Apple Announces Apple Design Awards Finalists Ahead of WWDC 2022

Ahead of the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has shared details on the Apple Design Awards finalists. The Apple Design Awards highlight apps with outstanding design, innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement.

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Nominees have been announced in selected categories that include Inclusivity, Delight and Fun, Interaction, Social Impact, Visuals and Graphics, and Innovation, with a full list of nominated apps available below.

Inclusivity

  • Letter Rooms
  • Navi
  • Noted.
  • Procreate
  • tint.
  • Wylde Flowers

Delight and Fun

  • Chineasy
  • Moncage
  • (Not Boring) Habits
  • Overboard!
  • Please, Touch the Artwork
  • Water Llama

Interaction

  • A Musical Story
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
  • Slopes
  • Transit
  • Vectornator: Vector Design
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Social Impact

  • Active Arcade
  • Empathy
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
  • Headspace
  • Rebel Girls
  • Wylde Flowers

Visuals and Graphics

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Behind the Frame
  • Halide Mark II
  • LEGO Star Wars: Castaways
  • MD Clock
  • (Not Boring) Habits

Innovation

  • Active Arcade
  • Focus Noodles
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Odio
  • Procreate
  • Townscaper

Apple plans to announce the 2022 Apple Design Awards at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, June 6, just hours after the keynote event. The awards show will be streamed in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website. Winners will receive a physical award and hardware to help them continue to create apps and games.

Links to all of the apps that are nominated can be found on Apple's website.

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Top Rated Comments

Archmage Avatar
5 weeks ago
It would be a nice if there were links to the apps instead of clicking through to Apple. Also, descriptions because app names are pretty vague.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
jonnyb098 Avatar
5 weeks ago

So happy to see Notes App made the list. Best note taking app ever.

How come I don't see any social media apps? Tik-Tok?
TikTok is definitely the biggest app for social change…..except that’s not something to be proud of since it’s not for the betterment of people.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
5 weeks ago

You like the Notes app? Noted. ;)
It's a terrific app. I love the simplicity and zero hassle automatic syncing between all of my devices. My life is pretty much run out of Notes.

I stopped using Evernote a couple of months after Notes came out.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
5 weeks ago
So happy to see Noted App made the list. Best note taking app ever.

How come I don't see any social media apps? Tik-Tok?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
planteater Avatar
5 weeks ago
I have none of the listed apps, but no surprise there. Lol.

And I’ll take Bear over Noted all day long! But good to see so many great choices.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
T'hain Esh Kelch Avatar
5 weeks ago
How can an 8 year old game be a finalist? Just because it was released on iOS last year? It says quite a bit about the sorry state of gaming on the Mac and iPad.. :(
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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