Here are the Play Store apps, games nominated for Google Play Awards 2017

While winners will be announced at Google I/O 2017, here's an official list of some of the best apps of 2017 from Google.

Published Date
25 - Apr - 2017
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13 - Jun - 2017
 
Here are the Play Store apps, games nominated for Google Play Awa...

The Google Play storeWhere to buy 8399 is the largest app store in the world housing a whopping 2.8 million apps as of March 2017. Apple app store, on the other hand, sits comfortable at the number 2 spot with 2.2 million apps. But, we’re not comparing app stores today. Instead of pitting the two competing app stores against each other, let’s just focus on the Google Play Store for a bit.

Google has announced nominees for its Google Play Awards 2017, a recognition of the best apps and games on the Play storeWhere to buy 8399 for the year gone by. This year, Google will be honoring apps and games across 12 categories. The company writes in its blogpost, “nominees were selected much like last year by cross-functional teams throughout Google who work hand-in-hand with the relevant categories and product areas.”  While winners will be announced at Google I/O 2017, to be hosted at Mountain View between May 17-19, here’s an official list from Google of some of the best apps available on the Play Store as of now. Let’s see who made the cut

Standout Indie

The category includes games from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics and overall polish. And the nominees are…

Standout Startup

The category includes apps from new developers that offer a unique experience while achieving strong organic install growth. And the nominees are…

Best Android Wear Experience

The category includes new wear 2.0 apps offering great design, user delight and functionality. And the nominees are…

Best TV Experience

The category includes apps or games leveraging innovative features for the large-screen format while providing an immersive and intuitive experience. And the nominees are…

Best VR Experience

The category includes highly engaging and immersive experience with optimal use of Daydream UI. And the nominees are…

Best AR Experience

The category includes apps or games harnessing the creative and imaginative technology of AR. And the nominees are…

Best App for Kids

The category includes apps or games with family friendly design that encourage creativity, exploration and education. And the nominees are…

Best Multiplayer Game

The category includes Games built to connect gamers in competitive and engaging multiplayer experiences. And the nominees are…

Best App

The category includes a true representation of beautiful design, intuitive UX and high user appeal. And the nominees are…

Best Game

The category includes games with strong mechanics, stellar graphics and strong engagement and retention tactics. And the nominees are...

Best accessibility Experience

The category includes apps or games enabling device interaction in an innovative way that serves people with disabilities or special needs. And the nominees are…

Best Social Impact

The category includes apps that creates meaningful social impact for a broad spectrum of people around the world. And the nominees are…

Winner of the Google Play Awards 2017 will be announced on May 18, 7AM IST and you can watch them though livestream on YouTube. Which are your favourite apps from the above list? Let us know in the comments section below.

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