Inaugural Google Play Awards Winners Announced

Inaugural Google Play Awards Winners Announced

May 19, 2016

Google is giving us an idea of whhich games it thinks have moved the needle a bit with its first Google Play awards.

Without much ado, they are (as announced at Google I/O 2016):

Best App: Houzz Interior Design Ideas
Best Early Adopter: World Around Me
Best Families App: Thinkrolls 2
Best Go Global: Pokemon Shuffle Mobile
Best Game: Clash Royale
Most Innovative: NYT VR
Best Use of Material Design: Robinhood
Best Standout Indie: Alphabear
Best Use of Google Play Game Services: Table Tennis Touch
Best Standout Startup: Hopper

Nominees are listed HERE.


2011 Best App Ever Awards Nominees Announced!

2011 Best App Ever Awards Nominees Announced!

Jan 3, 2012

The final nominees for the 2011 Best App Ever Awards have just been announced. This year saw a huge increase in the number of nominations placed and the number of applications nominated. The big change this year was the introduction of Android applications to the awards, with each category (other than the Best App Ever category) having a winner from each platform.

The Best App Ever Awards are the most prestigious (if we do say so ourselves) and longest running mobile app awards. Last year saw nearly 500,000 votes cast in the awards, and this year the goal is over a million. Here are a few more stats on this year’s awards:

2011 Best App Ever Awards, By The Numbers:

  287,643 nominations placed by users at the site
  7,243 different applications submitted for nomination
  1,692 different application are final nominees
  1,336 different developers have apps nominated in the awards
  109 app / game categories in the 2011 awards
  76% of the nominations submitted were for iOS applications, 24% for Android applications
  42 Gameloft app nominations, Gameloft leads the pack with the most of any publisher
  20 nominations per category (10 for iOS, 10 for Android)
  1 Best App Ever category winner (it’s iOS vs. Android)

The overall winner, the Best App Ever will be chosen in a no-holds-barred cage match between the 10 top Android and 10 top iOS nominees. Only one supreme app will reign supreme as the single best app on its mobile platform. Which will reign supreme? The Android nominees are listed below:

Best App Ever

The overall best app of the year. Nominees are the apps that received the most nominations across all categories
» A Space Shooter For Free from Frima Studio Inc.
» Angry Birds from Rovio Mobile Ltd.
» Evernote from Evernote Corp.
» Google Maps from Google Inc.
» SHADOWGUN from MADFINGER Games, a.s.
» Stitcher Radio – News & Talk from Stitcher, Inc
» SugarSync from SugarSync, Inc.
» Talking Tom Cat 2 from Outfit7
» Taptu – DJ Your News from Taptu
» World of Goo from 2D BOY

Voting is open now through January 25th with the final winners to be announced at the 2011 Macworld / iWorld Expo in San Francisco, CA. Shortly after, they will be posted to the Best App Ever site, and we’ll point you to them there as well. Make sure you get your votes in early, and take advantage of the social sharing option on the site to rally support for your favorite apps.

Hit the jump (or see the Best App Ever site for the full list of Android apps nominated in the 2011 Best App Ever awards in the other 108 categories.

And let us know in the comments, who you think will win, Android or iOS for Best App Ever?