Apple, on Dec 1st, presented its App store best of 2020 winners. They recognized 15 apps and games that proved to be essential for making life easier, healthier, and more connected. These apps and games have been notable for their high quality, creative design, usability, and innovative technology.
“This year, more than ever before, some of our most creative and connected moments happened in apps. This was thanks to the amazing work of developers who introduced fresh, helpful app experiences throughout the year,” said Phil Schiller, Apple Fellow. “Around the world, we saw remarkable efforts from so many developers, and these Best of 2020 winners are 15 outstanding examples of that innovation. From helping us stay fit and mindful, to keeping our children’s education on track, to helping fight hunger, their impact was meaningful to so many of us.
Iphone app of the year: WAKE OUT! DEVELOPED BY Andres Canella.
Wake out is a mini fitness app with over 1,000 exercises and hundreds of routines. It has a massive library of location-specific movements and filter by mood (energetic, relaxing, intense , or fun).
IPad App of the Year: Zoom
The video and audio conferencing app founded by Eric Yuan, is the iPad App of the year. As the world transitioned to distance online communication post Covid, the app is said to have over 300 million users by April 2020.
Mac App of the Year: Fantastical, developed by Flexibits.
Fantastical is a calendar and task app. It has features like natural language parsing, beautiful day, week, month, and Year views, and much more.
Apple Watch App of the Year: Endel
Endel creates personalized sound environments that help reduce stress, increase focus and improve sleep. The sounds are generated in real time based on various inputs such as one’s location, time, weather, cadence, heart rate etc.
The other winners of Apple’s App Store Best of 2020 include:
- Apple TV App of the Year: Disney+
- iPhone Game of the Year: Genshin Impact
- iPad Game of the Year: Legends of Runeterra
- Mac Game of the Year: Disco Elysium
- Apple TV Game of the Year: Dandara Trials of Fear
- Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Sneaky Sasquatch