Apple’s Favorite Apps & Games Of 2021 Bring So Much More To Do On Your iPhone

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Following the unveiling of iOS 15 and all its interesting new features, Apple has officially announced the top app developers of this year’s Apple Design Awards in terms of design, innovation, social impact, delight, and inclusivity.

“The work of these developers embodies the essential role apps and games play in our everyday lives,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s Vice-President of Worldwide Developer Relations.

Take a look at this year’s 12 winners below. Plus, check out Apple’s most innovative apps of 2021.

Voice Dream Reader by Voice Dream LLC (United States)

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This text-to-speech app is able to read text aloud from any digital source, be it a PDF, webpage, or e-book – and in over two dozen languages. Plus, its customizable voice function allows you to choose one with the perfect tone, accent, and speed for the best audio experience.

HoloVista by Aconite (United States)

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HoloVista is a gaming experience that comes packed with tons of accessibility features, including options for motion control, text size, contrast, and visual effect intensity. Its considerations for each individual’s preferences allow it to deliver gameplay that’s unique and customizable to one’s needs.

Pok Pok Playroom by Pok Pok (Belgium)

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This colorful animated app appeals to users with its playful design. Its subtle haptics and sound effects provide fun and interaction for kids of all ages (and even adults!), while remaining a much-needed outlet for creativity and experimentation.

Little Orpheus by The Chinese Room (United Kingdom)

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With surprises at every turn, Little Orpheus offers a delightful, fun gaming experience with comical dialogue and excellent storytelling. Its diverse variety of levels makes it a great gaming app for beginners and advanced players alike.

CARROT Weather by Brian Mueller, Grailr LLC (United States)

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CARROT Weather is a colorful, hilarious forecast app that brings sunshine even to the most downcast of days. It’s recently expanded to be supported across all Apple platforms, making its experience richer and more accessible. Enjoy witty weather projections, and a ton of cool widgets for your homepage.

Bird Alone by George Batchelor (Canada)

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Bird Alone combines gestures, haptics, parallax, and dynamic sound effects to provide a user with the most immersive app experience possible. Taking into consideration real-world weather, season, and time of day, this game brings interaction to a whole new level with its integrated notifications, graphics, and music.

Be My Eyes by S/I Be My Eyes (Denmark)

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Be My Eyes is a breakthrough app that allows blind and low-vision persons to identify objects in their everyday lives. By pairing them with volunteers from around the world, the app allows over 300,000 blind and low-vision users to get support with just their camera, using more than 4.5 million volunteers around the globe.

Alba by S/I ustwo games (United Kingdom)

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Experience positivity of saving our environment with Alba. By working to save the local wildlife, cleaning up trash, and repairing buildings around town in the game, the app tells users a story about community, activism, and kindness. Plus, for every game downloaded, one tree will be planted to aid a reforestation project in Madagascar.

Loóna by Loóna Inc (Belarus)

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Loóna is a captivating app for those struggling with insomnia. With calming animated sleepscape sessions – combining relaxing activities, immersive storytelling, and atmospheric sounds – the app creates an all-around soothing experience to lull its users to sleep.

Genshin Impact by miHoYo Limited (China)

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Genshin Impact is an app that’s no stranger to active smartphone gamers. With its amazing battle scenes to immersive landscapes, users can configure motion blur, shadow quality, and frame rate settings depending on which monsters they’re fighting against.

NaadSadhana by Sandeep Ranade (India)

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NaadSadhana is a studio-quality production app for musicians of all genres and expertise. With artificial intelligence (AI) and Core ML, the app listens to the singer, providing instant feedback on the accuracy of notes, plus generating a backing track to match the vocals.

League of Legends: Wild Rift by Riot Games (United States)

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LoL: Wild Rift succeeds at taking a complex PC game and reimagining it for the smartphone. Players get total immersion into the League of Legends universe through exclusive touchscreen controls, mobile-exclusive camera settings, and an auto-targeting system to aid new players.

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