Each year during WWDC Apple gives away gray, cubic statues for “excellence in iOS and Mac OS X app design and development.” Its Apple Design Award (ADA) winners for 2012 has more surprises than expected with many gamers taking the cake and walking way.
The games like Limbo and Deus Ex claimed the available spots in the Mac ADA’s with the drawing app, Sketch, the only non game app, featuring in the Mac category. These two games were on Xbox and windows, and now have featured in Mac.
Paper: Created by 53 Inc., it allows the user to capture all the ideas including diagrams, sketches, images and drawings, which can be shared freely on the web.
Bobo Explores Light: Created by game college LLC, the app lets the user to hold a whole science museum on fingertips and it is highly recommended for K4-12.
DM1 – The Drum Machine is from Fingerlab, and as its name suggests, it is like a synchronized drum beating machine within the iPad. it is loaded with 64 superb electronic drum kits with a hyper realistic graphics display.
Where’s my Water: It is an app from Disney with 20 new, classic, levels fully unlocked and ready for the players.
Jetpack Joyride: From the creators of Fruit Ninja, Halfbrick Studios, this app promises a whole new paradigm in the gaming world. It will soon be available in the new retina display graphics too.
National Parks by National Geographic is another with interactive guide to national parks to help easily identify tourism sites.
In Students category, the DaWindci app for iPad created by Reality Twist GmbH, in the form of a puzzle was the winner. The other winner in this category was Little Star for iPads, created by BiBoBox studio, which is an interactive book.