Update 24 December: this vote is now closed. Read our announcement of the results to learn which apps and developers were chosen by the community as its Golden Apples of 2016.
Welcome to the 5th Annual AppleVis Golden Apple Awards; read on to see which apps and developers have been shortlisted and to cast your own votes.
First launched in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apple Awards is our community's opportunity to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making and maintaining great and accessible iOS and macOS applications over the last twelve months.
To be eligible for consideration for the Golden Apple Awards of 2016, an app must:
- Be fully accessible to blind and low vision users;
- Have been launched, significantly updated, or meaningfully maintained during 2016;
- Be from a developer with a demonstrated commitment to full accessibility for blind and low vision users; and
- Be best-in-class in terms of design, functionality, and operation.
Candidates for Developer of the Year must:
- Have an exemplary commitment to making their apps fully accessible to blind and low vision users;
- Be receptive and responsive to the needs of blind and low vision users in a timely manner; and
- Have delivered significant new features or updates to their app(s) during 2016, particularly updates which directly benefit blind and low vision users.
Voting will close at 23:59 PDT on December 23, 2016. Voting is open to all registered users of the AppleVis website; if you are not already registered and would like to vote, you can create an account now, then come back to this page to cast your votes. The voting form is at the end of this post, but will only be displayed if you are logged in.
Below are the nominees for each award:
Best iOS App
- 1Password - Password Manager and Secure Wallet
- djay Pro for iPad
- Twitterrific 5 for Twitter
- Voice Dream Reader
Best iOS Game
Best Assistive iOS App
Best Mac App
Developer of the Year
- American Printing House for the Blind (Nearby Explorer)
- BBC Media (BBC News, BBC Sport, BBC iPlayer & BBC iPlayer Radio)
- BeSpecular (BeSpecular - Help The Blind)
- DOWINO (A Blind Legend)
- Meyume (Weather Gods)
- Pixtas (Vorail)
- Sneaky Crab (Timecrest: The Door)