The 2021 App Store awards are out! On December 2, 2021, Apple announced the top apps and games which are loved the most by Apple users from around the world.
The 15 apps and games were selected by Apple’s Global App Store editorial team across all Apple products such as Mac, iPad, Apple Watch, and Apple TV. They were selected because of delivering exceptional quality, innovative technology, creative design, and positive cultural impact, said the company.
- Apple’s iPhone app of the year: Toca Life World Build stories
- Apple’s iPad App of the Year: LumaFusion
- iPhone Game of the Year: League of Legends: Wild Rift
- Apple Tv Game of the year: Space Marshals 3
- iPad Game of the year: Marvel Future Revolution
- Mac game of the year: Myst
- Apple Mac App of the Year: Craft
- Apple Tv app of the year: DAZN
- Apple Watch App of the Year: Carrot Weather
- Winners of Inclusivity Apps:
- Winners of social impact apps:
- Best Apps of 2021 | PlayStore edition
The developers who won App Store Awards in 2021 harnessed their own drive and vision to deliver the best apps and games of the year — sparking the creativity and passion of millions of users around the world,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “From self-taught indie coders to inspiring leaders building global businesses, these standout developers innovated with Apple technology, with many helping to foster the profound sense of togetherness we needed this year.”Apple.Inc
Let us look at the winners:
Apple’s iPhone app of the year: Toca Life World Build stories
An app that lets you create your stories and world, made for youngsters helping them learn art and expression developed by Toca Boca. The app helps them to create various characters in numerous locations unleashing their creativity. ( App Store Awards, Best apps and games of 2021 )
Apple’s iPad App of the Year: LumaFusion
A mobile video editing app developed by Luma Touch LLC. An app that seamlessly creates an easy video editing Atmosphere on the iPad. The user has full control over the aspect ratios and the frame rates. The app also provides the options of Green screens and powerful color correction tools. ( App Store Awards, Best apps and games of 2021 )
iPhone Game of the Year: League of Legends: Wild Rift
With over 24.5K ratings of 4.2 stars, the game is developed by Team Up in 5v5 MOBA Combat. A strategic game that can be played with friends. With the new update, the game has added new events. ( App Store Awards, Best apps and games of 2021 )
Apple Tv Game of the year: Space Marshals 3
A Sci-fi Western Adventure Game development by Pixelbite is about a space marshal crew who goes on an adventure that turned out to be a misadventure in outer space. ( App Store Awards, Best apps and games of 2021 )
iPad Game of the year: Marvel Future Revolution
This is Marvel’s First Open-World Action RPG on Mobile. A 3-D and realist graphic style game. The minimum specification to run this game is 2GB ram (iPhone 6s or higher). The game has been developed by the Netmarble corporation.
Mac game of the year: Myst
A game developed by Cyan Worlds. A mystery game where a beautiful island is entangled with mystery and covered with intrigue. The game has a story of family betrayal and stories which can affect you. The player can experience Myst in a different dimension.
Apple Mac App of the Year: Craft
A document and notes Taking and editor app. It helps you share wonderful and aesthetic documents in perhaps all the formats such as Pdf, rich link, videos, images, code snippets, etc. The app also allows nested notes within the documents making them easier to organize. The app is developed by luki Labs Ltd.
Apple Tv app of the year: DAZN
A live-streaming app that lets you stream sports like Boxing, UEFA Women’s Champions League, and more. The user can also stream from multiple devices around the world. One can watch documentaries and on-demand features too. The app was developed by DAZN Limited.
Apple Watch App of the Year: Carrot Weather
This app has also won the 2021 Apple Design Award and other awards as well as was featured in New York Times etc. The app provides accurate and complete data regarding the weather around the user. The app was developed by Grailr LLC
Winners of Inclusivity Apps:
Apple awarded several apps designed and those promote inclusion by providing a level playing field to people from all backgrounds, classes, creeds, and gender.
HoloVista is a Mixed Reality and Mind Bender app developed by Aconite. The app has been chosen for the inclusivity awards because it has a variety of features of accessibility such as contrast, size options, control, text, etc. The app also supports various sound, motion control as well as visual effect intensity options. These options allow inclusivity as provided by the options and features available.
A text-to-reader app developed by Voice Dream LLC, The best in class which reads text aloud from the source available digitally be it any jpeg image, pdf, or any website. The App supports more than 15 languages. the app has a lot of customizable features which let readers listen to text comfortably such as voice, tone, accent, speed, timbre, etc. The app is available on iPhone, iPad as well as Apple Watch.
Winners of social impact apps:
Winners in this category are selected on the basis of the impact it creates on the lives of people and sheds light on the issues impacting our world.
To address the issue of deforestation, depleting resources, and rapid urbanization. Alba, the main character in the game saves the forest and wildlife from being converted to a city full of hotels and skyscrapers. The character also spreads a message of the importance of cleanliness by cleaning the trash. The game communicates the importance of the environment by telling a tale of family, kindness, and activism. it also supports the initiative of planting trees by supporting the restoration project in Madagascar by planting one tree on each download of the app.
Apple also unveiled the Top Trend of the Year 2021: Connection introducing “Apps that brought us together”
- Among us – Games
- Canva – Poster, Card and Logo Maker
- Peanut – Fertility Motherhood Menopause
- Bumble – Match, Date and Meet New People
- EatOkra – Find Local, Black-owned Eats!
All the winners of the Apple Awards will get an “App Store Best of 2021 award” of the recyclable Aluminum as other Apple Hardware.
Hats off to all the developers for making such wonderful applications and games, who have made it to App store awards and also to them who did not make it up to the app store awards, but have worked day night to make such wonderful applications. Keep Growing 👍
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