Our portfolio company Envision took home first prize at the event held at Google's California HQ.
Mountain View, USA - During their 12th Annual event called Google I/O, the winners of the prestigious Google Play Awards were announced.
These annual awards were presented to apps “that rose to the top for providing the best experiences for fans, making an impact on their communities and raising the bar for quality content on Google Play.” Within the app developer community, the Google Play Award is often referred to as the Oscars for apps.
Envision had the privilege of being nominated in the category of Best Accessibility Experience. This nomination was a recognition of the way Envision is “enabling device interaction in an innovative way that serve people with disabilities or special needs.” Other nominees across diverse categories included from popular apps like Notion and Canva to games like Asphalt and MARVEL Strike Force.
The results were announced and Envisioned was pronounced winner in the Best Accessibility Experience category at Google's Mountain View offices in California on 6 May 2019.
Envision is a mobile app founded by Karthik Mahadevan and Karthik Kannan that empowers blind and low vision people to be independent, by speaking out the visual world in front of them. It helps the visually impaired read texts, recognise faces, find objects and so much more, all on their own. It is the best all-in-one tool in the pocket of blind or low vision users for all of their visual recognition tasks. The small team behind Envision has been diligently working on developing these tools from their office in The Hague. Hence, this recognition of their work from the highest authority in the field is beyond encouraging and motivating.
Congratulations to Envision!