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Apple Design Award Winners Announced at WWDC 2012

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Apple has announced the winners of the Apple Design Awards (ADA) at WWDC 2012, as noted by The Loop. Apps are chosen based on the following criteria:

  • 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 performanceand make extensive use of the latest Apple technologies to deliver innovative, platform differentiating, and advanced features.

Here are the following winners:

iPhone Winners

DM1 – The Drum Machine by Fingerlab

Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick Studios

App: National Parks by National Geographic by National Geographic Society / Rally Interactive

iPad Winners

Paper by Fifty Three

Bobo Explores Light by GameCollage

DM1 – The Drum Machine by Fingerlab

Student Winners

App: DaWindci (iPad) by Reality Twist GmbH, Mimimi Productions, Mediadesign Highschool of Applied Sciences

Little Star (iPad) by BiBoBox Studio, Dalian Nationalities University

Mac Winners

Deus Ex: Human Revolution Ultimate Edition by Feral Interactive Ltd

Limbo by Playdead ApS

App: Sketch by Bohemian Coding

Here’s a pic of Jetpack Joyride accepting their award (via @two_bulls):

Apple’s website listing ADA winners has not been updated yet. You can check out last year’s winners here.

Update 1: Apple has listed the 2012 ADA winners on their website.

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