The Google Play Store offers somewhere in the region of 2 million apps, which makes it hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
To make it easier to celebrate the best of Play Store, Google has announced the Google Play Awards, which will showcase five nominees across 10 award categories.
The nominees have been selected by a “panel of experts” on the Google Play team, using criteria like app quality, innovation, and a recent launch or major update.
The winners from each category will be announced the the Google I/O developer conference next month.
“Google Play has sent tremendous growth over the past year, reaching more than one billion Android users across 190 countries,” says Purnima Kochikar, Director of Apps and Games Business Development for Google Play.
Kochikar continues: “As a way to recognise our incredible developer community and highlight some of the best apps and games, we’re kicking off our first-ever Google Play Awards.”
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Without further ado, here are the nominees:
Fast like a Fox
Neko Atsume: Kitty Collector
Best Families App
Card Wars – Adventure Time
LEGO Jurassic World
My Very Hungry Caterpillar
Best Use of Material Design
Best Use of Google Play Game Services
Sea Battle 2
Table Tennis Touch
Zombie Highway 2
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Minecraft: Story Mode
World Around Me
Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle
Pokemon Shuffle Mobile
Fast like a Fox
This War of Mine
Clash of Kings
MARVEL Future Fight
Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes
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