The prize is awarded Apple Design Awards in 1997 for the most notable applications built for Apple technology by third parties. Announcement of the list of winners was held at the traditional annual conference of the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) for developers of Apple, which opened on Monday, June 11 in San Francisco, and will run until June 15.
This year’s Apple Design Awards Prize was awarded in four categories – applications for smartphone iPhone, tablet iPad, for the Mac, as well as the best programs created by developers of the number of students.
Among the programs for the iPhone won the game Where is My Water from the Walt Disney Company, and Jetpack Joyride by Halfbrick Studios. Winner in this category also has an application from the National Parks National Geographic Society – mobile guide to U.S. national parks.
The best applications for the iPad were recognized Paper of Fifty Three – a program that allows you to create drawings, sketches and diagrams, interactive educational book for children Bobo Explores Light on GameCollage, as well as simulation games on the drum machine DM1-The Drum Machine from Fingerlab.
From the latest developments for desktops and laptops Mac, Apple chose a game-shooter Deus Ex: Human Revolution from the company Feral Interactive, a professional graphics application Sketch from Bohemian Coding, as well as the game Limbo of Playdead Aps.
In the category Apple Design Awards for student game developers won DaWindci for the iPad, and iPad-interactive children’s book Little Star.
Application-winners are available in the online store Apple App Store and Mac App Store. It is noteworthy that the majority noted in this year’s programs – are paid.
Reported Apple developers get prizes – a new laptop MacBook Air, the third generation tablet iPad, a multimedia player iPod touch, as well as the symbolic prize in the form of a cube engraved with the Apple logo and the name of award.
Online store Mac App Store, Apple has opened January 6, 2011. The company did not specify how many applications for its computers placed in the store at the moment, but in December last year reported that its users are less than a year have downloaded more than 100 million copies of software.
The number of applications in the Apple App Store – the only official store programs for mobile technology Apple – more than 650,000, of which 225 000 is designed specifically for the Tablet PC iPad, the third generation of which appeared in March of this year, said at the opening WWDC Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Since launching the service in the summer of 2008 users have downloaded the App Store more than 30 billion copies of the application. According to Cook’s account to purchase from the App Store has more than 400 million people.
Apple reports 70% profit developers who placed their programs in the App Store. In total, the company paid to developers for more than 5 billion dollars.