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.