Apple Design Awards

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The Apple Design Awards is a special event hosted by Apple Inc. at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference. The event is meant to recognize the best and most innovative Macintosh and iOS software and hardware produced by independent developers, as well as the best and most creative uses of Apple's products. The ADAs, as they are commonly known, are awarded in a variety of categories which vary from year to year. The Apple Design Awards have been presented each year since 1996, though for the first two years of their existence they were known as the Human Interface Design Excellence (HIDE) Awards.

Since 2003 the physical awards were designed with an Apple logo that glows when touched. These new awards were engineered and built by Sparkfactor Design.[1][2]

Winners[edit]

2014[3][edit]

  • Leo’s Fortune by 1337 and Senri
  • Day One by Bloom Built
  • Blek by kunabi brother (Denis and Davor Mikan)
  • Yahoo News Digest by Yahoo
  • Threes! by Sirvo
  • Cinemagraph Pro by Flixel Photos
  • Device 6 by Simogo
  • Storehouse-Visual Storytelling by Storehouse Media
  • Sky Guide by Fifth Star Labs
  • Monument Valley by ustwo Studio

Student Winners

  • PanoPerfect by HalfPeeled LLC and TwoBros
  • Addimal Adventure by Teachley

2013[4][edit]

2012[5][edit]

Student:

iPhone:

iPad:

Mac:

2011[6][edit]

Student:

iPhone:

iPad:

Mac:

2010[edit]

Best iPad apps:

Best iPhone apps:

2009[edit]

Mac OS X Leopard Developer Showcase:

Best Mac OS X Student Product:

iPhone Developer Showcase:

Best iPhone Student App:

Best iPhone OS 3.0 Beta App:

2008[edit]

Best Leopard Student Product:

  • Winner: Squirrel by Axel Péju
  • Runner Up: Flow 1.0.1 by Brian Amerige

Best Mac OS X Leopard Graphics and Media Application:

Best Mac OS X Leopard User Experience:

Best Mac OS X Leopard Game:

Best Mac OS X Leopard Application:

Best iPhone Web App:

Best iPhone Game Winner:

Best iPhone Entertainment Application Winner:

Best iPhone Social Networking Application Winner:

Best iPhone Productivity Application Winner:

Best iPhone Healthcare & Fitness Application Winner:

2007[edit]

Best Mac OS X Leopard Application

Best Mac OS X User Experience

Best Mac OS X Developer Tool

Best Mac OS X Dashboard Widget

Best Mac OS X Scientific Computing Solution

Best Mac OS X Game

Best Mac OS X Student Product

2006[edit]

Best Mac OS X User Experience

Best OS X Graphics

Best Developer Tool

Best Scientific Computing Solution

  • Winner: EnzymeX 3.1 [10]
  • Runner Up: FuzzMeasure Pro 2 [11]

Best Game

Best Mac OS X Student Product

Best Widget

  • Winner: iClip Lite [15]
  • Runner Up: WeatherBug Local Weather [16]

Best Automator Workflow

  • Winner: Build Real Estate Catalog/Ultimate Productivity Action Pack [17]
  • Runner Up: Lecture Recording Workflow 1.2, University of Michigan School of Dentistry [18]

2005[edit]

Best Mac OS X Tiger Technology Adoption

Best Mac OS X User Experience

Best Product New to Mac OS X

Best Mac OS X Entertainment Product

Best Use of Open Source

Best Mac OS X Scientific Computing Solution

  • Winner: DataTank 2005-5, Visual Data Tools, Inc.
  • Runner Up: OsiriX 1.6.4, Antoine Rosset, Osman Ratib, Lance Pysher, David Davies-Payne, Luca Spadola, Bruce Rakes
  • Special Mention: Mathematica, Wolfram Research

Best Mac OS X Server Solution

  • Winner: Quicksilver InfiniBand Software for Mac OS X, SilverStorm Technologies (now QLogic), Small Tree Communications
  • Runner Up: Elektron 1.0.1, Corriente Networks LLC

Best Mac OS X Student Product

  • Winner: GraphClick, Simon Bovet [19]
  • Runner Up: iMap 3.1, Peter Schols [20]
  • Special Mention: Sonic Birth, Antoine Missout [21]

2004[edit]

Best Mac OS X Product

Best Product New to Mac OS

  • Winner: Contribute 2, Macromedia Inc.
  • Runner-up: GraphViz 1.12 (v11), Pixelglow Software

Most Innovative Mac OS X Product

  • Winner: ToySight 1.0, Freeverse Software
  • Runner-up: SwordfishExpress 2.0, buyolympia.com

Best Mac OS X User Experience

Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption

Best Mac OS X Open Source Product

Best Mac OS X Server Solution

Best Mac OS X Entertainment Product

Best Mac OS X Scientific Computing Solution

Best Mac OS X Student Product

  • Winner: 4Peaks, Alexander Griekspoor, Tom Groothuis, Oncology Graduate School Amsterdam
  • Runner-up: Curvus Pro X, Simon Bovet, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Best QuickTime Content for Education

Best QuickTime Content for Promotion

  • Winner: Robbie Williams “Knebworth” QuickTime Promo, Bluish, Ltd.
  • Runner-up: Yamashiro Restaurant Virtual Tour, Axis Images

Best QuickTime Content for Entertainment

  • Winner: FreeCaster Sports, Barsark AB
  • Runner-up: Bright and Shine, Antonio Hui

Best Performance Demo of a Shipping Product

  • Winner: ATI Technologies, Inc, ATI Animusic’s Pipe Dream Demo
  • Runner-up: ATI Technologies, Inc, ATI Rendering with Natural Light Demo

Most Innovative Apple Technology Performance Demo

  • Winner: Advanced Analytic System Design, Inc., Freefall
  • Runner-up: Symbiot, Symbiot iSIMS

2003[edit]

Best Mac OS X Product (Best of Show)

Most Innovative Mac OS X Product

  • Winner: Salling Clicker 1.5, Salling Software
  • Runner Up: Starry Night Pro 4.0, SPACE.com Canada

Best Mac OS X User Experience

  • Winner: Starry Night Backyard 4.0, SPACE.com Canada
  • Runner Up: Transmit 2, Panic

Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption

Best Mac OS X Student Product

  • Winner: Hydra 1.0.1, Martin Ott, Martin Pittenauer, Dominik Wagner, and Ulrich Bauer (now renamed SubEthaEdit)
  • Runner Up: SignalScope 1.0.5, Benjamin Faber

Best Mac OS X Use of Open Source

Best Mac OS X Server Solution:

Best QuickTime Content Created by a Student

  • Winner: Drive By Punch, Stephen Mebs [22]
  • Runner Up: Nature and Water, Mario Palomera [23]

Best QuickTime Content Created by an Individual

Best QuickTime Content Created by a Company

  • Winner: BMW Films Campaign—"The Hire" Enhanced Film Experience, Fallon Worldwide
  • Runner Up: The Beautiful Mistake QuickTime Player, Tubatomic Studio

2002[edit]

Best New Mac OS X Product

Most Innovative Mac OS X Product

  • Winner: Watson 1.5, Karelia Software, LLC
  • Runner Up: Toon Boom Studio 1.1, Toon Boom

Best Mac OS X User Experience

Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption

Best Mac OS X Open Source Port

  • Winner: TeXShop 1.19, Richard Koch, Mathematics Department, University of Oregon
  • Runner Up: SIDekick 1.1, Axel Wefers

Best Mac OS X Student Product

  • Winner: MacJournal 2.1, Dan Schimpf
  • Runner Up: CanCombineIcons 2.1.0, David Remahl

2001[edit]

Best New Mac OS X Product

Most Innovative Mac OS X Product

Best Mac OS X User Experience

Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption

2000[edit]

Best New Product

  • Winner: ViaVoice Millennium Edition, IBM
  • Runner Up: Thinking Home 1.0, Always Thinking, Inc.

Most Innovative Product

  • Winner: LiveStage Professional, Totally Hip Software Inc.
  • Runner Up: Thinking Home 1.0, Always Thinking, Inc.

Best Look & Feel

  • Winner: Math Mysteries 1.0, Tom Snyder Productions
  • Runner Up: REALbasic 2.0, REAL Software, Inc.

Best Apple Technology Adoption

  • Winner: Thinking Home 1.0, Always Thinking, Inc.
  • Runner Up: LiveStage Professional, Totally Hip Software Inc.

1999[edit]

Best New Product

  • Winner: REALbasic 1.0, REAL Software
  • Runner-Up: Disk Warrior 1.0, Alsoft

Most Innovative

  • Winner: Disk Warrior 1.0, Alsoft
  • Runner-Up: REALbasic 1.0, REAL Software

Best Macintosh User Experience

  • Winner: Food Chain 1.0, Cajun Games
  • Runner-Up: REALbasic 1.0, REAL Software

Best Apple Technology Adoption

  • Winner: Cutie Mascot Jr. 1.5, Kohshin Graphic Systems
  • Runner-Up: Virtual Game Station, Connectix

1998[edit]

Most Innovative

  • Winner: Flash 2, Macromedia
  • First Runner-Up: Legacy of Time: The Journeyman Project 3, Presto Studios, Inc.
  • Second Runner-Up: Office 98 Macintosh Edition, Microsoft Corporation

Best Look & Feel

  • Winner: Preflight Pro 1.0, Extensis Corporation
  • First Runner-Up: PlusMaker 1.0.1, Alsoft, Inc.
  • Second Runner-Up: Virtual PC 2.0, Connectix Corporation

Best Apple Technology Adoption

  • Winner: Stuffit Deluxe 4.5, Aladdin Systems, Inc.
  • First Runner-Up: PowerMail 2.0, CTM Development
  • Second Runner-Up: FaceSpan 3.0, Digital Technology International

1997 Human Interface Design Excellence (HIDE) Award[edit]

Most Innovative

  • Winner: Kai’s Power GOO 1.0, MetaTools, Inc.
  • First Runner Up: Starry Night Deluxe 2.0, Sienna Software, Inc.
  • Second Runner Up: YOYO Telephone Manager for Macintosh 1.5.1, Big Island Communications, Inc.

Most Elegant

  • Winner: Starry Night Deluxe 2.0, Sienna Software, Inc.
  • First Runner Up: CalcWorks 1.5.2, John Brochu
  • Second Runner Up: AMBER: Journeys Beyond 1.0, Changeling, Inc.

Best Look & Feel

  • Winner: YOYO Telephone Manager for Macintosh 1.5.1, Big Island Communications, Inc.
  • First Runner Up: Adobe Illustrator 6.0, Adobe Systems, Inc.
  • Second Runner Up: Symantec Visual Cafe for Macintosh 1.0, Symantec Corp.

Best Overall Design

  • Winner: YOYO Telephone Manager for Macintosh 1.5.1, Big Island Communications, Inc.
  • First Runner Up: Starry Night Deluxe 2.0, Sienna Software, Inc.
  • Second Runner Up: Kai’s Power GOO 1.0, MetaTools, Inc.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sparkfactor Design portfolio. Retrieved on 2007-04-08.
  2. ^ Mekentosj. inside the apple design award. Retrieved on 2007-05-30.
  3. ^ "WWDC: Apple Design Awards winners for 2014". Macworld. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "This year's winners - Apple Design Awards - Events - WWDC - Apple Developer". Apple. Retrieved 14 October 2013. 
  5. ^ Lowensohn, Josh. "Apple announces 2012 Design Award winners". CNET. Retrieved 11 June 2012. 
  6. ^ Rawson, Chris. "2011 Apple Design Award winners announced". TUAW: The Unofficial Apple Weblog. Retrieved 8 June 2011. 

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