The App Hall of Fame is a new initiative from Jeff Scott and the folks at 148apps.com, and I think it’s a great idea. It is ‘an archive of the greatest mobile apps ever released’, and has been created for some very good reasons. It should be a good thing for app developers and for […]
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Cool Things: Now There’s a Hall of Fame for Apps

App Hall of Fame

The App Hall of Fame is a new initiative from Jeff Scott and the folks at 148apps.com, and I think it’s a great idea. It is ‘an archive of the greatest mobile apps ever released’, and has been created for some very good reasons. It should be a good thing for app developers and for app junkies like you (and me). 

Hit the break for a little more detail on what the App Hall of Fame is all about and why it’s a very cool thing …

Here’s a little of the Intro section at the App Hall of Fame site:

Why? Discovering the very best apps is an increasingly difficult task. There are so many new applications released that it becomes harder and harder to find the gems in the crowd — especially so once that special new app smell wears off. That’s why we’re here. The App Hall of Fame exists to archive the very best of the best in mobile apps. The apps inducted into the hall of fame are considered to be the very best in the app store, the cream of the crop, as it were.

We want to help carry the torch for the spectacular applications released in the past that may have been forgotten in this fast moving world of app sales and promotions. Our committee has years of experience looking at, writing about, and – in some cases – developing apps. Who better to bring these aging app gems back into the spotlight and keep their memory alive? Committee members understand that the apps inducted to this hall of fame must be the ones that are very nearly perfect in every aspect. Be they applications or games, the apps inducted into the hall of fame are exemplary in every way.

And how it all works:

Applications are nominated throughout each month by our knowledgeable (and good-looking!) committee members. Once each month, our committee will then vote on the nominated applications and induct, at most, 12 applications into the App Hall of Fame. Those inducted applications will be displayed on the site for all time as a reference to app lovers new and old. That means you! And us!

In addition, we’ve teamed up with Flurry to help give inducted apps an additional promotional boost. Flurry has graciously donated $1,000 in AppCircle promotional credit to each inducted app.

And we haven’t forgotten the users. Sign up for our mailing list to enter our monthly celebration. We’ll be gifting copies of all of the inducted apps to our mailing list subscribers.

I’m happy to say that I was invited to be one of the Selection Committee members for the new hall of fame for apps, and of course I accepted. I’m a huge sports fan and I love following who gets inducted to the Baseball, Football, and Basketball halls of fame each year – as well as all the discussion surrounding each year’s candidates. As a huge apps fan (or addict even), this is big, big fun for me – nominating great apps from the past and voting on which ones should be entered in the App Hall of Fame.

I’ve already done my nominations for the inaugural round of app inductees, and voted on the apps that got the most nominations to make the final selection – and I’m looking forward to see which ones emerge as the first batch of winners. The first 12 inductees will be announced next Monday, October 11 – and from then on there will be a new set of inductees around the second Monday of each month.

At the outset there may be a lot of ‘the usual suspects’ emerging as the hall of fame selections, but as the months go by and we catch up with two plus years worth of App Store standouts, hopefully there will be a broader and broader spread of stellar apps recognized.

For lots more info on the new App Hall of Fame, and to check out the inductees starting next week, visit the site here:

http://www.apphalloffame.com/

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