At WWDC 2016, Apple showcased the iOS and Mac apps that "set a benchmark for excellence" when it comes to "usability, excellence in design, excellence in innovation, and excellence in technology adoption." Here are the winners of the 2016 Apple Design Awards.
Apple Design Award 2016 winners
- Complete Anatomy - Free
COMPLETE ANATOMY brings anatomy to life, transforming interactive learning and collaboration to an exciting new level. COMPLETE ANATOMY is the perfect platform for medical students, medical professionals and lifelong learners, allowing instant interaction with the most accurate 3D anatomy models available and over 6,200 high resolution anatomical structures. The platform provides innovative ways to transform traditionally 2D learning material into 3D, with features such as tracing nerve paths, anatomy 'screens', a 3D recording feature (with audio) and interactive Lectures from top anatomical experts.
- Streaks - $3.99
Track up to six tasks you want to complete every day. Your goal is to build a streak of consecutive days. Streaks works with the Apple Health app to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Six tasks: Stay focused, get them done.
- Streaks automatically knows when you complete tasks linked to the Health app
- Includes a blazingly fast Apple Watch app, including Complications, Glance screen, and Rich Notifications.
- Customize the app color
- Hundreds of icons to choose from
- Customizable reminder notifications keeps you on track
- View your current and best streak, as well as your completion statistics
- Zova - Free
Fitter, healthier, stronger - for good.
Zova helps inspire and motivate you with workouts and training plans across a variety of styles including circuit, strength, tabata, HIIT and yoga.
- Frame.io - Free
Upload your Final Cut Pro X media to Frame.io's cloud-based collaboration platform to share projects or clips with your team, anywhere in the world.
- Ulysses Mobile - $24.99
Ulysses for iPhone and iPad is your one-stop writing environment on iOS. Whether you're a novelist, a journalist, a student or a blogger – if you love to write and write a lot, Ulysses gives you a uniquely streamlined toolset, covering every phase of the writing process:
- A powerful, yet simple text editor.
- A familiar, no-nonsense text library.
- A reliable iCloud sync across all devices and Ulysses for Mac.
- A comprehensive and truly flexible multi-format export.
Of course, the heart and soul of a writing app is its editor. And Ulysses is said to have the best text editor in the world. It offers everything you need – from markup to images and footnotes, from links to comments and code –, and it still manages to stay completely out of the way. It's a beautiful and focused experience, which turns writing on mobile into actual fun.
But since Ulysses takes writing seriously, it does not stop at the editor. Its unified library offers unprecedented access to everything you'll ever write, be it snippets and ideas, be it blog posts or manuscripts. Every text is at your fingertips, and Ulysses perfectly scales from scratchpad to diary to Great American Novels – and to everything in-between.
Best of all, Ulysses offers fully-fledged, no-holds-barred, all-out iCloud sync. Ulysses is available for all your devices, be it Mac, iPad or iPhone, and every connected device has access to everything and anything you'll ever write.
And once you're finished, export is only a tap away. Ulysses can transform your text into beautiful PDFs, web pages, ebooks and Word documents. You can copy as HTML, save to the cloud as Markdown, and even publish a draft to your Medium account.
- Chameleon Run - $1.99
Chameleon Run is a unique, fast and challenging autorunner with a colorful twist. Jump, switch and run through expertly crafted levels that will have you running back for more.
Your goal is to switch your color to match the ground as you run and jump from platform to platform. Sounds easy right? Well think again!
- Fast paced running, jumping and switching colors
- Fun jumping mechanics like "double jump" and "head jump"
- Pixel perfect physics
- Stylish, super smooth and colorful graphics
- Non-linear levels with 3 special objectives in each one
- Compete for the fastest time on each level
- Simple two button controls
- Lara Croft Go - $4.99
Lara Croft GO is a turn based puzzle-adventure set in a long-forgotten world. Explore the ruins of an ancient civilization, discover well-kept secrets and face deadly challenges as you uncover the myth of the Queen of Venom.
- INKS. - $1.99
INKS updates pinball for a new generation. It combines the joy of pinball with skilful tactical challenges, and allows you to create wondrous works of art as the ball smashes around the canvas.
Blocks of colour burst like beautiful fireworks across the surface, building up in vivid layers and recording a visual history of your game as you perfect your score.
- Beautiful and elegant design
- Over 100 unique tables to play
- Perfectly balanced gameplay
- Each canvas tells the story of your game
- Share your favourite levels and high scores
- Auxy - Free
Auxy is a simple tool for making modern music. Create your own synth and drum loops. Tweak the sounds. Upload and share your beats.
- djay Pro - $19.99
djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for performing DJs. Built exclusively for iPad, djay Pro seamlessly integrates with your media library and Spotify, giving you instant access to millions of tracks. Pristine sound quality and a powerful set of features including high-definition waveforms, four decks, and video mixing give you endless creative flexibility to take your sets to new heights.
- Linum - Free
Linum is a puzzle type game in which your goal is to Land Nodes on the Landing Points. In each level, all the "Landing Points" must reach 0. Some Landing Points only need one "Landing" to reach 0, while the hardest Landing Points require up to 5 Landings!
To "Land the Nodes", you have to move what we call "Lines". And it is important to know that each Line has 2 nodes. Lines are always connected to other Lines through their Nodes, so your movements will always be anchored to the connected Nodes.
If a Line is connected on its two Nodes, you can perform a move called "Chain Rotation". A Chain Rotation allows you to rotate multiple Lines with a single move. Think about your Chain Rotations as these will allow you to Land your Nodes in difficult places.
- Dividr - Free
Get DIVIDR, a fun and addicting 2D arcade game. Winner of the 2016 RIT iOS app challenge DIVIDR will keep you occupied for minutes or hooked for hours. The goal of DIVIDR is simple: get the highest score possible by surviving for as long as you can. Every block you pass and every coin you pick up adds to your score. To help you reach your goal, you can break your character into two separate parts that you can control simultaneously.