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Apple recently posted its Editors’ Choice awards for the best iPhone and iPad apps for 2012, along with highlights of the year’s best top stories, notable trends and events shaping the growth and evolution of apps and games. Action Movie FX was chosen as app of the Year for the iPhone, while the Game of the Year for the iPhone is Rayman Jungle Run, a legendary platform hero game.

Action Movie FX allows you to add Hollywood FX to iPhone and iPad movies that you shoot. The app has garnished over 4000 five star ratings and is available for free download.

The beautifully designed drawing and notes app, Paper by FiftyThree, was selected for the iPad App of the Year. The iPad Game Of The Year is The Room, a mesmerizing the original puzzle game.


Paper is also a free download, with in-app paid features for additional pens and brushes, and other “Essentials”. Paper also previously received Apple’s 2012 Design Award. The app’s digital ink is smooth, and it includes overlay brushes and various pen sizes.

Runner-up apps for the iPhone include the music creation app Figure, and the word game app, Letterpress. Action Movie FX and the adventure game, Waking Mars are runners-up for the iPad.

On its Awards page, Apple also highlights numerous “Disruptive Services”, such as apps that offer new ways to approach travel, buy products on and offline, make mobile payments, and increase social networking. These apps include Airbnb, Urber, Square Wallet, TaskRabbit, Hotel Tonight, and PaperKarma.

Source: Mashable

  1. Bakari Chavanu
    December 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    You think they should all be $.99?

  2. Bakari Chavanu
    December 16, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Vivek, I don't think so. I think we're going to see the price of apps start to rise some, especially given the amount of work required to develop an app and maintain it.

  3. David Yaroshevsky
    December 16, 2012 at 2:26 am

    I love the Paper app, but I find that it's really not useful for much without making a few in-app purchases, unfortunately

    • Bakari Chavanu
      December 16, 2012 at 6:19 pm

      Very true, David. I started using Paper for sketchnoting, and I ended up making the in-app purchase to get at what I needed. But hey, the developers have to find a way to make for their work, for this is the type of society we live in.

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