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Winning an Apple Design Award doesnt happen to just any app. Apple picks and chooses apps that it feels exemplify attention to detail in interface design and interaction and it does so for a few reasons.
First, of course, is to encourage those developers and designers that take extreme care to make sure that their apps are both beautiful and functional. But there is also an underlying desire to hold up certain examples as something to strive towards and reward. If one leads and is rewarded, perhaps others will follow.
This is the same reason that developers pay a lot of attention to what Apple emphasizes in keynote speeches and on stage at its developer conference every year. Apple is most likely to give design awards, App of the Day, and Editors Choice slots to those apps that are not... [via The Next Web]