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The WWDC keynote may be over, but the developer's conference is just getting underway. First on tap is the Apple Design Awards, which recognize the best of the best in the iOS and OS X App Store. The initial list, as reported by the official App Store twitter account, is presented below. Congratul...

June 10th 2013 at 8:45pm 0 Comments
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Every year Apple recognizes those iOS and OS X developers whose work is a step above the competition with its Apple Design Awards. Nominations for these outstanding apps start in the spring and the winners are announced at WWDC. This year will be no different. Starting today, Apple has kicked...

April 25th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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The ADA hasn't only been recruiting members, but founding directors too. It's succeeded in getting Google and RIM around its laptop-laden table, as well as representatives from CBS Interactive, AT&T Interactive and numerous other companies listed in the PR after the break. If you're an app devel...

April 2nd 2012 at 8:30am 0 Comments
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It's only right that the creative individuals behind a multi-billion dollar industry should have access to their own professional body, but for some reason the idea has yet to take hold. That could change at CES, when Jon Potter -- formerly of the Digital Media Association -- will start selling m...

January 4th 2012 at 9:56am 0 Comments
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The 2011 Apple Design Award winners have been announced at WWDC. Although the Mac got left off the radar last year, in 2011 Apple's chosen to recognize greatness in all of its platforms. Winners get a MacBook Air, iPad 2, iPod touch and a snazzy trophy. They also get heaps of free coverage from s...

June 7th 2011 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Developers are talking, debating and speculating about the exclusion of Mac desktop apps from this year's Apple Design Awards. We contacted some of our friends in Mac development (and several former ADA winners), and gathered their responses for you. Some are outright disappointed, some portend that...

April 28th 2010 at 1:00pm 0 Comments
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Photo by Magic Madzik As we noted, the WWDC 2010 dates have been set, and the new pages have been posted. Several folks are noting with dismay, though, that the Apple Design Awards appear to have completely forsaken desktop apps this year, instead only allowing submissions which are available on t...

April 28th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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It's a point of pride for the developers and a highlight of WWDC week -- tonight, courtesy of Jim Dalrymple at The Loop, we congratulate the winners of the Apple Design Awards for 2009. The list includes several TUAW favorites (Things, BoinxTV, Tweetie, Billings and MLB.com) along with some fantasti...

June 10th 2009 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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Considering that Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles follows Leon and Claire through their wonderful vacation time in Raccoon City during the zombie outbreak, it's only natural to wonder if supporting characters will also return. While we've been holding out for a Hunk announcement (or, better y...

April 22nd 2009 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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I missed my chance to meet up with Vara Software at WWDC, which I was lamenting even before they went and won two Apple Design Awards, including Best Mac OS X Leopard Application. I called Paul Carnine, Vara's founder and one of its developers, to talk about the achievement, Vara Software in general...

June 21st 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments