Short Bytes: Google has unveiled its list of the 10 best Android apps and games of 2016. These apps are basically the winners of the inaugural Google Play Awards announced at I/O 2016 developer conference. The award for the best Android app of the year was won by the interior design and decorating assistant app Houzz.
At its I/O Developer conference 2016, Google has unveiled the winners of Google Play Awards 2016. As a part of this inaugural award event, Google is here with the 10 best Android apps and games of 2016.
Google selected these innovative apps that did wonders last year and earned people’s praises. The winners were selected by the Google Play team and the results offer a variety of apps.
The overall best Android app of the year award went to the interior design and decorating assistant app Houzz.
While Google rounded up large numbers of apps in its previous years’ “Best of” lists, the new awards select winners across a wide range of categories.
The different categories under which the winners were announced include the likes of the best material design, most innovative, best use of Google Play game services etc.
10 best Android apps and games of 2016
Best app of 2016: Houzz
Houzz, a free app, is a perfect companion of your home redesigning forays, giving you an access to millions of pictures of interior design ideas and listing of furniture and fittings. Best feature of the app comes in the form of its ability to overlay products in your own space using your device’s camera.
Best early adopter of 2016: World Around Me
With World Around Me, finding places because a fun process with the help of augmented reality. Using your phone’s camera, it scans your surroundings and reads virtual signs to help to reach nearby places like train stations, bars, and ATMs.
Best families app of 2016: Thinkrolls 2
Thinkrolls 2 is an educational app that acts a puzzler for kids of age 3-9. The app helps children get smarter by allowing them to guide a rolling creature through a set of challenges that teach them the basic concepts of physics. As a child crosses one level, the challenges become more complex and need more logic along the way.
Best go global app of 2016: Pokémon Shuffle Mobile
Now you can play Pokémon Shuffle on mobile too with one of the best localization appeals. This simple game is a universal favorite due to the insanely popular original characters. You can go ahead and collect your favorite monsters by getting into the battle.
Best Game of 2016: Clash Royale
Clash Royale, the spin-off of Clash of Clans — one of the most popular mobile games around, has received widespread praise and gained the same popularity among the players. In this spin-off, you need to build up a deck of cards and use them to defeat your opponents.
Most innovative app of 2016: NYT VR
Do you remember when the New York Times sent Google Cardboard VR headsets to all its print subscribers? Using this VR app, the NYT was able to provide news and video coverage to its users in a more immersive way.
Best use of material design of 2016: Robinhood
The free stock market app Robinhood allows free trading and does’t need to spend a penny as commission on selling or buying stocks. This simple and clean app lets you use your basic trading knowledge to do trading on the go.
Best standout indie app of 2016: Alphabear
This indie app is one of the most popular Android puzzle games at the moment. In Alphabear game, using the letter bricks on the screen that convert into bears when correctly chosen, you spell words. As you score well, your words turn into bigger bears and you are also awarded collectable digital bears after reaching a specific score.
Best Use of Google Play Game Services in 2016: Table Tennis Touch
This simple and addictive mobile ping pong game is here with a variety of tools. Using the Google Play Services in a great way, Table Tennis Touch makes your gaming experience intuitive and immersive. If you and your friends are ready for some friendly competition, this game is perfect for you.
Best standout startup of 2016: Hopper
If you have constant wanderlust, Hopper should be the next app you need to download. This app sorts the flight prices and pushes you notifications when the desired flight hits the lowest prices. This airfare prediction app also features quicktap booking.
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