In addition to awarding the best apps and games, the App Store editors also selected five Cultural Impact winners who had an impact on people’s lives and culture.
Apple’s winners span multiple genres and do things like enable people to engage more deeply with their emotions, connect authentically with others, and more.
How We Feel from the How We Feel Project Inc. The app allows users to put difficult emotions into words along with presenting ways to deal with those feelings in the moment.
Dots Home from the Rise-Home Stories Project. A time-traveling game sheds light on systems that inflame injustice and its impact on communities of color.
Locket Widget from Locket Labs Inc. This app lets you send live photos directly to your friends and family’s home screens.
Waterllama from Vitalii Mogylevets. With its fun design and great characters, this app makes it easy to meet your hydration goals.
Inua – A Story in Ice and Time from ARTE Experience. Rather explore Inuit traditions, folklore and tales in this mystical game.
“This year’s App Store Award winner reimagines our experience with apps by bringing a fresh, thoughtful, and genuine perspective,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “From self-taught solo creators to international teams spanning the globe, these entrepreneurs make a meaningful impact, and represent the way apps and games impact our communities and lives.”