Apple Design Award Winners Announced at WWDC 2012

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.