November 28, 2022
App Store Awards celebrate the best apps and games of 2022
CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA Apple today announced the winners of the 2022 App Store Awards, showcasing 16 apps and games that have inspired users to delve deeper into the world, expand their imaginations, and stay connected with friends and loved ones. This year’s winners represent a diverse community of developers from around the world whose apps and games were selected by Apple’s global App Store editorial team for delivering exceptional experiences and having a profound cultural impact.
“This year’s App Store Award winners have reimagined our experience with apps that offer fresh, thoughtful, and authentic perspectives,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “From self-taught solo creators to international teams around the world, these entrepreneurs make a meaningful contribution and represent the way apps and games impact our communities and lives.”
This year’s winners represent the many opportunities in the App Store and Apple’s device ecosystem. Innovative social app Be honest gives users an authentic insight into the lives of their family and friends and fitness trackers Gentle stripe helps users balance fitness and recovery to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Good Notes 5 takes digital note-taking to the next level with best-in-class Apple Pencil support. MacFamily Tree 10 ignites exploring genealogy through stunning visual family trees and collaborating with loved ones around the world, while the creators stand behind them ViX Elevate Spanish language stories to the forefront of entertainment.
Apex Legends Mobile brings the fast-paced hit battle royale game to iPhone. Moncages memorable puzzles that play brilliantly with perspective, and the immersive card battler encryption captivates players with experimental storytelling. ElHijo, a Wild West tale, is an intelligently designed stealth game that looks exceptional on the big screen with Apple TV. The unique life simulation from Apple Arcade Wylde flowers invites players into its enchanting world of different characters and magical spells League of Legends Esports Manager allows players to manage the most influential esports leagues in the world.
App Store Award Winner 2022
iPhone App of the Year: BeReal, from BeReal.
iPad App of the Year: GoodNotes 5 by Time Base Technology Limited.
Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10, by Synium Software GmbH.
Apple TV App of the Year: ViX, by TelevisaUnivision Interactive, Inc.
Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentle Streak, by Gentler Stories LLC.
iPhone game of the year: Apex Legends Mobile by Electronic Arts.
iPad Game of the Year: Moncage by XD Network Inc.
Mac Game of the Year: Encryption, by Devolver.
Apple TV Game of the Year: El Hijo by HandyGames.
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Wylde Flowers, by Studio Drydock Pty Ltd.
China Game of the Year: League of Legends Esports Manager by Shenzhen Tencent Tianyou Technology Ltd.
Cultural Impact Winner
In addition to recognizing the best apps and games on Apple devices, Apple’s App Store editors selected five Cultural Impact winners that have made a lasting impact on people’s lives and impacted culture. This year’s winners encourage users to delve deeper into their emotions, connect authentically with others, and pay homage to their heritage and the generations before them, while imagining how to create a better world today.
how we feel by How We Feel Project, Inc.
By encouraging users to tap into their emotional well-being with the ease of daily check-in, how we feel helps users put difficult emotions into words and presents strategies for addressing those emotions in the moment.
Dot’s home from the Rise-Home Stories Project
Dot’s Home sheds light on systemic housing injustices and the resulting impact within communities of color through an engaging and thoughtful time-travel story.
Medallion widget by Locket Labs, Inc.
Allow users to send Live Photos directly to family and friends’ home screens, Medallion widget fosters a close connection between loved ones, free from traditional social media pressures.
Water Llama by Vitalii Mogylevets
With its colorful design and gentle guidance, water llama makes it fun to achieve hydration goals using creative challenges, reminders, and cuddly characters to keep users on track.
Inua – A Tale in Ice and Time by ARTE Experience
Inua – A Story in Ice and Time offers an immersive, mystical adventure for users to explore historical events that weave elements of Inuit traditions, folklore and breathtaking stories.
For more than a decade, Apple has recognized the best apps and games at the end of each year. To recognize the impact of the winning development teams, each winner will receive a physical award inspired by the distinctive blue App Store icon. Meticulously handcrafted, the award features the App Store logo embedded in 100% recycled aluminum used to manufacture Apple products, with the winner’s name engraved on the other side.
Launched in 2008, the App Store is the safest and liveliest app marketplace in the world. It currently hosts 1.8 million apps and is visited by more than half a billion people across 175 regions every week. It is an engine of global economic growth, enabling $643 billion in billing and sales in 2020 alone. The App Store helps creators, dreamers, and learners of all ages and backgrounds connect with the tools and information they need to build a better future and a better world.
Visit the app store to learn more about the winners of the 2022 App Store Awards. In addition to the editorial tips from the App Store, charts for the top applications and games of the year as well Apple arcade gamesare now available.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple is the world leader in innovation with the iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. Apple’s five software platforms – iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS and tvOS – offer seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with groundbreaking services like the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000 employees are committed to making the best products in the world and leaving the world better than we found it.
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