Tech giant Apple announced the winners of this year’s App Store Awards.
The awards, selected by Apple Store’s global editorial team, spotlight 16 apps and games that it says help users connect more deeply with the world, stay connected with friends and loved ones and Encouraged to expand your imaginations.
“From self-taught solo creators to international teams spanning the globe, these entrepreneurs are making a meaningful impact, and the ways they represent this,” Apple CEO Tim Cook said in a statement. make apps and games impact our communities and lives.”
The iPhone app of the year honor went to the popular social app BeReal, which was spoofed on “Saturday Night Live” earlier in the year.
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GoodNotes was a 5-year-old iPad app. The Mac App of the Year was MacFamilyTree 10. Apple TV App was ViX of the Year; And the Apple Watch app of the year was Gentler Stories LLC.
GoodNotes 5 has Apple Pencil support, MacFamilyTree 10 traces genealogy, Gentler Streak is a fitness tracker and ViX elevates Spanish-language stories.
For gaming, Apex Legends Mobile brings the fast-paced hit Battle Royale game to iPhone and Monkage’s puzzles are played with perspective on iPad.
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Mac Game of the Year, Inscryption, uses experiential storytelling to draw players in, while El Hijo is a Wild West-themed game.
Wildflowers is the Apple Arcade Game of the Year and League of Legends is the Esports Manager China Game of the Year.
Finally, the editors also selected five Cultural Impact winners.
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These include daily check-in app How We Feel, live photo app Locket Widget, hydration app WaterLama, mystical and historical adventure app Inua and Dot’s Home, which highlights systemic housing injustices.
Each winner will receive an award emblazoned with a blue App Store icon.