Apple Announces Winners For This Year’s Design Awards

Apple Design Award Winners | Photo From: MacRumors

Apple recognized App designers under its operating system for over a decade. They have given awards, and prizes for applications which showed exemplary features that best represents its platforms such as the iPhone, iPad, and MacOS devices.

This year, Apple officially announced the newest set of winners during the Worldwide Developer Conference — highlighting a range of apps that work as beautifully as they look, the company said.

Awardees are mostly comprised of apps ranging from puzzle games for the iPhone to powerful image editors for the iPad. Notably, this year’s winners are dominated by mobile games.

To take home the prize, the apps’ had to excel across three areas: visual design, technology, and innovation. Specifically, Apple looks for apps that take full advantage of its latest devices and technologies.

Aside from a cube-shaped trophy and exposure in the App Store, all Apple Design Award Winners will get the chance to take home an iPhone XS (512GB), a 12-inch iPad Pro and Apple Pencil, an Apple Watch Series 4, a pair of AirPods, an Apple TV 4K, a maxed out MacBook Pro and iMac Pro.

Ordia (England)

Ordia is a one-finger action platformer that blends simple gameplay and rich visuals with a clever concept. As a new life-form exploring its primordial world, you’ll slingshot yourself through a burbling alien landscape. Playing couldn’t be simpler: Drag to aim, leap from dot to dot, avoid hairy-looking obstacles, and try to keep up as the game gets trickier over its dozens of levels.

Available on iPhone and iPad

Flow by Moleskine (Italy)

Flow is a practical and artful note-taking app worthy of the Moleskine name, coupling powerful functionality, and elegant design. It’s packed with helpful touches: a hidable interface to help you stay focused on the task at hand, colors for every last pen (everything from Corellian Gray to Electric Pink), and more paper options than a big-city print shop. If you’re serious about your scribbles, Flow is a notable choice.

Available on iPhone and iPad

The Gardens Between (Australia)

The Gardens Between is a stirring example of how games can be powered by heart. Yes, it’s a surreal puzzler in which you control the passage of time instead of characters. But it’s also the story of two best friends and how their relationship is changed over the years. The beautifully crafted graphics alone make the game worth playing, but it’s the sweet narrative that truly hits home.

Available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

Asphalt 9: Legends (France)

Asphalt 9: Legends is no stranger to acclaim. For more than a decade, the Asphalt series has offered console-grade arcade racing with all the trimmings: incredible graphics, blazing speed, exceptional production value, and gameplay that pushes the boundaries of hardware performance. Like previous editions, Asphalt 9 is deep enough for advanced players but easy enough that anyone can get behind the wheel. It once again proves an unyielding truth: Racing games are awesome.

Available on iPhone and iPad

Pixelmator Photo


Pixelmator Photo manages to deliver impressive editing power in a beautiful, uncluttered interface. For beginners, Pixelmator is surprisingly approachable (your edits are conveniently nondestructive). For experts who wish to maximize every last pixel of their iPad screen, it offers a robust toolset and support for RAW images. Most helpful of all, it offers machine-learning-powered editing tools that have been trained using more than 20 million photos.

Available on iPad

ELOH (Austria)

ELOH is the rare puzzle game that keeps you pleasingly perplexed while also totally chilling you out. The goal is to shift blocks to help bouncing balls get from point A to point B — but with the aid of rhythm and percussion. Rearranging blocks builds a soothing beat that adds a whole new dimension. ELOH’s hand-painted visuals and charming animations belie the game’s trickiness, which sneakily compounds over its many levels. But the organic vibe and earthy soundtrack transform the game into your own moment of Zen.

Available on iPhone and iPad

Butterfly iQ — Ultrasound (USA)

Butterfly iQ is an innovative whole-body ultrasound app that’s CE-approved, FDA-cleared, and a total game changer. When coupled with a supported device, it enables mobile ultrasounds anywhere. Simple enough to be operated by laypeople but advanced enough to use AR and machine learning to guide users along the way, Butterfly iQ offers an uncluttered UI that can be operated with one hand. Its images can be uploaded to a secure cloud for remote review by a medical professional — or elated family members.

Available on iPhone and iPad

Thumper: Pocket Edition


Thumper: Pocket Edition, a heavy-metal rhythm game, is all about blistering speed, glowing electric visuals, and adrenaline. The idea is simple enough — tap the screen to keep your metallic beetle on a sleek chrome track. But the masterful combination of ’80s neon, thumping electronica, and smooth 60-fps gameplay is like nothing else you’ve tapped.

Available on iPhone and iPad

HomeCourt – The Basketball App


HomeCourt has revolutionized basketball practice more than anything since the advent of the orange cone. Thanks to real-time A.I.-powered shot tracking, advice from real coaches, and clean design, HomeCourt has established itself as the go-to for players of all skill levels who want to grow their game. And its excellent social features let players interact with coaches thousands of miles away or in a gym down the street.

Available on iPhone and iPad

Apple also announced that a video of the Apple Design Awards ceremony will be available online soon, and it will be seen on the Apple Design Awards website.

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