MacWorld iWorld: Jetpack Joyride Wins Best App EverBy: Shaylin Clark - January 27, 2012
Halfbrick Studios, maker of the ridiculously addictive Fruit Ninja, have another hit on their hands, it seems. Their Jetpack Joyride game has just been announced as the winner of the MacWorld | iWorld Best App Ever award. Second place went to Temple Run, while Tiny Wings took third.
Jetpack Joyride beat 19 other competitors to take the top prize. While most of the other apps in the category are games, many are not. This year also marks the first time that Android apps have been included in the competition. Of the 20 apps in the category, 10 are Android apps – including Angry Birds, Evernote, and Google Maps. All three of the top apps are iOS apps, however.
Jetpack Joyride is a universal iOS app available for free from the App Store, as is Temple Run. Tiny Wings sells for $0.99. While Jetpack Joyride took the top award overall, there were over 100 categories in which apps could compete. There were several overall categories including Most Innovative App, Most Useful App, and Best Time Killer. There were also more specialized categories, including Best Social Networking App, Best E-Reader App, Best Mobile Office App, and many more. You can check out the full list of categories and winners on the Best App Ever site.