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!
Here they are, the Vivid Readers’ Choice…
And the 2015 Readers’ Choice are…
|TOP10||Blink Enterprise Mobility Platform||1,002|
|TOP10||Simply Raw Food Bars||975|
|TOP10||Virtual Medical Office||681|
|TOP50||Business and Baby on Board||298|
|TOP50||Mia Ringsparr’s Gluten Free Crackers||277|
|TOP50||Creative Innovation 2015 Asia Pacific||229|
|TOP50||Think About Your Decision||219|
|TOP50||Solar Agro Processing Mills||217|
|TOP50||With One Voice||206|
|TOP50||Your Digital File||199|
|TOP50||Trainthem Retail Sales Training||172|
|TOP50||Pin and Point||130|
|TOP50||Pivot Professional Learning System||88|
|TOP100||My Inspection App||61|
|TOP100||Emergency AUS Platform||58|
|TOP100||The Creative Fringe||41|
|TOP100||Bare Hands Sticky Strategies||36|
|TOP100||Starts at 60||30|
|TOP100||Park My Van||29|
|TOP100||Andromeda LED Grow Light||29|
|TOP100||Artificial Intelligence SDK||29|
|TOP100||PAYG Commercial Solar||23|
|TOP100||The Choc Pot||18|
|TOP100||The Van That Can||14|
|TOP100||Capital Corporate Finance FX Advisory||13|
|TOP100||One Dollar Patent||13|
|TOP100||Bubs and Boardrooms||11|
|TOP100||miRomer for Mirrorlink||10|
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.
Why are some of the Top 100 missing?
Some innovations resorted to funny business, purchasing Likes and Tweets from crowdsourcing sites like Fiverr.com. And that’s against the rules!
If your innovation is not on the list and you think it should be (if you generated more than a few social reactions and did not get up to any funny business), let us know and plead your case, so that we can get you back on the list.
To see how they ranked according to our maven judges, click here.
Photography by Tristan Griffiths, AllThingsNetworking.com.