In April 2017 Microsoft decided that at Build 2017 they will recognize the Windows developers for the outstanding work they have accomplished over the past year with the first-ever Windows Developer Awards.
Here are the winners:
App Creator of the Year
This award honors those who made use of features like Ink, Dial, Cortana, and other features in creative ways.
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 and much more. It has 30 million downloads on Windows Store
Game Creator of the Year
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 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.
Ninja Cat of the Year
It is a special recognition award 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 is driven by a desire to make everyday life better for the deaf.
Reality Mixer of the Year
This award celebrates those who choose to mix their own view of the world by blending digital and real-world content in creative ways.
It is an educational tool that lets users explore an interactive periodic table of the elements using the power of holograms.
Core Maker of the Year
This award applauds those who go beyond the traditional software interface to integrate Windows into drones, PIs, gardens, and robots to get stuff done.
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.