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Software vendor award categories

Software Vendor Awards

Software Vendor Awards - Winners are Bolded
2006 Software Vendor Awards - Nominations

Software Vendor Categories Include:

E-Commerce

Best Overall Software E-commerce Value
Includes any vendor who provides e-commerce services to software developers. Nominations and voting should focus of value, features for a fair price.

BMT Micro - http://www.bmtmicro.com
Emetrix (Digital River) - http://www.emetrix.com
Plimus - http://www.plimus.com WINNER
RegNow (Digital River) - http://www.regnow.com
SWREG (Digital River) - http://www.swreg.org

Best Software E-commerce Customer Service & Support
Includes any vendor who provides e-commerce services to software developers. Nominations and voting should focus of superior customer support and responsiveness to both end-users and software developers.

BMT Micro - http://www.bmtmicro.com
Emetrix (Digital River) - http://www.emetrix.com
eSellerate - http://www.esellerate.net
Plimus - http://www.plimus.com WINNER
SWREG (Digital River) - http://www.swreg.org

Most Innovative Software E-commerce Service
Includes any vendor who provides e-commerce services to software developers. Nominations and voting should focus on innovativation, and cutting edge features.

BMT Micro - http://www.bmtmicro.com
eSellerate - http://www.esellerate.net WINNER (TIE)
PayPal - https://www.paypal.com/
Plimus - http://www.plimus.com WINNER (TIE)

Affiliate Programs

Best Software Affiliate Program
Includes any vendor who provides affiliate tracking and payment services for software developers. Nominations and voting should focus on overall best affiliate provider for software sales.

eSellerate - http://www.esellerate.net WINNER
OneNetwork (Digital River) - http://onenetwork.digitalriver.com/
RegNow (Digital River) - http://www.regnow.com
ShareASale - http://www.shareasale.com

Best Software Affiliate Program Customer Service & Support
Includes any vendor who provides affiliate tracking and payment services for software developers. Nominations and voting should focus on superior customer support and responsiveness to both affiliates and software developers.

eSellerate - http://www.esellerate.net WINNER
RegNow (Digital River)- http://www.regnow.com
ShareASale - http://www.shareasale.com
WUGNET - http://www.wugnet.com/

Software Protection & Activation

Best Software Protection & Activation Service or Solution
Includes any vendor who provides software protection or activation services or solutions. Nominations and voting should focus on overall solution.

ActivateSoft.net - http://www.activatesoft.net/
Armadillo (Digital River) - http://siliconrealms.com
ASProtect/ASPack - http://www.aspack.com WINNER
Softwrap - http://www.softwrap.com
Xheo - http://www.xheo.com

Download Sites

Best Overall Download Site
Includes any website thats primary focus is to promote evaluation software available for download. Nominations and voting should focus on overall solution, traffic and design.

Download.com - http://www.download.com WINNER
Shareware Junction - http://www.sharewarejunction.com
SoftPedia - http://www.softpedia.com/
Tucows - http://www.tucows.com
Version Tracker - http://www.versiontracker.com


Best Download Site Advertising Value
Includes any website thats primary focus is to promote evaluation software available for download. Nominations and voting should focus on advertising value. What download sites provide the most bang for your buck?

PC World - http://www.pcworld.com WINNER
Shareup.com - http://www.shareup.com
Snapfiles - http://www.snapfiles.com
Tucows - http://www.tucows.com


Best Download Site Customer Service & Support
Includes any website thats primary focus is to promote evaluation software available for download. Nominations and voting should focus on superior customer support and responsiveness to both end-users and software developers.

Download.com - http://www.download.com WINNER
Shareware Junction - http://www.sharewarejunction.com
Shareup.com - http://www.shareup.com
Tucows - http://www.tucows.com
Version Tracker - http://www.versiontracker.com

Most Innovative Download Site
Includes any website thats primary focus is to promote evaluation software available for download. Nominations and voting should focus on innovativation, and cutting edge features.

Download.com - http://www.download.com WINNER
Snapfiles - http://www.snapfiles.com
Tucows - http://www.tucows.com
Version Tracker - http://www.versiontracker.com

Graphic Design

Best Overall Software Graphic Design Service
Includes any vendor that provides graphical design services to software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on quality, timeliness, and cost.

Clear Image Graphics - http://www.clearimagegraphics.com
DesignOutpost - http://www.designoutpost.com
Malstream - http://www.malstream.com
SoftIdentity - http://www.softidentity.com WINNER

Best Icon Design Service or Solution
Includes any vendor that provides icon sets or icon design services to software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on quality, timeliness, and cost.

Ace Icons - http://www.aceicons.com
DesignOutpost - http://www.designoutpost.com
Glyfz - http://www.glyfz.com
SoftIdentity - http://www.softidentity.com WINNER

Search Engine Services

Best Search Engine Optimization Service
Includes any vendor that provides search engine optimizaiton services to software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on quality, timeliness, and cost.

SelfPromotion - http://www.selfpromotion.com
Shareware Promotions - http://www.sharewarepromotions.com WINNER

Software Submissions

Best Software Submission Service or Solution
Includes any vendor that provides submissions services or solutions to submit software to download sites for software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on quality, timeliness, and cost.

Dr File Finder - http://www.drff.com
Freelance Works - http://www.freelanceworks.com
Robosoft / Rudenko Software - http://RoboSoft.Rudenko.com - WINNER
Shareware Promotions - http://www.sharewarepromotions.com


Best Software Submission Customer Service
Includes any vendor that provides submissions services or solutions to submit software to download sites for software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on superior customer support and responsiveness to both software developers and download site contact.

FreelanceWorks - http://www.freelanceworks.com
Rudenko Software - http://Submit-Everywhere.com WINNER (TIE)
Shareware Promotions - http://www.sharewarepromotions.com WINNER (TIE)

Press Releases

Best Software Press Distribution Service
Includes any vendor that provides distribution services or solutions to distribute press releases to editors and the media for software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on quality, timeliness, and cost.

DP Directory/ Al Harberg - http://www.dpdirectory.com
MarketWire - http://www.marketwire.com
PRWeb - http://www.prweb.com
SoftPressRelease - http://www.softpressrelease.com/ WINNER

Best Software Press Writing Service
Includes any vendor that provides press release writing services to software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on quality, timeliness, and cost.

DP Directory/ Al Harberg - http://www.dpdirectory.com WINNER
Paranoid PR - http://www.paranoidpr.com
SoftPressRelease - http://www.softpressrelease.com/

File Hosting

Best Overall Software File Hosting Service
Includes any vendor that provides file hosting services or solutions to software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on quality, ease of use, stability, and cost.

FileBurst - http://www.fileburst.com
FileKicker (Digital River) - http://www.filekicker.com WINNER
SWMirror - http://www.swmirror.com


Best Software File Hosting Customer Service & Support
Includes any vendor that provides file hosting services or solutions to software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on superior customer service to software developers.

FileBurst - http://www.fileburst.com
FileKicker / Michael Halls - http://www.filekicker.com WINNER
SWMirror - http://www.swmirror.com


Most Innovative File Hosting Service
Includes any vendor that provides file hosting services or solutions to software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on features, and cutting-edge technology solutions.

FileBurst - http://www.fileburst.com
FileKicker (Digital River) - http://www.filekicker.com WINNER
SWMirror - http://www.swmirror.com

Web Hosting

Best Overall Software Website Hosting Service
Includes any vendor that provides web hosting services for software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on quality, ease of use, stability, and cost.

Dewahost - http://www.dewahost.com
EV1Servers - http://www.ev1servers.net
Intermedia - http://www.intermedia.net
PAIR - http://www.pair.com/ WINNER


Best Software Website Hosting Customer Service & Support
Includes any vendor that provides web hosting services or solutions to software companies. Nominations and voting should focus on superior customer service to software developers.

Dewahost - http://www.dewahost.com WINNER
PAIR - http://www.pair.com
Rackspace - http://www.rackspace.com
The Planet - http://www.theplanet.com

Reviewers

Best Software Reviewer
Includes any vendor that provides a review service, includes both paid and unpaid vendors. Nominations and voting should focus on quality of reviews.

Dave Collins - - http://www.sharewarepromotions.com
Don Watkins - http://www.PCNet-Online.com
Mike Callahan / Dr FileFinder - http://www.drff.com WINNER
Shareware Junkies - http://www.sharewarejunkies.com
Tucows - http://www.tucows.com

Publishers

Best Overall Software Publisher
Includes any vendor that acts as a publisher, representing and marketing software they did not create. Nominations and voting should focus on value, overall marketing techniques, and software developer benefit.

Avanquest - http://www.avanquest.com WINNER
Great Mind Software - http://www.greatmindsoftware.com WINNER

Panda - http://www.pandasoftware.com/
Rose City Software - http://www.rosecitysoftware.com


Best Software Publisher Customer Service & Support

Includes any vendor that acts as a publisher, representing and marketing software they did not create. Nominations and voting should focus on superior customer support and responsiveness to both end-users and software developers.

Avanquest - http://www.avanquest.com WINNER
Great Mind Software - http://www.greatmindsoftware.com

CD Services

Best CD Fullfillment Service
Includes any vendor that makes and distributes CDs for software developers. Nominations and voting should focus on overall value and quality.

CD Ship - http://www.cd-ship.com
Great Mind Software - http://www.greatmindsoftware.com
Pingram - http://www.PingramCD.com
SwiftCD - http://www.swiftcd.com WINNER


Best CD Fullfillment Customer Service & Support
Includes any vendor that acts as a publisher, representing and marketing software they did not create. Nominations and voting should focus on superior customer support and responsiveness to both end-users and software developers.

CD Ship - http://www.cd-ship.com
CustomCD.us - http://www.customcd.us
Great Mind Software - http://www.greatmindsoftware.com
Pingram - http://www.PingramCD.com WINNER
SwiftCD - http://www.swiftcd.com WINNER

Organizations

Best Software Organization Value
Includes any organization specifically for software developers and industry professionals (both non-profit and for-profit are eligble). Nominations and voting should focus on overall value for software developers.

AISIP - http://www.aisip.com
ASP - http://www.asp-shareware.org
ISDEF - http://www.isdef.org
SWRUS - http://www.swrus.com WINNER

Forum/Newsgroup

Best Software Discussion Forum or Newsgroup
Includes any newsgroup or forum specifically for software developers and industry professionals (both non-profit and for-profit are eligble). Nominations and voting should focus on overall value for software developers.

AISIP Newsgroups (private)
alt.comp.shareware.authors (public)
ASP Newsgroups (private) WINNER
discuss.joelonsoftware.com/?biz (public)
WUGNET (both)

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