Newsroom 05 October 2021

My.FirstClimate is App of the Year 2021

App of the Year winner DI Blue

It is a great pleasure to announce the winner of the 2021 App of the Year is DI Blue for their My.FirstClimate App.

Our annual “App of the Year Awards” showcase the best of the best apps created by our customers in Liberty Create, our low-code platform. The achievements shared in this year’s applications were again of a high calibre and each application had different merits. It shows the outstanding work that is going on around the country using Liberty Create, which is making a huge difference to organisations, customers and communities.


DI BLUE is a strategic, global software consultancy firm enabling information technology to bring clients’ business performance to higher ground. Netcall is proud to partner with DI BLUE for their strength to deliver value, their hands-on mentality, strategy-savvy and their total love for technology. My.FirstClimate App is the first app that they have built in Liberty Create, and it was developed for their client, First Climate. First Climate is focused on assisting private and public sector organisations in achieving their sustainability objectives and attaining carbon neutrality. They asked DI BLUE to build My.FirstClimate, a platform that could realise an e-commerce capability and also evolve into a full-featured client relationship portal. 

Niek De Visscher, CEO at DI BLUE, accepted the award and says “We are thrilled to have been awarded the 2021 App of the Year for My.FirstClimate. We chose Liberty Create over an off-the-shelf e-commerce tool and it really is proving to be the next-gen low-code platform we were searching for. It’s much more than low-code actually – it enables businesses to build a connected, fast and agile digital platform that helps companies to scale, innovate and deliver top-gun UX.”

Richard Billington, Netcall’s Chief Technology Officer, was part of the judging panel and also hosted the virtual awards ceremony. He says “It was a pleasure to share the ingenuity that all three finalists had demonstrated with their apps at the awards. DI BLUE blew us away with the scale of their application, the depth of functionality and the styling of the user interface. Through the My.FirstClimate app, customers can calculate their carbon footprint, reduce their future emissions and offset the remaining emissions. The app is a combination of a CRM, a portal and an e-commerce site. We were looking for the best of the best of applications built in Create and we found very worthy winners. I was honoured to showcase it to our audience as it shows the breadth and capability of the Create platform.”

The 2021 Finalists

Each finalist showcased their apps in a special awards session in front of a live virtual audience at What’s Next 2021, held on 13th October. This year’s App of the Year Finalists were:

Cumbria County Council – for their Highways App

Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust – for their Mass COVID-19 testing App

The App of the Year Awards were launched in 2020 to highlight the fantastic applications being built in Liberty Create. Learn more about the 2020 winners and watch last year’s awards presentation here.

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