The 2021 App Store Award winners were recently announced by Apple. The best 15 applications and games were recognised as one of the most attractive among the users. The winners are developers from all over the world whose apps and games were selected by Apple’s global App Store editorial team.  Тim Cook, who is Apple’s CEO said:

The developers who won App Store Awards in 2021 harnessed their own drive and vision to deliver the best apps and games of the year — sparking the creativity and passion of millions of users around the world”

He also added:

“From self-taught indie coders to inspiring leaders building global businesses, these standout developers innovated with Apple technology, with many helping to foster the profound sense of togetherness we needed this year.”

Which are this year’s winners? 

The iPhone App of the Year is ‘Toca Life World’ from Toca Boca but when it comes to the iPad App of the year is ‘LumaFusion’ from Luma Touch.

The Mac App of the Year won ‘Craft’ from Luki Labs Limited. But if you are wondering which is the winner for the Apple TV App of the year – it’s ‘DAZN’ from DAZN Group. Last but not least, the Apple Watch App of the Year is ‘Carrot Weather’ from Grailr.

What about the games, you may ask… 

The iPhone Game of the Year’s award went to ‘League of Legends’ from Riot Games. The iPad Game Award was given to ‘MARVEL Future Revolution’ from Netramble Corporation. As for the Mac Game – ‘Myst’ from Cyan was the winner of this one. The Apple TV Game of the Year was given to ‘Space Marshals 3’ from Pixelbite, and for the Apple Arcade Game of the Year – the award went to ‘Fantasian’ from Mistwalker.

Besides, the best applications and games on Apple’s devices, Apple’s global App Store editors called ‘Trenda of the Year’. The aim behind that step was to identify a movement that has a lasting impact on people’s lives.

So, who are the ‘Connections’ winners? 

The first one is “Among Us!” From Innersloth. The application cultivated community through bite-size matches that urged users to talk — and listen — to each other via banter, bluffing, and teamwork.

The second one was ‘Bumble’, from Bumble Inc.

Bumble met the moment by adding and enhancing features designed to bridge the gap for users hoping to date, forge platonic friendships, and broaden their professional networks — all while fostering women-powered conversations.

‘Canva’ from Canva is the next winner which offers elegantly simple design tools and gorgeous templates. It helps its users tap into their entrepreneurial spirit by making design simple for professionals, students, job seekers, community leaders, and teams of every kind.

Who is next? Well, it is the ‘EatOkra’, from Anthony Edwards Jr. and Janique Edwards. The app builds a robust, user-driven guide to more than 11,000 Black-owned eateries that helps people find tasty ways to invest in their community.

Peanut, from Peanut App Limited

‘Peanut’ from Peanut App Limited. By launching social audio Pods led by experts on everything from pregnancy and menopause to relationships and self-care, Peanut is creating space for honest conversations on every aspect of womanhood at every stage of life.

This is not the first year when Apple has honored the best apps and games at the end of each year. To acknowledge the impact of the winning developer teams, last year, Apple designers began a tradition of celebration through meticulous craftsmanship with physical App Store awards for each winner. Inspired by the signature blue App Store icon, each award reveals the App Store logo set into the 100 percent recycled aluminum used to make Apple products, with the name of the winner engraved on the other side.

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Nikoleta Yanakieva Editor at DevStyleR International