FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Very Big Things, LLC ("VBT"), an award-winning software development firm, was announced as a finalist for the highly coveted Webby Awards. Universally recognized as the "Oscars of Tech" and hailed as "the Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards are the leading international awards honoring excellence on the Internet. The nomination is a huge coup for the South Florida firm, which opened its doors just 9 months ago.
"Nominees like Very Big Things are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the internet," said Claire Graves, Executive Director of The Webby Awards. "It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 13,000 entries we received this year." Very Big Things is one of five finalists recognized in the Apps, Mobile, and Voice: Lifestyle category, chosen by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.
VBT was selected for its mobile app development of LOOSID, a sobriety-focused social network. LOOSID is a first-of-its-kind community with a mission to bring the fun back into sobriety. In addition to providing a suite of recovery tools, the platform facilitates offline connectivity between members for dating, travel, and local events.
""It is extremely humbling and an honor to be recognized by The Webby Awards. VBT had a singular mission when we opened our doors 9-months ago -- to be the best in the world. While we still have a way to go, and are closer than we were yesterday, this honor is the byproduct of 32 insanely gifted creatives that I have the privilege of working with on a daily basis," said Chris Stegner, Co-Founder and CEO of Very Big Things.
While the academy picks its Webby Winner in each category, every Webby finalist contends for The Webby People's Voice Awards, which is voted on by the public. To vote for Very Big Things, from now through Thursday, April 18th, follow these easy steps: Go to http://wbby.co/vote-mob23 and locate LOOSID: Sober & Healthy Living; then click the green button "Vote." From there, sign up to vote.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 13, 2019, at Cipriani on Wall Street in New York City.
About Very Big Things:
Very Big Things provides end-to-end development and design services to the world's leading brands, startups and institutions. VBT fuses cutting-edge technologies with a modern modular approach to software development to create insanely great, award-winning digital products. Headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the 32-person firm has successfully launched products across the existing and emerging technology spectrum that include web, mobile, virtual reality, machine learning, augmented reality, and voice.
VBT's client roster spans from well-funded startups to Fortune 500 companies.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international awards organization honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, Video, Advertising, Media & PR, Apps, Mobile, and Voice, Social, Podcasts, and Games. Established in 1996, this year's Webby Awards received nearly 13,000 entries from all 50 states and 70 countries worldwide this year. The Webby Awards is presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS). Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: YouTube, WP Engine, EY, YouGov, Vitamin T, WNYC Studios, Fast Company, ESA, Product Hunt, and Social Media Week.
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