Google Play Awards: Nine apps secure top positions in various categories

May 08, 2019, 18:27 PM IST
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Google I/O is the annual developer conference that the tech giant organises every year. On the eve of the Google I/O event, Google announced the winners of the Google Play Awards, which acknowledges Android applications and games. The categories are based on various criteria such as overall quality, strong design, technical performance, and innovation. Nine applications secured the top positions in various categories, including Standout Well-Being App category and Best Breakthrough App category.

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Standout Well-Being App

Standout Well-Being App

This category had applications which empower people to live the best version of their lives, while demonstrating responsible design and engagement strategies. Out of the nominations, Woebot by Woebot Labs secured the top position. (Photo: Woebot  Official Website)

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Best Accessibility Experience

Best Accessibility Experience

Apps and games enabling device interaction in an innovative way that serve people with disabilities or special needs came under this category. Envision AI by Envision Technologies BV secured the top place in this category. (Photo: Google Play)

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Best Social Impact

Best Social Impact

Wisdo by Wisdo LTD secured this category. Apps and games that build a positive impact in communities around the world (focusing on health, education, crisis response, refugees, and literacy), were considered under this category. (Photo: Wisdo Official Website)

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Most Beautiful Game

Most Beautiful Game

Shadowgun Legends by MADFINGER Games swept the top position of this particular category. Games that give out artistry or unique visual effects either through creative imagery, and/or utilizing advanced graphics API features were nominated for the category. (Photo: Google Play)
 

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Best Living Room Experience

Best Living Room Experience

Apps that create, enhance, or enable a great living room experience that brings people together was the crteria for this category and Neverthink by Neverthink secured the first place this year. (Photo: Google Play)

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Most Inventive

Most Inventive

Tick Tock by Other Tales Interactive, won the most inventive application. Apps and games that have a groundbreaking new use case and cater to a unique audience, or demonstrate an innovative application of mobile technology for users was the criteria to be nominated for the category. ( Photo: Tick Tock by Other Tales Interactive Official Website)

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Standout Build for Billions Experience

Standout Build for Billions Experience

Apps and games with optimized performance, localization and culturalization for emerging markets were nominated under this category. Among the nominations, Canva by Canva took the top position. (Photo: Canva Official Website)

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Best Breakthrough App

Best Breakthrough App

Newer applications with the excellent overall design, user experience, engagement, retention, and strong growth are categorized as breakthrough app. Slowly by Slowly Communications Ltd is the breakthrough app for this year. (Photo: Google Play)

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Best Breakthrough Game

Best Breakthrough Game

MARVEL Strike Force by FoxNext Games is the new innovative game excellent overall design, user experience, engagement and retention, and strong growth. (Photo: Google Play)

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