updated 08:45 am EDT, Wed June 13, 2007
Apple Design Awards 2007
Apple on Tuesday evening announced the winners of its annual application design awards at WWDC. Separated into seven categories, the 12th annual Apple Design Awards 2007 recognize technical excellence and outstanding achievement in Mac OS X software design and development; they were announced in March. The 'Best Mac OS X Leopard Application' was Delicious Monster's Delicious Library 2.0a, which allows users to catalog, browse, and share books, movies, music, and video games. Written using Objective-C 2.0, Delicious Library 2.0 (alpha) uses many new Leopard technologies, including Core Data, Core Animation, Calendar Store, Scripting Bridge, Spotlight, Core Image, and Image IO. The runner-up was IGG Software's iBank 3.0a.
In the category of Best Mac OS X User Experience, Panic's one-window Coda 1.0 application won first place with Karelia Software's Sandvox 1.2 named as the runner-up. Panic's Coda is a unique web development environment that offers a complete file browser (both locally and remotely), publishing, full-featured text editor, WebKit-based preview, CSS editor with visual tools, full-featured terminal, built-in reference material, and more. Sandvox 1.2 is a powerful website creation tool for Mac OS X.
MacRabbit's CSSEdit 2.5 was voted as the Best Mac OS X Developer Tool, while roobasoft's rooSwitch 1.1.8 was the runner-up. CSSEdit offers real-time styling of any webpage, while rooSwitch enables developers to create different profiles of almost any application's data set and easily switch between the sets.
Blizzard's massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade 2.0 took first place in the Game category, while DanlabG's Wacky Mini Golf 1.01 was the runner-up. Papers (workflow/organization application) took first place in Apple's Best Mac OS X Scientific Computing Solution category, while CrystalMaker's SingleCrystal 1.3 for molecular visualization was second.
Bret Victor's BART Widget 1.0 for planning/organizing travel in the Bay Area was recognized as the top solution in the Dashboard category, while PEMDAS 1.1 (on-screen calculator) was the runner-up. Picturesque 1.0 took first place in the Student category, while Pathway 1.0 (for discovering Wikipedia) was the runner-up.
Each winner took home a MacBook Pro and other Apple hardware.