Monday, March 28, 2011

App Store Design Awards

MacNN notes that the Apple Design Awards 2011 are only for products in the App Store. I doubt that anyone is surprised, and of course it’s an improvement over last year’s awards, which were only for iOS apps.

The kinds of products that win ADAs have changed. Once upon a time, disk utilities overwhelmed with options and animation eye candy, and DiskWarrior won for being a great product with a simple interface. Today, a product like DiskWarrior would never win and, due to the Mac App Store guidelines, is not even eligible.

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