German Developer Wins Apple Design Award for Third Time

Apple recently announced the winners of this year’s Apple Design Awards, which took place before the WWDC developer conference. Among the 42 finalists, 14 apps and games were honored with the prestigious award. One of the winners was the German app djay, marking the third time that the Munich-based company has received this recognition.

The developers expressed their gratitude for being acknowledged by Apple for their innovative work. The DJ software was specifically recognized in the new “Spatial Computing” category for its native version designed for the Apple Vision Pro.

Karim Morsy, the founder and CEO of Algoriddim, shared that the app was born out of his passion for DJing, combining his background in computer science and music. The close relationship with Apple was highlighted when Apple CEO Tim Cook visited Algoriddim during a trip to Germany in 2019.

In addition to djay, there were two other German nominees in the running for the Design Awards. Apple presents awards in seven categories, including fun and enjoyment, inclusion, innovation, interaction, social impact, visual and graphic design, and spatial computing.

Aside from djay, other notable winners of the Apple Design Awards include:

Fun and Enjoyment:
– Bears Gratitude by Isuru Wanasinghe (Australia): A diary app with gratitude exercises to promote happiness.
– New York Times Games by New York Times Company (USA): An expansion of the newspaper’s game catalog praised for its design and user-friendliness.

– oko by AYES (Belgium): An app for visually impaired individuals that uses haptic and acoustic feedback related to traffic lights.
– Crayola Adventures by Red Games Co (USA): A creative adventure game with various activities like decorating, solving puzzles, and reading storybooks.

– Procreate Dreams by Procreate (Australia): A design tool for creating 2D animations with intuitive controls.
– Lost in Play by Happy Juice Games (Israel): A child-friendly game with hand-drawn graphics and engaging gameplay.

– Crouton by Devin Davies (New Zealand): An app for saving recipes and creating shopping lists.
– Rytmos by Floppy Club (Denmark): A puzzle game involving creating paths with dragging gestures to evolve a song.

Social Impact:
– Gentler Streak Fitness Tracker by Gentler Stories (Slovenia): An app focused on improving lifestyles and well-being.
– The Wreck by The Pixel Hunt (France): A visual novel that explores life-changing decisions.

Visual and Graphic Design:
– Rooms by Things, Inc (USA): An app for creating imaginative scenes on a virtual whiteboard.
– Lies of P by NEOWIZ (South Korea): An adventure game that reimagines a classic fairy tale.

Spatial Computing:
– djay pro – DJ App & AI Mixer by algoriddim GmbH (Germany): Recognized for its innovative approach to music interaction in a spatial environment.
– Blackbox by Shapes and Stories (USA): A spatial game on Apple Vision Pro challenging players to consider different angles.

These winners showcase the diversity and creativity in the app and game development industry, with each product offering unique experiences and functionalities. The Apple Design Awards continue to celebrate innovation and excellence in design across various categories, highlighting the best in app and game development worldwide.