Apple Now Accepting Mac And iOS App Nominations For 2012 Design Awards

Apple Now Accepting Mac And iOS App Nominations For 2012 Design Awards

The most coveted app awards will be announced by Apple this summer at WWDC 2012.

Following the announcement of the already-sold-out WWDC 2012, Apple has officially begun accepting nominations for its 2012 Apple Design Awards. Mac and iOS apps can be nominated to win the most prestigious developer awards Apple gives each year, and past winners include apps like Infinity Blade and Things.

Registered iOS developers can nominate apps today and Apple will announce the winners at WWDC in June.

The criteria each app will be judged by:


Apps that are inviting, engaging, easy to use, intuitive, and compelling.

State of the Art

Apps that take advantage of the latest hardware, OS releases, and technologies to offer rich functionality, high performance, and extensive system integration.


Apps that are revolutionary, inspiring, and do things in new and creative ways.

Any app submitted by May 1st to the iOS or Mac App Store can be considered. Nominations don’t necessarily secure a win, as Apple usually gives out design awards on its own anyway. You can view last year’s winners to get a taste of the kind of excellence to expect from this year’s awards.

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