via touch-screen
• Game-save feature allows you to retrace your steps
• Beautifully painted illustrations
Vancouver – Karta Mobile Inc. today announced the public availability of Viira 2.0, the updated and enhanced version of its popular BlackBerry® application that brings the principles of David Allen’s Getting Things Done® (GTD®) productivity system into the hands of busy professionals, executives and entrepreneurs worldwide.
The new version of the already full-featured Viira adds several industry firsts, including the ability to create tasks based on incoming email messages, effortlessly prioritize tasks, and designate next actions. Viira is also the only BlackBerry GTD app to fully incorporate appointments and events in its underlying organizational system.
“Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity” is a popular work-life productivity book by David Allen that shows readers how to effectively organize tasks, information and communications in an intuitive way. Since its debut in 2001, the GTD methodology has been enthusiastically embraced by millions of knowledge workers around the world.
While a multitude of web-based tools for implementing GTD have been made available over the last years, the engineering challenge of building effective and intuitive BlackBerry applications has left the principles of Getting Things Done under-represented on BlackBerry smartphones.
Viira has stepped in to fill the void. With Viira 2.0, BlackBerry owners can now conquer their inboxes by creating to-dos from the incoming email messages and immediately filing them in their appropriate place. Handling large volumes of incoming email has been a known pain point for people implementing Getting Things Done with BlackBerry devices – until now.
“Now with seamless BlackBerry email and calendar integration, Viira makes it even easier to capture 100 percent of your commitments and to keep track of all the different levels of focus in your life: from next actions to life goals. Everything is in one place…at your fingertips and off your mind,” said Chris Balavessov, CEO of Karta Mobile and chief Viira architect.
Viira remains completely BlackBerry based. It does not require an active Internet connection to work properly and can continue to function just as well in areas with limited or no wireless coverage, such as tall buildings, basements, airports and metro areas with overly-congested wireless networks such as San Francisco.
Viira 2.0 fully supports all modern BlackBerry devices, including the new BlackBerry Bold 9700, the BlackBerry Storm, the BlackBerry Storm 2, the BlackBerry Tour 9500, as well as the BlackBerry Pearl and Pearl Flip models and offers a 21 day free trial.