The winners of the eighth annual
Apple Design Awards
have been announced, and Salling Software’s Salling Clicker 1.5 has walked away with two awards. Many other developers were honored, as well.
Salling Software grabbed the Best Mac OS X Product (Best of Show) and Most Innovative Mac OS X Product awards for Salling Clicker, which enables users of certain Bluetooth-equipped cell phones to use their phones as remote controls for their Macs.
Best Mac OS X User Experience went to SPACE.com Canada for Starry Knight Backyard 4.0, a planetarium program for the Mac. Software MacKiev grabbed the Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption honor for its World Book 2003 Jaguar Edition, a multimedia reference tome.
Martin Ott, Martin Pittenauer, Dominik Wagner and Ulrich Bauer shared the top spot for Best Mac OS X Student Project with their Hydra 1.0.1, a collaborative editing system. The University of Michigan’s Fugu 1.0 development team won an award for Best Mac OS X Use of Open Source — Fugu is a front-end application that runs command-line UNIX SFTP, SCP and SSH.
INquiry 1.0 from BioTeam won the Best Mac OS X Server Solution award; it’s an informatics tool designed specifically for bioscientists.
This year also gave the Apple Design Awards team an opportunity to honor the best QuickTime content produced over the last twelve months, and Stephen Mebs netted the Best QuickTime Content by a Student award for his creation, Drive By Punch.
Best QuickTime Content by an Individual was awarded to OICs MusicBox Presenting SuperFluid, an award inexplicably shared by Robert West and Michael Shaff. And Best QuickTime Content by a Company went to Fallon Worldwide for its creation of BMW Films Campaign’s The Hire.
The complete list of winners and runners up, as well as links to more information about their winning products, is available from Apple’s Web site.