Dabble is a PICK 20 Winner!
Last week we received a phone call to let us know that we made Backbone and KPMG's PICK 20. Needless to say, we were pretty jazzed. PICK 20 is the first of its kind to round up a list of Canada's Web 2.0 innovators and companies that are on the cutting edge.
Dabble made the cut and came in at No. 5. We would be lying if we said we didn't wish we were No. 1, but fifth isn't too shabby. The competition was pretty stiff as they all offer some pretty cool services. Club Penguin came in at No. 1. Two words, penguin avatar. Need I say more?
What exactly is Web 2.0? Well, the judges "defined Web 2.0 as the use of emergent online social platforms to
link individuals to each other and, increasingly, to connect companies
to partners and clients." Naturally, Dabble fits the mold.
The list of winners was assembled by opening up the floor to the public
to nominate companies and then the entries were handed over to the
Here are the nice things that they have to say about us:
5. Smallthought Systems’ Dabble DB
A site that helps people create online databases. As one blogger described it, "If Chuck Norris was a data crunching system, he would be Dabble DB."
Dabble is noteworthy because of the power it puts into the hands of the average person, according to our judges. "This is an outstanding utility that brings the power of measurement to anyone," Shuttleworth said, while O’Connor Clarke admitted, "I’m clueless when it comes to programming, but I know how to scope a project for ROI; Dabble DB lets me do that same thing in a 2.0 sexified way. It’s a terrific execution of a relatively old idea, but still scores highly across the board for the way they’ve done it.' Trgovac simply said, 'these folks have created a very cool app."
We particularly like said blogger's Chuck Norris analogy.