The Apple Design Awards is an annual contest, sponsored by Apple, to recognize technical excellence and outstanding achievement on Mac OS X. Winning developers receive valuable prizes, and their winning entries are showcased at WWDC 2006, Macworld 2007, and on the Apple website.
The 2006 edition of WWDC was the biggest ever with 4.230 participants. European attendance was the highest ever also. Among the participants were students who were able to participate in the Student sessions on Sunday, August 6, and the rest of the conference, thanks to a WWDC Scholarship.
In times of Intel processors and Bootcamp many of these European attendees were new to WWDC. During the Apple Design Awards (ADA) ceremony, Europe reaped half of all trophies in a total of 8 categories. In addition, Europe supplied half of all ADA runner-ups.
Best Mac OS X Automator Workflow
Winner: Build Real Estate Catalog/Ultimate Productivity Action Pack 1.0 — http://www.automatedworkflows.com/automator/ultimate.html
Runner-up: Lecture Recording Workflow 1.2 — http://www.dent.umich.edu/itunes/developers/
Best Mac OS X User Experience
Winner: iSale 3.1 — http://www.equinux.com/us/products/isale/index.html
Runner-up: Boinx FotoMagico 1.7 — http://www.fotomagico.com
Best Mac OS X Scientific Computing Solution
Winner: EnzymeX 3.1 — http://www.mekentosj.com/enzymex
Runner-up: FuzzMeasure Pro 2.0.2 — http://www.supermegaultragroovy.com/products/FuzzMeasure/
Best Mac OS X Student Product
Winner: Lineform 1.1 — http://tribarsw.net/lineform/
Runner-up: PhotoPresenter 2.5.5 — http://www.arizona-software.ch/applications/photopresenter/en/
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