Let’s be honest, Apple would have never gotten where it is today without the launch of its iPhone 3G and the App Store that came with it.
It changed the way we perceive and use software and services on our smartphones, making the downloading, installing and purchasing of apps and services as simple as a single tap on your smartphone’s display (and showing your mug for Face ID today).
It still is quite convenient and it would have never been this easy had it not been for the developers who had supported the platform from the beginning. And to show their appreciation, Apple gives out the app awards year on year not just to iOS developers, but for macOS and tvOS as well. In 2019, the App Store saw a lot more action, with the addition of Apple Arcade with iOS 13 as well. And as with every year, the best apps come not only from the big developers, but from smaller operations as well. So without further ado, here are the winners of Apple’s 2019 App Store Best Apps and Games awards.
Best Apps of 2019
iPhone App of the Year: Spectre Camera (Lux Optics)
iPad App of the Year: Flow by Moleskine (Moleskine)
Mac App of the Year: Affinity Publisher (Serif Labs)
Apple TV App of the Year: The Explorers (The Explorers Network)
Best Games of 2019
iPhone Game of the Year: “Sky: Children of the Light” (thatgamecompany)
iPad Game of the Year: “Hyper Light Drifter” (Abylight S.L.)
Mac Game of the Year: “GRIS” (Devolver / Nomada Studio)
Apple TV Game of the Year: “Wonder Boy: The Dragon’s Trap” (DotEmu)
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Sayonara Wild Hearts” (Simogo)