Google announced the 2019 Google Play Award winners at the ongoing I/O developer conference. This is the fourth year that Google is celebrating the best of Google Play. The company has chosen the best apps from nine categories, including three that were introduced this year itself. In addition to announcing the best of each category, Google has revealed the top four/ five apps and games in each category. Some of the apps that found their way in the 2019 Google Play Award winners are Wisdo, Canva, Slowly, and Marvel Strike Force.
“These apps and games had stiff competition across nine categories, including new additions like Most Inventive, Best Living Room Experience, and Most Beautiful Game,” wrote Purnima Kochikar, Director, Apps and Games Business Development, Google Play, in a blog post. “We're sharing the winners that rose to the top for providing the best experiences for fans, making an impact on their communities and raising the bar for quality content on Google Play.”
Coming to the winners, Woebot by Woebot Labs was crowned the Standout Well-Being app. Envision AI by Envision Technologies bagged the award for Best Accessibility Experience, whereas Wisdo by Wisdo Limited won the Best Social Impact app award.
Best Breakthrough App: Khan Academy Kids, Slowly, Tasty, Notion – Notes, Tasks, Wikies
Best Breakthrough Game: Garena Fire Fire, Old School Runscape, Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery, MARVEL Strike Force, Star Trek Fleet Command
Best Social Impact: Platix, ‘Buy me, my Love', Wisdo, Think!Think!
Standout Build for Billions Experience: Canva, Cookpad, Garena Fire Fire, PicsArt Photo Studio, Viki: Korean Drama, Movies, and Asian TV
Best Accessibility Experience: Envision AI, guiaderodas accessibility, Race Together!, TintVision, WheeLog!
Standout Well-Being App: Shine – Self-Care & Meditation, SleepTown, Woebot, Kinedu: Baby Development and Learning Activities, My Oasis
Best Living Room Experience: NeverThink: Handpicked Videos, Tubi, Viki, Ivi
Most Beautiful Game: Asphalt 9: Legends, Badland Brawl, Chuchel, Gorogoa, Shadowgun Legends,
Most Inventive: Cube Escape: Paradox , Firework: A new way to watch, Scripts, Tick Tock: A Tale of Two, Wysker – New Brands Daily
You can head over to 2019 Google Play Award winners page to download these apps and games.