Apple Announces 2013 Design Award Winners

After the keynote event on Monday where OS X Mavericks and iOS 7 were announced, Apple also divulged the winners of its annual Design Awards contest to recognize apps that “raise the bar in design, technology, and innovation.” As in previous years, winners receive a nifty cube-shaped trophy with a glowing Apple logo and other prizes.

Among the winning iOS apps was Letterpress, a word game that debuted in the App Store last year and was created by Loren Brichter, the developer of one of the most popular Twitter apps in the earlier days of the App Store. Other winning games included Frogmind’s Badland, a physics game where you shepherd strange creatures around dangerous obstacles (see the full review and an extended gameplay video over at TouchArcade), and Vlambeer’s Ridiculous Fishing in which you, well, fish. (It’s more fun than I make it sound – see the review and gameplay video with the game’s creators at TouchArcade.)

Here are all of the winning apps:

Education

WWF Together

Last Changed: 20 months ago
Rating: 4.50 (223)
Version: 1.5.2
iOS iPad

** 2013 Apple Design Award Winner ** ** 2013 App of the Year Runner-Up ** Experience the world’s most amazing and endangered animals in one app – together. This interactive experience brings you...

Entertainment

Procreate – Sketch, paint,...

Last Changed: 14 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (212)
Version: 2.3
iOS iPad

Apple Design Award Winner and App Store Essential. Procreate is the most powerful and intuitive digital illustration App available for iPad®. It’s packed with features artists love, including 120...

Games

BADLAND

Last Changed: 2 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (727)
Version: 2.6
iOS Universal

Fly and survive through the Game of the Year -winning action adventure BADLAND. Over 20 MILLION players and counting! #1 GAME in 83 countries! App Store iPad GAME OF THE YEAR 2013! WINNER of the...

Weather

Yahoo Weather

Last Changed: 13 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (3430)
Version: 1.7.1
iOS Universal

Experience the weather | Apple Design Award, 2013 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...

Games

Letterpress – Word Game

Last Changed: 23 months ago
Rating: 4.50 (4212)
Version: 1.5
iOS Universal

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. ...

Games

Ridiculous Fishing - A Tale of...

Last Changed: 21 months ago
Rating: 4.50 (3119)
Version: 1.31
iOS Universal

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...

Games

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders

Last Changed: 2 weeks ago
Rating: 4.50 (1221)
Version: 1.5.1
iOS Universal

Apple Design Award 2013 Winner! Launched as Editor's choice on the AppStore! Slide To Play - 4 out of 4 AppSpy - 5 out of 5 PocketGamer - Gold Award Digitally Downloaded - 4.5 out of 5 iReviewT...

Games

Sky Gamblers - Storm Raiders

Last Changed: 12 months ago
Rating: 4.50 (81)
Version: 1.4.0
Mac OS

Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders is an Apple Design Award winner! THIS IS THE ULTIMATE WWII AIR COMBAT GAME! You’ll participate in visceral dogfights, protect cities and fleets, bomb enemy structures...

Developer Tools

Coda 2

Last Changed: 16 months ago
Rating: 4.00 (34)
Version: 2.0.14
Mac OS

The most innovative and incredible all-in-one editor for your web code. • #1 Top Grossing Mac Developer Tool • Named a Mac App Store Best of 2012 • Macworld 2012 Editors' Choice ** FOR A...

Buy Now $7499
Productivity

Evernote

Last Changed: 2 weeks ago
Rating: 3.50 (29)
Version: 6.0.16
Mac OS

Evernote is the modern workspace that syncs between all of your devices. Work everywhere and stay productive: • Write notes, checklists, and research • Organize web articles, docs, and photos ...

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>