[WWDC 2014] The Apple Design Award winners include Device 6, Monument Valley & More…

[WWDC 2014] The Apple Design Award winners include Device 6, Monument Valley & More…

Posted by Steve

WWDC, Apple’s annual developers conference,  just kicked off yesterday with a lot of announcement, introducing the next major release of iOS and OSX, iOS 8 & Yosemite respectively and a lot of new technologies for developers. At the same time, Apple also unveiled the winners of the Apple Design Awards 2014 with some really great software. Get my favorites and the full list.

There’s a lot of good apps on iOS these days but some are just awesome and unique. My favorite apps this year are without any doubt Device 6 & Monument Valley. Both are ingenious, inventive, creative and immersive. It seems like Apple thinks the same about them as they earn a well-deserved Apple Design Award.

Do yourself a favor: watch the trailers of each app, click the links to the AppStore and treat yourself with some of the best games around. You won’t regret it!

The full list of 2014 winners follows the trailers and the grey texts are quotes from the developer’s description.

Device 6 Trailer

Monument Valley Trailer

In the Mac category, Apple gave an awards to

  1. Cinemagraph Pro ($24.99)

    Cinemagraph Pro is the only professional tool specifically designed for the creation of flixels. With its unique “live-masking” technology, artists can preview their living images in real time and output HD (1080) and UHD (4K) quality hybrid photographs.

  2. Day One ($9.99)

    Record life as you live it. From once-in-a-lifetime events to everyday moments, Day One’s elegant interface makes journaling your life a simple pleasure.

In the iOS category, the following apps got award:

  1. Threes ($1.99)

    Threes is tiny puzzle that grows on you.

  2. Blek ($2.99)

    Blek is a unique game about imagination and personality. Everything you draw keeps moving – and watching your creations move is like watching magic.

  3. Device 6 ($3.99)

    A surreal thriller in which the written word is your map, as well as your narrator. DEVICE 6 plays with the conventions of games and literature, entwines story with geography and blends puzzle and novella, to draw players into an intriguing mystery of technology and neuroscience.

  4. Yahoo! News Digest (free)

    Yahoo News Digest provides a definitive summary of all the important, need-to-know news. Digests are delivered twice a day – once in the morning and once in the evening. All the top stories are summarized and presented with the key information that you need to stay on top of what’s happening.

  5. Storehouse (free)

    Combine photos, videos, and text to meaningfully document your experiences. Publish your stories for friends and followers, or share them by email, Facebook, or Twitter. Explore stories created by your friends and our community of storytellers from all around the world.

  6. Leo’s Forture ($4.99)

    Leo’s Fortune is a platform adventure game where you hunt down the cunning and mysterious thief that stole your gold. Beautifully hand-crafted levels bring the story of Leo to life in this epic adventure.

  7. Sky Guide (1.99)

    A star and constellation guide has never been more beautiful and easy to use. Just hold it to the sky to automatically find stars, constellations, planets, satellites and more. It’s stargazing fun for all ages and experience levels!

  8. Monument Valley ($3.99)

    In Monument Valley you will manipulate impossible architecture and guide a silent princess through a stunningly beautiful world. Monument Valley is a surreal exploration through fantastical architecture and impossible geometry. Guide the silent princess Ida through mysterious monuments, uncovering hidden paths, unfolding optical illusions and outsmarting the enigmatic Crow People.


Steve's Blog - Jun 3, 2014 | iOS Apps, News
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