Apple has announced the App Store Best of 2020 winners which including the 15 best apps and games by selecting based on their quality, creativity, usability, and innovative technology with their impact, helpfulness, and importance.
“This year, more than ever before, some of our most creative and connected moments happened in apps. This was thanks to the amazing work of developers who introduced fresh, helpful app experiences throughout the year,” said Phil Schiller, Apple Fellow.
“Around the world, we saw remarkable efforts from so many developers, and these Best of 2020 winners are 15 outstanding examples of that innovation. From helping us stay fit and mindful, to keeping our children’s education on track, to helping fight hunger, their impact was meaningful to so many of us,” he added.
To commemorate these 15 apps, Apple designers brought meticulous craftsmanship to create the first-ever physical App Store Best of 2020 award. Inspired by the signature blue App Store icon, each award reveals the App Store logo set into 100 percent recycled aluminum, with the name of the winner engraved on the other side.
Best Apps of 2020
iPhone App of the Year: Wakeout!, developed by Andres Canella
iPad App of the Year: Zoom
Mac App of the Year: Fantastical, developed by Flexibits
Apple TV App of the Year: Disney+
Apple Watch App of the Year: Endel
Best Games of 2020
iPhone Game of the Year: “Genshin Impact,” from miHoYo
iPad Game of the Year: “Legends of Runeterra,” from Riot Games
Mac Game of the Year: “Disco Elysium,” from ZA/UM
Apple TV Game of the Year: “Dandara Trials of Fear,” from Long Hat House
Apple Arcade Game of the Year: “Sneaky Sasquatch,” from RAC7
App Trends of 2020
App Trend of the Year: Shine, for helping users practice self care
App Trend of the Year: Caribu, for connecting families to loved ones
App Trend of the Year: ShareTheMeal, for helping users make a difference
App Trend of the Year: “Pokémon GO,” for reinventing the way we play, from Niantic
App Trend of the Year: Explain Everything Whiteboard, for helping bring remote classrooms to life