Apple announces 2012 design award winners

Apple announces 2012 design award winners

At WWDC 2012, Apple held an event where they announced the winners of the Apple Design Awards. Each winner won a special ADA winner lanyard, a MacBook Air, a new iPad, an iPod touch, and an ADA trophy. Developers were were awarded from the following categories: Student, Mac, iPhone, and iPad. Winners were chosen based off the following criteria:

  • Well-Designed - Apps that are inviting, engaging, easy to use, intuitive, and compelling.
  • State of the Art - Apps that take advantage of the latest hardware, OS releases, and technologies to offer rich functionality, high performance, and extensive system integration.
  • Innovative - Apps that are revolutionary, inspiring, and do things in new and creative ways.

So without further adieu, here are the winners!

Student Category

Little Star by BiBoBox

daWindci by Reality Twist GmbH

Mac Category

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Ultimate Edition by Feral Interactive

Sketch by Bohemian Coding

LIMBO by Playdead

iPhone Category

Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick Studios

National Parks by National Geographic

Where's My Water by Disney

iPad Category

Paper by 53

Paper for iPad review

Bobo Explores Light by Game Collage

DM1 - The Drum Machine by Fingerlab

Huge congratulations to all the winners! Well deserved.

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Leanna Lofte

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Reader comments

Apple announces 2012 design award winners


Has iMore reviewed any of these apps? Would be handy to add links if so.
My kids love Jetpack Joyride. Think I'll give Paper a look.