Some really lame apps won, IMO. My app didn't win, so maybe I'm biased.
You are not alone in thinking this. I first thought there must be some sort of mistake!
Overall, WTD is cool
WTD (What The Doodle) is cool. However, IMO, it had nothing on "Online Sketch". Those apps were pretty much identical in the game play, except Online Sketch had chat rooms, Profile photos, more drawing tools, and IMO, the UI was much more polished. But somehow, that didn't get anything, and WTD gets second. WTD...WTF!?!
SweetDreams, the app that automatically turns off your phone ringer and wifi at configrable times of the day, THAT is what won $250,000?
I didn't even review it. It just sounded so boring, and to me, useless (I don't go to bed at the same time every day).
In my category, Entertainment, A World of Photo won 1st. This is a neat app, it is easy to see the mass appeal. You send and request photos around the world. When I tried it, someone sent me a picture from a restaurant in Mongolia. Neat!
Totally agree. That was a very cool app!
In my category, Arcade/Action, Speed Forge 3D won. No problems there. Amazing graphics. Didn't like the game play that much, but the graphics more then made up for it.
2nd place went to Graviturn (tilt the phone to move one circle off the screen and keep another one on it). Umm, it was kinda fun. But really? Better then an online 24 person multi-player team based game like ProjectINF?
3rd, and $25,000 went to Moto X Mayhem. OK, now this is a joke. The app starts up with instructions that have photos of an iPhone. You can configure sound...that doesn't work. The screen flip around the wrong way. The instructions tell you to tilt the phone forward to lean forward, and back to lean back, but then when you tilt it forward, you lean back, and vice versa. The physics are good, and graphics are smooth, however, due to the control bugs, I found it unplayable.
My heart goes out to ProjectINF, Online Sketch, and a few others, that have missed out, IMO, on a prize that they deserved.