As every year at its WWDC developer conference, Apple took the opportunity to present its Design Awards. A trophy that rewards the “most innovative, creative and ingenious” mobile apps and games on the iPhone, iPad and even Apple TV.
At Apple, June is a month to celebrate and honor the ecosystem of developers who work around apple products. And WWDC, the world’s developer conference hosted by the California-based company, is the highlight and the big annual event.
In addition to the presentations of iOS 14, iPadOS, watchOS 7, tvOS 14 and even macOS Big Over the past week, and between multiple sessions or labs for those interested, Apple took advantage of the event to reward eight best mobile application and game developers designed for its platforms. Here is the list of Design Awards awarded in 2020, the must of " design, innovation, ingenuity and technical realization "When it comes to apps.
The best mobile apps
Darkroom (iPhone, iPad)
This photo and video editor is one of the most intuitive. It allows you to crop, add and customize filters, change the background, create effects, touch up faces in a few clicks. Darkroom allows you to modify Live Photos, portraits and RAW images. It recalibrates the colors of the videos and even pushes some settings appreciated by professionals without losing novices in the middle of its different functions. And among its functions, we appreciate the management of the photo library on iPhone and iPad.
Note that some options are chargeable (free trial period)
This iPad app appeals to the creative mind of users and their taste for music. The goal of Looom (with 3 O!) Is to complete the animation by exploring shapes, colors and rhythm. You just have to experiment by drawing. You can build on existing sequences or create your own. You will choose to animate it according to your desires, your colorful desires and your tempo.
The Apple Pencil is a serious ally for having fun with Looom.
For architects and designers, Shapr3D is a computer-aided creation application on iPad. Using an Apple Pencil, designers can take advantage of a variety of modeling tools to create more complex 3D models. The app will soon be able to use the iPad Pro 2020 LiDAR scanner to automatically generate a 2D plan and 3D model of a part. Shapr3D then allows you to use augmented reality to preview in a real digitized room.
Handwritten musical scores become digital scores in the blink of an eye. The musicians will be able to compose simply. Apple Pencil makes writing and dragging easy and intuitive.
The best mobile games
Sayonara Wild Hearts (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV and other consoles)
One of the most notable games of 2019. The title edited by Annapurna has been multi-awarded around the world for its visual quality, its unique pop atmosphere and a top-notch music playlist. Sayonara Wild Hearts is a rhythm and reflex game in which you play as a broken-hearted young woman who becomes a biker and sets off in pursuit of pieces of heart so that the universe regains its balance.
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Sky: Children of the Light (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
Another game with a marked visual identity. Sky is a social adventure, through a world to explore solo or with friends. You have to spread hope to bring the fallen stars back to their constellation. All this by socializing with players from all over the world, by teaming up…
Song of Bloom (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch)
Apuzzle gamethrough a story that evolves as you progress. Song of Bloom focuses on design and innovative experience. You have to solve puzzles, but in the order you want and in changing styles.
Where Cards fall (iPhone, iPad, Apple TV)
Another game of puzzles to test your imagination and your sense of thinking and strategy. In this story without dialogue, you have to immerse yourself in the musical atmosphere and artistic style in 3D. You build card houses to bring memories back to life in the form of puzzles.