Friday , October 20 2017

And the winners of the inaugural Google Play Awards are…

At Google I/O this year, Google decided to hold an awards ceremony. It’s their party and they can if they want to right? At last years Google I/O, they held a precursor event focusing on Material Design awards, but this year it’s a more broad Google Play Award so, we’ve come down to Stage 7 at Google I/O at the Shoreline Amphitheatre car park to see who takes home the award.

Standout Startup

Apps from new developers that offer a unique experience while achieving strong install growth. And the nominees are…

Dubsmash
Hopper
Musical.ly
Robinhood
Vrse

The winner is Hopper:
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Standout Indie

Games from indie developers that focus on artistic design, high quality and innovative gameplay. And the nominees are…

Alphabear
Alto’s Adventure
Fast like a Fox
Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector
Prune

The winner is Alpha Bear:
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Best Families App

Apps or games with family friendly design that encourage creativity and exploration. And the nominees are…

Card Wars – Adventure Time
LEGO Jurassic World™
My Very Hungry Caterpillar
Thinkrolls 2
Toca Nature

The winner is Thinkrolls 2:
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Best Use of Material Design

First-class implementation of material design concepts that deliver an immersive and innovative user experience. And the nominees are…

Bring!
Robinhood
The Fabulous
Todoist
Vevo

The winner is Robinhood:
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Best Use of Google Play Game Services

High quality games with several strong GPGS feature implementations. And the nominees are…

Sea Battle 2
Table Tennis Touch
Tapventures
TowerMadness 2
Zombie Highway 2

The winner is Table Tennis Touch

 


 

Early Adopter

Early adopter of a nascent technology or platform, providing a delightful user experience. And the nominees are…

Glide
Mechanic Escape

Minecraft: Story Mode
World Around Me

Zumper

And the winner is World Around Me
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Go Global

Apps or games with great localization and culturalization, or subject matter appeal, across multiple regions. And the nominees are…

Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle
Freeletics Bodyweight

Memrise
Musixmatch
Pokémon Shuffle Mobile

And the winner is Pokemon Shuffle Mobile
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Most Innovative

Apps or games offering a highly engaging novelty experience or unique benefit. And the nominees are…

Fast like a Fox
NYT VR

SmartNews
The Fabulous
This War of Mine

And the winner is New York Times VR
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Best App

A true representation of beautiful design, intuitive UX and high user appeal, quality and rating. And the nominees are…

BuzzFeed News
Colorfy

Houzz
TuneIn Radio
Yummly

And the winner is Houzz
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Best Game

Games with strong mechanics, informative tutorial, broad appeal and tasteful design. And the nominees are…

Alphabear
Clash of Kings

Clash Royale
MARVEL Future Fight
Star Wars™: Galaxy of Heroes

And the winner is Clash Royale
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A hearty congratulations to all the winners. Try out all the nominees and especially the winners and we’ll see what happens next year.

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Daniel Tyson   Editor

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it.

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