The AppleVis Golden Apples

First launched in 2012, the AppleVis Golden Apples is an annual award staged by the AppleVis community that seeks to provide an opportunity for blind and low vision users of Apple products to recognize and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which developers have put into making and maintaining great and accessible applications over the last twelve months.

Award categories have changed over time, but in the case of apps and games the following requirements must be met for possible shortlisting:

  • Be fully accessible to blind and low vision users;
  • Have been launched or significantly updated during the given year;
  • Be from a developer with a strong, demonstrated commitment to full accessibility for all blind and low vision users; and
  • Be best-in-class in terms of design, functionality, and operation.

Past Golden Apple Winners

2019

Best App

Seeing AI

Best Game

Dice World

Read the 2019 results announcement

2018

Best App

Weather Gods

Best Game

FEER

Best Assistive iOS App

Seeing AI

Developer of the Year

Microsoft )creator of Seeing AI and Microsoft Soundscape)

Read the 2018 results announcement

2017

Best iOS App

Weather Gods

Best iOS Game

Blackbox

Best Assistive iOS App

Seeing AI

Best Mac App

Twitterrific 5 for Twitter

Developer of the Year

Microsoft )creator of Seeing AI and Microsoft Soundscape)

Read the 2017 results announcement

2016

Best iOS App

Voice Dream Reader

Best iOS Game

Timecrest: The Door

Best Assistive iOS App

KNFB Reader

Best Mac App

A Blind Legend

Developer of the Year

American Printing House for the Blind (APH)
Sneaky Crab (creator of Timecrest: The Door)

Read the 2016 results announcement

2015

Best iOS App

Workflow: Powerful Automation Made Simple (now discontinued)

Best iOS Game

Dice World

Best Assistive iOS App

KNFB Reader

Best Mac App

Audio Hijack

Developer of the Year

Kid Friendly Software (creator of the ‘Blindfold’ series of iOS audio games)

Read the 2015 results announcement

2014

Best iOS App

Voice Dream Reader

Best iOS Game

Dice World

Best Assistive iOS App

KNFB Reader

Best Mac App

VMware Fusion

Developer of the Year

MIPsoft (developer of BlindSquare)

Read the 2014 results announcement

2013

Best iOS App

MBraille

Best iOS Game

Papa Sangre II (now discontinued)

Best Mac App

Night Owl (AKA YoruFukurou)

Best 3rd Party Hardware or Accessory

Aftershokz Bluez Bone-Conduction Bluetooth Headphones

Developer of the Year

MPaja

Read the 2013 results announcement

2012

Best iOS App

Fleksy - Happy Typing (now discontinued)

Best Mac App

Night Owl (AKA YoruFukurou)

Developer of the Year

Syntellia (Fleksy - Happy Typing)

Best Apple Product

iPhone 5

Best 3rd Party Hardware or Accessory

Otterbox Defender Case for the iPhone

Read the 2012 results announcement