2012 ADA Winners Announced at WWDC

Posted by Lisa Caplan on June 13th, 2012

The ADAs, as the Apple Design Awards are known, were presented for the 16th year at yesterday’s WWDC. The winners are those whose interface best exemplified the innovation the Cupertino elite hope to see on their platforms. Along with the honor and an inevitable boost in sales, winners receive a actual physical award complete with glowing Apple logo. This year there were three categories dedicated to iOS. Three apps were chosen for iPhone and iPad respectively and two student-developped apps were honored as well. We’re got the list for you below, but if you think Apple missed a great choice let us know in the comments.

iPhone Winners

Jetpack Joyride
Company: Halfbrick Studios

National Parks by National Geographic
Company: National Geographic Society / Rally Interactive
Based: USA

Where's My Water
Compnay Disney Interactive
Based: USA

iPad Winners

Paper by Fifty Three
Company: FiftyThree Inc
Based: USA

Bobo Explores Light
Company: GameCollage
Based: USA

DM1 - The Drum Machine
Company: Fingerlab

Student Winners

DaWindci (iPad)
Company: Reality Twist GmbH, Mimimi Productions, Mediadesign
Highschool of Applied Sciences

Little Star (iPad)
Company: BiBoBox Studio, Dalian Nationalities University
Based: CHINA