Progress Recognizes Winners of Inaugural App Innovation Awards
Announced during ProgressNEXT 2018 conference, winners honored for innovation, excellence and impact in application development and digital experience
Submissions ranged from Fortune 500 organizations to startups across industries, and nominees were selected based on the level of innovation, sophistication, and environmental or social impact of their application. From the nominees, a panel of expert judges selected the winning applications. The winners of the 2018 Progress App Innovation Awards are:
- Best Mobile App: Hello
Hello Tractor is a farm equipment sharing application, used by tractor owners and farmers, that is based on Progress® Kinvey™ serverless cloud application backend. It enables sub-Saharan African farmers to request a tractor to come and till their fields via text message, much like ride sharing applications in other parts of the world. Using Hello Tractor’s app to connect with a tractor share, these farmers can plant 40 times faster than before, creating food security for those who otherwise might not have it, and a revenue stream for tractor owners. The Nigerian government, through a public-private partnership, plans to bring 10,000 new Hello Tractor-equipped
John Deeretractors to Nigeriaover the next five years.
- Best Web Experience:Aston
Aston Martin, the iconic luxury British sports car manufacturer, worked with the digital agency Possible to build a new modern web presence that would properly showcase their elite, technologically advanced, modern luxury brand. Working with Progress® Sitefinity™ web content management solution, they built a site that offers a responsive web experience in 15 languages around the world, incorporating 163 dealer websites.
- Best Modernization Transformation:TVH
TVH is bringing their ERP system, based on the Progress® OpenEdge® application development platform, into the future using Progress® Kendo UI® frontend tools, and layering on top technologies like NativeScript® for native mobile web development, and Progress® DataRPM® for predictive maintenance.
- Best Web UI:FDM4
FDM4 is a provider of warehouse management, ERP, CRM and ecommerce technologies. They used Kendo UI to build a completely new responsive web UI to their system based on the OpenEdge application development platform, making the application accessible on any device. This modern UI enables things like warehouse employees to manage their stock and orders using a compelling handheld user interface.
- Best Healthcare App/Solution: iTether
iTether offers agroundbreaking platform, built on Progress® Health Cloud, that transforms how patients with addiction are treated. iTether gives healthcare providers the platform to deliver and measure individual treatment plans for patients. Using their HIPAA-compliant app, patients can self-report their status, ask questions of their provider, and enable the patient and provider to collaborate and manage customized treatment plans together.
- Best Industrial Manufacturing App/Solution:QAD
QAD offers a leading manufacturing ERP application. Their app, built on the OpenEdge application development platform and Kendo UI frontend tools, provides powerful functionality and extensibility for their customers, without complexity. QAD is embracing Industry 4.0 by building out advanced technologies like machine learning and data lakes, and plans to work with the DataRPM solution to bring predictive maintenance capabilities to market.
“These organizations are doing such powerful things for their
businesses, for technology, and for the world at large,” said
More information about the awards and the category winners is available
Kim Baker, +1 888-365-2779