Apple has released its picks for best apps of 2015. The company picked Periscope (our runner up for App of the Year) as its iPhone App of the Year — calling it a game-changer that “made sharing and watching live videos an instant obsession” — and selected photo editor Enlight and stock-trading app Robinhood as its runners-up. Workflow won Most Innovative app for iPhone, and Instagram’s 3D Touch enhancements won it Best App on iPhone 6s. Lara Croft GO won Best Game of the Year for iPhone for its “beauty and clever design,” with Fallout Shelter and Mr Jump earning runner-up honors. Dark Echo was listed as the Most Innovative iPhone game and “immersive 3D Touch controls” won Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade honors as Best Game on iPhone 6s.
Apple picked The Robot Factory (our runner up for Best Kids App) as its iPad App of the Year, with HBO Now and Patterning: Drum Machine finishing as runners up. Most Innovative iPad App went to LiquidText PDF and Document Reader. Best App on iPad Pro went to 3D design app uMake. Prune won Best iPad Game of the Year, ahead of runners-up Rayman Adventures and Implosion – Never Lose Hope. Her Story was named Most Innovative game for iPad and Zodiac: Orcanon Odyssey was the Best Game on iPad Pro.
A couple of second-place finishers for the iPad took top honors in Apple TV app categories, with HBO Now named Apple TV App of the Year and Rayman Adventures taking Apple TV Game of the Year.