PLEASANTON, CA – The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS) has nominated the lifesaving PulsePoint App for the their prestigious Best Use of GPS or Location Technology award. The “Webby” award nominations were announced on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 in New York City, with PulsePoint being one of only five mobile apps worldwide honored by nomination.
“PulsePoint is an innovative location-aware mobile application that empowers everyday citizens to provide life-saving assistance to victims of Sudden Cardiac Arrest,” said Richard Price, President of the PulsePoint Foundation. “We are very excited by the prospect of receiving the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. We are equally proud of our partners at Workday, Inc. (www.workday.com) and the volunteers throughout their organization that truly made this app possible.”
“We are proud to see the effort of many members of our talented development team recognized for helping to create an innovative service that has a profound impact on others,” said Petros Dermetzis, Vice President of Development at Workday. “Workday congratulates PulsePoint in achieving significant success with its app and mission to save lives.”
Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, the Webby is presented by IADAS, comprised of a thousand-member body of leading Web experts, business figures, luminaries, visionaries and creative celebrities.
The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes members such as musicians Beck and David Bowie, Internet inventor Vint Cerf, President & Editor-in-Chief of Huffington Post Media Group Arianna Huffington, Twitter Co-founder Biz Stone, “The Simpsons” creator Matt Groening, foursquare Co-founder Dennis Crowely, Chairman and Founder of R/GA Bob Greenberg, Founder of Flipboard Mike McCue, actress Lisa Kudrow, Co-founder of Thrillist Ben Lerer, and actor Adrian Grenier. Members also include writers and editors from publications such as The New York Times, Wired, Details, Fast Company, Elle, and The Los Angeles Times. The 15th Annual Webby Awards received entries from over 60 countries.
“Nominees like PulsePoint are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on mobile devices,” said David-Michel Davies, executive director of the Webby Awards. “It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the nearly 10,000 entries we received this year.” Webby winners will be announced on May 1, 2012 and honored at a star-studded ceremony on Monday, May 21, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
The Webby Awards presents two honors in every category — The Webby Award and The Webby People’s Voice Award. From now until April 27th, PulsePoint fans can cast their votes in the Webby People’s Voice Awards by visiting http://pv.webbyawards.com/ballot/71.
About the PulsePoint Foundation
PulsePoint is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit foundation based in the San Francisco Bay Area whose goal is to make it much easier for citizens who are trained in CPR to use their life saving skills to do just that… save lives! Through the use of modern, location-aware mobile devices PulsePoint is building applications that work with local Fire Departments, EMS agencies, and Police Departments to improve communications with citizens and empower them to reduce worldwide sudden cardiac arrest deaths. For more information visit http://pulsepoint.org
Note to Editors
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