App Annie Announces Finalists for their Inaugural Awards — The Annies

June 1, 2017

Awards Spotlight Mobile Visionaries Who are Transforming the App Economy

San Francisco, CA – June 1, 2017 – App Annie, the most trusted mobile app data and insights company, is pleased to announce the finalists for The Annies. The Annies are a brand new awards program that highlights and celebrates mobile app visionaries who demonstrate exceptional growth, industry impact and success. Winners will be announced at App Annie’s Capptivate industry event June 4 and 5, 2017, in San Francisco. Each winner will receive a trophy to commemorate their honor, a digital badge and will be featured in a press release announcing the winners.

The following are the five award categories and the finalists in each:

  • Fan Favorite: WhatsApp, Spotify, Pandora, Pinterest, Bitmoji
  • Transformation Through Mobile: ESPN, The Weather Channel, Walmart, Starbucks USA, Chase Mobile
  • Breakout Growth: Signal Private Messenger, UberEATS, Marco Polo Video Walkie Talkie, HOOKED, Chick-fil-A One
  • Most App Store Revenue:
    • Games: Pokemon GO, Game of War, Mobile Strike
    • Apps Excluding Games: HBO NOW, Pandora, Netflix
  • Most Capptivating App: Snapchat, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Pandora

“We wanted to recognize the apps that have changed the face of business and have led the way for others to do the same in their industries,” says Bertrand Schmitt, CEO and co-founder of App Annie. “As the app industry matures, so do the metrics of success, and we want to showcase the pioneers who have set the bar in their respective categories. Each winner has shaped the direction of the mobile economy, and we’re excited to announce them.”


The finalists are determined by a quantitative analysis based on App Annie data. The rankings are computed using multiple metrics including: downloads, revenue and usage –– overlaid with growth metrics including year-over-year changes and overall industry influence.

About Capptivate

Capptivate, App Annie’s premier industry event, gathers the top mobile app professionals to discuss the transformative app market. Attendees will include mobile industry leaders, as well as companies looking to learn best practices and successful strategies to elevate their mobile initiatives.

About App Annie

App Annie delivers the most trusted app data and insights for your business to succeed in the global app economy. Over 800,000 registered members rely on App Annie to better understand the app market, their businesses and the opportunities around them. The company is headquartered in San Francisco with 450 employees across 15 global offices. App Annie has received $157 million in financing, including from investors such as Sequoia Capital, Institutional Venture Partners, IDG Capital Partners,, Greenspring Associates, and Greycroft Partners. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter @appannie.