Elevate and Threes! get Apple's top app honors, Uber makes the list as well

Elevate and Threes! get Apple's top app honors, Uber makes the list as well
We're closing in on the end of the year, which means it's time for everyone to put out their "best of" lists for everything that exists. We've already put out our Best Innovations of 2014 list, and we have more on the way. Google has put out its list of the best apps for the year. Now, Apple is putting out its lists for the best apps, games, music, movies, TV shows, and books for the year. 

The media content awards are pretty much expected, with BeyoncĂ© as the artist of the year, Taylor Swift's 1989 as the album people were forced to buy of the year, Fancy by Iggy Azalea as song of the year, Sam Smith as new artist of the year, Guardians of the Galaxy as blockbuster movie of the year, Fargo as best TV show, etc. Apple has an extensive list of app and game picks, which is headlined by:

  • iPhone App of the Year: Elevate - Brain Training 
  • iPhone Game of the Year: Threes! 
  • iPad App of the Year: Pixelmator 
  • iPad Game of the Year: Monument Valley

There were tons of runner up games, including Hitman Go, World of Warriors, Spider-man Unlimited, Farmville 2: Country Escape, Godus, Crazy Taxi City Rush, SpellFall, and more. The runner-up apps of the year list includes: Yahoo News Digest, Swiftkey Keyboard, 1Password, NYT Now, Yummly, Health Mate, Stellar, and even Uber. 

It's that last one leads to some obvious controversy. Uber is a very popular app, and many find it incredibly useful. But, Uber also has some major troubles right now with accusations of drivers raping passengers, unethical business practices (like the "God View"), and even a potential plot by execs to smear a journalist dared tell people about that sketchy "God View". So, some people like the app, and some have very serious reservations about those running it. 

You can find the full list of Apple's "best of" in iTunes. 

source: MacRumors

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1. AlikMalix unregistered

I'd say that the Game of The Year should be Modern Combat 5: Blackout - primarily due to full function game without IAP (there are others but this game has the graphics, ease of touch controls, and the only things available for IAP are not going to help you advance, but gives you a personal touch to your own character different - not better weapons for example).. I think everyone Android and iOS communities need to support games and apps like that - if developers see that you can make honest games - there will be more... I'd love to see a racing game like RR3, but the only thing you can buy are select rims, paintjobs, or bodykits... I'd pay much more than $5-$10 for a game like that (otherwise IAP games get no more than mere $5-$6 from me - and that's rare)..

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