Since last year Google has started annual Google play store awards to shortlist the best apps of the current year in different categories. In its second such award ceremony, a total of 57 apps were nominated from 12 different categories. Google finally announced 12 apps as the best android apps in 2017.
List of Winners of Best Android Apps of 2017
1. Mushroom 11 [ Award Category-Standout Indies]
Unlock the mysteries in this challenging landscape with mesmerizing visuals. Mushroom 11 is a puzzle game that has won many accolades in the past and now won the best standout Indie award from Google in May 2017.
- Simple user-interface with ultimate touch controls.
- Multi-touch Design
- Designed to play with both left hand and right hand control options
- Dozens of speed and scoring challenges
- Eerie soundtrack by “future Sound of London”
- Hand-painted landscaping full of puzzles and secrets to unlock.
2. Hooked (Award Category: Standout Startup)
Google announced Hooked as a best Standout startup app of 2017. Hooked offers you a series of short stories that are the edge of the seat thrillers. The best part is that the stories are told in chat (text-message) conversation.
- Chat stories are updated on daily basis
- Option to contribute your own story and get fame as a writer.
- Easy to read large sized text display.
3. Runtastic Running and Fitness (Award category-Best Android Wear Experience)
It is the best health and fitness android app that lets you measure the distance covered, your speed, time duration and the total calories burned during walking, running or jogging. This GPS enabled fitness trainer is a must android wear for health conscious people.
- The fitness tracker is supported by the audio
- Set a yearly goal to achieve your fitness targets.
- Integrated music to boost your training
- Various stats are available to control your fitness routine.
- Shoe tracking that alerts you when to change shoes.
- Premium version offers more advanced features.
4. Red bull TV
Red Bull is an entertainment app which lets you enjoy live streaming of sports, movies and music events happening around the world. So if you like motor racing like F1 or love to watch Primaverra sound festival or want to enjoy freestyle snow stunts in Burton US Open, this app is for you.
- Can watch live and on-demand videos of events.
- Red Bull TV is updated with fresh events on daily basis.
- High quality and fast streaming
- Vast coverage of events and festivals on a single platform
5. Virtual Virtual Reality (Award Category-Best VR Experience)
This android app has bagged “2017 Google Play Award” for Best VR Experience. Just put on your VR headset and enjoy the two hours of the mesmerizing virtual game.
- Explore up to 50 Plus VR options
- 2 hours of Artificial Intelligence filled with adventure
- Compatible with Daydream
6. Woorld ( category-Best AR experience)
This is an amazing VR game that converts all your physical space into a virtual world of toys and animation characters. The app comes with a responsive touch interface to interact with the objects as they move around the real world.
- Lets you customize the physical area with colorful objects with magical tango lens.
- Move the objects and play with them to have unlimited fun.
- User friendly AR (Augmented Reality) tour with charming characters.
7. Animal Jam – Play Wild (Category- Best App for Kids)
Awarded as the best android app for kids, Animal Jam is for those kids who wish to take a ride in a virtual 3D jungle. It lets you become any jungle animal and play with other jungle characters. The parents can control the social networking features for more safety.
- Create your own Den
- Learn about various animals of the jungle, their behavior, and habitats.
- Tools to customize the shape of animals
- Beautiful 3D jungle landscaping
- Shop for jungle items while you play
- Parental control available
- Multiplayer Gaming App
8. Hearthstone (Category-Best Multiplayer Game)
It is fast paced card game which both seasoned gamers and new card gamers can equally enjoy. The card game lets you become a hero in this un-predictable battlefield.
- Grow your collection of cards as you unblock the game levels
- Polish your game skills by playing against computerized heroes in practice sessions.
- The game is saved on your battle.net account so that you can play on multiple devices at any time.
- Multiplayer environment to get rewards.
9. Memrise (Category-Best App)
Google declared Memrise as the best App of 2017 in Google Play Awards Ceremony. You can learn 15 different languages with the help of more than thirty thousand interacrtive vidseos prepared by native speakers.
- Chatbots to improve your language conversations.
- Support from real native language experts.
- Learn your favorite language by playing interesting games
- Periodic reviews to assess your listening and speed skills.
10. Transformers: Forged to Fight (Award Category-Best Game)
Google play store has rightly picked Transformers as the best game of the year. It is an action packed RPG with stunning graphics. You will find most of your favorite bots like Bumbleebee, Optimus Prime, Waspinator and much more to explore.
- Large 360 degrees’ field view.
- Fight other players with difficult terrains, controlled blasts, and special effects.
- Collaborate with your friends and be ready for a battle in the global
- Choose to defend or attack with the armor of bots.
11. IFTTT (Award Category-Best Accessibility Experience)
On IFTTT platform, you can find applets related to almost every need of your life. From music lovers to outer space to your home or Internet of things. This android app consists of over four hundred apps that include a telegram, Instagram, Telegram, Gmail, Google Drive and much more.
- IFTTT is compatible with Google assistant and other voice enabled services like Amazon Alexa.
- Enhances your safety with security alerts.
- Stay updated on social media
- Automatic backup of data
- Control home temperature remotely with IFTTT apps
- One click posting and sharing on Instagram or Pinterest.
12. ShareTheMeal (Award category-Best Social Impact)
Hunger is one of the primary causes of deaths around the world. Sharethemeal app is developed under the United Nations World Food Programme. The app lets you feed hungry children around your location.
- Country-wise selection to help hungry people
- You can create a group on the app and can collectively contribute to this noble cause.
- You can the track your donation
- The service is available across most of the parts of the world.
Install your Favorite Android App Now.
These all android apps in the list are the best in their respective categories since they are declared by none other than Google Inc. in Google Play Awards Ceremony held few days back this month. Share this amazing list with others who would like to give a try to few of them.