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Apple names top 9 apps of 2019

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Apple revealed the 2019 Design Awards at WWDC highlighting nine apps that offer a unique approach to design.

This year’s selections come from Italy, France, Lituania and the U.S. A lot of games are included in mix but there are also some breakthrough apps for sports, drawing, photo editing and medical imaging.

“iOS developers keep raising the bar. This year, we are especially proud to see so many apps and games putting health, fitness, creativity and exciting gameplay at the center of their app experience,” said Ron Okamoto, Apple’s vice president of Worldwide Developer Relations.

Here’s the full list of winners:

  • ELOH – created by Broken Rules is a musical puzzle game that lets gamers follow the rhythm.
  • Butterfly IQ – provides mobile, whole body ultrasound imaging with just one probe at a lower cost than traditional radiology. Created by Butterfly Network.
  • Ordia – one-finger action game where players become a new life form taking its first leaps into a strange and hazardous world. Created by Loju.
  • The Gardens Between – an artful single-player adventure puzzle game about time, memory and friendship. Created by The Voxel Agents.
  • HomeCourt – is the future of basketball training. HomeCourt uses CoreML to track, record and provide deep analysis of basketball shots and workouts using only the iPhone camera. Created by NEX Team.
  • Asphalt 9: Legends – gamers use innovative controls to race in some of the world’s most beautiful hypercars. Created by Gameloft
  • Flow – is a place to sketch ideas, capture thoughts and explore creativity without interruption or distraction. Created by Moleskin
  • Thumper: Pocket Edition – delivers an immersive musical gaming experience with classic arcade action, blistering speed and intense physicality. Created by Drool.
  • Pixelmator Photo – a cutting edge photo editor that leverages the power of CoreML to allow users to enhance photos like a pro. Created by Pixelmator Team

Surprisingly, not a single Mac app made the cut. That hopefully won’t be the case next year thanks to Project Catalyst which makes it easier for developers to port their iPad apps over to the Mac.