+ Wednesday May 22nd, 2019

Google has been focusing on improving content discovery in Google Play of late, adding an ‘Android Excellence’ focus to the Play store to highlight games and apps. Today, Google is introducing new editorial pages to their Editors Choice letting you know about more quality apps and games.

The sections are divided into categories – fitness, buying and selling, puzzle games etc. – with a short description about each category at the top of the page. Each app or game you see listed has a top 3 reasons why it’s been chosen to be highlighted in the category. Google is making the editorial pages and focuses available on both desktop and mobile with a good looking interface that’s easy to read on either.

The app categories are available in Canada, Great Britain, Japan, South Korea, the U.S and of course Australia and here’s list of the different categories (with links) so you can check them out:

Go Face-to-Face With These Video Calling Apps Puzzle Games to Test Your Logic
Map It Out: Navigate Anywhere With These 5 Apps Get There Fast With These Great Runner Games
Get Motivated With These 5 Fitness Apps5 Role-Playing Games for the Hero in You
Oh, Snap: 5 Photo Editing Apps to Make Your Pics PopPedal to the Metal: 5 Awesome Racing Games
Talk the Talk With These Language Learning Apps 5 Arcade Games to Perfect Your Twitch Skills
Make a Deal: 5 Apps for Buying & Selling Used GoodsChallenge Your Intellect With These Simulation Games
Track Your Spending With These 5 Budgeting AppsWinning Sports Games to Enjoy Any Season

Google is pitting these as helpful categories for travel, and there’s quite a few good apps in there – as well as some games to keep you busy while travelling on a train or maybe to give the kids something to do on a long car trip. These additional focuses certainly add value to customers, allowing you to find new, well designed apps and games easily. I’ll be checking back regularly here and so should you.

Did you find any new apps or games you hadn’t seen previously?

Daniel Tyson  


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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