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Old Jun 10, 2013, 09:41 PM   #1
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Apple Announces 2013 Design Awards, Winning Apps Include 'Letterpress' and 'Evernote'




Apple has announced the winners of its annual Apple Design Awards at WWDC, highlighting an array of apps from utilities to games on both iOS and the Mac. Apple's Design Awards were created to recognize apps that "raise the bar in design, technology, and innovation."

iPhone and iPad
-*Yahoo! Weather
- Badland
- Letterpress
- Ridiculous Fishing
- SkyGamblers: Storm Raiders (Also Available on Mac)
- Evernote (Also Available on Mac)

iPad Only
- WWF Together
- Procreate

Mac Only
- Coda 2

This year's awards also include two apps from student developers. Finish is a streamlined task manager designed to help users organize to-dos into tasks, while mosaic.io allows users to display a photo mosaic across two or more iOS devices.

Student Winners
- Finish
- mosaic.io

Finally, Apple highlighted three other student created apps which student scholarship applicants designed to describe their experience and background for a chance to win tickets to WWDC. Winners included Louis Harboe, Bryan Keller, and Puck Meerbug.

2012 winners of the Apple Design Awards included Jetpack Joyride, Paper, and Sketch.

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Old Jun 10, 2013, 09:44 PM   #2
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Wow, the Yahoo! Weather application foretold the iOS 7 design language. Very weird. I love Yahoo's! new weather application.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 09:45 PM   #3
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Coda is the best.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 09:46 PM   #4
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Yahoo weather trumps all other weather apps on the App Store.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 09:49 PM   #5
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Good to see Yahoo Weather on the list. It's amazing - almost to a point of suspicion - how many similarities it shares with iOS 7.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 09:55 PM   #6
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I'm confused didn't Coda 2 win last year?
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 09:59 PM   #7
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Good to see Yahoo Weather on the list. It's amazing - almost to a point of suspicion - how many similarities it shares with iOS 7.
Seriously. What is up with that? Down to some minor details...
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 10:01 PM   #8
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Procreate is terrific. One of the many answers to the question "What can't Android do as well as iOS"?

I think Yahoo won more than an award... their weather app (in some form) looks to be bundled soon. (Which makes some sense, since Yahoo has always supplied the data.)
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 10:06 PM   #9
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their weather app (in some form) looks to be bundled soon. (Which makes some sense, since Yahoo has always supplied the data.)
Yep. There's nothing suspicious going on as some other comments have implied.
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I see - I made the fatal mistake of assuming the judges cared about OS X apps when I submitted Battery Status to the student competition.

Oh well, congratulations to those that won. I'll be back next year... Maybe... I actually don't think I have any apps that can be sold on the App Store in the pipeline right now...
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 10:14 PM   #11
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Way to go Procreate ..!

It's such an astonishing app that I still can't believe, even after several weeks of using it, how amazing it is to draw with.
If these guys ever got 'round to deciding to go for a desktop version, expanded its remit, managed to get the extra talent they'd probably need to help 'em move on to the 'bigger' platform - well, it'd wipe the floor with a lot of the competition.
So pleased for them.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 10:15 PM   #12
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I don't know about you, but I was really impressed with Badland. It's unlike anything I've ever played, even from other 2d scrollers.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 10:17 PM   #13
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Only one Mac app?

Hmm... is that normal? iOS is definitely the new king of the hill.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 10:25 PM   #14
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Of course they gave an award to Yahoo Weather. They basically stole the app outright for iOS 7.

With Yahoo's permission, of course.
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I don't know about all of them, but Letterpress and Evernote are exquisite.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 10:32 PM   #16
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Congratulations to all the developers! I wonder how many man hours it took to develop any one of those applications? (or the price tag)
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 10:38 PM   #17
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Holy cow, Ridiculous fishing is on this list! It's great to see Apple giving props to Vlambeer.
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Letterpress definitely belongs on that list.
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Old Jun 10, 2013, 11:31 PM   #19
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How does Mailbox not win an award? Most innovative email client and productivity app in a long time IMHO. Maybe because it influence users to use gmail over icloud for email?
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How does Mailbox not win an award? Most innovative email client and productivity app in a long time IMHO. Maybe because it influence users to use gmail over icloud for email?
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Evernote is one of the worst apps I have on my iPhone. The only reason it hasn't been deleted is copy paste doesn't work good in the app and it's too much work to get the previously entered notes in another app. But it looks awful!
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Coda, LetterPress and Yahoo Meteo are really great!
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Old Jun 11, 2013, 02:23 AM   #23
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Wow, the Yahoo! Weather application foretold the iOS 7 design language. Very weird. I love Yahoo's! new weather application.
Love the Yahoo! Weather app but the new icon sucks.

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Seriously. What is up with that? Down to some minor details...
Well, they are using Yahoo to get the data for their weather app, so I'm assuming that it's no coincidence that the two look similar.
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Evernote is one of the worst apps I have on my iPhone. The only reason it hasn't been deleted is copy paste doesn't work good in the app and it's too much work to get the previously entered notes in another app. But it looks awful!
I am not a fan either.
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