Winners of the third and final round of the Mac OS X Innovator’s Contest have been announced at O’Reilly’s
Mac OS X Conference
in Santa Clara, Calif. Sponsored by Apple Developer Connection (ADC), the contest “rewards innovative Mac OS X applications, plug-ins, user interface widgets, or other creative original software.”
Entries are judged on several criteria, including innovation, ease of use, adherence to Mac OS X Human Interface Guidelines (HIG), and use of Mac OS X technologies.
First place in the US Category went to
The Omni Group’s
OmniOutliner, an outlining and information organization tool. Second place in the US Category went to
iBlog, a Weblogging application that Apple liked enough to make available to .Mac users for free.
First place in the International Category went to Boinx Software’s
iStopMotion, a stop motion animation and time-lapse recording software tool that works with DV video cameras. Second place went to Alan C. Smith’s ACSLogo, an interpreter for the Logo programming language; Logo helps students understand the fundamentals of programming.
An Honorable Mention went to Philippe Mougin for
F-Script, an object-oriented scripting layer developed specifically for Mac OS X’s object system. It provides scripting and interactive access to Cocoa frameworks and custom Objective-C objects.