This Thursday is the big day for finalists in our first Food App Awards. At 5:30 Pacific Time (8:30 Eastern Time), join Erika Kotite, Steve Cooper (Toque food app critic), editors Elina Shatkin and Amy Zavatto and all the judges to find out who walks away with the prize.
Winners in each of the 15 categories will receive a custom designed badge designed by Zoe Graphics and a year’s worth of bragging rights. In addition, a Best Overall Food App will be selected. All of the finalists are eligible for this award whether or not they win in another category. “Some of these apps have an outstanding balance of features that reach across all of the categories,” comments Cooper.
No chilly windowless hotel room will be harmed during this event. That’s because it’s all happening on Twitter, and Twitter alone. Set your column to #foodappawards on Tweetdeck or HootSuite or whatever you use and be ready at the appointed time, based on your geographical location. This is strictly BYOB and admission is FREE. But it won’t be a party without you.
Apps will continue their course as a strong component of our efforts to stay organized, become healthier, appreciate what we eat and understand what we drink. The awards event on Thursday will be just the first of annual food app celebrations and acknowledgment. This is your chance to be part of the first Appademy Awards without the rented gown or tux! Please join us at Toque’s 2011 Food App Awards, on Thursday, December 8, on Twitter. Don’t do Twitter? Get the app. You will.