The Google Play Awards nominees for 2018 were announced only two weeks ago. After much deliberation, the winners have been named. Google I/O 2018 is happening this week and the tech giant is proud to hold the Google Play Award ceremony. The winning apps and games on the Play Store are recognized for being able to deliver positive experiences for the fans and impact to the communities. We shared with you the finalists earlier and now we’ve got the winners.
Listed below are the 2018 Google Play Awards winners from the different categories:
• Standout Well-Being App: Simple Habit
Apps empowering people to live the best version of their lives, while demonstrating responsible design and engagement strategies.
Download Simple Habit by Simple Habit, Inc. from the Google Play Store
• Best Accessibility Experience: Be My Eyes
Apps or games enabling device interaction that serves people with disabilities or special needs.
Download Be My Eyes by Be My Eyes
• Best Social Impact: Khan Academy
Apps or games that create a positive impact in communities around the world (focused on health, education, crisis response, refugees, financial health and fundraising functions).
Download Khan Academy by Khan Academy
• Best Community Building Game: Episode
Games built to connect gamers, encouraging social interaction and community building.
Download Episode by Pocket Gems
• Best AR or VR Experience: BBC Earth: Life in VR
Apps or games offering highly engaging and immersive experiences with optimal use of ARCore or Daydream UI.
Download BBC Earth: Life in VR by BBC Worldwide (Ltd)
• Best Breakthrough Hit: Empires & Puzzles
New apps or games with excellent overall design, user experience, engagement and retention, and strong organic install growth.
Download Empires & Puzzles by Small Giant Games
• Standout Build for Billions Experience: Flipkart
Apps or games with optimized performance, localization and culturalization for emerging markets.
Download Flipkart Online Shopping App by Flipkart
• Standout Indie: Old Man’s Journey
Games from indie developers that focus on artistic design, gameplay mechanics and overall polish.
Download Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH
• Standout Startup: Canva
Apps from new developers that offer a unique experience while achieving strong organic install growth.
Download Canva by Canva
SOURCE: The Keyword (Google)