2021 Apple Design Awards Announced, Includes a Canadian Developer

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Apple announced its 2021 Apple Design Award winners on Thursday, showcasing 12 “best-in-class” apps and games.

“This year’s Apple Design Award winners have redefined what we’ve come to expect from a great app experience, and we congratulate them on a well-deserved win,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations, in a statement. “The work of these developers embodies the essential role apps and games play in our everyday lives, and serve as perfect examples of our six new award categories.”

Apple has six new award categories, which you can see below.

There’s one Canadian winner–Montreal-based developer George Batchelor and his game, Bird Alone.


Delight and Fun


  • App: CARROT Weather
    Developer: Brian Mueller, Grailr LLC (United States)
  • Game: “Bird Alone
    Developer: George Batchelor (Canada)

Social Impact

  • AppBe My Eyes
    Developer: S/I Be My Eyes (Denmark)
  • Game: “Alba
    Developer: ustwo games (United Kingdom)

Visuals and Graphics

  • AppLoóna
    Developer: Loóna Inc (Belarus)
  • Game: “Genshin Impact
    Developer: miHoYo Limited (China)