In 2015, Google announced the start of the Design Awards Material Design Award - this is in the Google's design language debut 2 years later. In April this year, Google on Android developers blog announced Google play awards shortlist, winning is already in the Google play Awards announced and award.
Play Store Google application can compete in 10 categories of different awards, each category has 5 nominations. These 10 categories are: best family and outstanding new applications (Standout startup), outstanding application independent (Standout indie) (best families APP) applications, the best material design application (for best use of material design), best Google play game service should be used (for best use of Google play game services), best best APP) application, the best game, best game, most innovative applications or games (most innovative apps or games), early adopter (early adopters?) Towards internationalization (Global Go).
These awards do not distinguish between the mobile phone, tablet or smart watches application category.
Play Google also dedicated to all the nominations for the application of a plate, the application of these nominations are selected by the Store Play team of experts group. Nomination criteria include the application of quality, innovation, whether the past 12 months or important updates issued.
Half of the winners are game applications, the vast majority are free, but contains the application of the purchase mechanism. The Royal war clash Royale "won the best game award," hopper "won the award for outstanding new applications (Standout startup) - this application is also very practical. It can flight price analysis, predict how changes in the price, and for the user to push notification, so that the user can find the cheapest flights.
"VR NYT" to get the most innovative applications, which contains a series of New York Times staff to create the video, and turned into a virtual reality can be used for the video.
Play Awards Google the biggest winner is "Houzz", which is an interior design application. "Houzz" in Store Play there are millions of downloads, which provide a large number of home improvement pictures, so that users understand the contents of a variety of interior design.
Play Awards Google complete winning list is as follows:
Best application - Houzz
Best family class application - Thinkrolls 2 (2 ball puzzle)
Best game - the Royal War (Royale Clash)
Design and application of the best Design Robinhood - Material
Best Play Google game service applications - finger table tennis (Tennis Touch Table)
The most innovative applications - VR NYT
Outstanding independent application - letter bear (Alphabear)
Outstanding new applications - Hopper
Adopter World - Around Me Early
Towards the International - Shuffle Mobile Pokemon