Swiss App Awards 2013, February 07., Zurich, Switzerland


We believe that the people who are most fit to judge the different elements and features of an app are the people who work with apps and have specific knowledge within the field. Either they develop them or constantly use them in their every day. To avoid conflict, if a jury member has been part of the development of one of the submitted apps, he or she cannot vote for that respective app.

The jury is:

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.

Stefano Mallè

Stefano Mallè After his graduation in Computer Science at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Stefano Mallè has worked for a decennial in the Swiss financial sector, including positions at UBS AG and Credit Suisse First Boston, before joining Microsoft in 2003 as a Platform Strategy Advisor. At Microsoft, he leads the Technical Evangelists and he focuses his attention on the newest development technologies and their technical and business value, working mainly with decision makers within large enterprises and top web sites.

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.

Martin Coul

Martin Coul, Martin Coul is the founder and energy behind the highly acclaimed Swiss Mobicamp initiative. He is also a coach to start-ups at Basecamp 4 High Tech in Bern and has also recently been appointed as a 'Specialty Advisor' to CTI Start-Up. Prior to moving to Switzerland he was a member of the core team which launched Skype's mobile presence building towards the 3rd most downloaded app in the world in 2011. You can follow him on twitter @thecoulroom

André Burri, has graduated at the EPFL in 1999 with a diploma in Microtechnics. After an internship experience of one year in Japan at Toshiba, he started at Swissquote Bank 13 years ago. He developed the first mobile platforms for the bank in 2002 and he manages now a team dedicated to mobile applications. Swissquote Bank provides several applications available in iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows 8, Windows Phone8, BlackBerry and Nokia.

Fabien Kupferschmid, graduated in Political Sciences with an emphasis in sociology and semiotics / former Team Leader and Senior Consultant in a major web company / co-founder of an IT company specialized in large data distribution / currently in charge of strategy and new media projects at >moser, a branding and global design agency based in Lausanne.