Hotlist Named Official Webby Honoree
20 Apr, 2012, 06:00 ET
NEW YORK, April 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hotlist has been selected as an Official Honoree in the 16th Annual Webby Awards in the Social (Handheld Devices) category.
The Webby Awards are the most prestigious international award honoring excellence on the Internet, and received nearly 10,000 entries this year. A small selection of those entries was given the title of Official Honoree.
Hotlist's recognition comes shortly after it launched the second edition of its popular iPhone application for social planning. The site and mobile applications aggregate millions of people's social plans from Facebook and other web partners, to provide its users with recommendations of nearby events and venues to attend. CEO and co-founder Chris Mirabile says, "Hotlist's team is thrilled to have received this honor, and is excited about the potential behind product innovations that will be brought to market in the coming months."
Based in New York City's "Silicon Alley," Hotlist covers the social plans of more than 100 million people worldwide, then combines this with each person's Facebook friends, location and interests to generate personalized "Hotlists" of recommended events and places. Co-founded by Chris Mirabile and Gianni Martire, Hotlist takes virtual peeks into places, hours or days in advance, to see who plans to be there (even if they're not yet on Hotlist). It includes event details, girl/guy ratios and Facebook profile photos of the expected crowd in more than 2.7 million venues across 40,000 cities. Users can "Follow" their favorite friends, places and interests to receive notifications of what will be happening among them, then "Plan" their own social get-togethers with friends. Hotlist was named as a "Top 100 Website" by PC Magazine and nominated for "Best Location-Based Service" and "Best Use of an API" at the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show. For more information, visit www.Hotlist.com.
ABOUT THE WEBBY'S
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.
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