Sam Bright, vice president and general manager of Google Play, today announced the winners of the Google Play Best of 2023 Awards. On the company’s blog he published an overview of the most popular applications and games on Google Play. Taking into account the latest trends, categories have been developed for apps that use the latest technology (“Best with AI” and “Best Game for Good”), highlighting apps that work well on a variety of devices.
Since the success of Google Play depends directly on the developers, the App Store has been actively developed and updated over the past year. New tools have been introduced, app availability increased, monetization simplified and data protection improved. “To support this entire community, we’ve made many improvements to the Play Store this year. For example, we’ve made it easier to search for everything Play has to offer, even across device types like wearables, foldables and tablets. We’ve also introduced new ways to redeem Play Points, as well as new features and games on Google Play Games for PC.” Bright said.
Below is the full list of winners of the Google Play Best of 2023 Awards in the US. You can check out the winners in other countries by visiting the Best of 2023 page on the Play Store.
Best app has been widely recognized by Imprint: Learn Visually. It’s a collection of small visual lessons that help you explore psychology, history, health, technology and much more in completely new ways. rank Best game Overall, the science fiction spectacle “Honkai: Star Rail” was characterized by an excellent depth of content, breathtaking graphics and a well-thought-out design.
The best application for different devices has become Spotify, which works equally well in any environment, allowing you to remotely control playback on another device and download tracks or episodes for offline playback. The best game for different devices The anime strategy game OUTERPLANE is known for offering charming characters and a captivating storyline that runs flawlessly on all devices. The game is visually and technically impressive. Best app according to users ChatGPT became the most popular Game in user rating turned out to be MONOPOLY GO!
Bumble For Friends, which helps you meet people in real life, was named best entertainment app. Video editor Reelsy Reel Maker received an honorable mention in this category. The winner in the “Best for Personal Growth” category was the app “Voidpet Garden: Mental Health,” dedicated to maintaining mental health. The visual learning app Imprint: Learn Visually was also presented.
Personalized AI news app Artifact: Feed Your Curiosity won in the Best Everyday category, while culinary app ReciMe: Easy & Tasty Recipes received an honorable mention. Self-development and spiritual growth app Aware: Mindfulness & Wellbeing won the Best Hidden Gem category, while Stippl: Explore and Plan & Share were also recognized.
In the “Best with AI” category, the AI communication app Character AI: AI-Powered Chat won and the ChatGPT chatbot received an honorable mention. Paw Patrol Academy, an app for young children with educational and developmental missions, won the Best for Families category and LEGO DUPLO DISNEY received an honorable mention. The title of “Best App for Good” was awarded to AWorld in support of ActNow, a UN initiative to save planet Earth.
WhatsApp Messenger was named best app for smartwatches and AllTrails: Hike, Bike & Run, Audible: Audio Entertainment received honorable mentions. In the Best for Tablet category, the winner went to note-taking and drawing app Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw, while honorable mentions went to Canva: Design, Photo & Video, Ever and: Ebooks and audiobooks.
Animation app FlipaClip: Create 2D Animation was named Best for Chromebook, while Evernote’s note organizer and animation app Wideo received honorable mentions. In the “Best of Google TV” category, the streaming app Max: Stream HBO, TV, & Movies took first place. Honorable mentions went to Amazon Prime Video, Crunchyroll, Disney+ and Tubi: Movies & Live TV. The top car app was Amazon Prime Video, with Beach Buggy Racing and Spotify also mentioned.
The best multiplayer game of 2023 was Farlight 84 and incentive awards went to Arena Breakout, Call of Dragons, MARVEL SNAP and Undawn. The best game in the Pick Up & Play genre was MONOPOLY GO! Also represented in this genre are Chrome Valley Customs, Mighty DOOM, Monster Hunter Now and Ninja Must Die. Vampire Survivors was named best indie game, with honorable mentions going to Roto Force, Song of Bloom, Super Meat Boy Forever and Underground Blossom
Game with Best Storyline was awarded to Honkai: Star Rail, with Down in Bermuda, FINAL FANTASY VII EVER CRISIS, Lost Words: Beyond the Page and MementoMori: AFKRPG also nominated in this category. Stumble Guys was named “best player of the moment,” with Clash of Clans, EA SPORTS FC Mobile Soccer, Merge Gardens and Royal Match also mentioned. In the “Best Games for Good” category, Pokémon Sleep took first place, along with Beecarbonize, Garden Joy – Design Game, Lingo Legend Language Learning and Longleaf Valley: Merge & Plant.
Best of Play Pass went to Magic Rampage, honorable mentions went to ARIDA: Backland’s Awakening, Linea: An Innerlight Game, Machinarium, Silly Royale – Devil Amongst Us. The best game for tablets was Honkai: Star Rail, MARVEL SNAP, MONOPOLY GO!, Roto Force and SOULS were also considered worthy. Minecraft was declared the best game for Chromebooks and on PC Arknights emerged as the winner.