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Apple Design Awards 2019: Top 9 Apps Of The Year

In 2019, Apple Design Awards were majorly bagged by gaming apps.

Apple Design Awards

“Work hard in silence and let your success make the noise.”

Every app developer or app owner wants their app to get recognition and nothing could be better than the Apple Worldwide Developer Conference’s stage. At the ongoing annual event, Apple announced the winners of Apple Design Awards 2019, appreciating the functionality of apps and the hard work put in by expert app developers.

History of Apple Design Awards

Started in 1996 when it was known by the name Human Interface Design Excellence (HIDE) Awards. The Apple Design Awards (ADA), organized by Apple is a remarkable event that is held by Apple every year at WWDC. ADA is held to give the well-deserved recognition to the top and greatest innovative iOS Macintosh software and hardware created.

The tradition of giving physical awards was started in 2003, with the trophy adorned with the Apple logo that glows upon touched.

Apple Awards 2019 Criteria 

There are three criteria that apps are judged on: visual, design, and innovation and technology.

 Apple Design Award 2019 winners get quite an amazing package from Apple that includes:

  • Maxed out MacBook Pro
  • Maxed out iMac Pro
  • 512GB iPhone XS
  • AirPods
  • Apple Watch Series 4
  • 12.9-inch iPad Pro with Apple Pencil
  • An all-aluminum trophy
  • Apple TV 4K
  • Exposure in the App Store 

Winners of Apple Design Awards 2019

At Apple Design Awards 2019, all the awards went to iOS apps, except one that went to a Mac-based app, unlike the previous years, where most awards went to tvOS and watchOS apps.
 Here are all of the winners of this year’s Apple Design Awards 2019:

  • Ordia 

Developed by: Loju LTD (England)

Ordia

It is a one-finger action game that will enable you to play as a new life form by leaping into a strange and hazardous world. Apple stated that Ordia has an amazing balance between difficulty and satisfaction. Interestingly, it also has accessibility features, with a colorblind mode. 

It was developed by Loju LTD within two years and was launched in the previous month.

It is available on iPhone and iPad

  • Flow by Moleskine x

Developed by: Moleskine Srl (Italy)

 Flow by Moleskine

It is an artful and practical note-taking app that is worthy of the name it associated with. It is clubbed with powerful elegant design and functionality. It is chosen for its focus on every detail and overall design. It also displays Apple technologies like Apple Pencil, iOS drawing APIs, gestures and Metal.

It’s packed with helpful touches: 

  • a hideable interface to keep you focused on the task 
  • colors for each pen including Corellian Gray to Electric Pink
  • more paper options than a big-city print shop.

It is available on iPhone and iPad.

  • The Gardens Between

Developed by: The Voxel Agents (Australia)

The Gardens Between

It is a perfect example of how games can be created by heart. It is based on the tale of two best friends and how their relationship took various turns over the years.

It won the award for its cinematic moments and immersive experience. Apple also got impressed with its gameplay mechanic.

It is available on iPhone, iPad, and Mac

  • Asphalt 9: Legends

Developed by: Gameloft (France)

Asphalt 9: Legends

Since a decade, Asphalt series has provided console-grade arcade racing with all the needed cuts that included super fast speed, extraordinary gameplay, and production value. It is chosen for its incredible effects and graphics as well as for its custom engine and Metal 2 integration.

It is available on iPhone and iPad

  • Pixelmator Photo

Developed by: Pixelmator Team (Lithuania)

Pixelmator Photo

It is an amazing app that offers magnificent editing power in an uncluttered and beautiful interface. It has machine-learning editing tools that are trained with over 20 million photos. It won the award for its iPad version that creates photo editing convenient for everyone. Apple chose this app for its use of CoreML, Metal and how it uses machine learning technologies to provide suggestions.

It is available on iPad.

  • ELOH

Developed by: Broken Rules (Austria)

ELOH

It is the unique puzzle game that keeps you pleasantly confused while relaxing you out. It is also a game winner that is described as a “chilled out puzzler.” Apple stated that it helps you relax and decompress. Its main feature is the sound effects soundtrack that beautifies the already amazing graphics and animations.

It is Available on iPhone and iPad.

  • Butterfly iQ — Ultrasound

Developed by: Butterfly Network (USA)

Butterfly iQ — Ultrasound

It is an innovative ultrasound app that is CE-approved, FDA-cleared. It is a standout app from the group for focusing on real healthcare needs, not creative arts or gaming. It won the award mainly due to its innovation. Apple said that the idea of this app is to shift an ultrasound to a microchip and then move it to a computer or an iOS device.

It is available on iPhone and iPad

  • Thumper: Pocket Edition

Developed by: Drool LLC (USA)

Thumper: Pocket Edition

It is a heavy-metal rhythm game and features the glowing electric visuals, adrenaline, and blistering speed. It is unique and brought a new game mechanics that included swipes and taps. It also features a psychedelic soundtrack to add icing on the cake.

It is available on iPhone and iPad

  • HomeCourt - The Basketball App

Developed by: NEX Team Inc. (USA)

HomeCourt - The Basketball App

It is a basketball training app that uses a proprietary mobile AI technology to track record and give a deep analysis of all your basketball shots and workouts via your iPhone’s camera. It has made its reputation among the basketball players of all ages that want to develop their game. It also has a social feature that connects coaches from different parts of the world.

It is available on iPhone and the iPad.

All these app developers must be proud of their team that created such noteworthy apps. If this intrigues you, you wouldn’t want to miss out on the chance of reading about the best app development companies of 2020.

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