Apple has awarded design awards to the best apps and games on its store. The winners emerged from the 36 finalists announced two weeks before the ongoing developer conference in Cupertino, two for each of the six categories.
The Italian rebels
Two years ago they had won two Italian apps in two categories: Bear and AirMail 3), and also this year they won an app with a piece of Italy inside: Rebel Girl is in fact the software part of a larger social and editorial project born in America by the will of two Italians. They are Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo, co-founders in 2012 of Timbuktu Labs, a company that was based in San Francisco and which published, among other things, Timbuktu Magazine, the first iPad magazine for children. After the success of the first book Rebel Girlfunded with a successful Kickstarter campaign, the two have created a company that produces content that aims to give confidence to girls and young women in the period from 6 to 12 years, when according to studies they begin to believe that they are less intelligent and good than their male peers.
In the app you can find audio books and other content dedicated to girls and girls: fairy tales that are true stories of “extraordinary women of the past and present” who can be a positive role model for girls. Award-winning for their initiatives, now the “Rebel Girls” put this further recognition in the category of social impact in their personal medals.
The Apple award
There are six categories of Apple Design Awards: inclusion, fun, interaction, social impact, graphics and innovation. Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of developer relations worldwide for the California-based company, explained, “The work of this year’s Apple Design Award winners embodies how apps can be transformative. uplifting or even provide an escape through creative gameplay. ”
The winning programmers receive Apple computers, phones and tablets as a contribution to continue developing for the Cupertino ecosystem but above all they receive the equivalent of the “physical” Oscar made by the company: a metal cube with Apple logo and laser engraving. personalized.
Procreate, winning app
Wylde Flowers, winner game
Overboard !, winner game
Slopes, winning app
A Musical Story, winner game
Rebel Girls, app vincitrice
Gibbon: Beyond the Trees, winner game
Halide Mark II, winning app
LEGO Star Wars: Castaways, winner game
Hate, winning app
Marvel Future Revolution, winner game
Prizes for students
In addition, during WWDC 2022 the young developers who won the Swift Student Challenge competition, 350 students from 40 countries, were also awarded. This year featured works by Jones Mays II, Angelina Tsuboi and Josh Tint, who participated in the Swift Student Challenge for the first time ever.