Apple has revealed the 2021 App Store Award winners which celebrates the 15 best apps and games which gave users the ability to delve into personal passions, find a creative outlet, connect with friends and family, enjoy experiences, and simply have fun. The list of this year’s winners includes developers from around the world.
Their apps and games were chosen by Apple’s global App Store editorial team for delivering quality, innovative technology, excellent design, and a positive impact on the community. Also included in the winner’s list, is Australia’s very own Canva.
Tim Cook’s Statement
“The developers who won App Store Awards in 2021 harnessed their drive and vision to deliver the best apps and games of the year — sparking the creativity and passion of millions of users around the world,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO.
He added, “From self-taught indie coders to inspiring leaders building global businesses, these standout developers innovated with Apple technology, with many helping to foster the profound sense of togetherness we needed this year.”
Below are the Apple App Store Awards 2021 winners:
iPhone App of the Year: Toca Life World, from Toca Boca. Connecting Toca Life apps into one big app, this simulator-like app allows the user to make their world with customizable stories.
iPad App of the Year: LumaFusion, from LumaTouch. A popular multi-track video editor favored by professional filmmakers and journalists around the globe.
Mac App of the Year: Craft, from Luki Labs Limited. A writing app with easy note-taking features and a flexible documentation structure.
Apple TV App of the Year: DAZN, from DAZN Group. A sports-watching app where users can exclusively stream NFL games 24/7.
Apple Watch App of the Year: Carrot Weather, from Grail. A fast and easy-to-use weather app with accurate forecasts and a colorful user interface.
iPhone Game of the Year: “League of Legends: Wild Rift,” from Riot Games. The ever-popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) still sparks hype among fans worldwide.
iPad Game of the Year: “MARVEL Future Revolution,” from Netmarble Corporation. With a roster of playable Marvel Comics characters, Marvel’s first open-world RPG mobile game has garnered much popularity in its first three months.
Mac Game of the Year: “Myst,” from Cyan. An adventure game with stunning graphics and beautiful gameplay.
Apple TV Game of the Year: “Space Marshals 3,” from Pixelbite. Story-driven stealth action game with new modes and missions frequently added.
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Fantasian,” from Mistwalker. Exploration-based Japanese role-playing game with a very familiar Final Fantasy vibe.
Trend Of The Year – Connection
Meanwhile, Apple also announced five apps for their “Trend of the Year” awards. This year’s trend was ‘Connection’, to signify the ever-growing expansion of the digital world and how international movements can connect people from all over the world.
The five apps awarded under this title are: “Among Us!” From Innersloth; Bumble, from Bumble Inc.; Canva, from Canva; EatOkra, from Anthony Edwards Jr. and Janique Edwards; and Peanut, from Peanut App Limited.
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