The Appys’ overall Grand Prix win goes to Life in the Womb

22 Nov 2013

An iPad app that provides a visual guide to pregnancy and fetal development not only won the overall Grand Prix honour at The Appys 2013 in Dublin last night, but Life in the Womb also won in three categories.

Life in the Womb also took the honour as Best Educational App, Best Tablet App and Best Medical App at the awards that honour the best in app design and development.

Dublin agency Redwind Software and The Science Picture Company in conjunction with the National Maternity Hospital developed Life in the Womb. The app costs stg£2.99 on iTunes.

Des Doris, organiser of The Appys, said the Grand Prix went to Life in the Womb because the judges felt it took a huge leap forward when it comes to content, design and development to provide an entirely new experience for users.

Another multiple Appys award winner is ShowPal. Self-described as Ireland’s first synced TV-viewing companion app, ShowPal won in the Best Entertainment App and Best Lifestyle App categories.

ShowPal is a free iOS app available on iTunes for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Life in the Womb

Screenshots of the Life in the Womb app

The Appys 2013 Gold Winners

Best Travel & Tourism App

Best Branded App
Heineken Road to the finals

Best Sports, Health, & Fitness App
Paddy Power Mobile Sportsbook

Best Educational App
Life in the Womb

Best News & Media App
Sky News

Best Entertainment App

Best App for a Live Experience (event and/or festival)
Culture Night 2013

Best Social App
Newcastle Truth Booth

Best Tablet App
Life in the Womb

Best Gaming App
Pirate Legends TD

Best Music App
Spin 1038

Best Medical App
Life in the Womb

Best Photography App
Tranquil Space Designs – Freezing a moment in time

Best Lifestyle App

Best Financial Services App
AIB Mobile Banking App

Best Children’s App
Spraoi School: Symmetry School: Learning Geometry

Best Productivity App
When on the move in Dublin!

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Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic