WWDC 2008 Apple Design Award Winners

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Apple announced the winners of their annual Apple Design Awards (ADA) tonight.
The Apple Design Awards, held at Moscone West during the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference, recognize technical excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievement in software development. With new categories for iPhone development, this year's Apple Design Awards will be more exciting than ever.
The ADAs feature categories in both Mac and iPhone categories this year. TheiLife reported the winners from tonight's presentation ceremony. The winners include:

Best OS X Student Project
- Squirrel (finance management) by Axel Peju
Best OS X Graphics and Media Application
- ScreenFlow (Screencasting) by Vara Software Limited
Best OS X Application
- ScreenFlow (Screencasting) by Vara Software Limited
Best OS X User Experience
- Macnification (organize microscopic images) by Orbicule
Best OS X Game
- Guitar Hero III by Aspyr Media, Inc

Best iPhone Web App
- Remember the Milk (task management) by Remember the Milk
Best iPhone Game
- Enigmo by Pangea
Best iPhone Entertainment App
- AOL Radio by AOL LLC
Best iPhone Social Networking App
- Twitteriffic (twitter client) by The Icon Factory
Best iPhone Productivity App
- OmniFocus (task management) by The Omni Group
Best iPhone Healthcare & Fitness Application Winner
- MIM (medical imaging) by MIMVista, Corp.

Runners up are also listed at TheiLife. The winners received two 15-inch MacBook Pro laptops, two 30-inch Apple Cinema Displays, one 16GB iPod touch, one 8GB iPhone, an ADC Premier Membership, reimbursement for one WWDC 2008 E-ticket including airfare and accommodations, and one 2009 ADC Macworld Expo Exclusive Marketing Package.

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Agamemnon

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wow... prizes are incredible. congrats to the winners!

note to self: must find more useful things to do with my time... :eek: ;)
 

Project

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I hope Twitterific for the iPhone is better than the desktop version, which just might be the most overrated application in years.
 

nagromme

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"Best iPhone Healthcare & Fitness Application"

Congrats. Pretty narrow though... is that a category they're going to have every year? Is it a crowded field of competitors?

Why no award for "Best iPhone Animal Husbandry Tool"?
 

crazedbytheheat

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I'm *really* looking forward to being able to use OmniFocus on my iPhone. I like it a lot and use it daily, but it's not that convenient to have to go to my computer all the time. Hopefully they figure out an easy way to synch the desktop and iPhone data. Anyone know if this will be available on the launch date?
 

FreeState

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"Best iPhone Healthcare & Fitness Application"

Congrats. Pretty narrow though... is that a category they're going to have every year? Is it a crowded field of competitors?

Why no award for "Best iPhone Animal Husbandry Tool"?
Actually its a huge market. If you know anyone that works in the healthcare industry ask them about tablet computers and palm pilots - most Dr have them. THe iPhone is scene as a new device that health care professionals could use (think reference library, medical record look up, scheduling, notes on patients, test result access etc).
 

ChrisRC

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Actually its a huge market. If you know anyone that works in the healthcare industry ask them about tablet computers and palm pilots - most Dr have them. THe iPhone is scene as a new device that health care professionals could use (think reference library, medical record look up, scheduling, notes on patients, test result access etc).
Give me a break. This category is clearly a ploy to give kudos to an early (although possibly deserving) iPhone/iPod Touch developer. I didn't even see the iPhone runner up categories listed on the iLife page of ADA winners (maybe because only a handful of apps are even in development at this time?)...

'Most' doctors have tablet computers and PDAs? Any evidence for this? Would you also care to elaborate on how they use these devices in their daily practice? I have close family members in the medical field; I would be shocked to see them or any other physician pulling out an iPhone to look up my medical records, take notes on a patient, or access results from offsite labs ("Oh gee! Let me find out the results of your questionable skin lesion on my phone!"). Please exercise some discretion (and spell check) in your future posts. :)
 

Ade-iMac-177

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Wow! - the prizes are incredible, i need to write a cool app and win.
congrats to ScreenFlow for winning - that is a truly fantastic app.
 

.Andy

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'Most' doctors have tablet computers and PDAs? Any evidence for this? Would you also care to elaborate on how they use these devices in their daily practice?
In Aus I would say the above is correct (sans tablets). PDAs (especially treos) are very popular. The medical information you can carry around with them is awesome and makes life much easier. As a medical student on my treo I carry around information about drugs and prescribing, 5 minute clinical consult/epocrates, a version of diagnosaurus, and also the John Hopkins antibiotic guide and a medical dictionary. Having information with you on the wards for quick reference is invaluable at any level of practice. It's impossible for a physician to know everything. The next generation of Drs that I'm training with are also much more tech savvy so its a massive market to tap into it. The apps also demand a pretty brisk price.

I would be shocked to see them or any other physician pulling out an iPhone to look up my medical records, take notes on a patient, or access results from offsite labs ("Oh gee! Let me find out the results of your questionable skin lesion on my phone!").
You don't look up or do any of these things. As I said above you can use it to check drug information, check cross reactions or side effects, brush up on rare diseases, etc etc. Having a PDA is more use as a reference tool than a device for primary patient treatment. And it's wonderful. However all this could easily change if we could get immediate access to patient info on the go. If it was done securely enough I'd love to immediately receive a patients test results rather than be paged and have to go and log in to a terminal to view them.
 

dbwie

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AOL Radio

I LOVE the AOL Radio application on my Mac. It looks like they are bringing this to the iPhone? Sweet. I can listen to internet radio while walking down the street. I wonder if the song titles will have direct links to the iTunes store the same way the application has it.

If you haven't tried AOL for Mac yet, you can find it at:

http://daol.aol.com/software/

It's a good music discovery tool.
 

richard.mac

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In Aus I would say the above is correct (sans tablets). PDAs (especially treos) are very popular. The medical information you can carry around with them is awesome and makes life much easier. As a medical student on my treo I carry around information about drugs and prescribing, 5 minute clinical consult/epocrates, a version of diagnosaurus, and also the John Hopkins antibiotic guide and a medical dictionary. Having information with you on the wards for quick reference is invaluable at any level of practice. It's impossible for a physician to know everything. The next generation of Drs that I'm training with are also much more tech savvy so its a massive market to tap into it. The apps also demand a pretty brisk price.


You don't look up or do any of these things. As I said above you can use it to check drug information, check cross reactions or side effects, brush up on rare diseases, etc etc. Having a PDA is more use as a reference tool than a device for primary patient treatment. And it's wonderful. However all this could easily change if we could get immediate access to patient info on the go. If it was done securely enough I'd love to immediately receive a patients test results rather than be paged and have to go and log in to a terminal to view them.
did you see the medical app developed using the iPhone SDK at WWDC? absolutely insane! youre going to love the iPhone when it hits Oz ;)

Magnification looks very nice. kind of like Aperture for medical images.
 

ChrisRC

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In Aus I would say the above is correct (sans tablets). PDAs (especially treos) are very popular. The medical information you can carry around with them is awesome and makes life much easier. As a medical student on my treo I carry around information about drugs and prescribing, 5 minute clinical consult/epocrates, a version of diagnosaurus, and also the John Hopkins antibiotic guide and a medical dictionary. Having information with you on the wards for quick reference is invaluable at any level of practice. It's impossible for a physician to know everything. The next generation of Drs that I'm training with are also much more tech savvy.


You don't look up or do any of these things. As I said above you can use it to check drug information, check cross reactions or side effects, brush up on rare diseases, etc etc. Having a PDA is more use as a reference tool than a device for primary patient treatment.
Not my main arguments, Andy. I agree that PDAs and iPhones are fantastic reference tools - I'm sure almost all doctors and professionals will carry them in the coming years. And I have no doubt these devices are very popular with younger physician demographics. I just feel FreeState overstated both the current role of PDAs for doctors in the States and the motivation for Apple giving out this "Healthcare/Fitness" award. Do you honestly think Apple had more than one or two apps to even compare in this category? In fact, I feel all of these awards are somewhat ridiculous given the total lack of competition (oh wow - Enigmo beat out Cro-Mag Rally!).

Hope no offense was taken; your post here is much more informative than the one that motivated my prior response. And God, I despise all Australian guys. American ladies go crazy over that accent. All the best!
 

crazedbytheheat

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I'd be really surprised if the Health/Fitness category didn't have quite a few apps coming to the iPhone. Training logs (w/ GPS), calorie counters, blood sugar logs, etc. would seem to be good single purpose apps for the iPhone. The new Garmin for the bike costs significantly more than the iPhone. I'm thinking of figuring out a holder and using the new iPhone for my mapping and GPS needs and switching back to a watch based HRM, unless Polar comes up with a belt that could talk to my iPhone via BT (now that would be cool, but I'm not sure how feasible).
 

rented mule

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Wow...Guitar Hero won? This game is terrible port. Slow. Direct port from the consoles (the game is littered with references to a console.)
 

mixel

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I know GPs who use PDAs, and I've spoken to consultants who've used them. Its just an extension of the dictaphone thing but with written notes too..

I'm in the UK.. Even the Newton had a load of medical software. Handheld/tablets *are* common in medicine.. It *is* a big market (with a lot of money in it). One Apple would be wise to try and expand into. I think it's good they're covering all the categories..

I mean, it had "fitness" there in the same category too - that makes it a really wide range too, look at wii sport and wii fit, all of the menstrual cycle monitors and stuff you can get on the mac, dieting stuff, weight training stuff.. etc. There's tonnes of this stuff for PalmOS, and it'll be even bigger on the iPhone in future. Jogging app could use GPS to tell how well you're doing, etc.. you could even use the accelerometer and an arm strap to monitor other parts of a work-out. (lol)
 

spazzcat

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Give me a break. This category is clearly a ploy to give kudos to an early (although possibly deserving) iPhone/iPod Touch developer. I didn't even see the iPhone runner up categories listed on the iLife page of ADA winners (maybe because only a handful of apps are even in development at this time?)...

'Most' doctors have tablet computers and PDAs? Any evidence for this? Would you also care to elaborate on how they use these devices in their daily practice? I have close family members in the medical field; I would be shocked to see them or any other physician pulling out an iPhone to look up my medical records, take notes on a patient, or access results from offsite labs ("Oh gee! Let me find out the results of your questionable skin lesion on my phone!"). Please exercise some discretion (and spell check) in your future posts. :)
My doc uses his PDA all the time to look up Rx before writing them and so on. I think you would be surprised at how much they are used.
 
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