As part of the WWDC developer conference, Apple announced the winners of Apple Design Awards 2013. Criteria for the selection of winners in this competition were the following – design, innovation and technical excellence. To claim victory in the category “Design”, apps for Mac OS and iOS X should be developed to have a delightful, elegant, intuitive, fun, exciting, compelling and reliable design. In the category of “Innovation” they need to implement new and completely original ideas to solve their tasks.Moreover, one other criteria was how they used present-day developments, providing their creations with high-performance functionality.
“The Apple Design Awards recognize apps that raise the bar in design, technology, and innovation.”
Among the 11 winners of this year’s Apple Design Awards are WWF Together, Procreate, Badland, Yahoo! Weather, Letterpress, Ridiculous Fishing, Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders, Coda 2, Evernote, Finish, and moaic.io
WWF Together developed by World Wildlife Fund is a great iPad app that allows you to explore the world of animals by offering you the stories of many fascinating wild species.
Procreate developed by Savage Interactive Pty Ltd is a exciting art app with true-to-life sets of pencils, inks, and brushes, to create unique masterpieces.
Badland developed by Frogmind is a slendid atmospheric action adventure gamewith intuitive one-touch controls and balanced physics-based gameplay with endless obstacles.
Yahoo! Weather developed by Yahoo! Is an great app, which displays weather details with stunning photography based on time, location, and current conditions.
Letterpress developed by atebits is a highly addictive word game full of fun and strategy.
Ridiculous Fishing by Vlambeer — an exciting arcade game about fishing with weapons, chainsaws, and toasters with physics-based gameplay.
Sky Gamblers: Storm Raiders developed by Atypical Games is a World War II arcade combat game in which players protect fleets of ships and attack enemy bases.
Coda 2 by Panic, Inc. is an all-in-one editor for your web code, offering new features, resizable UI, innovative organization, and pervasive customization.
Evernote by Evernote Corporation-a kind of notebook localized in 25 languages helps you to remember everything and anything that happens in your life.
Finish by Student Winner: Ryan Orbuch and Michael Hansen offers a task manager which uses gestures to help people organize their to-do’s into short and easy way.
mosaic.io developed by Student Winner: Ishaan Gulrajani, Alex List, and Zain Shah helps to connect two or more iOS devices around a single image.