Google reveals its best Android apps for 2017


Google has revealed its best Android apps and the nominees for the 2017 Google Play Awards.

Due to take place on May 18, the awards is Google’s way of recognising the developers of Android apps and games from around the world.

This year’s nominated developers come from a wide variety of countries including Russia, France, Vietnam, Korea, China and Brazil.

Google said that nominees were chosen “much like last year by cross-functional teams throughout Google who work hand-in-hand with the relevant categories and product areas.”

Developers have to meet specific requirements in order to be nominated including a high star rating, technical performance and freshness.

Listed below are all the apps that were nominated this year:

Standout Indie

The include games from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics, and overall polish.

  • Causality
  • Kingdom: New Lands
  • Mars: Mars
  • Mushroom 11
  • Reigns

Standout Startup

These are apps from new developers that offer a unique experience all while achieving strong organic install growth.

  • CastBox
  • Digit
  • Discord
  • Simple Habit

Best Android Wear Experience
Android Wear 2.0 apps that show impressive design, user delight, and functionality.

  • Bring!
  • Foursquare City Guide
  • Lifesum
  • Runtastic Running & Fitness
  • Seven

Best TV Experience

Apps or games that use innovative features for the large-screen format, offering immersive and intuitive experience.

  • AbemaTV
  • Haystack TV
  • KKBox
  • Netflix
  • Red Bull TV

Best VR Experience

Apps that are highly engaging and immersive experience with optimal use of Daydream UI.

  • Gunjack 2: End of Shift
  • Mekorama VR
  • The Arcslinger
  • The Turning Forest
  • Virtual Virtual Reality

Best AR Experience

Apps or games that take advantage of the creative and imaginative technology of AR.

  • Crayola Color Basher
  • Dinosaurs Among Us
  • Holo
  • Wayfair View

Best App for Kids

Apps or games that boast of family-friendly design that encourage creativity, exploration and education.

  • Animal Jam – Play Wild!
  • Hot Wheels: Race Off
  • Teeny Titans
  • Think! Think!
  • Toca Life: Vacation

Best Multiplayer Game

Games that connect gamers in competitive and engaging multiplayer experiences.

  • Dawn of Titans
  • FIFA Mobile
  • Hearthstone
  • Lords Mobile
  • Modern Strike Online!

Best App

App that is a true representation of beautiful design, intuitive UX, plus high user appeal.

  • Citymapper
  • Fabulous
  • Memrise
  • Money Lover
  • Quik

Best Game

Mobile games with strong mechanics, stellar graphics, and strong engagement and retention tactics.

  • Choices
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Lineage 2 Revolution
  • Pokemon GO
  • Transformers: Forged to Fight

Best Accessibility Experience

Apps or games enabling device interaction in an innovative way especially for people with disabilities or special needs.

  • A Blind Legend
  • Eye-D
  • Open Sesame
  • Swiftkey Symbols

Best Social Impact

Apps that deliver meaningful social impact for a broad spectrum of people around the world.

  • Charity Miles
  • Peek Acuity
  • Prodeaf
  • Sea Hero Quest
  • ShareTheMeal

Source: Android Developers Blog

Via: Tech Radar


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