Blackberry maker RIM has announced the winners of its EMEA partner developer awards.
The Blackberry EMEA Alliance Program Innovation Awards 2008 were announced in Monte Carlo last night.
The Driving Innovation in the Public Sector award went to Astute Mobile Data Solutions for its scalable mobile data access solution. It provides NDUC (Northern Doctors Urgent Care) doctors with real-time access to patient information through their Blackberry smartphones.
The Transforming Business Performance award went to Intuition Publishing for its Go Learn mobile solution, which provides training and development tools directly to employees' Blackberry smartphones.
The other three awards:
Accelerating Innovation for Entrepreneurs: TrackTech for eMerit, which provides secure credit card processing from any location using a Blackberry smartphone
Life on Blackberry Award: Telmap for the Telmap Navigator that provides clear, accurate and informed routing navigation to Blackberry smartphone users throughout the world
Delivering Service Excellence: Offshore Tech for the implementation and smooth running of a highly scalable banking application for Blackberry smartphone users in Spain
Jeff McDowell, vice-president of global alliances at RIM, said, "There are currently over 1,000 independent software vendors (ISVs) signed up to the Blackberry Alliance Program, who are focused on developing innovative applications for the Blackberry platform.
"The winners of the first Blackberry EMEA Innovation Awards all clearly demonstrate how mobile applications can benefit large and small organisations, both in the public and private sectors, as well as consumers."