Strategic design and development agency Cantina stood out among 5,000 entrants in this year’s 12th annual W3 Awards.
Cantina won multiple Silver W3 Awards, including two for best-in-class mobile design and development on LINK AKC, a smart connected dog collar launched by the American Kennel Club. Cantina also received Silver Awards for transforming Zipcar’s mobile experience and for its work on the Empower Retirement Apple Watch app.
“These awards are a testament to the innovative and talented team we have at Cantina,” said the company’s co-founder and CEO, Matt Chisholm. “To stand out among thousands of entrants, including Fortune 500 companies, is a great honor.”
The W3 Awards honor creative excellence on the web and recognize award-winning mobile apps, websites, marketing programs, social content, and online video. In honoring the best of the Web, the W3 Awards are the first major web competition accessible to all companies and agencies, large or small. Small firms are just as likely to win as Fortune 500 companies and international agencies. The aim is to honor the best of the Web regardless of company or agency size.
These awards are a testament to the innovative and talented team we have at Cantina. To stand out among thousands of entrants, including Fortune 500 companies, is a great honor.
The W3 Award for LINK AKC continues its award-winning streak. This connected device was also a Winner of the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show Innovation Award earlier this year!
The Empower Retirement Apple Watch app is a first-of-its-kind retirement app for the Apple Watch. The app allows users to view real-time progress toward their retirement income goals and features simple notifications that users can respond to from the Apple Watch.
Cantina also received a W3 Award for helping Zipcar enhance their mobile app experience with a full redesign. The redesign allows Zipcar to cater to its enormous user base while positioning it to attract new users and stay competitive in a rapidly evolving car-sharing and transportation innovation landscape.
The W3 Awards are sanctioned and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), an invitation-only body consisting of top-tier professionals from a "Who's Who" of acclaimed media, advertising, digital and marketing firms.
Winners are determined based on a standard of excellence judged by AIVA according to the category entered. To maintain their high standards, AIVA can award multiple winners in a single category… or none at all.