App Store

App StoreApple just released its annual “Best Of” list for iTunes and the App Store, and apps that focused on language learning or featured unusual visual design were among its top picks. The iPhone and iPad Games of the Year both won Apple Design awards in June. iPhone game Ridiculous Fishing: A Tale of Redemption by Vlambeer, stood out from other fishing games with its flat design, while Frogland’s Badland, the top iPad game, featured lush high-definition graphics to create a menacing atmosphere. Disney Animated, the iPad App of the Year, uses interactive features and clips to show how all 53 movies by Walt Disney Animation Studio were created. Apple’s iPhone App of the Year is Duolingo, one of the first and best in a strong roster of apps that are revolutionizing language learning by making it more accessible.

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