Angry Birds was voted the best mobile app in last night’s Appy Awards held in London.
The highly anticipated ceremony, which was the first mobile apps award show of its kind, organised by retailer Carphone Warehouse included 50 nominated apps in 10 categories and 30,000 fans who quite cheerfully voted for their favourites.
Angry Birds has grown in popularity over the last year, boasting big name fans, including the British Prime Minister himself. In the game, players control a group of multi-colored birds on a suicidal mission to retrieve their eggs robbed by evil green pigs.
The free version of the game had a record 30 million downloads on Android in the last month alone. The game was able to break out of the gaming box to show that apps aren't evaluated purely on usefulness: it won both Best Game and Best App of the year.
Oona Hikamo, an employee at Rovio, the company responsible for developing Angry Birds, responded to this by saying, “It's been just amazing. First of all winning the public vote for best game and then afterwards the judges decided for us to be app of the year. It's been a great year for us."
Following its massive success this year, Carphone Warehouse is planning on turning the Appy Awards into an annual event, sources revealed.