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Kitco Media wins prestigious gold award for outstanding app

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Kitco Media took home the golden prize for Best Mobile App Design during the Canadian Online Publishing Awards night, held Thursday night in Toronto.

“We are thrilled that Kitco Gold Live! received the 2019 Canadian Online Publishers Award, which recognizes the best mobile 24/7 news media application design," said Kitco Media director John Dourekas. "Our app is a labor of love created by a team, which includes product managers, designers, journalists, IT and marketing specialists. Our team is passionate about empowering audiences with unbiased commodity news, differing views and a global perspective directly through their smartphones.”

Organizers said entries this year came from all corners of Canada with finalists this year from Vancouver, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal. Judges were from York, University of King’s College, BCIT Students Association, Ryerson, McGill and Queens University.

Kitco’s award-winning precious metal app has a whopping 2 million downloads and is a coveted tool for investors, retailers, jewellers and overall business aficionados worldwide. With numerous accolades, the Kitco Gold Live! app is well-reviewed with a close to 5-star ratings on Google and Apple iTunes. Features of the app include live spot prices for precious and base metals, oil and bitcoin, alongside breaking news, daily videos, mining news, commentaries, exchange rates and charts.

Dourekas said Kitco is always developing content-rich, user-centric driven experience to keep pace with its audience, which COPA recognized in distinguishing this year’s award recipients.

"After consultation with key members of the judging panel and publishers, this year will put a stronger focus on the various channels content is published on and we will have awards for print, email, digital content, mobile apps and websites. These channels categories will allow publishers to demonstrate some of their digital wizardry and design skills," said Canadian Online Publishing Awards in announcing their award.

Kitco Gold Live! is available at iTunes and Google Play.

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