Google Play Awards 2016: Houzz Is The Best Android App Of The Year!
In the recent past, Google Play has registered tremendous growth by spreading its wings to more than 1 billion Android users in 190 countries across the globe. Now, Google took Apple’s route to recognise the contribution by the developer community. The search giant’s first-ever Google Play Awards took place at the I/O conference in Mountain View, California.
It has picked apps and games from a variety of categories, focusing on criteria that emphasize on app quality, innovation, and having a launch or major update in the last 12 months.
The overall Best Android app of the year was bagged by interior design and decorating resource Houzz, which is a true representative of beautiful design, intuitive UX, and high user appeal. The other competitors in this category were:
· BuzzFeed News
· TuneIn Radio
In the category of Best Early Adopter of a nascent technology or platform that provided a delightful user experience, World Around Me stood out as winner amongst other contenders, which included Glide, Mechanic Escape, Minecraft: Story Mode, and Zumper.
The Best Families App award went to Thinkrolls 2, Pokemon Shuffle Mobile got the Best Go Global award for great localization and culturalisation, and subject matter appeal across multiple regions. The Best Game award went to Clash Royale, the Best Use of Google Play Game Services award was given to Table Tennis Touch, the Most Innovative award was bagged by NYT VR, the Best Use of Material Design award was won by Robinhood, the Best Standout Indie award was given to Alphabear, and Hopper secured the Best Standout Startup award.