Google I/O is all about helping developers create great products for and using Google services and apps. The now yearly Google Play Awards is an event that is used to show off the very creme de la creme of the best apps created. Ahead of Google I/O, the Awards were held and winners announced across a range of categories.
There were nine awards handed out this year across a number of categories, with one winner an Australian developer, but we’ll get to that – so, without further ado, the winners are…:
Standout well-being app
Simple Habit by Simple Habit, Inc.
Best Accessibility Experience
Be My Eyes by Be My Eyes
Best Social Impact
Khan Academy by Khan Academy
Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH
Best Community Building Game
Episode by Pocket Gems
Best AR or VR Experience
BBC Earth: Life in VR by BBC Worldwide (Ltd)
Standout Build for Billions Experience
Flipkart by Flipkart
Canva by Canva
Best Breakthrough Hit
Empires & Puzzles by Small Giant Games
The Australian winner was of course Canva, built by Sydney based developer Melanie Perkins (@melaniecanva).
You can check out all the nominees in the Google Play Awards 2018 on the Google Play Focus – there’s a bunch of great titles there to check out so head over and see what you think is the best in each category.