Awards

The Winners Of The 2015 Vulcan Awards: GrabTaxi, Airbnb, WhatsApp & More!

What a year it has been. In 2015, we saw more apps, gadgets and brands being introduced than ever before, with some staying longer than others. Just over three weeks ago, we asked you, our readers, to take your pick of your favourites of the year, and you responded with even greater enthusiasm than we could have prepared for.

In this second edition of Vulcan Awards, we saw a grand total of 11,739 voters casting 22,395 votes — more than double that of our inaugural awards last year. So before we reveal the winners of this year’s awards, we’d like to take a moment to thank all of you for sharing with us your favourite gadgets and apps.

And now, here are the winners:

App of the Year: GrabTaxi

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Runner Up: Uber

Most Promising Startup To Look Out For in 2016: Fuzzie

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Runner Up: SPARK Asia

Malaysia Startup of the Year: TribeHired

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Runner Up: KFIT

Singapore Startup of the Year: Shopee

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Runner Up: PageAdvisor

Transport App of the Year: GrabTaxi

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Runner Up: Uber

Travel App of the Year: Airbnb

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Runner Up: Google Maps

Chat App of the Year: WhatsApp

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Runner Up: Telegram

Dating App of the Year: Paktor

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Runner Up: Tinder

Smartphone of the Year: iPhone 6S

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Runner Up: Huawei Mate S

Social Media Superstar: Lee Hsien Loong

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Runner Up: Marina Mahathir

Weather App of the Year: No Bullshit PSI

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Runner Up: Yahoo Weather

Congratulations to all our winners, and here’s hoping we’ll see more great stuff from you in 2016. A shoutout as well to all who voted, and we hope you’ll stick around with us next year too as we discover and introduce you to more apps, gadgets and brands.

To all our readers, Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year!