CrowdTorch's Mobile App for 2012 ESPN X Games Honored by Webby Awards
Leading mobile app developer for consumer events recognized for excellence in interactive design and overall experience
McLean, Va. – April 23, 2013 – Cvent,the world's largest meeting and event management technology company, today announced the mobile app developed by its CrowdTorch division for the 2012 ESPN X Games has been chosen as an Official Honoree in the Events (Handheld Devices) category for mobile apps by the Webby Awards. Honorees were selected based on excellence in content, structure and navigation, visual design, functionality, interactivity and overall experience.
Hailed as "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. This year's 17th Annual Webby Awards received more than 11,000 entries from over 60 countries worldwide.
"We are excited to be recognized as an Official Honoree by The Webby Awards" said Eric Eden, vice president of marketing at Cvent. "Mobile technology is changing the event landscape and CrowdTorch is committed to creating powerful apps with exciting new capabilities for events that give unparalleled user experience to event attendees and organizers."
CrowdTorch's 2012 ESPN X Games app for iPhone and iPad made it easy for sports fans to watch highlights, view schedules, track scores and keep up with the global expansion of the X Games. CrowdTorch created groundbreaking features like HypeMeter, an interactive game that lets users contribute to worldwide excitement during an event, and TrickTrack, a “GameCast-like” way for users to track activity in these action sports, making this free app an essential tool X Games fans everywhere.
CrowdTorch's ESPN X Games mobile app was selected as an Official Honoree alongside other distinguished mobile apps such as the 2012 London Olympics app, the 2012 NCAA March Madness app, the New York Times 2012 Election app and the Official Ryder Cup app. All honorees were recognized for their excellence in interactive content across emerging technologies.
CrowdTorch recently announced a powerful new platform that will empower planners of events of any size to easily, quickly and affordably create their own customized apps. It is still widely believed that native apps for events offer an unrivaled attendee experience with which web-based apps can no longer compete.
Founded in 1999, Cvent is the world's largest meetings and event management technology company and has 1,100 employees worldwide. Cvent offers web-based software for online event registration, meeting site selection, event management, mobile apps for events, e-mail marketing and web surveys, and helps more than 10,000 clients in 90 countries manage hundreds of thousands of events, surveys and e-mail campaigns. Cvent's client base includes companies from every major industry, associations, universities, and non-profit organizations. For more information, please visit www.cvent.com, or connect with us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.
CrowdTorch is a leading provider of mobile applications for consumer and social events such as music festivals, sporting events, culinary events and community gatherings. Acquired by Cvent, the world’s largest meetings and event management technology company, in 2012, CrowdTorch has developed more than 200 mobile apps for high profile consumer events including the Kentucky Derby, the Orange Bowl, Toyota’s auto show and the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Since 2009, their apps have been downloaded and accessed by more than two million users. To learn more about CrowdTorch, please visit www.crowdtorch.com.