Cybertill with Cybertill's Advanced Gift Aid Solution for Charity Retailers
The judges said
Cybertill's Advanced Gift Aid solution automates the Gift Aid process at the software level, making it easy for charity retailers to comply with the strict guidelines involved and dramatically increasing the amount of money they can bring in.
Many charities now reclaim gift aid on donated goods in their charity shops. Gift-Aid allows charities to reclaim the tax paid on donated goods by UK taxpayers (with donors' consent), typically 25p in every pound. HMRC has set out strict guidelines on the procedures around gift aid and the reclaim process is administratively intensive. Cybertill has introduced Advanced Gift Aid software, which integrates with its retail point of sale system, and this automates gift aid processes for charities and in addition guarantees to eradicate all missed gift aid sales and increase the revenue a charity takes through gift aid.
Tyneside Cinema with Time Machine
The judges said
Time Machine is an alternate reality game that educates 9 to 12 year-olds about the history of the Tyneside Cinema. The success of this project was less about the technology used and more about how it was used to introduce kids to the sheer joy of discovery.
Time Machine is an alternate reality game engaging 9-12 year-old school children with the history of Tyneside Cinema. It starts as a web-based classroom experience and culminates in an unforgettable visit to the country's last surviving newsreel theatre where children must save the building from an evil foe. Time Machine wraps a fictional storyline around the Cinema's real heritage and offers a series of unique learning activities. The experience is at the cutting edge of education and entertainment and is the first time an ARG has been used by a cultural venue to deliver learning directly into the classroom.
- Chris Thelwell with ruul. Screen ruler
- Cybertill with Cybertill's Advanced Gift Aid Solution for Charity Retailers
- Tyneside Cinema with Time Machine
- uniform with Sweet Tweet
Submissions should demonstrate how the application of original, new, or advanced digital technology has enabled the execution of a project, product or service, or has been used to increase its effectiveness in delivering business or other tangible objectives.
Stardotstar and All Out Productions with Radio 1 on IPTV (concept project)
The judges said
The judges described the winner in this category as a fascinating and innovative project. It showed a profound understanding of its target medium and how it should be transformed by the internet, rather than just how it could be.
With the advent of IPTV, interface designers are beginning to explore how lean forwards interactivity can take place in the sit back environment of living room and sofa. This concept project commissioned by BBC and Vision + Media goes one step further: what should Radio 1 look like on television, and how should that be interacted with? Our concept project explores the relationship we have with radio, and a successful IPTV app needs to fit in with very differing user needs. Running the risk of making crap telly out of radio, we're happy to achieved good looking radio.
With the advent of IPTV, interface designers are beginning to explore how lean forwards interactivity can take place in the sit back environment of living room and sofa. This concept project commissioned by BBC and Vision + Media goes one step further: what should Radio 1 look like on television, and how should that be interacted with?
Our concept project explores the relationship we have with radio, and a successful IPTV app needs to fit in with very differing user needs. Running the risk of making crap telly out of radio, we're happy to achieved good looking radio.
- Dictate2Us with d2u Transcriber
- Mando Group with Light Up SharePoint
- Marketing Manchester with Manchester Visitor Information Centre Microsoft Surfaces
- Stardotstar with Radio 1 on IPTV (concept project)
Stardotstar with Nosey Parker
The judges said
People who work in technology are accustomed to a chorus of complaint from our friends and loved ones - Why does new stuff always have to be so difficult to use?" So the judges were delighted to recognise a genuinely compelling use of new technology - indeed, our winner has already received the highest form of flattery - imitation by a HUGE competitor!"
Nosey Parker iPhone app helps people find the closest, cheapest or safest car park anywhere in the UK. With a database of over 13,450 car parks and 1.8 million spaces, it can save you time, petrol and money! In the first week of launch on the app store, the app was purchased over 2266 times, rose to position 21 in the over all UK App Store, and became the 32nd highest grossing app in the UK for a number of days. (Note: End of week two 5078 purchases)
- 4i Security with The OMC Online Security System
- Code Computerlove with Digital technologies for online automated tailoring service
- myebook Ltd with myebook.com
- Scraperwiki Ltd with Scraperwiki
- Stardotstar with Nosey Parker
- PiP Interactive with PiP Interactive
The judges said
We were very impressed by this extremely inventive addition to an existing, and world-leading, gaming technology. It's a simple idea executed through an innovative combination of techniques, and it literally adds a new dimension to the user experience.
jOG is the ground breaking add-on controller for the Wii that detects lower body motion and brings a whole new dimension to your living room gaming experience. It lets you control your game character movement by jOGing on the spot. Simply plug it in and clip it to your belt and you are ready to start playing your games in a new, exciting and active way. jOG is fun, immersive, healthy, great value, easy to use and compatible with all existing video games that use the Nunchuk joystick to control game character movement.
Shortlisted entries 2009
- 15secondTV with becomestreetfighter
- AdInsight with AdInsight
- Continum Group Ltd with My Amego developed for Sentinel Healthcare Solutions
- Everton Football Club with Everton Bluetooth ®
- Matmi with "The Colour of Money" online game
- New Concept Gaming Limited with jOG
The Best Application of Technology was a new category in 2008. There were two related categories in 2007: