App Store Awards 2022: French BeReal on the top step of the podium

Like every year, Apple elects the best applications and games on its App Store. For 2022, France is in the spotlight thanks to the BeReal photo sharing network.

This year, Apple has chosen 16 applications and video games available on its App Store. Whether on iPhone, mac Where iPadthe apple giant has left no device aside and offers the best applications of 2022 for its App Store Awards.

The French application BeReal wins the prize for the best app on iPhone. ©BeReal

BeReal, great champion on iPhone

Here’s how Apple CEO Tim Cook sums it up: “These entrepreneurs, from self-made solo creators to international teams spanning the globe, are making a meaningful impact and embodying the diverse ways in which apps and games influence our communities and our lives. » For Apple therefore, a good application must have a strong added value or deliver a message. For the Cupertino company, it’s BeReal, on iPhone, which best illustrates this philosophy.

The French social network wins the prize for the best app on Apple smartphones thanks to its innovative concept. let’s remember that BeReal offers, every day, to take a photo at a specific time and share it. The rear and front cameras of the smartphone are activated and then take a picture of what the user is doing and seeing at that precise moment. A concept that is very popular with the major social networks, which do not hesitate to adapt the formula to their sauce.

Beautiful people in the ranking

BeReal is not alone in this ranking since we could also note the presence of GoodNotes 5, voted best app on iPad. MacFamilytree 10 family tree builder wins best app on Mac. For sports monitoring on its connected watches, Apple has chosen Gentler Streak for its playful side. Video game level, it is Apex Legends Mobilethe smartphone port of the Battle Royale free-to-play from Electronic Arts, which caught Apple’s eye. We can also mention the presence of the puzzle game Mounting on iPad and of the very noticed Registration on Mac.

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The narrative video game Dot’s Home marked Apple teams by addressing the issue of racial segregation in the United States throughout history. © Dot’s Home via Apple

Finally, Apple decided to reward applications that had a real impact on users’ lives. For example, How We Feel lets you track your mood and feelings every day and get tips for overcoming them. The video game Dot’s Home marked the Apple teams for its topics covered: the difficulties of housing and the treatment of people of color in the United States. We will end with Inua – A Story in Ice and Time, a narrative video game produced by ARTE and developed in particular by the French from The Pixel Hunt. The French scene is therefore well represented this year.

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App Store Awards 2022: French BeReal on the top step of the podium

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