As I mentioned earlier, the 2009 FamilySearch Software Awards were announced and handed out during lunch on Wednesday (11 March 2008).
"The purpose is to publicly and formally celebrate the software achievements of those developers and companies that are making important contributions to the family history and genealogy industry," said Gordon Clarke, FamilySearch Web services product manager.
The Best Features Awards were judged from among products and vendors that are FamilySearch certified, with the exception of TreeSeek. (I believe Gordon Clarke told us that TreeSeek was done by Matt Misbach prior to the time FamilySearch hired him to work on the New FamilySearch Family Tree team.) A panel of judges compared the products. Clarke told us that all the judges except two were outside FamilySearch. The Best Features FamilySearch Awards for 2009 are:
- Best Desktop Productivity Features:
- Best Web Productivity Features:
- Best Use of Media
- Best Tree-Cleaning or Syncing Interfaces:
Contestants for the Developer Choice Awards were nominated by the development community and voted on by the development community, making them true, developers' choice. The Developer Choice 2009 Awards are:
- Developers Choice Best API Library: David Pugmire’s fsapi.net
- Developers Choice Greatest Potential Future Impact: Ben Godard’s fs-ubiquity
Information about other Developer Choice nominees can be seen here.
Congratulations to all the winners!