Tuesday, May 8, 2018

[Update: Winners] Google announces the nominees for the 2018 Google Play Awards

Update 5/8: The Google Play Awards winners have been announced and listed below.

Google kicked off an annual program in 2016 to recognize exceptional apps and games in the Google Play Store. Every summer, Google nominates apps and games from a variety of categories and announces the winners at I/O. The nominees selected by various teams across Google have been announced for 2018. The categories change a bit from year to year. See the full list of categories and apps/games below.

Standout Well-Being App

Best Accessibility Experience

Best Social Impact

Standout Indie

Best Community Building Game

Best AR or VR Experience

Standout Build for Billions Experience

Standout Startup

Best Breakthrough Hit

You can see the full list of apps and games in the special section of the Google Play Store. The winners will be announced on May 7th. Do you think Google made good selections this year? Were any great apps left off the list?

Update: Winners Announced

Standout Well-Being App

Simple Habit by Simple Habit, Inc.

Best Accessibility Experience

Be My Eyes by Be My Eyes

Best Social Impact

Khan Academy by Khan Academy

Standout Indie

Old Man's Journey by Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH

Best Community Building Game

Episode by Pocket Gems

Best AR or VR Experience

BBC Earth: Life in VR by BBC Worldwide (Ltd)

Standout Build for Billions Experience

Flipkart by Flipkart

Standout Startup

Canva by Canva

Best Breakthrough Hit

Empires & Puzzles by Small Giant Games



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