Apple has just announced the WWDC 2018 Apple Design Award Winners. These are the apps that Apple's evangelist team think best represent that goals and capabilities of the platform, and provide examples of how user experience and functionality can really make apps shine.
This year, ADA winning apps came from Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, India, Netherlands, Turkey and the U.S. And here they are:
- Agenda (opens in new tab) (Netherlands): A new approach to note-taking for the Mac.
- Bandimal (opens in new tab) (Finland): Music composition through animated cartoon animals.
- Calzy 3 (opens in new tab) (India): A highly-customizable calculator app.
- iTranslate Converse (opens in new tab) (Austria): Turns iPhone and Apple Watch into the closest thing we have to a universal translator.
- Triton Sponge (opens in new tab) (USA): Quickly calculate and keep track of blood loss during surgeries.
- Florence (opens in new tab) (Australia): An interative storybook all about falling in love.
- INSIDE (opens in new tab) (Denmark): A mesmerizing puzzle game that looks as good as it sounds.
- Alto's Odyssey (opens in new tab) (Canada): Endless sandboarder — yes, sandboarder!
- Frost (opens in new tab) (Austria): Super-cool (ha!) free form puzzle game.
- Oddmar (opens in new tab) (Turkey): Side-scroller... As VIKINGS!
Winners not only get the ADA award, which is a solid aluminum cube with a light up Apple Logo, but a top-of-the-line prize back including an iMac Pro, MacBook Pro 15-inch, iPad Pro, iPhone X, and AirPods. Wow.
Congrats to all the winners!
Rene Ritchie is one of the most respected Apple analysts in the business, reaching a combined audience of over 40 million readers a month. His YouTube channel, Vector, has over 90 thousand subscribers and 14 million views and his podcasts, including Debug, have been downloaded over 20 million times. He also regularly co-hosts MacBreak Weekly for the TWiT network and co-hosted CES Live! and Talk Mobile. Based in Montreal, Rene is a former director of product marketing, web developer, and graphic designer. He's authored several books and appeared on numerous television and radio segments to discuss Apple and the technology industry. When not working, he likes to cook, grapple, and spend time with his friends and family.
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