The Apple Design Awards “recognize technical excellence, innovation, and outstanding achievement in iPhone and Mac software development. Each year, winning products set new standards for usability, performance, technology integration and adoption.”
The winners for 2011 are as follows:
– Grades 2
– Pulse News Reader
– Cut the Rope
– Golfscape GPS Rangefinder
– Infinity Blade
– Osmos for iPad
– Our Choice
– Anomaly Warzone Earth
Last year, no design awards were given to any Mac apps, prompting some to wonder if Apple was completely forgetting about Mac development in favor of its ever growing iOS platform. Allaying concerns, Steve Jobs explained via email that Mac developers have nothing to worry about.
We are focusing primarily (though not exclusively) on iPhone OS this year. Maybe next year we will focus primarily on the Mac. Just the normal cycle of things. No hidden meaning here.
Note, however, that Mac apps must have been available via the Mac App Store to be eligible.