Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

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Apple has announced the 2021 App Store Award winners, recognizing the fifteen best apps and games of the year.

This year’s winners include developers from around the world whose apps and games were selected by Apple’s global App Store editorial team for delivering exceptional quality, innovative technology, creative design, and positive cultural impact.

“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,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “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.”

This year’s best apps and games offered extraordinary experiences across Apple devices. Ten years after its App Store debut, Toca Life World is masterfully iterating on the art of play and self-expression for kids. The developers behind DAZN guided local sport culture into the global spotlight for everyone to enjoy, while Carrot Weather brought its best-in-class meteorological forecasts — and the witty character behind it — to users’ wrists. LumaFusion made video editing faster, less intimidating, and more portable for creators at every level, and Craft creatively enabled efficiency and artistry through a notebook with seemingly limitless capabilities. The incredible graphics and rich storylines woven into “League of Legends: Wild Rift,” “MARVEL Future Revolution,” “Myst,” “Space Marshals 3,” and Apple Arcade’s “Fantasian” transported players of all ages into immersive gaming experiences.

Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners


2021 App Store Award Winners

Apps
● iPhone App of the Year: Toca Life World, from Toca Boca.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

● iPad App of the Year: LumaFusion, from LumaTouch.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

● Mac App of the Year: Craft, from Luki Labs Limited.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

● Apple TV App of the Year: DAZN, from DAZN Group.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

● Apple Watch App of the Year: Carrot Weather, from Grailr.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners


Games
● iPhone Game of the Year: “League of Legends: Wild Rift,” from Riot Games.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

● iPad Game of the Year: “MARVEL Future Revolution,” from Netmarble Corporation.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

● Mac Game of the Year: “Myst,” from Cyan.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

● Apple TV Game of the Year: “Space Marshals 3,” from Pixelbite.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

● Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Fantasian,” from Mistwalker.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners


Trend of the Year: Connection
In addition to recognizing the best apps and games on Apple devices, Apple’s global App Store editors name a Trend of the Year. The goal is to identify a movement that had lasting impact on people’s lives, and to recognize the standout apps and games that met that moment. The top trend of 2021 is “Connection.” This year’s trend winners brought people together in meaningful ways — while meeting social, personal, and professional needs for users around the world.

“Among Us!” From Innersloth
With a mix of cooperation and competition, “Among Us!” cultivated community through bite-size matches that urged users to talk — and listen — to each other via banter, bluffing, and teamwork.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

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.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

Canva, from Canva
Offering elegantly simple design tools and gorgeous templates, Canva helps users tap into their entrepreneurial spirit by making design simple for professionals, students, job seekers, community leaders, and teams of every kind.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

EatOkra, from Anthony Edwards Jr. and Janique Edwards
EatOkra built a robust, user-driven guide to more than 11,000 Black-owned eateries that helps people find tasty ways to invest in their community.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

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.
Apple Announces 2021 App Store Award Winners

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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