Apple’s 2024 Design Awards celebrated the best in spatial computing innovations, highlighting developers who pushed the boundaries of app and game experiences for Apple Vision Pro. Among the winners were Shapes and Stories, developer of Blackbox, and algoriddim GmbH, developer of djay, both of whom transformed their successful apps for the new spatial computing platform.

Blackbox, a visually stunning puzzle game, utilized the entire space around the user to create an immersive playground for exploration and problem-solving. Developer Ryan McLeod shared insights into the challenges of designing for spatial computing, emphasizing the need to rethink traditional 2D screen paradigms and embrace the freedom of a spatial environment. The app’s success on Apple Vision Pro is a testament to its innovative design and seamless integration into users’ lives.

Similarly, djay for visionOS by algoriddim GmbH brought the DJing experience to a whole new level by leveraging spatial computing technology. Users can now interact with virtual turntables, effects panels, and mixers in a 3D space, mimicking the experience of a live DJ performance. CEO Karim Morsy highlighted the evolution of the app and the creative possibilities unlocked by Vision Pro, allowing users to feel like real DJs and engage with music in a unique way.

In addition to the spatial computing category, Apple recognized winners and finalists in other categories such as Delight and Fun, Inclusivity, Innovation, Interaction, Social Impact, and Visuals and Graphics. Each winner showcased excellence in design, user experience, and technological innovation, setting new standards for app and game development on Apple platforms.

Overall, the 2024 Design Awards celebrated the creativity, vision, and technical prowess of developers who continue to push the boundaries of what is possible in the world of digital experiences. The event served as a platform to honor the best in design and innovation while inspiring future generations of developers to dream big and create transformative experiences for users worldwide.