Swiss App Awards 2012, March 21., Zurich, Switzerland


Great apps deserve great attention! Welcome to Swiss App Awards 2012!

The event is a gathering of the many designers, developers and companies that contribute to excellence, innovation and achievement in the Swiss app development landscape.

The awards show is looking to celebrate the most outstanding apps developed or updated in 2011 and owned by Swiss companies. The apps which will be rewarded at the Swiss App Awards 2012 are not only innovative but also demonstrate excellence both on technical and design related features.



We proudly present the winners of Swiss App Awards 2012:

Best User Experience App: Pilotifant, WIRZ/Millform AG

Most Downloaded App: SBB Mobile by SBB AG

Best Web App: AppAware by 42matters AG

Best Game App: MonsterUp by

Best Bank App: MoneyBook by noidentity gmbh

People’s Prize: Swisscom Fan-Glocke by Swisscom AG/DU DA Group/Saatchi&Saatchi

App of the Year: Pilotifant by WIRZ/Millform AG

CONGRATULATIONS to all the winners!


SAA winners


Swiss App Awards nominees tested for ÄCHZessibility

The Swiss organization “Access for all” has used the Swiss App Awards as an opportunity to throw light on an important and not always remembered cause – app access for everybody. With their project ÄCHZessibility Award, the organization tries to raise awareness about app accessibility for people with any kind of disability. The testing of the nominees as well as more information about the cause can be found on their blog

The nominees were:

Best Game App

  • Herbert the Misanthropical Fly, Etite
  • Memory pour enfants Bimbadaboum,
  • MonsterUp,
  • Pilotifant, WIRZ/Millform AG
  • Pingwin Adventures, FEINHEIT GmbH

Best User Experience App

  • Koubachi, Koubachi AG
  • Memory pour enfants Bimbadaboum,
  • Pilotifant, WIRZ/Millform AG
  • SBB Mobile, SBB AG
  • Stations - Swiss Public Transport, André Horstmann

Best Bank App

  • BudgetBook, noidentity gmbh
  • MoneyBook, noidentity gmbh
  • Swissquote, Swissquote
  • UBS Mobile Banking, UBS AG
  • UBS KeyClub, UBS AG

Best Web App

  • AppAware – A Social Network for App Discovery, 42matters AG
  • Kooaba Déjà Vu, kooaba AG/PANDA Interactive
  • Mobility Car, Mobility Cooperative/Comerge AG
  • QUENTIQ Tracker, Quentiq
  • Spocal, Spocal GmbH

Most Downloaded App

  • 20 Minuten Online .ch, 20 Minuten/iAgentur GmbH
  • SBB mobile, SBB AG
  • Swisscom Fan-Glocke, Swisscom AG/DU DA Group/Saatchi&Saatchi
  • TCS, Touring Club Schweiz/Hortis le Studio

App of the year

  • Koubachi, Koubachi AG
  • Memory pour enfants Bimbadaboum,
  • MonsterUp,
  • Pilotifant, WIRZ/Millform AG
  • SBB mobile, SBB AG


Best Watch App category has been cancelled due to an insufficient number of submissions. Instead we are happy to introduce "People's Prize" award.


Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski has been writing software for the past 20 years. He has shipped web applications using various technologies, as well as desktop systems for Mac OS X, Windows and Linux. He is the founder of akosma software, delivering quality software since 2008. Adrian started writing Cocoa applications for Mac in 2002, and has been writing iPhone apps since 2008.

Janne Jul Jensen

Janne Jul Jensen holds a PhD in interaction design. She specialises in usability, human-computer interaction and interaction design, and applies her expertise to the mobile app projects within Trifork, most recently the Danske Bank mobilbank project. Also she gives courses internally and externally on her topics of expertise.

Jørn Larsen

Jørn Larsen is co-founder and CEO of Trifork, a public Danish company which provides software solutions to government and financial services providers as well as facilitating GOTO and QCon software conferences. Trifork created Danish App Awards’ App of the Year winner; the Danske Bank App.

Martin Coul

Martin Coul is founder of The Coul Room, a boutique advisory firm based in Lausanne specializing in Mobile & ICT domains. He recently presented the highly acclaimed Swiss Mobile Basecamp 2012 - an initiative to boost mobile start-ups in Switzerland and help them succeed beyond Switzerland. The Coul Room shares it's mobile industry insights, international contacts and intimate knowledge of the wireless value chain with aspiring entrepreneurs, start-ups, corporates and investors both inside and beyond the Swiss borders.

Katja Neumann

Katja Neumann is a usability engineer at Zühlke. She has studied psychology and human-computer interaction and holds a CAS acquired in requirements engineering. In particular, she has dealt with the topic of mobile usability ie the usability of mobile devices like smartphones and tablets as well as applications for such devices.

Marcel Berberich

Marcel Berberich is Senior IT Consultant and team leader for mobile web and app development at Futurecom Interactive. He has developed apps and mobile websites for companies like Ford, UBS, ÖKK, Merck Sharp & Dohme, Jelmoli or Lindt Canada. Besides his work he writes articles for Frog Blog, a blog about the digital and analog world.

Mike Lee

Mike Lee is a legendary product engineer and World's Toughest Programmer Mike Lee (@bmf) has worked on apps for Alaska Airlines, Delicious Monster, Tapulous, United Lemur, Apple, and Nextive, producing such hits as Delicious Library, Tap Tap Revenge, Obama '08, and Apple's Mobile Store. During his time at Delicious Monster Software in Seattle, they won an Apple Design Award. He loves lemurs and airplanes and collects single-malt scotch.

Alain Bellet

Alain Bellet is since 4 years head of the Media & Interaction Design unit and Professor at the well-recognized ECAL/University of art and design Lausanne. Having studied Graphic Design he moved ten years ago to screen based medias by developing websites in the cultural field or for clients such as Vitra. He is now sharing his time between Lausanne and Zurich where he lives and works in his own practice, developing online projects and more recently apps. His interests are in the crossing of visual communication and the use of new technologies.