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Google Play Award winners announced; Houzz is the best Android app

Google has finally announced the winners of its first-ever 'Google Play Awards' for apps and app developers on Android across a variety of category.

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Google has finally announced the winners of its first-ever ‘Google Play Awards’ for apps and app developers on Android across a variety of category.

Google has finally announced the winners of its first-ever ‘Google Play Awards’ for apps and app developers on Android across a variety of category. Google, at its annual developer conference declared the awards during a special ceremony.

“During a special ceremony last tonight at Google I/O, we honored ten apps and games for their outstanding achievements as part of the inaugural Google Play Awards,” Google said in a blog post. Various categories across which it presented awards include best app, standout startup, best use of material design, most innovative and more.

Purnima Kochikar, Director, Apps and Games Business Development, Google Play posted a picture of all the winners on the Android blogpost. The nominees in each category were chosen by a panel of experts on the Google Play team based on criteria emphasising app quality, innovation, etc. Here are the winners:

Best App: Houzz

Best families App: Thinkrolls 2

Best Game: Clash Royale

Best use of material design: Robinhood

Best use of Google Play games services: Table Tennis Touch

Early Adopter: World Around Me

Go Global: Pokemon Shuffle Mobile

Most innovative: NYT VR

Standout Indie: Alphabear

Satndout startup: Hopper

The company had earlier revealed the Google Play reached more than 1 billion Android users across 190 countries. “As a way to recognize our incredible developer community and highlight some of the best apps and games, we’re kicking off our first-ever Google Play Awards,” Google had said in a blog post.