Tech giant Apple has revealed the winners of this year’s App Store Awards.
Chosen by the Apple Store’s global editorial team, the awards highlight 16 apps and games that are said to inspire users to engage more deeply with the world, connect with friends and loved ones, and expand their imaginations .
“From self-taught individual creators to international teams spanning the globe, these entrepreneurs are making a meaningful impact and represent the way apps and games impact our communities and lives,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. said in a statement.
iPhone App of the Year was awarded to popular social app BeReal, which was parodied on “Saturday Night Live” earlier this year.
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GoodNotes 5 is iPad app of the year; Mac app of the year is MacFamilyTree 10; Apple TV app of the year is ViX; Apple Watch app of the year is Gentler Stories LLC.
GoodNotes 5 supports Apple Pencil, MacFamilyTree 10 explores family trees, Gentler Streak is a fitness tracker, and ViX elevates stories in Spanish.
For games, Apex Legends Mobile brings the fast-paced hit battle royale game to the iPhone, while Moncage’s puzzles take on the point-of-view gameplay on the iPad.
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Inscryption, the Mac game of the year, uses an experimental narrative to engage players, while El Hijo is a Wild West themed game.
Wylde Flowers is Apple Arcade Game of the Year and League of Legends Esports Manager is Chinese Game of the Year.
Finally, the editors also selected five Cultural Impact Honorees.
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These include How We Feel, a daily check-in app, Locket Widget, a live photo app, Waterllama, a hydration app, Inua, a mystery and historical adventure app, and Dot’s Home, which focuses on systemic housing injustice.
Each winner will receive a prize inspired by the blue App Store icon.