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Apple Design Awards finalists unveiled ahead of WWDC22


The Apple Design Awards recognize apps in six categories.
The Apple Design Awards recognize apps in six categories.
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With its Worldwide Developers Conference coming up, Apple revealed the finalists Tuesday for this year’s Apple Design Awards.

The Apple Design Awards, to be bestowed at WWDC22 next week, showcase apps with outstanding design, innovation, ingenuity and technical achievement, the company said.

Apple Design Awards finalists for 2022

Apple noted its nominees in the Apple Design Awards for app developers sit in half a dozen categories: Inclusivity, Delight and Fun, Interaction, Social Impact, Visuals and Graphics, and Innovation.

Here are the nominees (you can find links to them here):


  • Letter Rooms
  • Navi
  • Noted.
  • Procreate
  • tint.
  • Wylde Flowers

Delight and Fun

  • Chineasy
  • Moncage
  • (Not Boring) Habits
  • Overboard!
  • Please, Touch the Artwork
  • Water Llama


  • A Musical Story
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
  • Slopes
  • Transit
  • Vectornator: Vector Design
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Social Impact

  • Active Arcade
  • Empathy
  • Gibbon: Beyond the Trees
  • Headspace
  • Rebel Girls
  • Wylde Flowers

Visuals and Graphics

  • Alien: Isolation
  • Behind the Frame
  • Halide Mark II
  • Lego Star Wars: Castaways
  • MD Clock
  • (Not Boring) Habits


  • Active Arcade
  • Focus Noodles
  • Marvel Future Revolution
  • Odio
  • Procreate
  • Townscaper

Apple said it plans to announce the 2022 Apple Design Awards winners at 5 p.m. PDT on June 6. That’s mere hours after the keynote event, which takes place at 10 a.m. PDT that day.

You can view the streamed awards show in the Apple Developer app and on the Apple Developer website. Winners will receive a physical award and hardware that could help them keep making great apps.

Check out last year’s Apple Design Award winners here.



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