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VOTING BEGINS ON THE WINDOWS MOBILE OPERATING SYSTEM "DEVVY AWARDS" on Wed December 22nd. For all the latest news and updates, explanations of how to vote, eligibility, go to http://DevvyAwards.com ....

Nominations for ANDROID, iPHONE, PALM, BLACKBERRY, and WINDOWS PHONE operating systems begin on Monday December 27th....

Hello XDA-Developers! Less than 1 year ago the idea struck me after seeing the typical end-of-the-year RECAP news stories and "BEST OF" lists of all varieties in the tech world:

Quote:
"Where is the list of best touchscreen apps AS DETERMINED BY APP DEVELOPERS THEMSELVES... and not by some tech editors, or special panel of distinguished CEOs of XYZ Wireless Startups?"
This was on or about December 20th, 2009.

The answer I found was: There ISN'T such a list because there ISN'T a peer-to-peer "academy" of sorts, of touchscreen application developers -- on par with actors, writers and directors in the film industry --- or musicians and songwriters in the music industry. And it struck me:

The hardware & over the air Delivery system pipeline is more or less complete now in the post iPhone new paradigm of the multi-billion dollar touchscreen phone industry: It goes like this:

• Touchscreen devices: plentiful
• Operating systems: many to choose from
• App marketplaces: Download via Over The Air app stores right on the phones
• Connectivity & Bandwidth: Cell Providers have 3g and 4g networks and more
Wifi is also supplanting cellular connectivity in many cases

Product differentiation from carrier to carrier and phone maker to phone maker will not be very hugely distinguishable in 3-5 years.

What is the driver of the gargantuan business that every statistic shows is changing behaviors, changing methods of delivery of services, changing whole concepts of product development?

APPS, everyone knows that. But to hear the tech industry report on apps, by and large, you would think they fall out of the sky and land in the app stores, since the vast majority of reporting that mentions the word apps is always framed in a context of "WHO'S GOT MORE, APPLE OR GOOGLE? WHOSE APPS ARE BETTER? WHOSE SYSTEM IS MORE OPEN? WHOSE HAS MORE CENSORSHIP? WHOSE INTRODUCES "viruses" (!)? WHOSE NUMERICAL COUNT IS A GAME CHANGER? WILL IT PUT PALM OUT OF BUSINESS? DOES BLACKBERRY HAVE A CHANCE?"

Tech Reporting is sloppy and unfocused in the touchscreen world, and the central player in the entire arena of revenue generation for ALL players are App Developers, and that is due to the same truism that applies in film business as it does to this new industry: hardware is not king. CONTENT is king.

This industry is nothing without apps and everyone knows it. It was the missing link that created a revenue model. Yet, just as the Hollywood Screenwriter is often the last person to be consulted regarding the success of a film he or she wrote, so too in the touchscreen world the App Devs are, in the view of this author, treated on the whole (and with some exceptions) as interchangeable widgets the gatekeepers collect toll from at the tollbooth.

I didn't like that last year. I like it even less THIS year as the industry further matures. And thus the Devvy Awards were born to create that PEER-TO-PEER recognition system, where, if there must be end of year "Best of" lists of Apps, App Developers shall be the final judge and arbiters of what constitutes quality, performance, and high achievement. Or at least their deliberations will now have a voice and a public outlet of expression and dissemination.

This is year one, and we're in beta. But with a team of 2 people, we've worked our rears off to make this happen and do it with the highest integrity possible.

Earlier this year many of you answered the Call for Nominations in the multiple categories for Devvys recognition for the Windows Mobile Operating System. We thank you very much. That was Part 1 which enabled this entire process to lift off the ground. The Devvys do not exist without you, the actual developer communities.

And now, all we ask from you ---- is that you vote.

Thanks to everyone at XDA-devs for helping nurture this project and give it a chance to breathe. Happy Holidays to all!

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Default 2010 Nominations list: Devvy Awards: Windows Mobile OS

JULY 2010 •• UPDATE •• To those of you who are wondering "why all the delays?" It's a small 1-person operation this first year. Couldn't be helped without a paid staff.

To those of you first seeing this thread -- and wondering: "what are these DEVVY AWARDS?" ... Welcome, they are a brand new,
first-time-this-year, peer-to-peer recognition of achievement awards for outstanding application development on touchscreen devices

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW RE-OPENED FOR WINDOWS MOBILE, seeing as this is the swan song year for the entire OS, forever.



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Originally Posted by werdna72 View Post
For whatever reason (and I've just seen some of the 'history') I was unaware of the awards until today, when I saw a posting in the Topaz forum.

Just to clarify, am I right in thinking it is now too late to nominate people for WM categories? If that is the case, I hope certain people (Co0kie Monster, for example) made it on to the list - and I look forward to being able to vote for them as a (hopelessly inadequate) gesture to show my esteem, gratitude and amazement at their work, skill and devotion.
Long story short:They *WERE* closed and voting was set to take place. But. we found huge holes in the categories, and it wasn't right. And I had a choice of whether to hold to a date, for arbitrary pride purposes, or get it right and be late. I've chosen the latter.

SO NOMINATIONS ARE NOW RE-OPENED FOR WINDOWS MOBILE, seeing as this is the swan song year for the entire OS, forever.

This was heavily influenced by Microsoft's decision to kill to death "Windows Mobile" and start anew with Windows Phone 7, which to me was shouting out the only opportunity to properly honor and tribute to the whole collection of Windows Mobile developers of the past 6-7-8 years here at XDA, who made "adequate" WM OS software come alive with SPL, ROMS, tweeks, mods, APPS, etc, transforming partially usable phones into amazing devices -- that otherwise wouldn't have been.

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For those just hearing now of the DEVVY AWARDS, please spend a few moments with your last phone, even if you've moved on to Android. Help get this right and recognize GREAT ACHIEVEMENT IN SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT for touchscreens, in the Windows Mobile OS Division.
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For those who already heard of it and wondered, wtf? All I hear are postponements. When will you get your act together? Just please read the following. ... or not. Thank you all for patience, for helping develop a peer-to-peer recognition system untainted by marketing dollars and DEALS that push out of the way fairness and quality.

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These awards have been developed for first time this year, as a peer-to-peer recognition program, developer-to-developer and developer-and-end-user --- untainted by the engadgets and CNETs and all the other heavily funded and sometimes heavily biased and sometimes even heavily clueless Big Organizations who believe they can run the touchscreen industry from a TOP-DOWN view -- where they say what's good, and therefore it is.

There's a pricetag for high integrity and bottom-up: no staff, no funding. And that has meant huge delays in getting the DEVVY AWARDS launched properly. As its "founder", if that's the right word, from Day 1's initial ideas at end of December 2009 to open-thread formation discussions and input in January-February, I've never wanted to do some funky little ho-down quickie vote. I've wanted to do it right, setting a very high standard. This took time --- 3, 4 times longer than I imagined as it was just one person, me, doing the behind the scenes prep work -- with one exception -- orb3000 who was kind enough to post about DEVVYS yesterday on XDA portal page. He's been a solid champion & supporter of this project all along.

We had some setbacks, but THE DEVVYS ARE happening; they just weren't quick. Next year? they'll be quick.

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Thank you much.

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** Go Directly to Post #2 for NOMINATIONS LIST thus far.

** To See the Original Post from December 20, 2009 announcing the formation of the Devvy Awards, please jump to Post #20 below, where it is now archived for transparency of process.


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Arrow CONT'd -- Part 2 of ALL NOMINATIONS for 2009 Devvys for Windows Mobile only

INSTRUCTIONS:

For the Windows Mobile OS Division, there are 12 Devvy Award Categories for Recognition of Achievement in Application Development, Utilities, ROMS, Theming, How-to Guides & Instruction.

NOTE 1:
Below these notes is a simple Blank Nominating List for the 12 Categories. Select and COPY this Nominating List to then PASTE INTO your post: so that you can keep your entry formatted consistently with all previous Nomination entries.

NOTE 2:
Then further below the Blank List is the Complete List of Nominations "so far" as submitted by XDA members in posts to this thread.

It is termed "so far", however, due to the holes in several categories we discovered when preparing the actual online voting ballots -- which in May were ready to be send out before we placed a HOLD to determine how to best address these holes of incomplete nominations.

NOTE 3:
Our solution, imperfect as it is, was to return to the XDA-Devs community -- the peer-based pool of developers themselves, try harder to get the existence of these awards, out in front of a larger percentage of community members, re-open these nominations and ask: Would you please help us make these nominations thorough and complete. Windows Mobile will cease to exist as a forward moving platform by October. This is a great way to pay tribute to the many people HERE who made the platform so usable, moving far beyond where MS always left off.

NOTE 4:
You can nominate yourself; you can nominate any number of people, even multiple people in one category

NOTE 5:
SCOPE of the Devvy Awards: The Devvys are industry wide, peer-to-peer recognition. There will be separarte OS/Platform-specific Divisions of Recognition of Achievement beginning with Windows Mobile, which had been XDA's entire scope until Android, followed later in 2010 with the Android OS division, and later (occuring on the Devvy Awards website) Blackberry, WebOS, and iPhone )



••• Blank Nominating List for the 12 Categories •••

Division 1 ...... WINDOWS MOBILE Operating System



1. Outstanding Achievement for New Application Development for Windows Mobile

2. Outstanding Achievement for Essential OS Replacement Interface Components & Functions for Windows Mobile (these would include Keyboards, Dialers, Contacts, Notification Systems, etc)

3. Outstanding Achievement for Interface Shell & Application Launcher for Windows Mobile

4. Outstanding Achievement for Utility/Applet/Scripting development for Windows Mobile

5. Outstanding Achievement for Widget development or Plug-ins for "Today" or "Home" Screen for Windows Mobile (these are differentiated from utilities & applets due to their plug-in nature, but more specifically pulling in & displaying realtime updatable information from Web or other full-scale sources)

6. Outstanding Achievement for ROM Performance & Usability, per individual phone device running Windows Mobile

7. Outstanding Achievement for Theming & Skinning development for Windows Mobile, (across all ROMS, applications, wallpapers)


8. Special Achievement in Device Operating System Level Engineering for Windows Mobile
(Covers foundational works like HardSPL, as well as Driver development and the enabling of Linux, then Android 1.5 to run native on a Windows Mobile device)

9. Special Recognition for Multiple-Year Achievements in pre-2009 Development of the Most Widely-Adopted Apps & Utilities on the Windows Mobile platform*
(* These will not be pitted against each other. All nominees who have been posted and seconded with an explanatory reason or rationale will receive Recognition Awards. Each of the developers of foundational apps & utilities (pre-2009) which achieved widespread adoption as almost "essential apps" should be recognized. )


10. Special Devvy Recognition for XDA ROM Chefs Hall of Fame from all the early years of XDA-developers website's outstanding ROM development


Division 2 ..... Sitewide Information Access & Support


11. Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Writing & Design, including Tutorials, Guides, User Manuals, Wiki Writing & Editing, and Video Presentations.

12. Outstanding Community Achievement Providing Consistent Practical, Helpful, Clear Feedback and Q&A Support in any Forum (Multiple Recognition Awards in this Category, not voted on, but rather derived from the nomination rationale posted here, for any XDA-helper (including the Developer), in any or all Forums)


•••( End of Blank Nominating List ) ••• (end your copy & paste selection here)



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List of all Nominations thus far: (for Windows Mobile OS only, plus XDA Community Awards)


1••••• WINDOWS MOBILE Operating System

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1. Outstanding Achievement for New Application Development for Windows Mobile

- Ageye (G-alarm, G-profile, Infinity)
- A_C (S2U2 - Enhanced Notification System and Message Preview on lock screen; S2P - new advancements)
- Barguast (Groovefish -- WM Client to web music service Grooveshark)
- 6Fg8 (Power radio)
- scilor ("Fahrplanauskunft" - finger-friendly app for bus/train wayplans/routes/schedules in Germany; considered highly useful)
- MiToNiOeS (iPhoneToday) (**Should this be under "Apps" or Interface Shell?)
- microfi - (Nitrogen Music Player w/ equalizer) (lightweight, finger navigable, highly skinnable, feature-rich playlist)
- supbro - for Avatar visual dialer
- sleuth255 - Sleuth's myLocation Service: your phone always knows where it is!
noonski - multiple apps

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2. Outstanding Achievement for Essential OS Replacement Interface Components & Functions for Windows Mobile
(these would include Keyboards, Dialers, Contacts, Notification Systems, etc)

- dotfred

- PCM keyboard by tene

- suprbro -- for iDialer with Google Voice, iContact (shared credit; derived from work by larna ... and.. others? )
- Burt -- for iContact picture-list edition
- AvianWaves -- for iContact AE picture-list edition

- Finger Keyboard (insert name of developer)

- several people for revamping the Windows Task Bar: artemis? at least 2 other developers whose names not yet listed)

- s.l.i - (ThumbCal - customizable finger friendly calendar) (Dramatically improved WM's calendar functions which were all tiny in size requiring stylus to hit tiny targets everywhere. Made all functionality FINGER-NAVIGABLE, with tremendous number of options like day view, week view, agenda view; skinnable, including excellent skin set to make overall more useful. Should be standard on windows mobile)

Missing names


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3. Outstanding Achievement for Interface Shell & Application Launcher for Windows Mobile

- ssj5trunks - (iFonz 2.0) + (androkkid) (Android-like interface w/ drag & drop app launcher & layout editor; complete androkkid widget framework & specifications for 3rd-party Widget development; phenomenally current developer with advances in UI/functionality from Android OS but developed for Windows Mobile usage; notably transforms WM device into the "HTC Hero SenseUI" user experience
- MiToNiOeS (iPhoneToday)
- (................... ) -- for FEWidgets (Drag & drop widget-based interface based on look & feel & functionality of (is it SonyEricsson Xperia?) )

Missing names.
Q: UltimateLauncher, PointUI, Winterface, SPB Shell, or the other shells?


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4. Outstanding Achievement for Utility/Applet/Scripting development for Windows Mobile

- OliNex (Hard Spl)
- OliNex (TP2 Hard Splash)
- Mort (MortScript)
- A_C (S2U2)
- noonski - (XDA_UC Autoconfiguration User To User)
- Dave Shaw - (XDA Shutdown) (simple, highly useful utility that can remap to power button; easily skinnable)
- JZSmartMort -- his Mort Script implementation & UI for enabling all web browsers to be available from one icon, make OperaMini be your default browser, sets font sizes in OperaMini, button remapping, more)
- ........................ (M2DC - TouchFlo Manila Customizer Utility & theme saver)(highly used in many many ROMS)
- CRCinAU - DeviceUpdate - an 'appstore' type application to automatically download and install from a list of selected applications
- ........................ (S2U2C Customizer; extended options added)
- SciLor - HD2 / Leo Multitouch .NET CF DLL ( adds MultiTouch-Support to your existing .NET CF software very easily);


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5. Outstanding Achievement for Widget development or Plug-ins for "Today" or "Home" Screen for Windows Mobile
(these are differentiated from utilities & applets due to their plug-in nature, but more specifically pulling in & displaying realtime updatable information from Web or other full-scale sources)

-- WMD (?) -- a whole set of "androkkid" Widgets including HTC-Hero-like clock with weather, calendar/appt widgets.
-- there are other widget developers for androkkid, for FEWidgets UI shell, and maybe others...)


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6. Outstanding Achievement for ROM Performance & Usability, per individual Windows Mobile phone device
(Ideally, there should be at least 1 other ROM released by other developers for that particular phone device in order to have a comparison validity)

Missing Phones, developer names, their ROMS


HTC Hermes
- Que PPC

- Jasjamming - his series of Black ROM's for Hermes.
(Literally thousands of people not sleeping because of upcoming releases... There were complete threads removed by mods becuz of off-topic excited posts like: "I can't wait, how long do we have to wait?!?!" )


HTC Wizard
- CRACING ( CR96 Touch HD )


HTC Polaris
- pcarvalho eXtreme ROM


HTC Universal
- Beasty & Laurentius WM6.1


HTC BlackStone
- Miri


HTC Rhodium
- NRGZ28 (ENERGY roms)

Q: is OliNex in this category also? The compilation of this list had some confusion

HTC ELF
- DSI DXA (ONYX roms)


HTC Herald / T-Mobile WING
- Ivan.... - (JustStable series for WM 6.1); (JustHome series for WM 6.5) (Some of the most efficient ROMS ever produced, with high quality control, constant upgrades until fully stable, solidly themed)

(ttrans, itje?, aserg? pdaviet ?)


HTC Leo
- kholk

This nomination crosses multiple phone devices: .. (Q: Is this proper placement?)
- ChainFire - FPU Enabler, GFX Boost, HD2 OpenGl ES 2 Patch/Driver
FPU Enabler, one of this things that simply makes our phones better. FPU Enabler...well it enabled FPU lol, on such devices the Omnia line of phones and htos with Snapdragon. GFX Boost, an app which again makes our phones better. Enabling "QTV" mode for certain surfaces making the whole phone to run smoother. Related to the MSM7xxx chipset which is really popular choice of HTC these days. HD2 OpenGL ES2 Patch, is yet again another app by chainfire designed for the people! Patches yet another failed driver by HTC/Qualcomm. It increases OpenGL 2 performance on snapdragon phones by around 500%!. Simply amazing.

HTC Raphael
noonski

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7. Outstanding Achievement for Theming & Skinning development for Windows Mobile
(across all ROMS, applications, wallpapers)

- MSkip (ProPlus series for Spb Mobile Shell)
- Bob_55 (S2U2)
- Livven (Simplegloss)
- kane159 (HOLLBLACK)
- Rajivshahi WM7 theme for VGA
- ssj5trunks (Androkkid) (ifonz) complete interfaces
- bluemetalaxe -- under two categories for huge icon sets
- ?? htcthemergloss?? -- did entire beautiful collection of apps


•••••••• ( NOMINATIONS LIST CONT'D NEXT POST ) ••••••••

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1. Outstanding Achievement for New Application Development for Windows Mobile

2. Outstanding Achievement for Essential OS Replacement Interface Components & Functions for Windows Mobile (these would include Keyboards, Dialers, Contacts, Notification Systems, etc)

3. Outstanding Achievement for Interface Shell & Application Launcher for Windows Mobile

4. Outstanding Achievement for Utility/Applet/Scripting development for Windows Mobile

5. Outstanding Achievement for ROM performance & usability, per individual phone device (must be 3 or more ROMs released for that device in order to qualify)
Beasty & Laurentius WM6.1 professional for HTC Universal
Tomal V10 WM6.5 for HTC Universal
NRGZ28 Energy Photon2 28008 Dec 4 for HTC Rhodium


6. Outstanding Achievement for Theming & Skinning development (across all ROMS, applications, wallpapers)
Rajivshahi WM7 theme for VGA

7. Outstanding Achievement for Theming & Skinning development for Windows Mobile, (across all ROMS, applications, wallpapers)

8. Special Achievement in Device Operating System Level Engineering for Windows Mobile
(Covers foundational works like HardSPL, as well as Driver development and the enabling of Linux, then Android 1.5 to run native on a Windows Mobile device)

9. Special Recognition for Multiple-Year Achievements in pre-2009 Development of the Most Widely-Adopted Apps & Utilities on the Windows Mobile platform*
(* These will not be pitted against each other. All nominees who have been posted and seconded with an explanatory reason or rationale will receive Recognition Awards. Each of the developers of foundational apps & utilities (pre-2009) which achieved widespread adoption as almost "essential apps" should be recognized. )

10. Special Devvy Recognition for XDA ROM Chefs Hall of Fame from all the early years of XDA-developers website's outstanding ROM development
Beasty
Laurentius26


11. Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Writing & Design, including Tutorials, Guides, User Manuals, Wiki Writing & Editing, and Video Presentations.
Menneisyys

12. Outstanding Community Achievement Providing Consistent Practical, Helpful, Clear Feedback and Q&A Support in any Forum (Multiple Recognition Awards in this Category, not voted on, but rather derived from the nomination rationale posted here, for any XDA-helper (including the Developer), in any or all Forums)
Rudegar
l3v5y
DaveShaw
Stylez
mikechannon
Noonski
nir36
orb


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Thah's a good idea !!!

so here are my nominations :

For windows mobile software :

- Ageye for his wonderfull apps --> G-Alarm, G-profile & in a close futur infinity !!! --> http://ageye.de/

- A_C for his excelent apps S2U2 and S2P --> http://www.ac-s2.com/

For Windows mobile ROM :

miammiam for his amazing HD ROM : Eclipse !!! --> http://blog.celogeek.fr/mobile/mobil...s-de-miammiam/


HTC Touch HD T8282 - Blackstone
ROM : miammiam Eclipse 5.2.143-CFC [HSPL 1.56]

XIP & SYS : 21903.5.0.92 (AKU5092)
Radio : 1.17.25.09

HTC Sence: 2_5_20133227_0_CFC
PagePool 19mb


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•••••••••( Nominations, Continued )••••••

8. Special Achievement in Device Operating System Level Engineering for Windows Mobile
(Covers foundational works like HardSPL, as well as Driver development and the enabling of Linux, then Android 1.5 to run native on a Windows Mobile device)

- schaps - (Advanced Config tool)
- OliNex (hard spl )
- (aserg policies ??)
- darkstar62 - developed Android OS running native on WMphone, from scratch, linux drivers. As someone asked him "Will there be any ways to run Windows Mobile games on it?" "Yes -- reboot your phone .Our Android installation doesn't replace Windows Mobile -- it runs completely from storage card. So in effect, you can dual boot (though you need to boot Android from WM; you can't boot directly in yet).
- ChainFire - FPU Enabler, GFX Boost, HD2 OpenGl ES 2 Patch/Driver
FPU Enabler, one of this things that simply makes our phones better. FPU Enabler...well it enabled FPU lol, on such devices the Omnia line of phones and htos with Snapdragon. GFX Boost, an app which again makes our phones better. Enabling "QTV" mode for certain surfaces making the whole phone to run smoother. Related to the MSM7xxx chipset which is really popular choice of HTC these days. HD2 OpenGL ES2 Patch, yet again another app by chainfire designed for the people! Patches yet another failed driver by HTC/Qualcomm. Increases OpenGL 2 performance on snapdragon phones by around 500%!. Simply amazing.

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9. Special Recognition for Multiple-Year Achievements in pre-2009 Development of the Most Widely-Adopted Apps & Utilities on the Windows Mobile platform*
(* These will not be pitted against each other. All nominees who have been posted and seconded with some explanatory reason or rationale will receive Recognition Awards. Each of the developers of foundational apps & utilities (pre-2009) which achieved widespread adoption as almost "essential apps" should be recognized. Examples of those deserving of multi-year recognition:

- vijay -- dialers, phone tools
- Menneisyys -- expert reviews, browser & other software complete roundups and reviews
- Mort (Mortscript),
- tene (PCMkeyboard,
- A_C for S2U2,
- dotFred's apps,
- Alexander Roshal (PocketRAR)
- Christian Ghisler (Total Commander CE) who greatly improved usability of our devices.
- .................... (QuickMenu)
- larna + suprbro + burt (iContact - non-Picture-list, and Picture-list editions)
- noonski
- PaulDgroot -- for early theme work on the newer phone dialers
- bluemetalaxe -- for his outstanding collection of "iphone-like" clean, polished icons usable on various interface shells such as iFonz, androkkid, and many others. Nothing like a visual that encapsulates the name & function of the app or utility just thru its clean stark visual design.
- ChainFire -- For: WMWifiRouter, KaiserTweak (base for all the "Tweaks" apps), Kaiser 3D Driver, and CFC (ChainFireCompression) (WMWifiRouter monumental program that added huge functionality to our phones that even HTC ripped off in there wifi app. KaiserTweaks a simple application that has just simply not gone away. First with the kaiser and has been reborn in all the other tweak apps. Kaiser 3d Driver: Driver that turned our kaisers from lame no gpu device into something we could actually be proud. The biggest of them all, CFC. Almost every new HTC devices comes with Manila, and thanks to CFC this great UI is even better. It can be reasonable to say that almost every custom rom with manila has Chainfires CFC in it. This CFC has even gone to other phones such as the omnia 2 and x1. If its Manila, CFC made it better.

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10. Special Devvy Recognition for ROM Chefs Hall of Fame from all the early years of XDA outstanding ROM development

(Missing names; This is a list that only the most veteran members of XDA can fill in ... for example, for the T-Mobile Wing: PapaMopps, itje, ttrans, ivan, aserg, several other clean minimal ROMS)

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11. Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Writing & Design, including Tutorials, Guides, User Manuals, Wiki Writing & Editing, and Video Presentations.

Missing names; many are Moderators of forums; such as the Mod for Q&A main forum; many of you know these names at the drop of a hat)

- Menneisyys -- expert reviews, browser & other software complete roundups and reviews
- nir36 -- guides a-plenty; Moderator of Q&A forum
- ace10134 (How to Guide (For Wing) l How to Cook (Wing) l How to Flash TP2 l How to Flash via MicroSD (TP2) l How to Format MicroSD to FAT32)
- Mr. Makk (for his excellent universal tutorials)

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12. Outstanding Community Achievement Providing Consistent Practical, Helpful, Clear Feedback and Q&A Support in any Forum (Multiple Recognition Awards in this Category, not voted on, but rather derived from the nomination rationale posted here, for any XDA-helper (including the Developer), in any or all Forums)

- nir36
- orb3000 (welcoming the newbies and participation in the Anti-Spam Team)
- noonski
- Menneisyys


Missing names



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Division 1 ...... WINDOWS MOBILE Operating System


1. Outstanding Achievement for New Application Development for Windows Mobile

2. Outstanding Achievement for Essential OS Replacement Interface Components & Functions for Windows Mobile (these would include Keyboards, Dialers, Contacts, Notification Systems, etc)

3. Outstanding Achievement for Interface Shell & Application Launcher for Windows Mobile

4. Outstanding Achievement for Utility/Applet/Scripting development for Windows Mobile

5. Outstanding Achievement for Widget development or Plug-ins for "Today" or "Home" Screen for Windows Mobile (these are differentiated from utilities & applets due to their plug-in nature, but more specifically pulling in & displaying realtime updatable information from Web or other full-scale sources)

6. Outstanding Achievement for ROM Performance & Usability, per individual phone device running Windows Mobile

7. Outstanding Achievement for Theming & Skinning development for Windows Mobile, (across all ROMS, applications, wallpapers)


8. Special Achievement in Device Operating System Level Engineering for Windows Mobile
(Covers foundational works like HardSPL, as well as Driver development and the enabling of Linux, then Android 1.5 to run native on a Windows Mobile device)

9. Special Recognition for Multiple-Year Achievements in pre-2009 Development of the Most Widely-Adopted Apps & Utilities on the Windows Mobile platform*
(* These will not be pitted against each other. All nominees who have been posted and seconded with an explanatory reason or rationale will receive Recognition Awards. Each of the developers of foundational apps & utilities (pre-2009) which achieved widespread adoption as almost "essential apps" should be recognized. )

10. Special Devvy Recognition for XDA ROM Chefs Hall of Fame from all the early years of XDA-developers website's outstanding ROM development


Division 2 ..... Sitewide Information Access & Support


11. Outstanding Achievement in Instructional Writing & Design, including Tutorials, Guides, User Manuals, Wiki Writing & Editing, and Video Presentations.

12. Outstanding Community Achievement Providing Consistent Practical, Helpful, Clear Feedback and Q&A Support in any Forum (Multiple Recognition Awards in this Category, not voted on, but rather derived from the nomination rationale posted here, for any XDA-helper (including the Developer), in any or all Forums)

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Default **ORIGINAL POST announcing these awards: DECEMBER 20, 2009




Jan 31, 2010 UPDATE:

1. Nominations close end of day today (Jan 31)

2. The Voting mechanism is still being finalized. Very likely to be run on PollDaddy.com web software voting platform. The formatting and actual voting process is only now being worked on, as nominations were being occupying me full time, with help of 3 volunteers.

3. Please bear with us. Deadlines and timelines have slipped. It's been a very imperfect process, and will continue to be imperfect during this formation year of these peer-to-peer awards.


SOME PROCESS DECISIONS:

1. "The Show Must Go On!" ... "However..."

The voting start date has slipped, unfortunately. It will begin in February, but the exact start date is not yet known, as time is needed to set up the ballot system and voting rules.

As the Awards Coordinator, I believe it is better to slip and adjust, and ask that you go with the flow this year, than to fall flat onto one's face, and get key steps wrong, which would mar the results.

2. Please provide feedback immediately re suggestion for how long the voting period (actual casting of votes) should last.

3. Especially in the Device ROMS Category, there have been some holes of missing nominations. This is due to an inability to properly publicize these nominations in all of the Device-Specific Forums of this site. That is where the vast majority of people who come to XDA-devs spend all their time. Thus:

4. As Coordinator, I have decided I will consult with the Devvy Awards Volunteers, along with several XDA-Devs moderators, to determine which Categories will be temporarily withdrawn from the voting process. In other words: Voting will take place in February for all the awards in this Windows Mobile OS Division. However, every attempt will be made to schedule a later voting period, down the line, for those categories that are either empty or incomplete.

5. These Categories will likely be scheduled for this "Late Voting" period at the same time the Android Division of the Devvy Awards are voted on several months from now.

6. Announcement of Recipients of the 2009 XDA Devvy Awards in the Windows Mobile Division will also be determined thru this conferencing with colleagues here.




YOUR SUGGESTIONS ARE WANTED & APPRECIATED

Please post suggestions and any concerns or questions in this thread.

Thank you much.

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Hello XDA Devs! An Urgent Request for Your Contributions. There are huge holes in the WORK-IN-PROGRESS Nominations List below (Post 2)

NOMINATIONS ARE STILL OPEN -- AND YOUR VOICES ARE NEEDED RIGHT NOW!

A preliminary set of nominations has grew organically from THIS THREAD started in late December 2009, but not enough people have become aware of this thread's existence. This is an imperfect process, but with high-spirited intentions: to recognize the amazing bodies of work that have been developed here on this site. Please give this effort a push by looking at the preliminary list below, and scouring your mind for the chefs and Application Developers you have been most familiar with as you've modded your phones.

Intentions were to close nominations mid-January and begin voting quickly thereafter. But responding to some huge holes in the field of nominations to date, we are extending the Nominating Period until January 28th, 2010, with voting to begin end of January and run for 3 weeks.

(Jump to Post #2 to view current list)

Special thanks to orb3000 and Darkseid83 for volunteering to assemble and aggregate list.


NOMINATING GUIDELINES:

You may nominate as many people as you choose, you may nominate people & applications in multiple categories, you may even nominate yourself, and we strongly recommend it. This is a very large community with specialty forums that tend to limit members' participation to the hacking/mod threads related to their phones only. Thus don't be modest. Many many people here have contributed major advancements over the years that have greatly extended the functionality and ease of use of Windows Mobile Phones, and now Android* Phones as well. The 2009 Awards seek to recognize all of these major contributions, many of which were developed 4 and 5 years ago. This is not a competition, so please take a little time to show some appreciation for the people and works that have made your touchscreen phone experience that much better through their years of hard, focused work. Thank you.



======== SOME BACKGROUND =========

This is year one of the DEVVY AWARDS -- Finally, peer-to-peer Recognition of Outstanding Achievement in Application Development for Mobile Phones -- nominated this year by XDA-dev community members -- and voted on by XDA-dev community. (Next year expanding to adjacent development communities working on other platforms).

This is unlike the Smartphone and "Top Ten" and other awards that tend to organize around a limited number of brand-name "pay" applications whose distributors tend to also advertise on the various smartphone magazine websites, and who select their juries based on who-knows-what qualifications, and then announce their awards -- all without any transparency, and with a "from on-high" top-down approach.

The Devvies, by contrast… like the Emmys, Grammys and Webby Awards… are to be industry achievement recognitions nominated by and voted on by people who actually work in the trenches and, in this field, develop and program applications, utilities, widgets, user interface shells, replacement core functional components like keyboards and contact managers and dialers, and who cook ROMS, design themes, skins, icon systems, create tutorials, wiki entries, How To guides, or make videos demo-ing how to install and tweak all of the above. The Devvy Awards are specifically not about competition, or simplistic compilations of "Best of" Awards.

The idea to recognize developers first took hold here in March 2008 when vijay asked "should we have awards?", but then slipped to the back burner in part due to the lack of a guiding initiator who was ready to simply commit to making this happen. In December 2009 xda member quicksite, a UX/usability/information designer, took the torch and mapped out an initial framework.


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Well, as no one else has nomintade it yet, here is my nomination for:

Outstanding Achievement for Windows Mobile application development
- Barguast's Groovefish (WM)

This application allows music to be streamed directly from the Grooveshark webste to your Windows Mobile.

The interface is brilliantly simple and extremely user friendly, and the speed of development in the app is outstanding.

Barguast himself has been very active in the application thread, and all users seem massively impressed by his attitude and enthusiasm.

The user-base for Groovefish is growing rapidly, and the support Barguast receives in the thread demonstrates just how much people love this application.

A new version is, we are told, imminent and users are chomping at the bit to get their hands on it.


Please add your support to what many see as the killerWM app.

-FM

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Current: HD2 (Leo)
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Radio: 2.12.50.02_2

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Default Outstanding Achievement for ROM performance & usability, per individual phone device

pcarvalho for his roms on the polaris => http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=506043
Phone => Google Nexus 4 => Stock => too lazy for ROMs these days...
Tablet => Apple iPad 2 Tablet => Nexus 7 (2012) (Broken)



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