Apple has announced the winners of the 2023 App Store® Awards, celebrating 14 outstanding apps and games that empowered users to unleash creativity, embark on new adventures, and enjoy moments with loved ones. These winners, selected by the App Store’s Editorial team from developers worldwide, were recognized for providing enriching experiences and driving cultural influence. Chosen from nearly 40 finalists, these App Store Award winners stood out for their exceptional technical innovation, user experience, and design.
“It’s inspiring to see the ways developers continue to build incredible apps and games that are redefining the world around us,” remarked Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “This year’s winners represent the limitless potential of developers to bring their visions to life, creating apps and games with remarkable ingenuity, exceptional quality, and purpose-driven missions.”
This year’s champions exemplify the vast spectrum of creativity, technical prowess, and design achievable within the App Store and Apple’s ecosystem. AllTrails fosters community engagement by providing comprehensive trail guides and outdoor exploration opportunities. Prêt-à-Makeup offers an authentic makeup sketchpad experience on iPad® catering to both professional artists and casual users, championing inclusivity and self-expression. Utilizing machine learning, Photomator delivers streamlined, advanced editing tools. MUBI curates outstanding indie films and international documentaries, adding a human touch to the selection. SmartGym on Apple Watch® boasts an extensive library of exercises, routines, and robust fitness reporting.
In the gaming arena, Honkai: Star Rail immerses players in a narrative rich with complex characters and tactical combat on iPhone®. Lost in Play invites players to tap into a whimsical, childlike imagination during an epic point-and-click adventure. Lies of P presents an exquisitely crafted dark fantasy world, while Apple Arcade®’s Hello Kitty Island Adventure crafts an immersive gaming experience centered around making friends, sweet as can be.