A cannabis company has won a prestigious award sponsored by the mainstream technology publication GeekWire.com, beating out Microsoft and several other more traditional tech companies.
Leafly, which provides a variety of cannabis information including consumer-generated dispensary and strain reviews, was named App of the Year in a public vote at GeekWire.com’s annual awards ceremony.
It ranks as the first time a marijuana app has has won – let alone been a finalist for – the award.
Other finalists included Microsoft’s Office for iPad app, a remote-desktop offering, a program for concert-goers and a service that creates secure connections to the Internet.
Leafly was nominated by GeekWire readers, and a panel of 28 judges advanced it as a finalist. The company, which is owned by Privateer Holdings, says its app has been downloaded more than 4 million times on Apple and Android devices.