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Google Play Store top apps, games for 2016 revealed: Prisma is best app

Google has announced its most popular apps, games and more on the Google Play Store in 2016

By: Tech Desk | Updated: December 8, 2016 6:11:38 pm
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The year has almost come to an end, and Google has announced its most popular apps, games, movies and more on the Google Play Store in 2016. The neural network based photo-editing app, Prisma was the top app in the Android app store this year. Incidentally it was also the top app in Apple’s App Store this year.

Prisma lets you convert your pictures into works of art, following the styles of Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan and others. The app’s concept is pretty simple: You upload a picture from the Camera roll or take one, then just tap next and start choosing the filter that appeals most to you. The photo-editing app went viral quickly and has been downloaded millions of times since.

The top game on the app store is Pokemon GO, a popular Augmented-Reality (AR) game that was launched in July and was downloaded millions of times. Apple on the other hand has named “Clash Royale” as the iPhone game of the year.

“We are pleased to present our ‘Best of 2016’ app selections. We’ve assembled the apps we couldn’t keep to ourselves, the ones that kept us glued to our screens, apps that topped the charts, and the apps that brought out the beauty in the world around us,” a post said on the Play Store.

Google Play’s best apps in 2016 by category are:

Top Trending
1. Face Changer 2
2. Lumyer – Photo & Selfie Editor
3. Castbox – Podcast Radio Music
4. Emoji Keyboard Pro

Top games
1. Pokémon GO
2. Clash Royale
3. Traffic Rider
5. Dream League Soccer

Top apps ‘Made in India’
1. Indian Rail Train PNR Status by
2. Recipe Book
3. HealthifyMe Weight Loss Coach
4. Myntra Online Shopping App
5. Hello English: Learn English

Top 5 Streamed Songs of 2016
1. Stressed Out, Twenty One Pilots
2. Sorry, Justin Bieber
3. One Dance (feat. WizKid & Kyla), Drake
4. Don’t Let Me Down (feat. Daya), The Chainsmokers
5. Me, Myself & I, G-Eazy

Top 5 Movies of 2016 
1. Deadpool
2. Star Wars: The Force Awakens
3. Zootopia
4. Captain America: Civil War
5. Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

Top 5 TV Shows of 2016 
1. Game of Thrones
2. The Walking Dead
3. The Big Bang Theory
4. Mr. Robot
5. The Flash

Top 5 Books of 2016 
1. Deadpool Kills the Marvel Universe by Cullen Bunn
2. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child: Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne
3. The Girl on the Train: A Novel by Paula Hawkins
4. The Art of War by Tzu Sun
5. Me Before You: A Novel by Jojo Moyes

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