October 9, 2008

Winners of First Ilovemobileweb Awards Announced

DUBLIN, Ireland, Oct. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The dotMobi Advisory Group (MAG) today announced the winners of the first ilovemobileweb Awards for excellence in mobile Web site creation. More than 50 submissions from a half-dozen countries were considered for six categories: Social Networking, Information, Entertainment, Corporate, Commerce and Retail, and Travel.

"The large number of excellent entries across such a diverse range of categories and countries shows that the mobile Web is growing to fulfill its promise as a unique channel for reaching consumers," said Michael O'Farrell, Chairman of the MAG and co-author of Mobile Internet for Dummies. "I expect to see next year's competition for the ilovemobileweb Awards to grow exponentially - as will the innovations and mass number of sites delivering made-for-mobile services for all consumers to enjoy."

   The full list of ilovemobileweb Award winners includes:    Social Networking   1st: MocoSpace with http://mocospace.mobi/   2nd: Idea Earth with http://datinghelp.mobi/   3rd:  Makoye Media Ltd with http://casting.mobi/    Information   1st: Associated Press with http://apnews.mobi/  
2nd: News International with http://thesun.mobi/ and http://newsoftheworld.mobi/

   3rd: Taptu.com with http://taptu.mobi/    Entertainment  

1st: News International with http://thesun.mobi/ and http://newsoftheworld.mobi/

   2nd: iLyrics with http://ilyrics.mobi/   3rd: Wapja.net with http://medalhaazul.mobi/    Corporate  

1st: News International with http://thesun.mobi/ and http://newsoftheworld.mobi/

   2nd: Siruna with http://mynomadesk.mobi/   3rd: Multimedia Solutions with http://vcupgrade.mobi/    Commerce & Retail   1st: mobitainment with http://saskoflour.mobi/   2nd: Vizisoft Networks with http://motorhomes.mobi/   3rd: Wapja.net with http://urubu.mobi/    Travel   1st: Zagat Survey with http://zagat.mobi/   2nd: Kizoom ltd with http://kizoom.mobi/  

3rd: mobiguides.com with http://canadianrockies.mobi/, http://lakelouise.mobi/, http://jasperalberta.mobi/ and http://canmore.mobi/

The ilovemobileweb Awards were judged by an expert industry panel, including representatives from the dotMobi Advisory Group, Informa Telecoms & Media, Bango, and dotMobi - the company behind the .mobi internet domain. All ilovemobileweb award submissions were created on .mobi Internet domains and were built to industry "best practices" guidelines. The .mobi domain serves as an industry trust mark to help consumers find content that works on all mobile phones, regardless of handset model or operator. For more information on the .mobi Internet domain, go to http://dotmobi.mobi/.

Each category winner is scheduled to receive a delegate pass to one of Informa Telecoms & Media's "Mobile Web" events in 2009, a MAG Observer Membership and a "next-generation" smartphone, courtesy of dotMobi. To see the full list of entries and category winners, go to http://ilovemobileweb.com/.

About the dotMobi Advisory Group

The dotMobi Advisory Group (MAG) is an independent, not-for-profit industry forum with the goal of ensuring that the .mobi internet domain -- designed for helping consumers find content that works on mobile phones -- is operated in the best interests of the global dotMobi community and the Internet at large. The MAG is a global forum exploring the dotMobi technical style guides and best practices, domain policies and commercialization initiatives, providing policy advice to dotMobi -- the company behind the .mobi domain -- through its Policy Advisory Board.

The MAG enables its members to keep in touch with market trends and understand, assess, and prioritize the needs of the mobile Internet community. The MAG acts as a vehicle for mobile industry stakeholders to network and to voice their opinions and ideas for the betterment of the mobile web experience.

   For more information and to join the MAG, go to http://advisorygroup.mobi/.    For more information, please contact:   Wendy Holloway, Operations Director   dotMobi Advisory Group   [email protected]  

dotMobi Advisory Group

CONTACT: Wendy Holloway, Operations Director of dotMobi Advisory Group,+44 0 7968 730282, [email protected]

Web site: http://www.dotmobi.mobi/http://ilovemobileweb.com/