Google apps are quite mesmerizing and are capable of engaging users for hours. However, it continuously works on improving its services and that is why it appreciates the hard work by unveiling its apps that stand out by recognizing and rewarding them at Google Play Awards 2018.
As per the tech giant, the motive behind the ceremony is to “recognize the best apps and games on Google Play over the past year”, and they also think it’s a wonderful approach to discover something new to try.
The company announced its nominees in the late of April 2018 and now revealed its picks for this year. This year, there are nine categories of apps and games that provided the best user experience on Android. The decision was made based on different criteria’s such as extraordinary designs, technical performance, outperformer and major updates since 2017. Interestingly, this time focus wasn’t on the best accolades and all the apps were chosen by their ratings. So, let’s check out the Google Award-winning apps and their categories!
Standout Well-Being App
This category is for motivating users to live their lives in the best possible way.
Winner: Simple Habit
Simple Habit is the winner for this year, and managed to maintain its place in Google Play’s Best Apps Award this year as well. It focuses on reducing the stress, anxiety and helps you get peace of mind.
Best Social Impact
This category is for creating a positive and social impact on society across the world.
Winner: Khan Academy
The app lets you learn things at your fingertips and is free of cost. It provides more than ten thousand videos and explanation for the better understanding of science, history, math, and economics.
Best Community Building Game
The category includes those games that inspire social interaction and aid another user to interact socially.
Episode is an incredible and intuitive app that lets you live your stories. It is the world’s largest home of visual stories that allows you to choose your path.
Best Accessibility Experience
This category is all about serving the people who have disabilities or special needs.
Winner: Be My Eyes
The app is all about lending your eyes to a person who is visually impaired and needs help to get things done. Be My Eyes allows a live video connection to help disabled people.
This category pays attention to the games that are from indie developers such as overall polish, gameplay mechanics, and artistic design.
Winner: Old Man’s Journey
Old Man’s Journey is all about an old man’s life that lets the users feel and understand the hope, pain and regret everything at once.
In this category, apps have been listed that have reached strong organic installs and offered irreplaceable experience.
Canva lets you create wonderful designs for any purpose within few minutes. It doesn’t require any knowledge and information to use the tool.
Best Breakthrough Hit
This category looks out for overall performance in new apps and games including powerful growth, customer experience, design, engagement, and retention,
Winner: Empires & Puzzles
Empires & Puzzles is the new approach to RPG games. This game challenges its users to complete the targets.
Standout Build for Billions Experience
This category considers those apps which work for customer satisfaction and performance for developing markets.
This is an amazing app that delivers items and stuff that you’ve ordered on your doorsteps with ease.
Best AR or VR Experience
Under this category, developers provide apps that are highly effective for offering excellent and engaging ARcore experience.
The app offers an official BBC Earth VR experience that shows it is only on daydreaming. BBC Earth brings users closer to natural world and experience of BBC Earth.
Note: This app has been discontinued.
Overall, all the winners are deserving and made it to the list by offering stupefying design and mind-blowing features. Do not forget to share your views on these award-winning apps in the below comments.
Congratulations to Google Play Awards 2018 winners!