NQ Mobile™ Earns Honors from National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) for Award-Winning NQ Family Guardian™ App

Family security app garners fifth award since launch in September

May 01, 2013, 08:07 ET from NQ Mobile Inc.

DALLAS and BEIJING, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NQ Mobile™ (NYSE: NQ), a leading global provider of mobile Internet services, today announced that NQ Family Guardian has been awarded with honors from the 2013 NAPPA Parenting Resources competition, winning in the  "Gadgets 'n' Gear" category. NAPPA's panel of independent, expert judges and parent testers evaluated hundreds of submissions for their innovation, safety, quality and the degree to which they make parenting easier.

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"As the premier global provider of mobile security solutions, we are pleased that NQ Family Guardian has earned a seal of approval from NAPPA," said Victoria Repice, Senior Director, Product Management, NQ Mobile. "As mobile devices continue to replace our connected devices, safety for families and individuals becomes even more important, and NQ Family Guardian allows parents to effectively manage their kids' mobile usage, while also ensuring that their mobile experience is both safe and fun."

Launched in September 2012, NQ Family Guardian is a unique suite of services for safety and monitoring which is comprised of a mobile app that is downloaded and installed on a child's smartphone along with a web-based control center that is accessible by a parent or guardian from any desktop or mobile browser.  The app is currently available for Android devices, while the control center is compatible with any web browser.

"Parents look to NAPPA for the best products available for their families, and for that reason, we don't take the task of vetting each submission lightly," says Julie Kertes, NAPPA General Manager. "NQ Family Guardian provides peace of mind for parents as they teach their children phone responsibility and safety, and through our judging process, we are proud to announce it as a superior, reliable and innovative product worthy of the NAPPA seal of approval."

In addition to NAPPA honors, NQ Family Guardian has earned:

  • Parent Tested Parent Approved (PTPA) seal of approval.
  • Top 25 app at the CES Mobile Apps Showdown
  • Semi-finalist in the 2013 Edison Awards
  • Finalist in the "Mobile Apps- Productivity, Utility & Public Safety" category of CTIA's annual Emerging Technology (E-Tech) Awards competition. (Winners to be announced May 22, 2013)

NQ Family Guardian is available for download on Google Play and at select wireless retail dealers nationwide.

For a complete list of all 2013 NAPPA Parenting Resources winners and more information about the competition, visit www.NAPPAawards.com.

About NQ Mobile NQ Mobile Inc. (NYSE:  NQ) is a leading global provider of mobile Internet services.  NQ Mobile is a mobile security pioneer with proven competency to acquire, engage, and monetize customers globally.  NQ Mobile's portfolio includes mobile security and mobile games & advertising for the consumer market and consulting, mobile platforms and mobility services for the enterprise market.  As of December 31, 2012, NQ Mobile maintains a large, global user base of 283 million registered user accounts and 98 million monthly active user accounts through its consumer mobile security business, 65 million registered user accounts and 13 million monthly active user accounts through its mobile games & advertising business and over 1,200 enterprise customers.  NQ Mobile maintains dual headquarters in Dallas, Texas, USA and Beijing, China. For more information on NQ Mobile, please visit http://www.nq.com

For more than 20 years, the National Parenting Publications Awards (NAPPA) has been the go-to resource for the best products for families. NAPPA's team of independent, expert judges, along with family and child testers, select the most innovative and enduring products to be NAPPA Gold, Silver and Honors winners in two annual competitions—Children's Products and Parenting Resources. For more information, visit www.NAPPAawards.com.

About Epstein Custom Media
Epstein Custom Media is a leading publisher of print and electronic resources for families, and the hosting company of the National Parenting Publications Awards. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Epstein Custom Media is committed to producing compelling content and comprehensive resources on topics that are most important to families, including health, education, music, arts and community involvement. The independently owned company recently launched a publication exclusively devoted to children with special needs.

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