Apple Design Awards - Apps from six categories to choose from

Next Monday not only the WWDC22 keynote will take place as an Apple event. In addition to the presentation of the new operating systems for iPhone, Mac and Co., there is also other program items for the first day of the Worldwide Developers Conference 2022. This also applies to the presentation of the Apple Design Awards. For this, Apple has already presented the six finalists from six categories. The winning apps will be announced at 17:00 p.m. local time, which is 2:00 a.m. Central European Summer Time on Tuesday. Below you will find an overview of the nominated apps and studios or developers in the individual categories.

The finalist apps for the Apple Design Award 2022 have been announced.
The finalist apps for the Apple Design Award 2022 have been announced.

Apple Design Awards 2022 - finalist apps in six categories

In the following lists I have listed the individual apps and (where possible) the links to the App Store applicable in Germany. Apple's official developer subpage (here ).

inclusivity / inclusion

Apps from this category should provide a great experience for all users. And they do it by supporting people of different backgrounds, skills and languages. The decision for the design award falls between these programs:

  • Letter Rooms by Klemens Strasser App Store
  • ships by Good Snooze App Store
  • Notes. by Digital Workroom Ltd – App Store
  • Procreate by Savage Interactive Pty Ltd – App Store
  • ink by Lykkegaard Europe Limited – App Store
  • Wylde Flowers by Studio Drydock Pty Ltd – App Store

Delight and Fun

The developers of these apps have used Apple technologies to create immersive and memorable experiences; That's what it says on the page linked above. The six selected applications for Apple devices are as follows:

interaction / interaction

Apps are highlighted here that offer intuitive interfaces and easy-to-use controls. In addition, the developers have been able to demonstrate their ability to tailor the software to the respective platform. And these apps are in detail:

  • A musical story by Glee Cheese Studio – App Store
  • Gibbons: Beyond the Trees by Broken Rules App Store
  • Slopes by Breakpoint Studio LLC – App Store
  • Transit by Transit, Inc. – App Store
  • Vectornator: Vector Design by Linearity GmbH – App Store
  • What Remains of Edith Finch by Giant Sparrow – App Store

Social Impact

According to Apple, the following apps improve users' lives in meaningful ways. They also draw attention to important issues. These are six programs from different genres:

Visuals and Graphics / Visuals and Graphics

Breathtaking images and skilfully drawn user interfaces - this is what makes the following apps stand out, as can be read on the developer page linked above. In addition, the apps contain high-quality animations that are unmistakable and create a mood that suits the respective topic.

  • Alien: isolation by Feral Interactive – App Store
  • Behind the frame by Silver Lining Studio under Akatsuki Taiwan – App Store
  • Halide Mark II by Lux Optics – App Store
  • LEGO® Star Wars™: Castaways by Gameloft – App Store
  • MD Clock by Hangzhou Midi Technology Co.,Ltd. – App Store
  • (Not Boring) Habits by Andy Works LLC – App Store


The apps in this category of the Apple Design Awards 2022 are characterized by the fact that they use the technologies made available for a "state-of-the-art" experience. The individual programs stand out from the crowd of their respective genre. And these six apps are about:

Which of the above apps can you recommend? Feel free to leave a comment on the topic!

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