Google Announces The Best Apps For Android; Flipkart App Wins Big!

In the on-going Google’s annual developers conference, Google I/O, world’s best Android apps have been announced.

Unlike previous years when one final winner was selected for ‘Google Play Awards’, this year, Google has created 9 different categories, and one winner has been announced for each of these categories.

From India, Flipkart has won big, as it has been declared as the best app under ‘Standout Build for Billions Experience’ category.

The nominees for the Google Play Award were announced last month, a panel consisting of Google employees and developers selected the final winners.

All these apps have followed Android guidelines, and have been launched last year, or had a major revamp since April 2017.

Here are the 9 best apps, which you should download, as per Google’s own judgement criteria:


1. Best App For Well Being

Simple Habit Meditation


Simple Habit Meditation has been declared as the best app under the category Standout Well-Being App.

This app helps people to meditate and relax.

Google awarded this app for

“empowering people to live the best version of their lives, while demonstrating responsible design and engagement strategies.”

You can download the app right here.

2. Best App for Accessibility Experience

Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes has won the best app under the Best Accessibility Experience category. Random users can lend their eyes to a blind person so that they can experience the world via their eyes.

An amazing idea indeed!

You can download the app right here.

3. Best App For Social Impact

Khan Academy

Khan Academy, the popular app for free learning has won the best app under Social Impact category.

You can download the app right here.

4. Best Indie Gaming App

Old Man’s Journey

Under the category of Standout Indie, Old Man’s Journey has won the best app. This app allows the user to see the world from the perspective of an old man and has received tons of positive reviews.

You can download the app right here.

5. Best Community Building Game App


Episode gaming app has won the best app under Community Building Games category.

You can download the app right here.

6. Best AR/VR App

BBC Earth: Life In VR

BBC Earth’s new app: Life in VR has won the best app under AR/VR Experience category. This app has been described as a new way to experience natural life.

You can download this app right here.

7. Best App For Billions Experience


This is India’s only winner on the list: Flipkart online shopping app has won the best app under Standout Build for Billions Experience category. Google has chosen this because of the rich cultural diversity it presents and for connecting billions of users via one single thread.

You can download the app right here.

8. Best Startup App


Canva, the magical app to create designs and creatives have won the best Startup App in the ranking.

You can download the app right here.

9. Best Breakthrough Hit

Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest

Empires & Puzzles: RPG Quest is the game which has won the best app award under Best Breakthrough Hit category.

This award has been given to the app because of

‘with excellent overall design, user experience, engagement and retention, and strong organic install growth.’.

Download the app right here.

How many of these apps have you been using? Do share your user experience, by commenting right here!

Mohul Ghosh: Mohul keenly observes the nuances of Indian startup world; and tries to demystify the secrets behind Technology, Marketing, Mobile and Internet. He is a Writer by passion, Marketer by choice and Entrepreneur by compulsion. Follow him on Twitter here: @_mohul
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