Whether it’s an app that teaches kids to code or provides assistance to refugees, or a game that lets you explore future lifeforms, the high-quality apps and games on Google Play touch lives of people across the globe.
During a special Google Play Award ceremony tonight at Google I/O, we honored 12 apps and games that give their fans delightful and memorable experiences. With more than 85 billion apps and games downloaded on Google Play over the past year, these were some of the experiences that captured our imagination. Congrats to this year’s winners!
Games from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics and overall polish.
Apps from new developers that offer a unique experience while achieving strong organic install growth.
Best Android Wear Experience
New wear 2.0 apps offering great design, user delight and functionality.
Best TV Experience
Apps or games built for the large-screen format to provide an intuitive experience.
Best VR Experience
Highly engaging and immersive experience with optimal use of Daydream UI.
Best AR Experience
Apps or games harnessing the creative and imaginative technology of AR.
Best App for Kids
Apps or games with family-friendly design that encourage creativity, exploration and education.
Best Multiplayer Game
Games built to connect gamers in competitive and engaging multiplayer experiences.
A true representation of beautiful design, intuitive UX and high user appeal.
Games with strong mechanics, stellar graphics and strong engagement and retention tactics.
Best Accessibility Experience
Apps or games enabling device interaction to serve people with disabilities or special needs.
Best Social Impact
Apps that create meaningful social impact for a broad spectrum of people around the world.
Check out this year’s winners and the other finalists across each of the categories at g.co/play/gpa2017.