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Apple App Store Awards 2023: Here Are The Winners

Apple App Store Awards 2023: Here Are The Winners

by Low Boon ShenNovember 30, 2023
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Apple App Store Awards 2023: Here Are The Winners

Apple App Store Awards 2023: Here Are The Winners

Apple has unveiled the winners of the 2023 App Store Awards today, with a total of 14 apps and games getting the award. The winners were picked from 40 finalists by the App Store’s Editorial team, for providing users with “meaningful experiences and inspiring cultural change.”

“It’s inspiring to see the ways developers continue to build incredible apps and games that are redefining the world around us,” said 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.”

2023 App Store Award Winners


iPhone App of the YearAllTrails, from AllTrails, Inc.

iPad App of the YearPrêt-à-Makeup, from Prêt-à-Template.

Mac App of the YearPhotomator, from UAB Pixelmator Team.

Apple TV App of the YearMUBI, from MUBI, Inc.

Apple Watch App of the YearSmartGym, from Mateus Abras.


iPhone Game of the YearHonkai: Star Rail, from COGNOSPHERE PTE. LTD.

iPad Game of the YearLost in Play, from Snapbreak Games.

Mac Game of the YearLies of P, from NEOWIZ.

Apple Arcade Game of the Year: Hello Kitty Island Adventure, from Sunblink.

Cultural Impact Winners

Aside from recognizing the best apps and games designed for various Apple devices, App Store Editors also selected five Cultural Impact winners, recognized for their ability to “drive positive change through apps and games.” Here are the winners:

Pok Pok from Pok Pok
Designed with inclusivity in mind, Pok Pok is a digital toy room for kids, offering a universal space for preschoolers of all backgrounds and abilities to play, explore, and see the world as one.

Proloquo from AssistiveWare
An accessibility app pioneer for over a decade, AssistiveWare’s Proloquo is creating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) tools that help the world communicate in new ways.

Too Good To Go from Too Good To Go
Too Good to Go
enables users to minimize food waste by connecting them with restaurants and stores that have a surplus of unsold food at an affordable cost.

Unpacking from Humble Bundle
 mixes meditative puzzles to create a soul-soothing triumph around familiar experiences of change and connection.

Finding Hannah from Fein Games GmbH
Finding Hannah
is a colorful coming-of-age, hidden-object game with inclusive and heartfelt tales that explores the power of healing and self-discovery.

Apple has also announced the trend of the year, and you guessed it – it’s generative AI. As the top buzzword of 2023’s tech industry, AI has made its way into many apps, assisting the user in various ways. “Although many AI features are still in their infancy, they gave us a chance to see, firsthand, the headline-making technology in action—with all of its benefits and challenges,” the company added.

Pokdepinion: Congratulations to all winners!

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