Israeli companies win five awards at Barcelona high-tech expo

The 2012 Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Israeli companies took home five awards at the Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona this week.

The annual Mobile World Congress is a conference for both industry giants and breakthrough start-ups to showcase their latest mobile technology. Among the winners was Wibbitz, awarded the prize for Best Mobile Publishing Product or Service for its unique text-to-video technology, which takes a selection of text and converts it into a movie based on the written content.

Tel Aviv-based PointGrab, whose application allows for advanced hand gesture recognition using a smartphone camera, won the Most Innovative Mobile App award.

LG Electronics was awarded the Most Innovative Device Manufacturer of the Year. Apple took home the award for the best tablet with its iPad Air, and HTC was given the award for best smartphone for its HTC-One series.

Posted on February 27, 2014 .