The winners of this year’s Apple Design Awards have been announced, following a week of thrilling revelations from WWDC. Apple’s mission is to reward and encourage developers that excel in design, creativity, enjoyment, impact, interaction, and inclusion, as it always is. Some truly amazing apps, such as Carrot Weather and Pok Pok Playroom, were among the winners this year.
Several Apple designers, including Alan Dye, Mike Stern, and Linda Dong, spoke at the design awards. Apple designers described what makes a great app and how they create for everyone in a beautiful way. The design honors this year are a must-see for any developer or designer.
From the list of nominations, Apple has chosen 12 apps. You can find all of the information about this year’s winners below, as well as links to download each app from the App Store. Apple has also issued a press release, which can be found in the Apple Newsroom.
Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, as well as all of those who were nominated.
Apple Design Award 2021 Winners
Voice Dream Reader is a best-in-class text-to-speech program that reads text aloud in over two dozen languages from just about any digital source, including web pages and PDFs. Because of its adaptive characteristics and many customization options, anyone may select a voice with the ideal tone, timbre, accent, and pace for the best reading experience.
Motion control, font sizes, text contrast, sound, and visual effect strength are just a few of the accessibility elements supported by HoloVista. Interactions and considerations with a purpose help to create gameplay that can be experienced and understood in multiple ways.
Pok Pok Playroom is a delightfully animated software that enchants users with its creative design and captivating interactions. This game gives unlimited hours of enjoyment for kids of all ages, while encouraging ingenuity and exploration, thanks to its subtle haptics and spot-on sound effects.
Little Orpheus is a fun platformer with simple controls, good plot, and a console-like feel for a casual game. This game keeps things light with its hilarious language while delivering a surprising surprise at every turn across its broad assortment of levels.
CARROT Weather is noted for its unusual imagery and hilarious forecasts. Across all Apple platforms, a new design change has brought simplicity and elegance to the experience. This software is jam-packed with infinite entertainment, from funny weather projections to a powerful set of customisable widgets and a library of handy watch faces.
The explorative interactions in Bird Alone blend gestures, haptics, parallax, and dynamic sound effects to create a complex world. The game comes to life thanks to ingenious notification integration, graphics, and music that adjusts to the real-world weather, season, and time of day.
Be My Eyes pairs blind and low-vision persons with volunteers from all around the world who use their camera to help them recognize objects. More than 300,000 blind and low-vision users, as well as 4.5 million volunteers, utilize the app in more than 150 countries and 180 languages.
Alba saves local wildlife, restores the reserve’s bridge, and cleans up rubbish around town while a nature reserve is destroyed by the city to make way for a hotel. This game illustrates the benefits of environmental stewardship while also conveying a story about family, community, activism, and compassion. One tree will be planted for every copy of the game downloaded to aid a reforestation initiative in Madagascar.
Loóna creates elegantly animated sleepscape experiences that mix calming activities, storytelling, and ambient music. Every component of the interface, including typography, color, animation, and 3D content, has been meticulously designed to produce a relaxing and peaceful experience.
The heart-pounding action sequences and vast vistas of Genshin Impact stretch the aesthetic boundaries of mobile gaming. Whether players are obliterating slimy monsters, conjuring earthquakes, hurling lightning, or controlling the wind itself to supercharge fires and blizzards, motion blur, shadow quality, and frame rate may all be changed on the fly.
NaadSadhana is a studio-quality all-in-one music software that enables musicians of various genres and levels of competence to perform and distribute music without limitations. NaadSadhana began as an app for practicing Indian classical singing but has since grown to cover seven different genres of music.
League of Legends: Wild Rift is a mobile version of the complex PC game League of Legends. Riot Games has completely reimagined this beloved game, giving players total immersion in the League of Legends universe through refined touchscreen controls designed specifically for mobile, an auto-targeting system to help newbies find their footing, mobile-exclusive camera settings, and much more.