They embody the passions of earnest inventors and the dreams of budding business builders.
They are the products of industries both old and new, from organisations large and small.
They are the spoils of skunkworks and represent the rigours of R&D.
Above all else…they sure have a lot of friends!
And the 2016 Readers’ Choice TOP 50 are…
|TOP10||Match My Ride|
|TOP10||I Forgive You Mobile App|
|TOP10||Immersive Simulation Based First Aid Training|
|TOP10||Self Employment Assessment and Pathway (selfie)|
|TOP50||Dorsal Shark Reports|
|TOP50||The Reserve Bench|
|TOP50||Your Digital File|
|TOP50||Osler Clinical Performance|
|TOP50||With One Voice|
|TOP50||Fully Booked Tradies System|
|TOP50||MailGuard Hybrid Al (Artificial Intelligence)|
|TOP50||GO1 Learning Management System|
|TOP50||Tilt-Interactive Mobile Marketing|
|TOP50||The Original Retro Photo Booth Series|
|TOP50||Shippit Smart Delivery Management System|
|TOP50||Fonebox’s Reporting Platform|
|TOP50||On-Demand Grocery Delivery|
|TOP100||Avocado Time Machine|
|TOP100||My SMSF Super Platform|
What were the basic rules?
The Readers’ Choice Index was created to provide an opportunity for Anthill readers to vote on SMART 100 applications, in one of three ways:
- Share it: Facebook Shares (3 points)
- Trigger a Reaction: Pin it etc (2 points)
- Leave a Comment: Anonymous comments excluded (1 points)
The rules also exclude any funny business, like paying for Likes and Tweets.
At the conclusion of the Readers’ Choice component, we promised to tally up the results and create an Index according to the votes of our readers.
Why was it done this way?
Let’s be frank. Readers’ Choice Awards are usually conducted for two reasons.
The first is to provide readers with a voice. This is obviously a good thing. It takes the decision making process away from a few and gives it to many.
The second is to raise awareness. In our world, that could also be interpreted to mean, ‘get more traffic’.
As such, we acknowledge that many award programs often end up becoming (for want of a better description) media sanctioned popularity contests. And with acknowledgement comes acceptance.
So, rather than rail against this hard fact (Oh, the inequity!), we decided to ignore our internal cynics (the ones in our brains, not just the ones in our office) and reward voters according to the effort they put in to reach their own networks.
That’s right, we empowered our entrants to kick start the marketing for us.
And, to state the obvious, if success is built on marketing flair (even partially), our readers’ favourites are likely to have a bright future.
To see how they ranked according to our maven judges, click here.