2011 Apple Design Award Winners Announced

Apple last night held its annual Apple Design Awards ceremony at WWDC, recognizing twelve applications for excellence in design and innovation across four categories: Student, iPhone, iPad, and Mac. All eligible applications were required to be available via either the iOS or Mac App Store.

This year's winners come from a range of genres, from games to news to books to music and beyond. In terms of price, the winners range from the free Pulse News Reader for iOS to the $49.99 Capo for OS X.

apple design awards 2011Student
- Grades 2
- Pennant
- Pulse News Reader

iPhone
- Cut the Rope
- Golfscape GPS Rangefinder
- Infinity Blade

iPad
- Osmos for iPad
- Our Choice
- djay

Mac
- Capo
- Pixelmator
- Anomaly Warzone Earth

As part of a focus on iOS at last year's conference, Apple did not include Mac applications in the Apple Design Awards competition. But with OS X Lion playing a prominent role in this year's event and the Mac App Store gaining momentum, Mac applications returned to the ballot this year.

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Sky Blue Avatar
170 months ago
You couldn't link to the actual store? Thanks guys :rolleyes:
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
igazza Avatar
170 months ago
Pretty soon it will be impossible to load software onto your Mac that doesn't arrive via the App Store. Steve's dreams of making the Mac a closed ecosystem are almost complete. Nothing that isn't controlled by Apple will be allowed to exist on your Mac. In order to maintain control of your Mac you will need to jailbreak it, like an iPhone.

IMO, this is a good thing. :D
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munkees Avatar
170 months ago
100% of Al Gore's earnings from "Our Choice" go to charity...

That makes me fell better. I will say the App is awesome, very interactive, and well put together.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Nuvi Avatar
170 months ago
Hmm I see Al Gores position (had or have) has benefits. my hand it off to Al Gore, he surely knows how to milk this world in danger for $$$$.

Though the App does is very good, very interactive and some what intriguing.

100% of Al Gore's earnings from "Our Choice" go to charity...
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JeremyWesley Avatar
170 months ago
I agree that Osmos for iPad is a winner, its beautiful and addictive. Its not just some easy game to pass time, it a great buy. I've been playing it for a few weeks and have beat almost all of it, but very fun to play.
Highly recommend it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macduke Avatar
170 months ago
Infinity Blade on iPad 2 is just insanely good looking and fun. This announcement will only boost the $10 million the devs have made so far.

I'm glad to see the Mac Apps are back. Probably because of the Mac App Store. Are all of these apps available on the store only?
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)