Apple Design Awards 2009



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This is the first time I’ve read about the Apple Design Awards, but I’m really impressed that Apple stresses on developers for application design. These awards are held at the WDDC. Only if Microsoft were to do the same, we would have more applications like Blu. There are two categories, one for the iPhone and one for Mac OS X. The submissions will be evaluated based on the following:

  • Platform Innovation
  • Localization
  • Technology Integration & Adoption
  • Design & Quality
  • Connectedness
  • Performance Tuning & Optimization

Students also have a place in both categories although the condition of having a released application that is available in the App Store seems to be a bit tough. Being a student, I know how hard it would be to have a great app while concentrating on studies at the same time. But at the same time, the prizes make up for it! The submission deadline is May 4, so hurry and submit your entry today!


Best iPhone OS Applications

Enter your iPhone OS app and gain the recognition of your peers as you take center stage to showcase your best work.

Awards will be presented to:

  • Up to four winners who have designed applications using iPhone SDK for iPhone SDK 2.2.1 (applications must be released versions and available on the App Store).
  • One winner who has designed an application using iPhone OS 3.0 beta (application must be a pre-release version)
  • One student winner who has designed an application using iPhone SDK for iPhone SDK 2.2.1 (application must be a released version and available on the App Store).

Best Mac OS X Applications

Submit your Mac OS X application and show off your hard work, innovation, and excellence in development and design.

Awards will be presented to:

  • Up to four winners who have designed applications using Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard (applications must be released versions).
  • One winner who has designed an application using Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (application must be a pre-release version).
  • One student winner who has designed an application using Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard
    (application must be a released version).

Prizes

Winners will receive two 15-inch MacBook Pros (best configuration), two 30-inch Apple Cinema Displays, two 16GB iPhone 3Gs, two 16GB iPod touch, an ADC 2009 Premier Membership, and reimbursement of their WWDC 2009 E-ticket.

Student category winners will receive one 15-inch MacBook Pro, one 30-inch Apple Cinema Display, one 16GB iPod touch, one 8GB iPhone 3G, one ADC 2009 Student Membership, and reimbursement of their WWDC 2009 E-ticket.

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