Finnish game Angry Birds wins Best Mobile App award

Rovio’s Angry Birds game has sold more than 50 million downloads, becoming the most popular mobile game in many countries around the world.

The hugely popular mobile game Angry Birds developed by the Finnish company Rovio has won two major prizes 16th Annual Global Mobile Awards announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 15 February 2011.

Angry Birds won the coveted Best Mobile App award. According to the jury citation, “This is an application that is simple, intuitive, incredibly addictive, and perfect for ‘snacking’ consumption. It has underlined the importance of the applications market, and helped raise the credibility of small independent developers outside the mainstream.”

Angry Birds also won the App of the Year on the Apple Platform. “This is the 50 million plus-selling app that catapulted the benchmark for mobile gaming higher than ever, it is innovative too in terms of in-application monetization,” commented the judges.

Source: Mobile World Congress