On Wednesday, Apple announced the winners of its ninth annual
Apple Design Awards, in conjunction with Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which is happening this week at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, Calif. The
reward Mac developers with free equipment and recognition for their efforts. This year’s ninth annual Apple Design Awards were broken into three categories: Application Software, QuickTime Content and Performance Demos.
Apple awarded ten winners and ten runners up in the Application Software category, with awards given for Best Mac OS X Product, Best Product New to Mac OS, Most Innovative Mac OS X Product, Best Mac OS X User Experience, Best Mac OS X Technology Adoption. Best Mac OS X Open Source Product, Best Mac OS X Server Solution, Best Mac OS X Entertainment Product, Best Mac OS X Scientific Computing Solution, and Best Mac OS X Student Product. Winners included Freeverse Software’s Big Bang Chess (in two categories) and ToySight, Macromedia’s Contribute 2, Pixelglow’s GraphViz, Unreal Tournament 2004, INquiry and many others.
Awards were also given for best QuickTime Content fo Education, Promotion and Entertainment, with awards going to Conflict labs, Bluish, Ltd. and Barsark AB. And awards for Performance Demos were given to ATI Technologies inc. and Advanced Analytic System Design Inc.
More details and links to many of the winners can be found at the Web site.