Final yr Google introduced the Play Awards, a approach for the search big to rejoice the builders of one of the best apps and experiences within the Play Retailer. It is also a approach for Google to subtly inform different builders that these people are doing it proper.
Google introduced a slew of latest nominees this yr, signaling out classes for AR, VR and Android Wear. Nominees had been chosen by cross-functional groups at Google who work in every particular class. The widespread necessities for inclusion had been a excessive star ranking, technical efficiency, freshness and a launch or main replace within the final yr.
Important studying: One of the best Android Wear apps
And the nominees are…
The nominees for finest Android Wear 2.Zero expertise are Deliver!, a buying listing app; Foursquare Metropolis Information, which helps you discover one of the best meals, drinks and actions in your space; Lifesum, which helps you to observe calorie consumption through a widget; Runtastic, among the finest working apps on the market; and Seven, a seven-minute exercise app.
All 5 apps had been chosen as a result of they supplied nice design, performance and supplied what Google refers to as ‘person delight’ on Android Wear 2.0. They’re additionally all obtainable within the Play Retailer without spending a dime.
Greatest VR expertise
For this class, Google was into apps that supplied “extremely partaking and immersive experiences” that did an excellent job utilizing Daydream’s UI. And sure, the nominees had been dominated by video games.
There’s first-person shooters Gunjack 2 and Arcslinger, after which there’s puzzle video games Mekorama and Digital Digital Actuality, by which an artichoke yells at you. And at last, there’s The Turning Forest from the BBC, an interactive fairytale.