SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Chase Bank announced today that QuickDeposit™ has been nominated for Best Use of Device Camera and Utilities and Services (Tablets and all Other Devices) and Chase Person-to-Person QuickPay™ is an honoree in the Utilities and Services (Handheld Devices) category for mobile apps in the 16th Annual Webby Awards.
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by The New York Times, The Webby Awards, presented by the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS), is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet. Webby Awards are handed out for categories in Websites, Interactive Advertising and Media, Online Film & Video and Mobile.
Chase’s award-winning QuickDeposit™ allows customers to snap a picture of the front and back of a check (up to $2,000 daily and $5,000 weekly) and deposit it instantly via their iPhone®, iPod Touch®, iPad®, Android™ and Blackberry® devices, and the Amazon Kindle Fire tablet. Since its launch in July, 2010, customers have deposited a total of more than $4 billion via QuickDeposit™. Chase Person-to-Person QuickPay™ allows customers to send money to or receive money from anyone using their mobile number or email address.
“We are excited that the Chase Mobile App has been recognized by such a prestigious global organization, and that Chase QuickDeposit™ has been nominated for two consecutive years,” said Jack Stephenson, director of mobile, e-commerce and payments at Chase. “Chase is committed to being at the forefront of the latest advances in mobile payment technologies and to developing exciting new capabilities that put banking at our customers’ fingertips, enabling a quick and convenient way to view, track and move their money.”
The number of active Chase mobile customers increased 42% between 2011 and 2012. With over 15 million registered users, The Chase Mobile App has won several accolades, including:
- Javelin Research Best in Class Mobile Banking for 2011 (besting 24 other banks)
- Keynote Systems best overall mobile user experience, best functionality, and best ease of use.
- Best Use of Smartphone Camera – 2011 Webby
- 2010 Top Ten App – Mobile Marketer
- Most Innovative Award – 2010 Pogie
- #2 Best iPhone App 2010 – Tech Crunch
"Nominees like Chase are setting the standard for innovation and creativity on the Internet," 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."
As a nominee, Chase QuickDeposit is also eligible to win a Webby People's Voice Award, which is voted online by fans across the globe. From now until April 26th, Chase fans can cast their votes at pv.webbyawards.com.
Winners will be announced on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 and honored at a ceremony on Monday, May 21, 2012 at The Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, where they will have an opportunity to deliver one of The Webby Awards' famous 5-Word Speeches. The IADAS, which nominates and selects The Webby Award Winners, is comprised of web industry experts, including media mogul Arianna Huffington, Skype CEO Tony Bates, SHFT.com co-founder Adrian Grenier, Instagram co-founder Kevin Systrom, mobile-phone inventor Martin Cooper, and Mikael Hed, CEO of Rovio, creators of the Webby Award-winning game app Angry Birds.
Past winners and nominees in the mobile/app category include Chase QuickDeposit™ (winner in two categories – Best User of Device Camera and Utilities and Services), Chase Person-to-Person QuickPay™ (nominee), foursquare, Angry Birds, Yelp Mobile, Pandora App, CNN Mobile, DropBox, NOOK and Fandango. Chase BluePrint Demo was last year’s People’s Choice Winner in the Banking/Bill Paying category.
Chase is the U.S. consumer and commercial banking business of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), a leading global financial services firm with assets of $2.3 trillion and operations in more than 60 countries. Chase serves more than 50 million consumers and small businesses through more than 5,500 bank branches, 17,500 ATMs, credit cards, mortgage offices, and online and mobile banking as well as through relationships with auto dealerships. More information about Chase is available at www.chase.com.
About The Webby Awards:
Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, The Webby Awards is the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, including Websites, interactive advertising & media, online film & video, and mobile & apps. Established in 1996, the 16th Annual Webby Awards received nearly 10,000 entries from all 50 states and over 60 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards is presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: Yahoo!, Vitamin T, MLB Advanced Media, Rackspace Hosting, JWT, The Atom Group, Financial Times, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Guardian News and Media.