At WWDC 2017, Apple announced of the winners of the next award Apple Design Awards. The company annually awards creators of apps with the best, according to Apple experts, design.
Looking at the apps that won the Apple Design Awards 2017 in one line, here you go. Below is a little bit about each of the apps, with a link to download on App Store.
- Blackbox by Ryan McLeod (Ryan McLeod) is a free puzzle game that changes depending on the time of day, as well as the position of the gyroscope and the brightness settings of the device.
- Splitter Critters by RAC7 Games is a game similar to the classic "Lemmings," with the ability to "cut" the game world to help characters get around obstacles.
- Mushroom 11 from Untame is a platformer in which you have to "destroy" parts of a shapeless character in order to move him around the game world.
- Old Man's Journey from Broken Rules, a puzzle game that uses the landscape features of locations to solve puzzles. Apple notes that this game was chosen as the winner because of its "compelling gameplay, beautiful 'hand-drawn' style, and elaborate locations."
- Severed by Drinkbox Studios is an adventure game in which the player must control a one-armed warrior and fight with swipes across the screen. Apple praised the game's soundtrack as well as its "intuitive and effective mechanics.
- Lake by Lake d.o.o. is an illustration coloring app optimized for the Apple Pencil stylus, as well as 3D Touch, Spotlight search, and other technologies used in iOS.
- Bear by Shiny Frog di Matteo Rattotti e C. S.N.C., a note-taking app that also available at for macOS. Apple notes that the service is fast, and also has a "simple design, beautiful typography. Really nice and beautiful application.
- Kitchen Stories from AJNS New Media GmbH, a video recipe app that is available for the iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch and Apple TV.
- Things 3 from Cultured Code GmbH & Co. KG, a task manager that Apple recognized, among other things, for its use of gestures to manage recordings. Well, we also did a review and determined it to be the best individual task manager.
- Elk by Clean Shaven Apps Pte. Ltd is a currency converter that works on iOS and watchOS. Apple points out that the app makes effective use of gesture control and also takes the user's location into account for hints about the right currencies.
- Enlight from Lightricks Inc. - a photo editor that has "a collection of tools ready to rival professional desktop applications.
- AirMail 3 Bloop is an email client for macOS, iOS, and watchOS. Apple praised it for its extensive integration with third-party services, the "delayed" email function, and its speed.
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