Google hosted the first-ever Google Play Awards this year at Google I/O, its annual developer conference held at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, California.
We re now reaching over 1 billion users every month and there s literally something for everyone, Google noted in an email.
From real-time multiplayer to beautiful Indie games, industry changing startups to innovative uses of mobile technology, developers like you continue to push the boundaries of what apps can do.
Five nominees are selected for each of the 10 categories, and unlike Apple, Google doesn t split its wins between phones and tablets.
The Best Standout Startup is Hopper, an app that gives you the best time to fly and buy tickets at lower rates.
You can view the full list of winners below:
Best App: Houzz
Best Early Adopter: World Around Me
Best Families App: Thinkrolls 2
Best Go Global: Pokemon Shuffle Mobile
Best Game: Clash Royale
Most Innovative: NYT VR
Best Use of Material Design: Robinhood
Best Standout Indie: Alphabear
Best Use of Google Play Game Services: Table Tennis Touch
Best Standout Startup: Hopper
The Google Play store is a big deal — it s Google s way of hosting and offering apps to its billion-plus Android users.