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These apps have been nominated for a 2018 Google Play Award

These apps have been nominated for a 2018 Google Play Award
Starting in 2016, Google rewarded certain apps by handing out the Google Play Awards. Last year's winners were announced during Google I/O 2017, and included apps like Woorld (Best AR experience), the Memrise language learning app (Best app) and Transformers: Forged to Fight (Best game). This year, on May 7th, the day before Google I/O kicks off, Google will announce the winners of the 2018 Google Play Awards.

The nominees for each category have been released:

Standout Well-Being App

  • Clue by BioWink GmbH
  • Fabulous by TheFabulous
  • Headspace by Headspace, Inc.
  • Lifesum by Lifesum
  • Simple Habit by Simple Habit, Inc.

Best Accessibility Experience

  • Audio Game Hub by Sonnar Interactive
  • Be My Eyes by Be My Eyes
  • Open Sesame by Sesame Enable
  • Universal Copy by Camel Corporation
  • Voice Volume Catcher by LITALICO lnc.

Best Social Impact

  • Forest by forestapp.cc
  • Khan Academy by Khan Academy
  • Otsimo by Otsimo
  • Tala by Tala Mobile
  • TODXS by TODXS

Standout Indie

  • Agent A by Yak & Co
  • Bridge Constructor Portal by Headup Games
  • Flipping Legend by Noodlecake Studios Inc
  • Old Man’s Journey by Broken Rules Interactive Media GmbH
  • OPUS: Rocket of Whispers by Sigono Inc.

Best Community Building Game

  • Clash Royale by Supercell
  • Episode by Pocket Gems
  • Lineage 2: Revolution by Netmarble Corporation
  • Pokémon GO by Niantic, Inc.
  • PUBG MOBILE by Tencent Games

Best AR or VR Experience

  • ASTEROIDS! by Baobab Studios
  • BBC Earth: Life in VR by BBC Worldwide (Ltd)
  • Brickscape by 5minLab
  • Figment AR by Viro Media
  • Porsche Mission E by Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Standout Build for Billions Experience

  • Cricbuzz by Cricbuzz.com
  • Flipkart by Flipkart
  • Mercado Libre by Mercado Libre
  • Moovit by Moovit
  • Viki by Viki, Inc

Standout Startup

  • Astro by Astro Technology
  • Canva by Canva
  • Drops by Language Drops
  • Kredivo by FinAccel Pte Ltd
  • N26 by N26

Best Breakthrough Hit


  • Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp by Nintendo Co., Ltd.
  • Cooking Craze by Big Fish Games
  • Empires & Puzzles by Small Giant Games
  • Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition by SQUARE ENIX Co., Ltd.
  • PUBG MOBILE by Tencent Games


Which apps do you think will win? As soon as Google opens the envelopes and announces the winners on May 7th, we will pass along that list to you.

source: Google

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