Hall of Fame Committee

Andrew Podolsky   

Editor in Chief at Slide To Play
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Andrew Podolsky is the Editor in Chief of Slide To Play, a news and review site for iPhone games. In the past year, Slide To Play reviews have been published on Gamespot, Gamefly's GameCenter app, and the Slide To Play app GameFinder. In 2010 Slide To Play launched an iPad lifestyle site called Padvance.

Andrew lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and has written about console games for the websites 1up, Game Revolution, and Ripten. In 2007 Andrew worked as 1up's Mobile Editor before joining the team at Slide To Play in 2009. He also hosts a weekly Slide To Play podcast to discuss Apple news and new iPhone and iPad games.

Ben Briggs   

Founder at Games Uncovered
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Much of Ben’s life goes towards playing video games and the Web; his site being a natural fusion of the two. When not indulged in technology, you can usually find Ben behind a piano or a drum kit.

Brett Nolan     

Founder / Editor In Chief at AppAddict.net
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Brett Nolan is a 35 year-old software engineer, gadget geek, and Founder/ Editor In Chief of AppAddict.net (which just celebrated its one-year anniversary). He is also a husband and father of two young girls, the older of which loves her Mommy's iPod Touch. His favorite genre on the platform is physics-based puzzle games. (Devices Owned: iPhone 4 & 2nd Gen iPod Touch)

Brian Akaka    

Founder, CEO at Appular
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Founder and CEO of Appular, a New York City based Marketing/PR/Publishing company that is focused on helping iPhone and Android app developers get their games and applications noticed in the burgeoning app marketplace, by providing developers with the necessary marketing tools and strategies crucial to the success of their application. As the CEO of Appular, Brian overlooks the entire chain of production and ensures the highest quality of results for his clients.

Chris Pirillo    

President at Lockergnome
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Geek, Internet Entrepreneur, Hardware Addict, Software Junkie, Book Author, Once TV Show Host, Technology Enthusiast, Shameless Self-Promoter, Tech Conference Coordinator, Early Adopter, Idea Evangelist, Tech Support Blogger, Bootstrapper, Media Personality, Technology Consultant, Thicker Quicker Picker Upper.

Christine Morris   

Apps & Hats
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Canadian in UK. Dancing queen (in my head) devours technology in true geek style. Proud mom, wife, tutor who loves her job, finds inspiration from it.

Daniel Brusilovsky     

Founder at Teens in Tech Networks
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: 17 year-old entrepreneur. Founder and Chairman of Teens in Tech Networks, and Special Projects Lead at Qik.

David Averbach     

Web Editor at iPhone Life Magazine
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: David Averbach is the web editor at iPhone Life Magazine. The only print magazine for iPhone, iPad and iOS users. He is in charge of managing all of the new web initiatives. In addition to all things iPhone, David enjoys backpacking and ultimate Frisbee. David has traveled to over 20 countries.

Dennis Fan    

Editor-in-Chief at How's My App
Committee Member Since: October, 2010

Bio: Blogger. Freelance writer. Developer. Web designer. Editor-in-chief, HowsMyApp.com.

Dom Sagolla     

CEO at DollarApp
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Emiliano Contarino    

reviewer at iphoneitalia.com
Committee Member Since: October, 2010

Bio: Games, games and more games!

iPhone/iPad App Reviewer for iphoneitalia.com & ipaditalia.com with a focus on...games (obviously).

Evan Doll   

Co-founder at Flipboard
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Federico Viticci   

Editor-in-Chief at MacStories
Committee Member Since: October, 2010

Bio: I run MacStories.net, an Apple-centric blog focused on providing reviews, news, opinions and exclusive previews of everything iOS and OS X.

I'm also addicted to coffee and Instapaper.

Filip Visnjic    

Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Filip Visnjic is an architect, lecturer, writer and a new media technologist born in Belgrade currently living in London. Specialised in consulting and directing web, new media and architectural projects, Filip also contributes to a number of blogs and magazines about art, design and technology. He is a director at Working Architecture Group, an editor at CreativeApplications.Net and lectures at a number of universities across the UK.

Gary Ng   

Founder at iPhone in Canada
Committee Member Since: October, 2010

Bio: Gary Ng is a husband and founder of iPhoneinCanada.ca, Canada's #1 iPhone blog. We cover the latest iPhone news, app reviews, news, and opinions about the iPhone for the Great White North. Also a co-host of TheiPhonePodcast.com.

James Isabel   

Founder at The APPera
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: I'm currently the man behind the curtain for TheAPPera.com, a more youthful iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch gaming and apps review site. When I'm not slinging birds or tossing pygmies, I'm busy watching TV. This led me to start another portal for this passion: TVsomniac.com.

Find me here, there or there. There's no escaping me!

Jeff Scott     

Founder at 148Apps
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Jeff Scott is the founder of the 148Apps network of sites covering mobile applications and the business surrounding the development of apps. Launched in 2008, 148Apps is an innovator in the mobile apps space, being one of the first sites to publish statistics and metrics on the app marketplaces it covers. Based in San Francisco, his background is in web and mobile application development, having worked for a variety of startups large and small before starting his own web publishing company.

Jim Dalrymple     

The Loop
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Jim Squires     

iPhone Editor at Gamezebo
Committee Member Since: October, 2010

Bio: Jim Squires is the iPhone Editor at Gamezebo, the internet's leading source for casual gaming news and reviews. In addition to his editorial duties at GZ, Jim has freelanced for a number of tech and gaming publications. Jim also has an unhealthy obsession with his iPhone, and loves referring to himself in the third person when writing his bio.

John Casasanta   

Chief at tap tap tap
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: John’s the head of iPhone/iPad development and publishing house, tap tap tap. He’s a long-time Mac developer, two-time Apple Design Award winner, and the creator of MacHeist, the #1 Mac software promotion site. Although born a programmer, John’s well past his coding prime now and can’t be trusted around a compiler these days without the proper supervision.

Joshua Schnell    

Editor in Chief at Macgasm
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Lloyd Hannesson    

Founder and Chief Host at VGPodcasts
Committee Member Since: December, 2010

Bio: Lloyd has been playing video games since the early 80s, and podcasting about them since 2004. He is the chief host for all of the podcasts in the VGPodcast.com network. Dad, Speaker, Geek, and Gamer. iOS games are his passion.

Louis Wong   

Founder and Editor at TouchMyApps
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Louis runs TouchMyApps by day and works in the airline industry by night.

Having recently listened to David Allen's Getting Things Done audiobook to boost productivity, he's making the most out of the Omnifocus products in hopes of having more time to touch his apps.

Michelle Maltais   

Staff writer at Los Angeles Times
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Michelle Maltais is the editorial broadcast manager for the Los Angeles Times and a regular contributor to the Technology blog.

Since joining The Times in 1997, Michelle has worked as a copy editor, writer and video producer, among other things, for the paper and website.

This California native came to her love of (and obsession with) gadgets genetically -- her father would design and build high-tech devices, and her mother would buy them. She is a graduate of Scripps College in Claremont and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Here's a full list of blog posts by Michelle Maltais, who can be reached at michelle.maltais @ latimes.com.

Mike Schramm    

Editor at TUAW
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Mike Schramm has been writing online and for print for over a decade. He is an avid gamer, and works as a senior editor on TUAW, and contributes to Joystiq and a number of other popular blogs around the Internet. Learn more at mikeschramm.com.

Mr. KRAPPS (aka Alex)    

Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: As seen in The Wall Street Journal, CNN, Fox News, Fortune, The Huffington Post, Gizmodo, Wired, Mashable, Techmeme, Glamour Magazine & a bunch of other cool media sources ...

KRAPPS (crappy apps) is a twisted and funny iPhone app review website outing whacky, weird, stupid and strange iPhone applications.

We made Apple apologize for approving the "brilliant" Baby Shaker application.

Nic Vargus   

Associate Editor at Mac|Life
Committee Member Since: October, 2010

Bio: Associate Editor at Mac|Life. Big fan of Diet Cherry Coke and Ninja Turtles. I've been slam dunking the funk, and turning it up, since '88.

Nigel Wood    

Editor In Chief at TouchGEN
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Nigel Wood is the Editor in Chief and owner of TouchGEN.com. A graphic designer and avid gamer, Nigel was fed up with what others sites were offering in the iPhone games blogging arena and decided to start his own.

With eight part-time writers from all around the world - including the UK, US, Spain and Sweden - TouchGEN offers a detailed, honest, and always entertaining large library of reviews, that have garnered a loyal following for both the site and the TouchGEN 'Unleashed' podcast.

Omaha Sternberg     

Host at iGame Radio
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Omaha Sternberg is host and producer of iGame Radio, the original podcast about gaming on the Mac, iPhone/iPod Touch, and iPad. iGame Radio includes news, reviews, commentary, and interviews with notables in the game industry.

Omaha has also hosted and produced the DigiPen PodClass (the official podcast for the DigiPen Institute of Technology), appeared on MacVoices and the MacJury, and written articles for Mac|Life, Macworld Magazine, and the iPhone Life Buyer's Guide.

Omaha lives in the greater Seattle Metro area with a husband, two children, and five Apple products.

Patrick Jordan    

Founder at Just Another iPhone Blog, Just Another iPad Blog, and Just iPhon
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Husband, father to a lovely daughter, Austinite, former Londoner, huge sports nut, mobile tech, iPhone, and iPad blogger, iOS apps junkie.

Paul Byron     

Editor and Reviewer at Appgamer.net
Committee Member Since: October, 2010

Bio: Paul Byron is the current owner and Editor on Appgamer.net. Paul has been involved in games journalism in one way or another since 1989, when work experience at Your Sinclair gave him the taste for this reviewing lark.

Appgamer.net is your source for definitive iOS gaming news, reviews, Interviews and features.

Peter Farago     

Vice President, Marketing at Flurry
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Flurry helps app developers make better games through its Analytics, and drive acquisition and monetization through AppCircle. Peter is their resident gaming geek (he says proudly), with gaming industry experience including overseeing EA's product marketing and management for The Sims, the #1 PC game of all time, and driving Digital Chocolate's product roadmap for several years, which shipped 25 (awesome) titles from four international studios worldwide each year. He has blown through the 148 apps limit with games on his iPhone several times.

Phillip Ryu   

Product Designer at tap tap tap
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Product designer at MacHeist, "Classics" for iPhone & tap tap tap. I live in the near future, and I like cool things.

Preshit Deorukhkar     

Head of Operations at iXyr
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Having been a freelance blogger and managed content for a variety of websites for 5 years, I decided to start my own blog with some friends and Smoking Apples [ http://smokingapples.com ] was born. This led to the birth of Beautiful Pixels [ http://beautifulpixels.com ] and Homescreen.me [ http://homescreen.me ] which all fall under iXyr [ http://ixyr.com ]

Raven Zachary   

President at Small Society
Committee Member Since: January, 2011

Bio: Raven Zachary is President of Small Society, working with big brands, established companies, investors, and startups on iOS strategy and product development for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Raven directed the Obama '08 for iPhone application for the Obama Campaign prior to forming Small Society, and has since worked with companies such as Whole Foods Market, Zipcar, CLIF BAR, and Air New Zealand on iPhone application initiatives. He is the founder of iPhoneDevCamp, a not-for-profit iPhone developer conference. He is regularly quoted by the press about the iOS market and is a frequent conference speaker on the topic.

Rene Ritchie     

Editor at TiPb
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: I run TiPb.com, the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch-centric site for the Smartphone Experts Network. We handle news, reviews and how-tos for iOS devices, apps, and accessories.

Rob LeFebvre     

Editor, 148Apps Network at 148Apps
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Residing in Anchorage, Alaska for the past ten years, Rob has been writing and editing sites about iOS and Console gaming for the past two. He is a dad, a Mac geek, and a musician. His day job currently consists of teaching teachers to use technology to empower special education students.

Rob Walch    

Host at Today in iOS (iPhone) Podcast
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Rob is host of the Today in iOS (iPhone) podcast which was the very first podcast covering the iPhone - launched in April 2007. He is also host of the podCast411 podcast and is VP of Podcaster Relations at Wizzard Media / Libsyn.

Ryan Johnson     

Co-founder & Editor at SlapApp.com
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Co-founder and Editor for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad app and game reviews blog SlapApp.com.

Stuart Dredge     

Freelance Journalist at Articulates Ltd
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Stuart is a freelance journalist in the UK, who writes about mobile entertainment, digital music and gaming.

Currently, that includes writing for Mobile Entertainment, Music Ally, the Sunday Times, Recombu and What Mobile, among other publications and websites.

He also has his own projects: iPhone Games Bulletin (www.iphonegamesbulletin.com) is a daily email for the iPhone games industry offering news and analysis. Meanwhile Apps Playground (www.appsplayground.com) is a consumer blog about apps and games for children.

Previously, he's written for Pocket Gamer, Tech Digest, T3 and Official Dreamcast Magazine.

Todd Ogasawara   

Editor, ThinkMobile.com at mediabistro.com
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: Co-editor of ThinkMobile.com (formerly MobileContentToday.com - part of the mediabistro.com family of sites). Project Manager - Oceanit Laboratories.

Tracy Erickson  

Apple Editor at PocketGamer
Committee Member Since: October, 2010

Bio: Tracy manages iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad coverage for PocketGamer. In addition to consumer coverage, he occasionally contributes analysis of the mobile gaming business to sister site PocketGamer.biz.

Prior to joining the PocketGamer editorial team, he covered console and PC trends at publications GamePro, GameShark, and GamesRadar among others.

Tracy resides in Portland, Oregon.

Trevor Sheridan   

iPhone/iPad Game Reviewer at AppAdvice
Committee Member Since: September, 2010

Bio: iPhone/iPad App Reviewer for AppAdvice.com with a focus on games.