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Ahead of the 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference, Apple has shared details on the Apple Design Awards finalists. The Apple Design Awards highlight apps with outstanding design, innovation, ingenuity, and technical achievement.

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Nominees have been announced in selected categories that include Inclusivity, Delight and Fun, Interaction, Social Impact, Visuals and Graphics, and Innovation, with a full list of nominated apps available below.

Inclusivity

  • Letter Rooms
  • Navi
  • Noted.
  • Procreate
  • tint.
  • Wylde Flowers
Delight and Fun

  • Chineasy
  • Moncage
  • (Not Boring) Habits
  • Overboard!
  • Please, Touch the Artwork
  • Water Llama
Interaction

  • A Musical Story
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
  • Slopes
  • Transit
  • Vectornator: Vector Design
  • What Remains of Edith Finch
Social Impact

  • Active Arcade
  • Empathy
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
  • Headspace
  • Rebel Girls
  • Wylde Flowers
Visuals and Graphics

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Behind the Frame
  • Halide Mark II
  • LEGO Star Wars: Castaways
  • MD Clock
  • (Not Boring) Habits
Innovation

  • Active Arcade
  • Focus Noodles
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Odio
  • Procreate
  • Townscaper
Apple plans to announce the 2022 Apple Design Awards at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, June 6, just hours after the keynote event. The awards show will be streamed in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website. Winners will receive a physical award and hardware to help them continue to create apps and games.

Links to all of the apps that are nominated can be found on Apple's website.

Article Link: Apple Announces Apple Design Awards Finalists Ahead of WWDC 2022
 

GrumpyCoder

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Visuals and Graphics

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Behind the Frame
  • Halide Mark II
  • LEGO Star Wars: Castaways
  • MD Clock
  • (Not Boring) Habits
"Apple is going to save AAA gaming!" and "M1 are perfect gaming machines!!!11" posts incoming in 3... 2... 1...
 

A_Hunger_Artist

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Cool to see Townscaper on here. Far and away my favorite thing to do during an hour long Zoom meeting that could have been an email
 
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Mr. Dee

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I think the most memorable design awards was Delicious Library winning in 2007. I can’t recall any before or after that.
 

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How can an 8 year old game be a finalist? Just because it was released on iOS last year? It says quite a bit about the sorry state of gaming on the Mac and iPad.. :(
I am also confused by these nominations. For others, Alien: Isolation is the 8-year-old game, and it's up for best graphics. What Remains of Edith Finch, which is a 5-year-old game, is nominated for interaction. They are both walking simulators, and they are both decent games for their time. Personally, I think Edith Finch has a better story and superior graphics. The links are gameplay footage, so you can decide for yourself.

But at this point, neither should be eligible for awards.
 

CarAnalogy

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This becomes more of a joke every year.

Ignoring the categories… it’s still just the usual suspects.

I mean what is even the selection criteria. Everything about this seems like just the usual App Store marketing.
 
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4jasontv

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It's a terrific app. I love the simplicity and zero hassle automatic syncing between all of my devices. My life is pretty much run out of Notes.

I stopped using Evernote a couple of months after Notes came out.
Sure... but the Notes app wasn't nominated.
 

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I just went through emotional roller coaster thinking this was the new Mac Pro^3. Oh well.
 

JEY

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A category called "Audio" would make me happy. Or, errr, "Sonic Expression", or whatever.
 
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