Apple took to NYC yesterday to announce the winners of the 2023 Apple App Store Award winners.
The App Store’s Editorial team put their heads together and scoured the wide-ranging digital storefront for 40 finalists from across 11 categories related to apps across the Apple line of devices.
From that longlist emerges 14 apps and games that, according to the judging panel, “empowered users to unleash their creativity, discover a world of new adventures, and have fun with family and friends.”
“It’s inspiring to see the ways developers continue to build incredible apps and games that are redefining the world around us,” Adds 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.”
The full list of winners is as follows:
2023 App Store Award Winners
iPhone App of the Year: AllTrails, from AllTrails, Inc.
In addition to recognizing the best apps and games on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch, and Apple TV, Apple’s App Store Editors also selected five Cultural Impact winners, recognized for their ability to drive positive change through apps and games. This year’s winners encouraged users to learn and grow in an inclusive and accessible space, contribute toward a more sustainable future, and explore self-reflection and connection across generations.
Finding Hannah is a colourful coming-of-age, hidden-object game with inclusive and heartfelt tales that explores the power of healing and self-discovery.
Trend of the Year
Apps are a reflection of culture, and in 2023, generative AI captured users’ collective imagination with its evolution unfolding in real time. Apps started integrating AI throughout the year in a variety of ways. Although many features are still in their infancy, they gave users a chance to see, firsthand, the technology in action and come to their own conclusions about the benefits and risks. In addition to this year’s App Store Award winners, App Store Editors across the globe have highlighted a collection of generative AI apps that exemplify the Trend of the Year. Read more from App Store Editors.