This week we learned that Ask.com’s flagship mobile app for the iPhone has been selected as an Official Honoree by the Webby Awards in the Social category. We’re honored; of the close to 10,000 entries received for the 15th Annual Webby Awards, less than 10 percent were selected as Official Honorees. This builds on Ask for iPhone’s recent Appy Awards win in the Reference category earlier this year.

While it feels great to see our app recognized by the industry, what’s really exciting is seeing our users engaging with it. We’ve seen around half a million downloads since our November launch, with more than 550,000 updates to the app. What’s more, mobile users are contributing more content (questions, comments and answers) than their web counterparts, which tells us that mobile truly is the killer platform for the Q&A use case.

Valerie Combs, VP, Communications