These are the apps with the best design in the App Store of 2024

We already know who the winners of the 2024 Apple Design Awards are

These are the apps with the best design in the App Store of 2024
These are the winners of the Apple Design Awards

Apple recently announced the finalist apps for the 2024 Apple Design Awards, awards that seek to recognize apps and games with the best App Store design of the year. The winners used to be announced during WWDC week, but this year the company has brought forward the announcement and we already know what they are.

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The 2024 Apple Design Awards were divided into categories, both in the games and apps sections. Within each of them, there is an app and a game with the best design of 2024. Below, we will tell you all of them.

Spatial computing app and game with the best design of 2024

  • Winning app: djay pro. DJAY transforms interaction with music into spatial environments. With technical ingenuity and world-class immersion, this app offers high-definition sound and limitless creativity for music mixing. It includes high-quality mixing consoles, an interactive effects panel and varied environments, from a night desert to a space lounge with dancing robots.
  • Winning Game: Blackbox. Blackbox is a game that challenges users to think. Players have to solve puzzles full of details that unfold around the user.

App and game winners of the best visuals and graphics

  • Winning app: Rooms. Rooms is an app that provides a blank canvas for users to create imaginative rooms full of detail and allows other users to interact with them. All this, added to the background music, makes this app a delight.
  • Winning Game: Lies of P. Lies of P is a game where you are a puppet created by Geppetto, trapped in a web of lies alongside unimaginable monsters and dodgy characters who will stand in your way as you try to solve the events that have occurred in the world of Lies of P.

App and game winners of the social impact category

  • Winning app: Gentler Streak. Gentler Streak is a fitness app that we’ve told you about on more than one occasion. It has one goal: for all users to lead a healthy life without being too active or too inactive.
  • Winning Game: The Wreck. “The Wreck” is an adult 3D visual novel about sisterhood, motherhood, grief, and survival. It follows Junon, a failed screenwriter trying to survive the most critical day of her life. Relive the past, alter the present, and embrace the future, or watch Junon’s story end in a total sinister.

App and game winners of the Innovation category

  • Winning app: Procreate Dreams. From the same renowned developer, Procreate Dreams brings everything you need to create rich 2D animations, expressive videos, and amazing stories. Procreate Dreams offers a whole new way to animate by touch. Create gorgeous hand-drawn animations with Procreate’s stunning textured brushes. Add stunning animated effects, audio, and video to bring your creations to life.
  • Winning game: Lost in Play. Lost in Play is a journey into the imagination of childhood with carefully crafted puzzles and colorful characters. Take on the role of both brothers on an adventure to find your way back home. Halfway between reality and fantasy, the brothers explore the enchanted forest of a horned beast, start a rebellion in a goblin village, and help a team of frogs free a stone sword.

App and game winners in the Interaction category

  • Winning app: Crouton. Crouton is a recipe app that stands out for its design, but above all for how it is used. This app has been recognized for years, and it deserved to be among this year’s highlights.
  • Winning game: Rytmos. Rytmos is a relaxing puzzle game where you’ll create music as you go.

App and game winners in the Innovation category

  • Winning app: oko. Oko is an AI-based navigation app that helps you navigate and explore your surroundings with confidence. Just search for your destination to get turn-by-turn directions. When you approach an intersection, oko will inform you of the relevant information. If you need visual assistance, just pick up your phone and oko will alert you when the walk signal is on. Start discovering places and remember to…
  • Winning Game: Crayola Adventures. Crayola Adventures brings to life character options that include different skin tones, abilities, body types, pronouns, and full game narration. All ages can enjoy this delightful play experience, which offers a mix of activities including making decorations, solving puzzles, and reading storybooks.

App and game winners in the Fun category

  • Winning app: Bears Gratitude. Bears Gratitude is a simple way to encourage and embrace honest self-reflection. The journaling app provides a welcoming way to establish daily gratitude practices.
  • Winning game: NYT Games. Through an engaging mix of titles, NYT Games has redesigned its navigation and expanded its catalog of games. New titles like Connections are calibrated for maximum playback value, with a sleek design and ease of use resulting in an experience that encourages everyone to join in on the fun.


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