Apple has announced the winners of the 2024 Apple Design Awards, recognizing exceptional apps and games across multiple categories for their design, technological achievements, and innovative user experiences. This year's awards highlighted outstanding products in categories like Delight and Fun, Inclusivity, Innovation, Interaction, Social Impact, Visuals and Graphics, and a new category, Spatial Computing.

In the Delight and Fun category, the journaling app Bears Gratitude and NYT Games stood out for their engaging experiences. Bears Gratitude was praised for its uniquely crafted characters that help users cultivate happiness, while NYT Games revamped its design to enhance user navigation and expanded its game catalog with titles designed for high replay value.

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For Inclusivity, the pedestrian app oko and the game Crayola Adventures were recognized. oko assists visually impaired users with navigating street signals through tactile and auditory feedback, while Crayola Adventures offers extensive character customization to foster a diverse gaming environment.

Procreate Dreams and Lost in Play were the winners in the Innovation category. Procreate Dreams allows users to create detailed 2D animations with intuitive controls, and Lost in Play delivers a captivating adventure through childhood imagination with beautifully crafted puzzles.

Crouton and Rytmos grabbed the awards in the Interaction category. Crouton helps users manage recipes and grocery lists with a sleek interface, whereas Rytmos combines music and puzzles in a uniquely interactive experience.

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In the Social Impact category, Gentler Streak and The Wreck were honored. Gentler Streak is a fitness tracker that promotes physical and mental well-being, and The Wreck is a visual novel that explores deep and personal narratives, challenging players to make choices that shape the protagonist's life.

Rooms and Lies of P shone in the Visuals and Graphics category, with Rooms offering a platform for creativity and social interaction, and Lies of P delivering stunning visuals in a reimagined tale of Pinocchio.

Lastly, in Spatial Computing, djay pro and the puzzle game Blackbox were celebrated for their immersive spatial experiences. djay pro transforms music mixing with high-definition sound and innovative environments, while Blackbox offers a captivating spatial puzzle experience on Apple Vision Pro.

These winners were showcased at the WWDC24, celebrating their contributions to the app ecosystem and their use of Apple technologies to create impressive and engaging user experiences.