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Apr 12, 2001

Apple tonight announced the developers and apps who received an Apple Design Award, marking what Apple thinks are some of the best apps for various Apple platforms.


This year, Apple chose a total of 10 apps that work across iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple TV, with the winners listed below:

[*]Agenda - A unique date-based note-taking app for iOS and Mac devices.
[*]Bandimal - A music composing app that's designed for kids and uses cute animal-based graphics.
[*]Calzy - A modern calculator app for iPhone, iPad, iMessage, and Apple Watch.
[*]iTranslate Converse - A translation app that's designed to translate foreign languages in real time.
[*]Triton Sponge - An app that uses an image processing algorithm to calculate a real-time estimation of surgical blood loss.
[*]Florence - An interactive storybook game.
[*]Playdead's INSIDE - A 2D puzzle platformer with impressive graphics and complex puzzles from the makers of LIMBO.
[*]Alto's Odyssey - A desert-based endless runner that's a followup to the first ultra popular Alto's Adventure game.
[*]Frost - Frost is a dreamlike Puzzle game where the goal is to draw paths to guide spirits to their home planets.
[*]Oddmar - Oddmar is an action adventure platformer game that stars a viking named Oddmar who is trying to redeem himself and earn a place in Valhalla.

Apple plans to make a video of the Apple Design Awards ceremony available online in the near future, and it will be available on the Apple Design Awards website.

All Apple Design Award winners receive a unique cube-shaped award along with an iMac Pro, a 15-inch MacBook Pro, an iPad Pro with Apple Pencil, an iPhone X, a 4K Apple TV, an Apple Watch Series 3, and a set of AirPods.

Article Link: Apple Announces 2018 Apple Design Award Winners


macrumors G5
Jun 27, 2007
Central U.S.
I hardly game on iOS at all any more but Oddmar looks right up my alley. I’ll have to try it out. I appreciate games that aren’t free to play or pay to win garbage. I like paying up front for good work.


macrumors newbie
Feb 13, 2015
INSIDE is one of the most beautiful gaming experiences I've had in my life. I sat up all night on release day just marveling at the screen with my mouth open. Apple giving Playdead recognition for the app makes me happy!


macrumors regular
Nov 30, 2012
I’m not sure how iTranslate Converse got in there. The developer is clearly trying to “trick” people into paying inadvertently for a subscription upon first opening. Try it, the App Store is full of complaints about it.

Also the subscription model is simply BS. Who is going to pay monthly for something like this? The subscription model has no future.


macrumors 6502
Jun 19, 2011
[*] Agend - A unique date-based note-taking app for iOS and Mac devices.[/QUOTE]
Good to see the developers of Agenda getting recognition for their creation.


macrumors 6502a
Dec 8, 2007
No idea if it's useful for surgeons and other OR staff, but Triton Sponge sounds pretty cool.
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