Last week during MIPCOM in Cannes, the Association for the Development of Enhanced TV Services and Interactivity (AFDESI) handed out the 2009 International ITV Awards. These are given to those companies, products, and services that represent the year’s most important advances in the world of interactive television.
The GONG Anime mobile video service - which we created for Gong, a Global Japanese Anime Network - took home the top award in the “Mobile Interactive Applications” category. Details of this award, the event, and the winning application can be found here. You can download the GongAnime app from iTunes now, the BlackBerry and Android versions will be out soon.
Congrats to everyone who contributed to this project - especially the design, development, and quality teams here at Metranome who put in a lot of extra effort creating the award winning mobile experience for Gong viewers. I also need to thank our user panels, who without their help and input things wouldn’t be as great as they are. Last but not least, congrats to Andre and the team at Gong, for nothing is more enjoyable than working with great partners - they are one of our best!
While it’s wonderful to be recognized for the work we have done, we’re not slowing down. We have several “sure to be award winning” applications in the works and can’t wait to release them to the public. If you know of anyone who wants to contribute to the next winner, have a look at our job postings. We’re always looking for talented and passionate people to join our team and help bring home more of that gold!