The Financial Times has been awarded the prestigious Best Mobile Innovation for Publishing prize for its Web App at today’s Global Mobile Awards in Barcelona. The prize recognises excellence in developing innovative mobile material, highlighting the rapid evolution of the printed word to digital media on mobile handsets and tablet devices.
Since its launch in June 2011 the FT Web App has had over 1.7 m users with 40% having bookmarked it to their home screen. The FT was the first major news publisher to launch an app of this type, which uses HTML5 technology and allows users to download directly from the browser.
NEW YORK: The Society of American Business Editors and Writers (SABEW) has awarded the Financial Times with nine prizes, the most given to any one news outlet, in its annual Best in Business contest. The competition, which recognises the year’s finest business news coverage and commentary, generated over 1,000 entries from leading news organisations, making 2011 the most competitive year in the history of the contest.