Apple has announced the winners of this year’s Apple Design Awards at the WWDC conference 2012. The awards are given to those developers who were behind the best Mac and iOS apps of the year – apps that were well-designed, state of the art, and innovative — and available for sale in the Mac or iOS App Stores. The company recognized apps in the four categories including: student, iPhone, iPad, and Mac.
On the iPhone side, Apple recognized Halfbrick Studios’ (the guys behind Fruit Ninja) cave-flyer style game Jetpack Joyride; Disney’s casual game Where’s My Water; and National Geographic Society’s National Parks app.
In the iPad category the winners were: Fifty Three’s innovating drawing app Paper; GameCollage’s educational science book for kids called Bobo Explores Light; and Fingerlab’s advanced vintage drum machine simulator titled DM1 – The Drum Machine.
The winners chosen from the Mac App Store included: Feral Interactive’s Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition, a shooting and role-playing game; Playdead’s Limbo; and Bohemian Coding’s Sketch.
Every year Aple recognizes those iOS and OS X developers who have made a mark for themselves. Nominations for these outstanding apps start in the spring and the winners are announced at WWDC.
The winners are:
App: Where’s My Water
App: Jetpack Joyride
Company: Halfbrick Studios
App: National Parks by National Geographic
Company: National Geographic Society / Rally Interactive
App: Paper by Fifty Three
Company: FiftyThree Inc
App: Bobo Explores Light
App: DM1 – The Drum Machine
App: Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition
Company: Feral Interactive Ltd
Company: Playdead ApS
Company: Bohemian Coding
App: DaWindci (iPad)
Company: Reality Twist GmbH, Mimimi Productions, Mediadesign Highschool of Applied Sciences
App: Little Star (iPad)
Company: BiBoBox Studio, Dalian Nationalities University