On Build 2018, Microsoft announced the yearWindows Developer AwardsThis award recognizes developers who have worked hard to develop outstanding applications.
The Windows Developer Awards set the annual Application Creator, Annual Game Creator, Annual Reality Mixer, Annual Design Innovator, Annual Commercial Innovatorand, and Annual Ninja Cat. In addition to the annual Ninja Cat is selected by a team of Windows internal experts, other awards are voted by the developer community.
Annual Application Creator awardedAffinity Designer:
Affinity Designer is the fastest, smoothest, and most accurate vector graphics design software. Whether it is work or play, the app has revolutionized everything from marketing materials and websites to icons and UIs. Features and functions include real-time performance, perfect color and output as well as multi-discipline.
Year Game Creator awardedLuna:
Using Windows Mixed Reality, Luna immerses you in the "Bird" quiet summer, it engulfed the last moon, and was blown away from home. Players interpret celestial puzzles and create a world of miniature music. The goal is to unlock the trees, plants, and animal spirits at each level to help Bird reassemble the fragmented moon and find the way home.
Year Reality Mixer awardedSpace Pirate Trainer:
Space Pirate Trainer uses today's immersive experience to let users experience the old 1980s arcade games. With Windows Mixed Reality (MR) technology, users can resist the relentless wave of robotics. All weapons and gadgets are needed by space pirates.
Design Innovator of the Year AwardedHuetro for Hue:
Huetro for Hue loosely connects to the Hue lighting system and creates a new experience synchronously between Windows 10 devices. The color picker allows the user to select a particular color or create a new scene. Different atmospheres can be displayed with dynamic lights, and alarm clock, Cortana, or NFC can be set for home automation.
Year Commercial Innovatorand awardedWrike:
Wrike is a SaaS work management and collaboration platform whose mission is to “make the team crazy. Wrike organizes everything needed to complete the project, currently supports millions of users, has been deployed in more than 15,000 companies in 120 countries, and conducts workflow management.
Year Ninja Cat awardedOren Novotny:
Oren Novotny is the chief architect of application maker Blue Metal. He was selected as the Ninja Cat of the Year for his contributions to the Windows community, and he has always been committed to making life easier for other developers. He has worked for the .Net Foundation Advisory Board, is a member of the Visual Studio ALM Rangers, and has been Microsoft's MVP for the past four years.