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WAP AWARDS 2000

The Open Mobile Alliance and IBC are proud to announce
the winners and the companies with honorable
mention of the first ever [email protected] Awards presented
in Seville on November 28, 2000

1. Best Use of WAP in a Business Application:
Winner:

Aspiro's Fleet Manager
  • Aspiro designed a wireless solution that revolutionizes the transport industry. This wireless transport management system allows managers to communicate with drivers in real time, sharing customer data, billing details, collection addresses and more while the driver is on the road. This solution reduces confusion and misdirection and increases per-vehicle productivity, therefore increasing business revenues. Aspiro is based in Scandinavia with services offered in a Pan-European market and eventually globally. More information can be found on Aspiro and its services at www.aspiro.com.


Honorable Mentions:

  • DHL Worldwide Express
  • PhoneOnline.com

  • 2. Best Use of WAP in a Consumer Application:

    Winner:

    Distractions' Mobile Entertainment Portal
    Distractions is a business-to-business creator of incentive-based live, topical, mobile entertainment. Distractions offers a complete range of mobile entertainment products/services including a personal entertainment system called DistractionsLive. DistractionsLive content -- designed for fans of music, sports, fashion and current affairs who like quizzes and word games -- is linked to a mobile loyalty scheme that gives players the opportunity to earn, win, trade, bet or exchange Dpoints. Distractions is based in Europe. More information about the company and its products is available at http://www.distractions.co.uk. The WAP URL is http://my-eq.com/.


    Honorable Mentions:

  • Intrinsic Technology
  • NextBus


  • 3. Service Provider's Award:
    Winner:

    Sonera's Pointer Guide
  • Sonera has brought into the Finnish market the first application utilizing positioning technology. This positioning service gives the Finnish market a universal travel tool. With the Pointer Guide, travelers can log in and find accommodations, local activities and events, maps, city guides and a lot more. Thus, the service is suited for on-the-spot information search and advance planning of a trip. A key feature to this service is it works directly with current and future GSM phones, with no need for add on software or hardware. Sonera is an international forerunner in mobile communications and mobile-based services and applications. By combining its expertise in mobile communications, the Internet and service provision, Sonera aims to develop into a global communications operator and provider of transaction and content services. The company also provides advanced data communications solutions to businesses, and fixed network voice services in Finland and its nearby areas. More information can be found at www.sonera.com.


  • Honorable Mentions:

  • Webraska

  • Nocom


  • 4. CEO's Award for Innovation in WAP:
    Winner:

    Webraska Mobile Technologies
    Through a location-based navigation and traffic information service, Webraska provides international mobile users with real time, detailed travel information that includes worldwide navigation, traffic information services and maps. By providing users with choices for itineraries, mode of transportation and estimated journey time for each choice, Webraska goes beyond today's GPS navigation systems, giving users a personal travel experience. This service also has an application interface that allows carriers to add door-to-door directions, mapping, geocoding and enhanced spatial searching based on shortest journey-time to all their applications. With Webraska's wireless navigation and traffic services users can minimize travel time and travel planning. Webraska is headquartered in Poissy, France and has offices around Europe, Asia-Pacific and North America. Webraska's services are currently offered in the Pan-European, Asia-Pacific and North American markets, but has plans to expand to a full global offering. More information can be found at www.webraska.com.


    Honorable Mentions:

  • Cellmania.com
  • Foodstreet.com.hk

  • For additional information, please see our press releases of November 28 and August 21, 2000.


    OUR WARMEST CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE WINNERS AND HONORABLE MENTIONS. OUR SINCEREST THANKS TO ALL THE NOMINATED COMPANIES FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE [email protected] AWARDS 2000.

     



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