Go Back   MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:14 PM   #1
MacRumors
macrumors bot
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Apple's Best of the iTunes Store 2012: 'Action Movie FX' and 'Paper' Win Top App Honors




Apple today released the 2012 version of its annual iTunes Store awards, previously called iTunes Rewind, which celebrates the best music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, and podcasts of the year.

Here are some of the notable winners for 2012:

Apps:
-iPhone App of the Year: Action Movie FX
-iPhone Game of the Year: Rayman Jungle Run
-iPad App of the Year: Paper by FiftyThree
-iPad Game of the Year: Room

Music:
-Best Artist: Channel ORANGE by Frank Ocean
-Best Album: Shields by Grizzly Bear
-Best Song: We Are Young by Fun.
-Breakthrough Album: The Lumineers by The Lumineers

Books:
-Best Novel: The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
-Best Nonfiction: Behind the Beautiful Forevers by Katherine Boo
-Best Young Adult Novel: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
-Best Multi-Touch Book: Fashion by DK Publishing

For the first time in two years, no photography apps made it in to the top listings. 2012 also marks the first year that an Entertainment app was given an editor's choice award. As always, during the end of the year wrap up Apple highlights games and apps from a wide variety of categories, so it's well worth skimming the list for hidden gems.

Beyond the top-level awards for music, movies, TV shows, apps, books, and podcasts, Apple is featuring a number of other awards and Editors' Choice picks across various genres and categories for the various content types.

See previous winners here: 2009, 2010, 2011.

Article Link: Apple's Best of the iTunes Store 2012: 'Action Movie FX' and 'Paper' Win Top App Honors
MacRumors is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:15 PM   #2
dlewis23
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Paper is iPad app of the year by far... Best app I have used and I use it almost every day.
__________________
SpeedSmart - The ultimate iOS speed test utility
FireFile.io - Cloud storage for all
dlewis23 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:18 PM   #3
brock2621
macrumors 6502a
 
brock2621's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Kentucky
Action Movie FX?

I mean, it's good but App of the YEAR? I would disagree.

Paper is amazing and Apple's iPhoto is as well.

Sparrow, Clear are also worthy...
__________________
2012 27" iMac www.OCULUSSTUDIOS.com
www.Twitter.com/OculusStudiosKY
brock2621 is offline   5 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:23 PM   #4
redhawk87
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Raleigh, NC
kinda odd that channel orange is artist of the year.... I know they mean to say Frank Ocean is artist of the year and not his debut album but still. Seems like a typo or they purposefully did it to give some marketing to his album?
__________________
15" Macbook Pro 2.4 GHz intel core 2 duo, 8GB iPod Touch 2nd gen, 32GB Verizon iPhone 5
redhawk87 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:24 PM   #5
ctdonath
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
At a glance, Room looks like a modern incarnation of Myst. Even the product description sounds the same "...If you're reading this, then it worked. I only hope you can still forgive me. ... You must come at once, for we are all in great peril. ... My study is the highest room." - followed by entry into a well-rendered, highly (for the time) touchable & explorable environment full of puzzles.

Anyone who can speak to similarities/differences?
ctdonath is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:24 PM   #6
TouchMint.com
macrumors 65816
 
TouchMint.com's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Phoenix
Rayman Jungle Run.... Dont get me wrong its a good game but it is an insult to the iOS gaming industry.

There are innovative great new games out there and they pick this…
__________________
TouchMint.com iOS App Site
Adventure To Fate iOS RPG Game Site
Indie iOS Game: Adventure To Fate : A Quest To The Core JRPG

TouchMint.com is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:24 PM   #7
meli
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
What about Google Maps?
meli is offline   14 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:26 PM   #8
charlieegan3
macrumors 68020
 
charlieegan3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: U.K
Action Movie FX really? Nice to see paper in there though.
__________________
www.charlieegan3.com
charlieegan3 is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:26 PM   #9
Madmic23
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
C'mon, the song of the year was clearly "Gangnam Style!" Sure, "We Are Young" is catchy, but does it have a guy dancing on an imaginary horse while wearing a powder blue jacket? Nope.

I would also accept the song "Thriftshop," but it probably came out a little too late in the year to catch on.
__________________
MacBook 2.16Ghz, iMac 21.5", i5
WWE Stole My Camera!
Check out my pictures of Hulk Hogan's new back tattoo!
Madmic23 is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:26 PM   #10
nrose101
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Delray Beach, FL
 
Action Movie FX? Really? It is a nice waste of time for a couple of days...then you delete it!
__________________
Never Miss A New Release! Countdown with Movie Clock for iPhone. http://flck.it/clock
nrose101 is offline   8 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:28 PM   #11
Ishimaru
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Quote:
Originally Posted by meli View Post
What about Google Maps?
lol App of the year for something that came out last night? Give me a break.
Ishimaru is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:29 PM   #12
nrose101
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Delray Beach, FL
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ishimaru View Post
lol App of the year for something that came out last night? Give me a break.
It could be why not?
__________________
Never Miss A New Release! Countdown with Movie Clock for iPhone. http://flck.it/clock
nrose101 is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:29 PM   #13
Mundty
macrumors member
 
Join Date: May 2012
Not sure if I agree with much of this, but Grizzly Bear's new album did live up to the hype... it was definitely one of the best this year.

The Lumineers don't belong though, nothing ground breaking there.
__________________
iPhone 5 Apple TV 3rd Gen 13" MacBook Pro Mid-2009 Mac Pro 2013 (coming soon)
Mundty is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:29 PM   #14
carl0sian
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Apple bashing will commence right ......about......now!
carl0sian is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:30 PM   #15
Ishimaru
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Los Angeles
Quote:
Originally Posted by TouchMint.com View Post
Rayman Jungle Run.... Dont get me wrong its a good game but it is an insult to the iOS gaming industry.

There are innovative great new games out there and they pick this…
Please explain how it's an insult to the industry. I'd actually like to know. I for one really enjoyed it.
Ishimaru is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:33 PM   #16
Megagator
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: USA
Rayman Jungle Run? Nay, nay.
How about the game that brought your Game Center servers to its knees?
Letterpress, anyone?
Megagator is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:34 PM   #17
longofest
Editor emeritus
 
longofest's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Falls Church, VA
Send a message via AIM to longofest
As good as ActionMovieFX is, I think Google Maps may quickly be more deserving, though Apple would never admit it.
__________________
Never falling under anyone's Reality Distortion Field: Tech Perfect
longofest is offline   6 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:34 PM   #18
nzalog
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Mountain View, CA
Weird, I thought people would actually be talking about some of these Apps but I have not used a single one of these and I visit tech blogs pretty regularly.

Did they just "Apple Maps" (aka half ass) these picks?
nzalog is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:36 PM   #19
cramerica916
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by nrose101 View Post
It could be why not?
google maps briefly disappeared on 9/19/12. NEVER FORGET!
google maps deserves the app of the year. or at least the best comeback of the year.
cramerica916 is offline   4 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:36 PM   #20
GQB
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
I understand the enfatuation with Paper, but it stays in my 'rarely used' folder until they give up on their idiotic 'rewind' to undo feature. Its clumsey, inaccurate, and gimmicky. Give me a damned multiple undo button and I'll start using it again gladly.
GQB is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:37 PM   #21
RolyPolyBird
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Don't forget to include the mac appstore as well

edit: also worth noting that the honours are regional. The winning iPhone apps in the German appstore was a taxi sourcing program and runner up Propellerhead's Figure. The games were Jungle Run with Super Hexagon in second place.

Last edited by RolyPolyBird; Dec 13, 2012 at 01:45 PM.
RolyPolyBird is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:37 PM   #22
GQB
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by dlewis23 View Post
Paper is iPad app of the year by far... Best app I have used and I use it almost every day.
How in the world do you deal with their gimmicky 'undo' wheel?
GQB is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:42 PM   #23
BvizioN
macrumors 68020
 
BvizioN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Manchester, UK
Send a message via Skype™ to BvizioN
Action Movie FX is fantastic.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by nrose101 View Post
It could be why not?
That would be more like app of the day not a year, right?
__________________
Born Albanian.
BvizioN is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:43 PM   #24
Cougarcat
macrumors 603
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Quote:
Originally Posted by ctdonath View Post
At a glance, Room looks like a modern incarnation of Myst. Even the product description sounds the same "...If you're reading this, then it worked. I only hope you can still forgive me. ... You must come at once, for we are all in great peril. ... My study is the highest room." - followed by entry into a well-rendered, highly (for the time) touchable & explorable environment full of puzzles.

Anyone who can speak to similarities/differences?
It has a very similar aesthetic, but the puzzles are simpler and there is no exploration whatsoever (as the title says, you're in a room.) It's just you interacting with a giant lockbox. The story is light so far, but I'm about halfway through.

Still, they did a superb job in creating puzzles that work excellently with touch, and if you like Myst you'll like this, too. Coincidentally it just came out for iPhone today, which is what I'm playing it on.
Cougarcat is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 13, 2012, 01:43 PM   #25
teknikal90
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Vancouver, BC
Quote:
Originally Posted by BvizioN View Post
Action Movie FX is fantastic.

----------



That would be more like app of the day not a year, right?
I used it once on christmas day last year. I got a car to roll towards my friend as he quickly ducks. very neat stuff.
then I deleted it after I uploaded the video onto facebook.
In contrast tonnes and tonnes of otehr apps I use daily.
hardly best of the year?
__________________
Logic Pro and Mainstage 3 User. I use iOS a lot.
teknikal90 is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > News and Article Discussion > MacRumors.com News Discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Apple Pulls Top Free iOS App 'Weed Firm' from App Store MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 148 Jun 2, 2014 04:48 PM
Action Movie FX app crashing on the iPhone 5? Jimmy Guphanti iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting 11 Apr 22, 2014 06:55 AM
Apple's Best of the iTunes Store 2013: 'Duolingo' and 'Disney Animated' Win Top App Honors MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 32 Dec 18, 2013 08:36 PM
'Apple Store' iOS App Update Coming Tuesday with Free iTunes Store, App Store, and iBookstore Deals MacRumors MacRumors.com News Discussion 77 Jul 31, 2013 03:48 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:42 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC