Apple Design Award Winners at WWDC 2011

Image via @erator

The Apple Design Awards are rewarded to apps that are well designed, innovative, and have technical excellence (here are last year’s winners). Here’s the criteria from Apple:

  • Design: Well designed apps are delightful, elegant, intuitive, engaging, exciting, compelling, and reliable.
  • Innovation: Innovative apps are revolutionary, inspirational, unique, and do things in completely new and exciting ways.
  • Technical excellence: Technically advanced apps have excellent performance and make extensive use of the latest Apple technologies to deliver innovative, platform differentiating, and advanced features.

Cult of Mac just reported this year’s winners at WWDC 2011. For more pictures, check out this post over at MacStories:

Category: Student

Grades 2 – by Tapity
Pennant – by Vargatron
Pulse News For iPhone – by Alphonso Labs

Category: iPhone

Cut the Rope – by Chillingo
Golfscape GPS Rangefinder – by Shotzoom Software
Infinity Blade – by Chair Entertainment Group

Category: Mac

Capo – by SuperMegaUltraGroovy
Pixelmator — by Pixelmator Team
Anomaly Warzone Earth — by 11 bit studios

Category: iPad

Osmos — by Hemisphere Games
Our Choice — by Push Pop Press
Djay — by Algoriddim

What do winners receive, aside from bragging rights? They get a MacBook Air, iPad 2, iPod touch, and Design Award cube trophy. Not bad, but the biggest prize of all is being recognized by Apple and the forthcoming press and exposure.

What apps do you think should’ve won an Apple Design Award that didn’t make the list?

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