The results of the App Store Awards 2021 have been known since this morning. They awarded a total of 15 apps and games from around the world. They have been successful thanks to exceptional quality, innovative technology, creative design and positive cultural impact.
This year’s winners were also chosen because of their “connection” side which was chosen as this year’s trend. This is the extension of that of last year which highlighted life in quarantine. Check out the full list of the best apps available on the App Store in 2021.
The Trend Award for five apps
In 2021, Apple made a point of highlighting the applications that have simply brought us closer together. This, even as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage. The five apps from the App Store that have brought us together the most this year are:
- Among US developed by Inner Sloth;
- Bumble developed by Bumble Inc;
- Canva developed by Canva;
- EatOkra developed by Anthony Edwards Jr. and Janique Edwards;
- And Peanut developed by Peanut App Limited.
Among Us is an app that exploded in popularity during the first months of the pandemic. It takes the form of a social deduction multiplayer game that allows families and friends to stay in touch from a distance.
For its part, Bumble is an application designed for women. It allows them to take the first step. It incorporates features such as ghosting and the BFF function. Ghosting forces users to respond to a message they find interesting within 24 hours. Otherwise, the meeting is simply canceled.
Canva is a graphic design platform that has skyrocketed in popularity in recent years. It makes it easy for professionals and hobbyists to design their graphic products with quick design tools and eye-catching templates. According to Cameron Adams, Canva’s product manager, the platform is used by 65 million users each month.
EatOkra is an app that serves as a guide to find nearly 11,000 restaurants and businesses owned by black people. It was designed to encourage black-owned restaurants. To do this, EatOkra emphasizes entrepreneurship, online learning opportunities and many other support offers.
As far as Peanut is concerned, it must be said that she wants to be a safe space for women. The application allows them to connect with each other in order to discuss issues relating to their status as women. This allows them to support each other, find useful advice and share their common interests.
The other best apps of the year according to the App Store Awards
Apart from these five applications, Apple awarded ten other applications. These include boxing streaming service Dazn and Space Marshals 3. The former is the winner of Apple TV App of the Year, where the latter was Apple TV Game of the Year.
The title of iPhone application of the year returned to Toca Life World while that of iPhone game went to the developers of League of Legends: Wild Rift. The Awards recognized Craft and Myst as Mac App of the Year and Mac Game of the Year, respectively.
LumaFusion received the award for Best iPad App of the Year while Marvel Future Revolution claimed the title of iPad Game of the Year. The last two places went to Carrot Weather and Fantasian. The first was voted Apple Watch app of the year while the second was Apple Arcade game of the year.