December 2, 2021
App Store Awards recognize the best apps and games of 2021
Apple today unveiled the winners of the App Store 2021 Award, honoring the 15 best apps and games that have helped users tap into their personal passions, discover creative outlets, connect with new people and experiences, and just to have fun. This year’s winners include developers from around the world whose apps and games have been selected by Apple’s Global App Store editorial team for their exceptional quality, innovative technology, creative design and cultural impact. positive.
âThe developers who won the 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,â said Apple CEO Tim Cook said. âFrom self-taught independent coders to inspiring leaders building global businesses, these exceptional developers have innovated with Apple technology, and many of them have helped foster the deep sense of unity we needed this year. “
This year’s best apps and games delivered amazing experiences on Apple devices. Ten years after its debut on the App Store, Toca’s Life World iterates masterfully on the art of play and self-expression for children. The developers behind DAZN guided the local sports culture into the global spotlight for everyone to enjoy, while Carrot weather brought its best weather forecast – and the witty character behind it – to users’ wrists. LumaFusion made video editing faster, less intimidating and more portable for creators at all levels, and Arts and crafts Efficiency and creative flair thanks to a laptop of seemingly limitless capabilities. The incredible graphics and rich stories woven into “League of Legends: Savage Rift, “MARVEL Future revolution, “Myst, “Space Marshals 3, “and Apple Arcade”FantasticâTransported players of all ages to immersive gaming experiences.
App Store Award Winners 2021
IPhone app of the year: Toca Life World, by Toca Boca.
IPad app of the year: LumaFusion, by LumaTouch.
Mac app of the year: Craft, from Luki Labs Limited.
Apple TV app of the year: DAZN, of the DAZN group.
Apple Watch app of the year: Carrot Weather, by Grailr.
IPhone Game of the Year: “League of Legends: Wild Rift”, from Riot Games.
IPad Game of the Year: “MARVEL Future Revolution”, from Netmarble Corporation.
Mac game of the year: “Myst”, from Cyan.
Apple TV Game of the Year: âSpace Marshals 3â, by Pixelbite.
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Fantasian”, by Mistwalker.
Trend of the year: connection
In addition to recognizing the best apps and games on Apple devices, the global publishers of the Apple App Store are naming a Trend of the Year. The goal is to identify a movement that has had a lasting impact on people’s lives and to recognize the remarkable apps and games that have encountered that moment. The main trend for 2021 is âConnectionâ. This year’s trend winners have brought people together in meaningful ways, while meeting the social, personal and professional needs of users around the world.
“Among us!” From Innersloth
With a mixture of cooperation and competition, “Among us!“ community cultivated through small-sized matches that encouraged users to talk to each other – and listen to each other – through jokes, bluffs, and teamwork.
Bumble, by Bumble Inc.
buzz has met the moment by adding and improving features designed to bridge the gap between users who hope to date, forge platonic friendships, and expand their professional networks, all while fostering female-powered conversations.
Canva, from Canva
Offering elegantly simple design tools and gorgeous templates, Cloth helps users tap into their entrepreneurial spirit by simplifying design for professionals, students, job seekers, community leaders, and teams of all kinds.
EatOkra, by Anthony Edwards Jr. and Janique Edwards
Eat Okra built a robust, user-focused guide to over 11,000 black-owned restaurants that helps people find tasty ways to invest in their community.
Peanut, from Peanut App Limited
By launching expert-led Social Audio Pods on everything from pregnancy and menopause to relationships and personal care, Peanut creates space for honest conversations about every aspect of femininity at every stage of life.
For more than a decade, Apple has recognized the best apps and games at the end of each year. To recognize the impact of winning developer teams, last year Apple designers started a tradition of celebration through meticulous craftsmanship with physical app store rewards for each winner. Inspired by the iconic blue App Store icon, each award reveals the App Store logo embedded in the 100% recycled aluminum used to make Apple products, with the winner’s name engraved on the other side.
To learn more about the apps and games featured in this year’s App Store Awards, visit App store. In addition to the editorial choices of the App Store, graphics for the best applications and Games of the year are now available, as well as best Apple Arcade rankings.
Katie Clark Alsadder
Apple Media Support Line