Apple® today announced the winners of the 2022 App Store®
Awards, spotlighting 16 apps and games that inspired users to
engage more deeply with the world, expand their imaginations, and
stay connected to friends and loved ones. This year’s winners
represent a diverse community of developers from around the world
whose apps and games were selected by Apple’s global App Store
editorial team for delivering exceptional experiences and making a
profound cultural impact.
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The App Store Awards honor standout apps
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“This year’s App Store Award winners reimagined our experiences
with apps that delivered fresh, thoughtful, and genuine
perspectives,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “From self-taught solo
creators to international teams spanning the globe, these
entrepreneurs are making a meaningful impact, and represent the
ways in which apps and games influence our communities and
This year’s winners represent the abundant possibilities across
the App Store and Apple’s ecosystem of devices. Innovative social
app BeReal gives users an authentic look into the lives of
their family and friends, and fitness tracker Gentler Streak
helps users balance fitness and rest to maintain a healthy
lifestyle. GoodNotes 5 takes digital note-taking to the next
level with best-in-class Apple Pencil® support. MacFamilyTree
10 sparks the exploration of genealogy through stunning visual
family trees and collaboration with loved ones around the world,
while the creators behind ViX elevate Spanish-language
stories to the forefront of entertainment.
Apex Legends Mobile brings the fast-paced hit battle
royale game to iPhone®. Moncage’s memorable puzzles
brilliantly play with perspective, and the immersive card battler
Inscryption draws players in with experimental storytelling.
El Hijo, a Wild West tale, is a smartly designed stealth
game that looks exceptional on the big screen with Apple TV®. Apple
Arcade’s unique life sim Wylde Flowers invites players into
its charming world of diverse characters and magical spells, and
League of Legends Esports Manager allows players to manage
the most influential esports leagues in the world.
2022 App Store Award Winners
iPhone App of the Year: BeReal, from BeReal.
iPad App of the Year: GoodNotes 5, from Time Base Technology
Mac App of the Year: MacFamilyTree 10, from Synium Software
Apple TV App of the Year: ViX, from TelevisaUnivision
Apple Watch App of the Year: Gentler Streak, from Gentler
iPhone Game of the Year: Apex Legends Mobile, from Electronic
iPad Game of the Year: Moncage, from X.D. Network Inc.
Mac Game of the Year: Inscryption, from Devolver.
Apple TV Game of the Year: El Hijo, from HandyGames.
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Wylde Flowers, from Studio
Drydock Pty Ltd.
China Game of the Year: League of Legends Esports Manager, from
Shenzhen Tencent Tianyou Technology Ltd.
Cultural Impact Winners
In addition to recognizing the best apps and games on Apple
devices, Apple’s App Store editors selected five Cultural Impact
winners that have made a lasting impact on people’s lives and
influenced culture. This year’s winners encourage users to engage
more deeply with their emotions, authentically connect with others,
and pay homage to their heritage and the generations that came
before them while envisioning how to create a better world
How We Feel from the How We Feel Project, Inc. By prompting
users to tap into their emotional well-being with the ease of daily
check-ins, How We Feel helps users put difficult emotions into
words and presents strategies to address these emotions in the
Dot’s Home from the Rise-Home Stories Project Dot’s Home
spotlights systemic housing injustices and the subsequent impact
within communities of color through a compelling and thoughtful
Locket Widget from Locket Labs, Inc. Allowing users to send live
photos right to family and friends’ Home Screen, Locket Widget
drives intimate connection between loved ones, free from
traditional social media pressures.
Waterllama from Vitalii Mogylevets With its colorful design and
gentle guidance, Waterllama makes meeting hydration goals fun,
using creative challenges, reminders, and cuddly characters to keep
users on track.
Inua - A Story in Ice and Time from ARTE Experience Inua - A
Story in Ice and Time provides an engaging, mystical adventure for
users to explore historical events that weave in elements of Inuit
traditions, folklore, and breathtaking tales.
For more than a decade, Apple has honored the best apps and
games at the end of each year. To acknowledge the impact of the
winning developer teams, each winner will receive a physical award
inspired by the signature blue App Store icon. Developed through
meticulous craftsmanship, the award includes the App Store logo set
into 100 percent recycled aluminum used to make Apple products,
with the name of the winner engraved on the other side.
The App Store, which launched in 2008, is the world’s safest and
most vibrant app marketplace. Currently home to 1.8 million apps
and visited by more than half a billion people each week across 175
regions, it is an engine of global economic growth, facilitating
$643 billion in billings and sales during 2020 alone. The App Store
helps creators, dreamers, and learners of all ages and backgrounds
connect with the tools and information they need to build a
brighter future and a better world.
Visit the App Store to learn more about the 2022 App Store Award
winners. In addition to the App Store editorial picks, charts for
the top apps and games of the year, as well as Apple Arcade games,
are now available.
Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction
of the Macintosh in 1984. Today, Apple leads the world in
innovation with iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV.
Apple’s five software platforms — iOS, iPadOS, macOS, watchOS, and
tvOS — provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and
empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store,
Apple Music, Apple Pay, and iCloud. Apple’s more than 100,000
employees are dedicated to making the best products on earth, and
to leaving the world better than we found it.
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