Awards
Acquia Engage

Awards Spotlights Groundbreaking Sites Built on Drupal; Winners to be Unveiled at Acquia Engage 2016

Appnovation is proud to announce that it has been listed as a finalist in the Health Sciences category for the Avalere Health project and the Nonprofit category for the Visit California project.

More than 150 submissions were received from Acquia customers and partners, from which 88 were selected as finalists. Nominations that demonstrated an advanced level of visual design, functionality, integration and overall experience have advanced to the finalist round, where an outside panel of experts from the Drupal and web content management communities will select the winning projects.

Per the announcement from Acquia:

“Acquia’s partners and customers are working tirelessly to raise the bar and drive the future of digital. Together we’re helping organizations develop elegant solutions that inspire and engage audiences and drive significant value for their businesses,” said Joe Wykes, Senior vice president of global channels & eCommerce at Acquia. “This year’s honorees are working closely with Acquia to not only execute on today’s opportunities, but to also lay the groundwork for success in the world of tomorrow. The breadth of submissions was inspiring, and continues to affirm that Acquia partners and customers are setting the new precedent for exceptional digital experiences.”

Click here to see the full list of nominees. 

Acquia Partner Site of the Year 2013 Finalist

This program highlights the great work that Acquia partners do every day. The Acquia Partner Site of the Year awards program highlights the organizations that make superior digital experiences possible. Award winners are creative, innovative and bold; something Acquia wants to recognize and share with their partner community. 

Appnovation is proud to have been a finalist in 3 award categories for 2013:

Mobile - Elle Decor / Hearst Corporation

Public Sector - NYC DOT

Web Experience -Intel Open Source Technology Center

Acquia Partner Site of the Year 2013 Winner

This program highlights the great work that Acquia partners do every day. The Acquia Partner Site of the Year awards program highlights the organizations that make superior digital experiences possible. Award winners are creative, innovative and bold; something Acquia wants to recognize and share with their partner community. 

The Elle Decor Lookbook App has been awarded Acquia's prestigious Partner Site of the Year 2013 in the Mobile category. Elle Décor is considered the ultimate guide to decorating and design. As a companion to their Lookbook website, the magazine chose Appnovation Technologies to develop a mobile app for the Apple iPad with dynamically generated sharing websites.

Acquia Partner Site of the Year 2014 Finalist

This program highlights the great work that Acquia partners do every day. The Acquia Partner Site of the Year awards program highlights the organizations that make superior digital experiences possible. Award winners are creative, innovative and bold; something Acquia wants to recognize and share with their partner community. 

Appnovation is proud to have been a finalist in 5 award categories for 2014:

Brand Experience - Samsung

High Technology - Revolution Analytics

Mobile - Rockport

NGOs - Teach For All

Transit - Bay Area Rapid Transit

Acquia Partner Site of the Year 2014 Winner

This program highlights the great work that Acquia partners do every day. The Acquia Partner Site of the Year awards program highlights the organizations that make superior digital experiences possible. Award winners are creative, innovative and bold; something Acquia wants to recognize and share with their partner community. 

“Our partners are creating amazing digital experiences with Acquia and Drupal. These award-winning sites demonstrate the transformative business impact that organizations can achieve with digital,” said Joe Wykes, vice president of global channels at Acquia. “Bringing together content, community and commerce in a way that fully engages visitors in a personalized experience is difficult. The Partner Site of the Year Awards celebrate the agencies that are doing this best.” 

Appnovation won awards in 2 categories: 

Acquia Partner Site of the Year 2015 Winner

his program highlights the great work that Acquia partners do every day. The Acquia Partner Site of the Year awards program highlights the organizations that make superior digital experiences possible. Award winners are creative, innovative and bold; something Acquia wants to recognize and share with their partner community. 

“Selecting winners from among the finalists was extremely difficult given an amazing body of work. This year’s winners exemplify what can be done with great technology, beautiful design, and a customer-first mindset,” said Scott Liewehr, CEO and Co-Founder of Digital Clarity Group,

Appnovation is a recipient of the Acquia Partner Site of the Year Award in the High Technology category for the second consecutive year:

2015 Acquia Partner Site of the Year: High Tech for www.MuleSoft.com.

2014 Acquia Partner Site of the Year: High Tech for Revolution Analytics. 

Alfresco Biggest Deal 2014

Alfresco Partners are a growing community of system integrators, software vendors, infrastructure providers and resellers who build their solutions with Alfresco. Alfresco's Annual Partner Awards recognize the efforts of top partners who work with Alfresco to continually deliver innovative business solutions for content management.

Appnovation, a Platinum Partner with Alfresco, provided Iowa Workforce Development (IWD) a proof of concept (POC) implementation for the Winter Utility Support Program demonstrating a Drupal/Alfresco integrated site that would streamline their processes and workflow.

Alfresco Fastest Growing Partner 2014

Alfresco Partners are a growing community of system integrators, software vendors, infrastructure providers and resellers who build their solutions with Alfresco. Alfresco's Annual Partner Awards recognize the efforts of top partners who work with Alfresco to continually deliver innovative business solutions for content management.

“It’s been a banner year for growth and innovation for us,” says Appnovation CEO, Arnold Leung. “It’s a great boost to our worldwide team to receive such recognition for all their hard work from partners and other organizations alike.” Appnovation is a Platinum Partner with Alfresco and previously received the “Partner Solution of the Year” award in 2012.

Alfresco Solution of the Year 2012

Alfresco Partners are a growing community of system integrators, software vendors, infrastructure providers and resellers who build their solutions with Alfresco. Alfresco's Annual Partner Awards recognize the efforts of top partners who work with Alfresco to continually deliver innovative business solutions for content management.

"We would like to congratulate Appnovation on being named ʻPartner Solution of the Yearʼ by Alfresco for their osCaddie solution,” said Joe Wykes, Acquiaʼs VP of Global Channels. “We are very proud to have been a part of the integration of Drupal and Alfresco and look forward to seeing how Appnovation will change the game next for our clients and partner network."

BC Business Top 30 Under 30 2014

Published for more than 40 years, BC Business is British Columbia’s foremost business authority and the most widely read business publication in the province. BC Business’ intent in creating the list is to celebrate “BC’s young guns who excel in their respective industries, give back to their community and planet and who will lead business in (BC) for years to come.”

Arnold Leung is the sole founder and CEO of Vancouver based Appnovation Technologies and started the company straight after graduating from the UBC Sauder School of Business in 2007. Since then the IT services firm has opened offices in Atlanta, London and Montreal and currently holds a workforce of over 100 full time employees worldwide.

BIV Forty Under 40 - 2010

Business in Vancouver continues to highlight the achievements of BC's young entrepreneurs, executives and professionals by finding 40 outstanding professionals worthy of the Forty under 40 distinction. Winners are under 40 and have demonstrated excellence in business, judgment, leadership and community contribution.

A panel of judges looks for a cross-section of impressive people from a wide range of industries who are ahead of their time for their age. This means they've progressed up the ranks of their company or industry or have built their own company and demonstrated professional success and responsibility at a relatively young age.

Blue Drop Awards Best B2B Website 2014

The Blue Drop Awards is an independent, community-nominated, community-voted event created in 2012 that aims to publicly recognize the excellent individuals, companies and projects that have pushed the limits and maximized the capabilities of Drupal, the open source content management system. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. 

Engagement was the keyword during the Appnovation Corporate website overhaul project. By focusing on more visual elements, Appnovation made its website more attractive and enticing to interact with. The extensive project started with the blog, one of the main drivers of traffic to the website. Social share buttons were added to increase social awareness. Graphic headers were added to visualize content and a second column with relevant links so users could easliy explore other areas of the site. 

Blue Drop Awards Best Government Website 2014

The Blue Drop Awards is an independent, community-nominated, community-voted event created in 2012 that aims to publicly recognize the excellent individuals, companies and projects that have pushed the limits and maximized the capabilities of Drupal, the open source content management system. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. 

The Bay Area Rapid Transit website (BART.gov) provides real-time train schedules, trip planning and fare calculation, as well as a catalogue of third-party apps for more than 400,000 daily riders. Working with our partner Acquia, we migrated the BART website from a proprietary content management system (CMS) onto Drupal 7. Projects of this scale typically take between 6-9 months to complete, however the entire migration was executed in 4 months. 

Blue Drop Awards Best Marketplace / eCommerce Website 2013

The Blue Drop Awards is an independent, community-nominated, community-voted event created in 2012 that aims to publicly recognize the excellent individuals, companies and projects that have pushed the limits and maximized the capabilities of Drupal, the open source content management system. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. 

SHOE X is an award winning Drupal based e-commerce marketplace merging avid shoe collectors, with keen sellers of rare, hard to find sneakers and other urban apparel. Users can sign up for a free account and create customizable storefronts to promote their products. Original Air Jordans, or re-released Foamposites can be found in this easy to use and easy to manage marketplace. The Appnovation team modified standard Drupal modules to accommodate multiple vendor checkouts. 

Blue Drop Awards Best Non-Profit Website 2014

The Blue Drop Awards is an independent, community-nominated, community-voted event created in 2012 that aims to publicly recognize the excellent individuals, companies and projects that have pushed the limits and maximized the capabilities of Drupal, the open source content management system. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them.

The Teach For All website was a huge success in increasing public awareness for the organization, its global partners, and the issue of education inequality. Additionally the website succeeded in emphasizing videos and stories of students, teachers, alumni and supporters that authentically express the voices of the Teach For All network, allowing the organization to communicate and visualize global impact. The interactive map and national organization pages convey the organization's global reach and help its partners become more visible in the global community.

BlueDropAwards Best Retail Website 2014

The Blue Drop Awards is an independent, community-nominated, community-voted event created in 2012 that aims to publicly recognize the excellent individuals, companies and projects that have pushed the limits and maximized the capabilities of Drupal, the open source content management system. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. 

Working with iFactory, Appnovation developed a responsive, intranet database for Rockport sales people to have a one stop shop to access the company's latest product collections and marketing materials. Once signed in, users can view the latest product collections and filter by categories such as colour, style and even by region availability. They also have access to the latest marketing materials such as seasonal lookbooks and videos. 

Blue Drop Awards Drupal Site of the Year 2014

The Blue Drop Awards is an independent, community-nominated, community-voted event created in 2012 that aims to publicly recognize the excellent individuals, companies and projects that have pushed the limits and maximized the capabilities of Drupal, the open source content management system. The Blue Drop Awards were created to promote Drupal to the greater technology community and to recognize innovative, next-generation websites and the companies that built them. 

The Samsung Knox website truly showcases the power of Drupal. It is a great name to add to the collection of open source supporters. Appnovation Technologies assisted Samsung with the development of their Samsung KNOX project. The KNOX Container allows companies to ensure that work files and applications are segregated from personal ones on employee mobile devices, while being easy to navigate and featuring great graphics.

Branham300 - Canada's Top ICT Companies 2013

Branham Group Inc. is a leading industry analyst and strategic marketing company servicing the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) marketplace. The annual list highlights the top Canadian and multinational Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies operating in Canada. Ranked in the “The Next 50 Canadian ICT Companies” group, Appnovation is recognized for their creativity and innovation with technology.

The “Next 50 Canadian ICT Companies” are chosen “based on creativity and innovation whether in a new technology area or optimizing existing technology in an innovative manner.” Committed to innovation, Appnovation is consistently providing the best solutions for their clients as well as developing their Open Source Initiative (http://www.appnovation.com/solutions/oscaddie).

Branham300 - Canada's Top ICT Companies 2014

Branham Group Inc. is a leading industry analyst and strategic marketing company servicing the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) marketplace. The annual list highlights the top Canadian and multinational Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies operating in Canada. It illustrates the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada and is widely considered to be a leading source of intelligence on Canada's ICT industry.

Appnovation Technologies took first place in the Top 20 Movers and Shakers category and was also included on the Top 10 Growth Companies and Top 250 ICT Companies list for 2014. This is the second consecutive year the Branham Group has included Appnovation in their listings, pegging them as one of “The Next 50 Canadian ICT Companies” in 2013.

Branham300 - Canada's Top ICT Companies 2015

Branham Group Inc. is a leading industry analyst and strategic marketing company servicing the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) marketplace. The annual list highlights the top Canadian and multinational Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies operating in Canada. It illustrates the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada and is widely considered to be a leading source of intelligence on Canada's ICT industry.

Appnovation Technologies has been included on the Top 250 ICT Companies list, and the Top 20 Movers and Shakers category for 2015. This is the third consecutive year the Branham Group has included Appnovation in their listings.

Branham300 - Canada's Top ICT Companies 2016

Branham Group Inc. is a leading industry analyst and strategic marketing company servicing the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) marketplace. The annual list highlights the top Canadian and multinational Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies operating in Canada. It illustrates the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada and is widely considered to be a leading source of intelligence on Canada's ICT industry.

Appnovation was included on the Top 250 ICT Companies list for 2016 (#128) and was also included in the Top 25 Movers and Shakers list (#16). This is the fourth  consecutive year the Branham Group has included Appnovation in their listings.

Branham300 - Canada's Top ICT Companies 2017

Branham Group Inc. is a leading industry analyst and strategic marketing company servicing the global Information and Communication Technology (ICT) marketplace. The annual list highlights the top Canadian and multinational Information and Communication Technology (ICT) companies operating in Canada. It illustrates the depth and breadth of innovative technologies developed in Canada and is widely considered to be a leading source of intelligence on Canada's ICT industry.

Appnovation was included on the Top 250 ICT Companies list for 2017 (#120). This is the fifth  consecutive year the Branham Group has included Appnovation in their listings.

Deloitte Technology Fast 50 & Fast 500 - 2016

Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ celebrates leadership, innovation and excellence in the technology sector. The program recognizes the world-class achievements and the tremendous evolution of the Canadian technology sector.

Appnovation is ranked #27 on the 2016 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ listing of the fastest-growing Canadian technology companies, as well as #216 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™ awards for demonstrating bold innovation, dedicated leadership and strong growth. Appnovation grew 449% between 2012 – 2015.

Deliotte Technology Fast 500 - 2015

Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ celebrates leadership, innovation and excellence in the technology sector. The program recognizes the world-class achievements and the tremendous evolution of the Canadian technology sector.

This year Appnovation Technologies was ranked #12 on the 2015 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ listing of the fastest- growing Canadian technology companies, as well as #112 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Appnovation grew 808% from 2011-2014.

Deloitte Technology Fast 50, & Fast 500 2014

Canada’s pre-eminent technology awards program, the Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ celebrates leadership, innovation and excellence in the technology sector. The program recognizes the world-class achievements and the tremendous evolution of the Canadian technology sector.

This year Appnovation Technologies was ranked #22 on the 2014 Deloitte Technology Fast 50™ listing of the fastest- growing Canadian technology companies, as well as #162 on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500™, a ranking of the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Appnovation grew 654% from 2009-2013.

Drupal Development Award

Evaluation criteria consists of core values that we find to be important for development firms that provide Drupal development services to different companies. We evaluate the design analysis that is done to help create an effective design for a company based on the industry the company is in to benefit the client. A look into design quality compares custom designs for different companies in order to understand how well the design is able to distinguish itself from other companies in the same industry. Development quality is determined by different technologies that are used, strategies that are performed, and standards that are created in order to create both effective and resourceful code. Our code security criterion evaluates development firms based on their ability to produce secure code that is free of exploits and known flaws that could subject the website to intruders or embedded malicious code. Our final criterion looks into the module development done to ensure that features are built to be added or removed from an installation as changes are made or features are no longer needed within a website.

General Queries:

  • What type of needs analysis was conducted before work initiated?
  • What type of a ROI were you anticipating, what was achieved and in what time frame?
  • What would be 3 things you would change about your experience?
  • What was your total investment?
  • Rate your overall experience (1-10; 10 being the highest).

Project Specific Queries:

  • What type of project did the service provider undertake?
PROFIT 500 - Canada's Fastest Growing Companies 2016

The PROFIT 500 is by far Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth–nationally, regionally and by industry–the PROFIT 500 program gives entrepreneurs and their businesses the recognition they deserve for their achievements and contributions to Canada!

Appnovation was ranked #57 out of 500 companies nationwide, as well as #6 on Vancouver’s Fastest Growing Companies for 2016, and #16 on Canada’s Fastest Growing Software Companies. 

PROFIT500 2014

The PROFIT500 is by far Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth–nationally, regionally and by industry–the PROFIT500 program gives entrepreneurs and their businesses the recognition they deserve for their achievements and contributions to Canada.

This year Appnovation Technologies was ranked #70 out of 500 companies nationwide. According to the PROFIT rankings, Appnovation has shown a whopping 1023% growth over the past five years.

PROFIT500 2015

The PROFIT500 is by far Canada's largest annual celebration of entrepreneurial achievement. Ranking Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies by five-year revenue growth–nationally, regionally and by industry–the PROFIT500 program gives entrepreneurs and their businesses the recognition they deserve for their achievements and contributions to Canada.

This year Appnovation Technologies was ranked #51 out of 500 companies nationwide, while ranking #9th on both Canada's Fastest Growing Information Technology Companies for 2015, and Vancouver's Fastest Growing Companies for 2015 list. According to the PROFIT rankings, Appnovation has shown a whopping 1289% growth over the past five years.

PROFIT500 Hot 50 2010

PROFIT500: Your Guide to Business Success is Canadaʼs preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. The PROFIT500 HOT 50 is the definitive ranking of Canadaʼs Top New Growth Companies. Published in the September issue of PROFIT500 magazine and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT500 HOT 50 ranks young firms by two-year revenue growth.

“The PROFIT500 HOT 50 exhibit all the traits that underpin business success,” says PROFIT500 editor Ian Portsmouth. “With good products, persistent and focused leaders and motivated teams, Canadaʼs Top New Growth Companies have achieved enviable growth rates despite a shaky economy.”

PROFIT500 Hot 50 2011

PROFIT500: Your Guide to Business Success is Canadaʼs preeminent publication dedicated to the management issues and opportunities facing small and mid-sized businesses. The PROFIT500 HOT 50 is the definitive ranking of Canadaʼs Top New Growth Companies. Published in the September issue of PROFIT500 magazine and online at PROFITguide.com, the PROFIT500 HOT 50 ranks young firms by two-year revenue growth.

“Being included two years in a row on this prestigious list is an indication that the team here at Appnovation is doing something right,” says Appnovation CEO Arnold Leung. “Iʼm very proud of the work our team here does and recognition like this is only more incentive to keep it up.”

Small Business BC Best Company 2011 Finalist

Small Business BC is British Columbia's premiere resource centre for knowledge-based business products and services. Small Business BC’s innovative approach and programs have been recognized by several national and international awards, solidifying its reputation as an exceptional business resource.

Each year the awards have served as a great launch point for many small businesses, offering them recognition, networking opportunities and a continued relationship with Small Business BC. Since its inception in 2003, over 1,600 entrepreneurs have participated in the awards across retail trade, manufacturing, technology services, arts, entertainment and recreation. 

Webaward 2015 - Technology Standard of Excellence

Appnovation Drupal development project MuleSoft.com wins Technology Standard of Excellence from Web Marketing Association's WebAwards (View the project in our portfolio).

Since 1997, the Web Marketing Association's annual WebAward Competition has been setting the standard of excellence for Website development. Independent expert judges from around the world review sites in 96 industries. The best are recognized with a WebAward which helps interactive professionals promote themselves, their companies, and their best work to the outside world.