Apple App Design Awards 2013 – Winners Announced


Apple has announced the winners of the Apple Design Awards – there are eleven winners and they’re all great apps but perhaps the one that appeals most to us is ProCreate – it’s long been a favourite app with our mobile app columnists and wonderful contributors to our Flickr group – mobile photography & Imagery. Take a look below to see all the winners and read what Apple has to say about Procreate.

If you haven’t picked it up yet, we strongly suggest you do. It retails for $4.99/£2.99/download.




Procreate is a complete art studio at your fingertips, exclusive to iPad. It’s packed with features that artists love — from true-to-life sets of pencils, inks, and brushes, to advanced layer compositing, to unique digital tools. Procreate is a powerhouse of iOS technologies like ARC, Grand Central Dispatch, and OpenGL ES which deliver state-of-the-art performance and responsiveness, 64-bit precision, and smooth 60 fps rendering of canvas sizes up to 4K x 4K. Procreate shares easily with Photoshop, Twitter, Facebook, Weibo, iTunes, Mail, Photos, and Dropbox, lets people preview brushes and other drawing tools before purchasing them with In-App Purchase, and uses Core Bluetooth to connect to accessories. Procreate earns an Apple Design Award for its technical, aesthetic, and creative excellence.

All The Winners



WWF Together – World Wildlife Fund – iPad – Free/download
Badland – Game – $3.99/£2.49/download
Yahoo! Weather – Free/download
Letterpress – Game – Free/download
Ridiculous Fising – Game – $2.99/£1.99/download
Sky Gamblers – Game – $0.99/£0.69/download
Coda 2 – Mac – Developer tool – $74.99/ £49.99/download
Evernote – Mac/iOS – Free/download
Finish – Task Manager – $0.99/£0.69/download – utilities – Free/download


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at:

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