Among the winners are League of Legends, Marvel, Of Us (the three for gaming), Bumble (for relationships), and Canva (for photo editing).
15 programs were chosen by the team of App Store content editors around the world – the company’s employees who are responsible for highlighting the programs on the home page of the Store. Each of the winners won a trophy in the form of the company’s app store icon.
Standards and who are awarded
To win the award, the program must “deliver exceptional quality, innovative technology, creative design, and positive cultural impact,” according to Apple. It didn’t have to be released in 2021.
The main prize winner, for “iPhone App of the Year,” for example, combines content that’s been in the App Store for a decade: It’s Toca Life World, a game expansion from the “Toca Life” series that allows the player to create and customize a virtual world filled with customized activities.
Among the games, the most notable wereLeague of Legends: wild rift“, a competitive online game that was named iPhone Game of the Year; and”future marvel revolution”, which is another multiplayer action game that won in the iPad category.
Apple also picked a few more premium offerings that captured the trend of the year, which for the company was ‘connection’.
“The goal is to identify a movement that has had a lasting impact on people’s lives and learn about the apps and games that have emerged at this time,” the brand said in a statement.
See the full list of winners below (some not available in Brazil).
Best gaming apps:
General direction (connection):
“Musicaholic. Thinker. Extreme travel trailblazer. Communicator. Total creator. Twitter enthusiast.”