The Second Annual Best App Ever Awards nominees have now been announced and the voting is open. Sponsored by 148Apps, this is the second annual competition is the iPhone OS Application achievement awards to recognize the best iPhone apps and games in the iTunes App Store in 2009. The goal is to help publicize the very best apps available, not just the best-selling apps.
The nomination process lasted just under a month and saw 26,899 nominations for 3,839 different apps submitted to the site for the 56 different award categories. In addition to the public nominations, a committee of industry people and iPhone developers was gathered to help nominate apps. Five app nominees from the public and five app nominees from the committee were combined to come up with the nominees for each category.
In addition to the individual overall application categories, the top 10 nominees overall are up for the award of Best App Ever. These nominees include 2Do from Guided Ways, Eliminate Pro from ngmoco:), Homerun Battle 3D from Com2uS Corp, Labyrinth 2 from Illusion Labs, MiniSquadron from Mr. Fung Fung, Pocket God from Bolt Creative, Flight Control and Real Racing from Firemint, Tweetie 2 from atebits, and iBlast Moki from Godzillab.
Voting is open through January 31st, 2010. Winners will be announced on February 10th, 2010 at the 2010 Macworld Expo in San Francisco, CA