Google I/O 2016
Inside design and adorning useful resource Houzz is the general greatest Android app of the yr, in line with Google, which this night introduced the outcomes of the first-ever Google Play Awards at its developer convention, Google I/O. Whereas in earlier years, the corporate had rounded up giant numbers of apps for “Better of” lists, the brand new Google Play Awards as an alternative follows Apple’s mannequin of choosing winners throughout quite a lot of classes.
However the place Apple chooses greatest apps for telephone, pill, and watch, together with choices like “most revolutionary,” Google took a considerably totally different path. It chosen 5 nominees throughout 10 classes, and didn’t differentiate between these constructed for pill or telephone.
Google additionally nominated apps that mirrored a gaggle of builders who have been taking the most effective benefit of Google’s providers, like “Greatest Use of Google Play Recreation Providers,” plus those that did the greatest job of implementing Google’s newer design language, Materials Design.
And Google didn’t restrict itself to just one class targeted on innovation, however selected a number of angles – together with not solely the “most progressive” app, but in addition “Standout Startup” and “Early Adopter. The transfer was doubtless meant to sign that not all the greatest and most artistic new apps are unique to iOS, or launched on iOS first.
The corporate reside-streamed the ceremony this night from Google I/O, which was additionally a change from earlier years.
On stage, the corporate spoke of Google Play’s evolution and famous that the web storefront now reaches over a billion customers day by day. Apps are clearly an enormous draw for this retailer – earlier this week, Google stated that app installs from Google Play had reached sixty five billion up to now yr.
The profitable apps have been chosen by a panel of specialists at Google, and rated on a number of elements, together with app high quality and innovation. To be thought-about, the apps both wanted to have launched or had a serious replace during the last 12 months.
Houzz ended up profitable the “Greatest App” title, beating out BuzzFeed Information, Colorfy, TuneIn Radio and Yummly.
In the meantime, the massively widespread Conflict Royale walked away with the “Greatest Recreation” crown, topping Alphabear, Conflict of Kings, MARVEL Future Struggle, and Star Wars Galaxy of Heroes.
From the startup world, the sensible airfare prediction engine Hopper gained “Greatest Standout Startup” and millennial-targeted investing app Robinhood grabbed the win for “Greatest Use of Materials Design.”
The complete record of this yr’s winners is under:
Greatest App: Houzz Greatest Early Adopter: World Round Me Greatest Households App: Thinkrolls 2 Greatest Go International: Pokemon Shuffle Cellular Greatest Recreation: Conflict Royale Most Progressive: NYT VR Greatest Use of Materials Design: Robinhood Greatest Standout Indie: Alphabear Greatest Use of Google Play Recreation Providers: Desk Tennis Contact Greatest Standout Startup: Hopper