12 JUN

Apple Announces 2012 Design Award Winners

by Marianne Schultz
 

Apple announced the winners of its 2012 Design Awards yesterday at WWDC to recognize iPhone, iPad, and Mac apps that demonstrated excellence in design, innovation, and technical excellence. Only apps available in the iOS and Mac App Stores as of May 1 were eligible. The selected winners receive an Apple Design Award trophy as well as other prizes.

The 2012 Apple Design Award winners are as follows:

iPhone Apps

  • Games

    Jetpack Joyride

    Last Changed:
    7 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (2775)
    Version:
    1.6.2
    iOS Universal

    You're going for a ride - from the creators of FRUIT NINJA! Now updated to support the beautiful Retina display for the new iPad! ** Winner ** - Apple Design Award 2012! - Pocket Gamer - Best...

  • Games

    Where's My Water?

    Last Changed:
    5 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (68)
    Version:
    1.13.1
    iOS Universal

    Get the GAME OF THE YEAR award-winning puzzler! Help Swampy by guiding water to his broken shower. Each level is a challenging physics-based puzzle with amazing life-like mechanics. Cut through dirt...

  • Travel

    National Parks by National...

    Last Changed:
    23 weeks ago
    Rating:
    2.50 (65)
    Version:
    1.4
    iOS Universal

    **PRICE DROP for Earth Day and National Parks Week - April 17 to April 27! Each park guide is only $0.99 for a limited time!** National Geographic presents a beautiful, award-winning interactive...

iPad Apps

  • Education

    Bobo Explores Light

    Last Changed:
    8 months ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (19)
    Version:
    2.3
    iOS iPad

    ••• Apple Design Award 2012 Winner ••• Hold a fully functional science museum for kids 4-12 in the palm of your hand! iPad App of the Week, winner of the KAPi Award 2011 for Best...

  • Music

    DM1 - The Drum Machine

    Last Changed:
    6 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (13)
    Version:
    4.1
    iOS iPad

    DM1 is an advanced vintage Drum Machine. It turns your iPad into a fun and creative beat making machine. Easy and fast to use, loaded with 99 superb electronic drum kits and beautiful hyper-realistic...

  • Productivity

    Paper by FiftyThree

    Last Changed:
    3 weeks ago
    Rating:
    5.00 (198)
    Version:
    1.6.2
    iOS iPad

    APP OF THE YEAR 2012 Paper is where ideas begin. It’s the easiest and most beautiful way to create on iPad. Capture your ideas as sketches, diagrams, illustrations, notes or drawings and share them...

Mac Apps

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    Games

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution -...

    Last Changed:
    13 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (149)
    Version:
    1.0.1
    Mac OS

    Chosen as Game of the Year in the "Mac App Store Best of 2012" selection. At the edge of humanity, there’s nothing to stop you falling. Before you buy, expand this description...

  • Games

    LIMBO

    Last Changed:
    20 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (842)
    Version:
    1.1
    Mac OS

    Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters LIMBO. System Requirements Please be advised that LIMBO only runs Macs produced in 2009 and onwards. Operating System: Mac OS X 10.6.0(Snow Leopard) or...

  • $7999Buy Now
    Graphics & Design

    Sketch

    Last Changed:
    9 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (28)
    Version:
    2.4.3
    Mac OS

    - Apple Design Award Winner, 2012 & Among App Store's ‘Best of 2012’ - Sketch is a designer’s dream toolbox, combining a beautifully simple interface with powerful tools. Sketch...

Student Developer Awards

Student developers are also recognized for outstanding apps with the following student-created apps selected for awards:

  • Games

    daWindci

    Last Changed:
    12 months ago
    Rating:
    4.50 (33)
    Version:
    1.2
    iOS Universal

    Apple Design Award Winner 2012! TouchArcade says: "With a smooth soundtrack driving the action and excellent puzzle solving gameplay, DaWindci is a complete, beautiful, and unique puzzler...

  • Books

    Little Star

    Last Changed:
    21 weeks ago
    Rating:
    4.00 (83)
    Version:
    2.1
    iOS Universal

    ★2012 Apple Design Award Winner ★2011 IMEA Mobile Application Featured Awards ★Featured by Apple in “Editor's Choice” in the US, Canada, China and others! ★Featured by Apple in “New...

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