Panel of Judges Picks Nitobi’s PhoneGap As One of Five Chosen from Over 80 Applications
Vancouver – Nitobi Inc.  has announced that its PhoneGap  project has won a coveted spot in Web 2.0 Expo San Francisco’s Launch Pad   taking place Thursday, April 2 during the Web 2.0 Expo , in San Francisco.
Nitobi will present PhoneGap along with four other companies to a panel of industry experts including Anand Iyer of Microsoft BizSpark, Marshall Kirkpatrick of ReadWriteWeb and Matt Marshall of Venture Beat. Nitobi CEO, Andre Charland, will showcase PhoneGap in front of a live audience at Web 2.0 Expo, the leading global gathering of developers, designers, marketers, and business professionals building the next generation Web. John Battelle, Founder/Chairman/CEO of Federated Media and Program Chair of Web 2.0 Summit, will host the live competition where each company will present for five minutes for feedback from both the judges and audience members.
There are now dozens of applications  built using PhoneGap available for download from the iPhone app store.
“We’d like to applaud the impressive and distinct solutions that these five Launch Pad winners have presented Web 2.0 Expo,” said Brady Forrest, Web 2.0 Expo Co-Chair. “We received over eighty submissions to the Launch Pad competition this year and are thrilled to see this continued industry enthusiasm and advancement at a difficult economic time.”
A People’s Choice Winner will be announced at the end of the Launch Pad. Audience members will be asked to vote for their top choice based on the demos. Votes will be tabulated in real-time and projected live on screen.