Windows Developer Awards

Microsoft Build will recognize Windows developers for the outstanding work they have accomplished over the past year with the first-ever Windows Developer Awards.

Windows Developer Awards

2017

Ninja Cat
of the
Year

Ninja Cat of the Year

Special Recognition

Selected by the Windows team at Microsoft, this award celebrates the developer or experience that we believe most reflects what Windows is all about, empowering people of action to do great things.


Kophosight

What originally started as a school project has now become something much larger. Kophosight is driven by a desire to make everyday life better for the deaf. Built on the Universal Windows Platform using Unity, with Microsoft HoloLens as the centerpiece, Kophosight translates the spoken word into sign language. When someone speaks to the user wearing a HoloLens, hands are displayed next to the person speaking that translates their spoken word into sign language, allowing for a natural conversation without both people having to know sign language.

Windows Developer Awards

2017

App Creator
of the
Year

App Creator of the Year

App leveraging the latest Windows 10 capabilities

Some developers are pioneers, the first to explore and integrate the latest features in Windows 10 releases. This award honors those who made use of features like Ink, Dial, Cortana, and other features in creative ways.


djay Pro

Algoriddim’s award-winning DJ application with over 30 million downloads is now on Windows. djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for DJs of all skill levels with features built specifically for Windows 10 including: touch + desktop devices, optimization for Surface Studio's PixelSense Display, location aware capabilities for Surface Dial, support for over 60 MIDI controllers by Pioneer DJ, Numark, Reloop, Denon, Hercules, and much more.

Windows Developer Awards

2017

Game Creator
of the
Year

Game Creator of the Year

Game by a first-time publisher in Windows Store

Windows is the best gaming platform--and it's easy to see why. From Xbox to PCs to mixed reality, developers are creating the next generation of gaming experiences. This award recognizes developers who went above and beyond to publish innovative, engaging and magical games to the Windows Store over the last year.


Astroneer

Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives and resources in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich. On this adventure, a player's most useful tool is their ability to shape their world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, and moons.

Windows Developer Awards

2017

Reality Mixer
of the
Year

Reality Mixer of the Year

App demonstrating a unique mixed reality experience

Windows Mixed Reality lets developers create experiences that transcend the traditional view of reality. This award celebrates those who choose to mix their own view of the world by blending digital and real-world content in creative ways.


MyLab

MyLab is an educational tool that lets users explore an interactive periodic table of the elements using the power of holograms. Spawn atoms, view their structures, and explore similarities and differences between different elements.

Windows Developer Awards

2017

Core Maker
of the
Year

Core Maker of the Year

Maker project powered by Windows

Some devs talk about the cool stuff they could build–others just do it. This award applauds those who go beyond the traditional software interface to integrate Windows into drones, PIs, gardens, and robots to get stuff done.


Nova Underwater ROV

This underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is run by Raspberry PI 3 with Windows 10 IoT Core controlled from a UWP app connected to motor controllers, servos and sensors. The core’s network switch services the Raspberry PI 3 and cameras. The robot is controlled using an Xbox controller via a power/network tether which runs through and out of the water to a control station on the surface.


djay Pro

Algoriddim’s award-winning DJ application with over 30 million downloads is now on Windows. djay Pro provides a complete toolkit for DJs of all skill levels with features built specifically for Windows 10 including: touch + desktop devices, optimization for Surface Studio's PixelSense Display, location aware capabilities for Surface Dial, support for over 60 MIDI controllers by Pioneer DJ, Numark, Reloop, Denon, Hercules, and much more.

CollaBoard

Welcome to your new way of working. CollaBoard is a real-time virtual workspace for Surface Hub and Windows 10 devices (Surface Studio and Surface Dial supported) that allows teams and individuals to work on the same project from different locations and devices. It leverages natural input methods such as inking, touch and voice commands, which make it very easy and intuitive to use.

hueDynamic

The newest and best unofficial Philips Hue app for Windows 10, mobile and Xbox One. Control your lights with simple commands, like "Hey Cortana, lights off in the kitchen." or "Hey Cortana, start fireplace in the living room for 20 minutes". Now featuring Hue Disco, immersive Camera and Light sync, over 40 mixable and dynamic scenes, simple room and lighting group control, Plex Media Server support and more.

Diarium

The most functional diary for Windows 10 lets you keep all your precious memories in one place and even reminds you to write down your experiences every day. Supports rich notifications, inking, Windows Hello password protection, OneDrive syncing, handwriting recognition, ability to attach pictures/drawings/audio recordings/files/tags/people/ratings and locations, full integration into system calendar, and backup/import/export of your diary.

Voting has ended and the winners will be announced at Microsoft Build 2017.

Astroneer

Astroneer is set during a 25th century gold rush where players must explore the frontiers of outer space, risking their lives and resources in harsh environments for the chance of striking it rich. On this adventure, a player's most useful tool is their ability to shape their world, altering the terrain and extracting valuable resources from planets, and moons.

SUPER HOT

Blurring the lines between cautious strategy and unbridled mayhem, SUPERHOT is the FPS in which time moves only when you move. No regenerating health bars. No conveniently placed ammo drops. It's just you, outnumbered and outgunned, grabbing the weapons of fallen enemies to shoot, slice, and maneuver through a hurricane of slow-motion bullets.

Hyper Light Drifter

Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale. Drifters of this world are the collectors of forgotten knowledge, lost technologies and broken histories. Upgrade weapons, learn new skills, discover equipment and traverse a dark, detailed world with branching paths and secrets abound.

Slime Rancher

Slime Rancher is the tale of Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky, young rancher who sets out for a life a thousand light years away from Earth on the 'Far, Far Range' where she tries her hand at making a living wrangling slimes. With a can-do attitude, plenty of grit, and her trusty vacpack, Beatrix attempts to stake a claim, amass a fortune, and avoid the continual peril that looms from the rolling, jiggling avalanche of slimes around every corner!

Voting has ended and the winners will be announced at Microsoft Build 2017.

Verto Studio VR

VertoStudio VR is a fully-capable holographic 3D modeling studio and generalized augmented reality tool. No mirroring or external software is required. Import FBX, OBJ, DAE, and more directly as holograms, then configure every aspect of the visual display of these holograms directly down to the individual polygons.

Muralize

This application leverages the power of HoloLens to assist in painting beautiful murals on real-world walls. Browse for the perfect image on Instagram and stick it to a nearby wall. Once it’s placed, it can be edited, rotated, and scaled—then physically traced on the wall using appropriate art supplies.

MyLab

MyLab is an educational tool that lets users explore an interactive periodic table of the elements using the power of holograms. Spawn atoms, view their structures, and explore similarities and differences between different elements.

Holo Terrain

Holo Terrain is a 3D terrain and map visualization tool for HoloLens with shared holographic experience. It gives a birds-eye view of our earth rendered as three-dimensional terrain. Four zoom levels are available and the terrain board can be scaled as desired. Check out the developers' favorite locations or search for cities and localities to explore.

Voting has ended and the winners will be announced at Microsoft Build 2017.

Drone Pi

This project created a drone control system using an on-board Raspberry Pi 3 with Windows 10 IoT Core, a Windows 10 device running a UWP app called "Drone", and an Xbox One controller. All communication takes place over a 4G/LTE network, which greatly extends range of control.

Solar Smart Greenhouse

This smart greenhouse uses Raspberry Pi 3, Windows IoT core, Atlas sensors, and Microsoft Azure to automate and simplify permaculture farming. The system uses local environmental data to adjust internal climate control and offer suggestions for planting and supplementing the ecosystem.

Nova Underwater ROV

This underwater Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) is run by Raspberry PI 3 with Windows 10 IoT Core controlled from a UWP app connected to motor controllers, servos and sensors. The core’s network switch services the Raspberry PI 3 and cameras. The robot is controlled using an Xbox controller via a power/network tether which runs through and out of the water to a control station on the surface.

HoloHomeLens

This project uses Microsoft HoloLens to augment real objects in the smart home with information overlay and make them controllable with gestures and voice commands. Voice input is relayed through a Windows 10 IoT Core powered device, while gaze, gesture, and spatial mapping (with anchoring) is controlled via HoloLens. The AllJoyn home automation standard connects and controls smart devices within the home using these inputs.

Voting has ended and the winners will be announced at Microsoft Build 2017.