Every year at the World Wide Developers Conference Apple awards a select group of outstandingly designed apps. These apps stand above the constant flow of releases that year. As Apple puts it:
“The developers of these exceptional apps combined design and technology in creative, compelling, and powerful ways.”
Not only are the developers rewarded with this prestigious recognition, but we the users are clued into apps that Apple thinks should grace our screens. Let’s take a look at the 2013 Apple Design Award winners.
Prepare for your day with the most accurate hourly, 5-day, and 10-day forecasts. Stunning Flickr photos match your location, time of day, and current conditions. – Apple Summary. Our picks of the Coolest Weather Apps.
BADLAND is an award-winning atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure platformer set in a gorgeous forest full of various inhabitants, trees and flowers. Although the forest appears to be right out of a beautiful fairy tale, there’s something terribly wrong. The player controls one of the forest dwellers to find out what’s going on, and discovers an astonishing number of imaginative traps and obstacles on the way. – Apple Summary. Our picks of the Coolest Adventure Games.
Find words, steal tiles, color the board! Letterpress is a fresh new word game for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Play against your friends using Game Center! The perfect blend of fun and strategy. – Apple Summary. Our picks of the Coolest Puzzle Games.
A handcrafted game about fishing with guns, chainsaws & toasters. Follow Billy as he tries to find redemption from his uncertain past. Chase your destiny on the high seas and embark on a heroic quest for glory and gills. – Apple Summary. Our picks of the Coolest Action Games.
Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve your productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, snap photos, create to-do lists, scan business cards, record voice reminders–and it makes everything searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. – Apple Summary. Our picks of the Coolest Productivity Apps.
Experience the world’s most amazing and endangered animals in one app – together. This interactive experience brings you closer to the stories of elephants, whales, rhinos and other fascinating species. Discover their lives and the work of WWF in a way you’ve never seen before. Try out “tiger vision,” stay as still as the polar bear during a hunt, and chop the panda’s bamboo. Explore the animals’ stories, then fold them up and share them with the world. – Apple Summary. Our picks of the Coolest Entertainment Apps.
Procreate is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration App available for iPad. It’s packed with features artists love, from true-to-life sets of pencils, inks and brushes, through to advanced layer compositing, 64-bit performance and unique digital tools. And it isn’t just iPad friendly – it’s an iPad exclusive. – Apple Summary. Our picks of the Coolest Entertainment Apps.
That’s it for this years winners. If you’d like to browse the 2012 Apple Design Award winners click here.