Apple Announces 2023 App Store Award Winners Celebrating Innovation and Creativity

Technology giant Apple unveiled the esteemed winners of the 2023 App Store Awards, spotlighting 14 exceptional apps and games that revolutionized user experiences, fostering creativity, entertainment, and connectivity.
App Store for developersApple CEO Tim Cook commended the developers for their groundbreaking contributions, highlighting their unwavering dedication to redefining the digital landscape. The recipients were handpicked from a competitive pool of nearly 40 finalists, recognized for their unparalleled technical innovation, outstanding user experience, and visionary design.

“This year’s winners showcase the remarkable potential of developers to breathe life into their visions, crafting apps and games that dazzle with ingenuity, quality, and a commitment to purpose,” Tim Cook said.

2023 App Store Award Winners


iPhone App of the Year: AllTrails, from AllTrails, Inc.

iPad App of the Year: Pret-a-Makeup, from Pret-a-Template

Mac App of the Year: Photomator, from UAB Pixelmator Team

Apple TV App of the Year: MUBI, from MUBI, Inc.

Apple Watch App of the Year: SmartGym, from Mateus Abras.


iPhone Game of the Year: Honkai: Star Rail, from COGNOSPHERE

iPad Game of the Year: Lost in Play, from Snapbreak Games.

Mac Game of the Year: Lies of P, from NEOWIZ.

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

Among the awardees was the AllTrails app, celebrated for fostering community engagement by offering comprehensive trail guides and facilitating outdoor exploration for enthusiasts of all levels.

Meanwhile, Pret-a-Makeup was acknowledged for its authentic makeup sketchpad experience on the iPad, catering to both professionals and casual users while promoting inclusivity and self-expression.

Photomator stood out with its machine learning-powered tools, simplifying advanced editing tasks, and MUBI earned acclaim for its curation of exceptional indie films and international documentaries, resonating with audiences on a human level.

SmartGym was hailed for its Apple Watch integration, boasting a vast library of exercises, routines, and robust fitness reporting.

In the gaming realm, Honkai: Star Rail captivated users with its narrative richness and strategic combat on the iPhone.

Lost in Play offered an enchanting point-and-click adventure, inviting players to immerse themselves in a world brimming with childlike imagination.

Lies of P showcased an exquisitely crafted dark fantasy universe, while Apple Arcade’s Hello Kitty Island Adventure charmed users with its primary goal of fostering friendships.

The App Store, currently housing 1.8 million apps and attracting over 650 million average weekly visitors across 175 countries, proved its economic prowess, facilitating a staggering $1.1 trillion in developer billings and sales in 2022.

Apple’s celebration of these exceptional apps and games underscores its commitment to fostering innovation and creativity within its expansive digital ecosystem.

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