Google just announced its pick for best mobile games and apps in 2016. Though it’s just another top 10 list on the internet, it’s important to know where Google stands when it comes to such programs, especially since the company started dominating the market.
Let’s see what Google thinks is the best mobile device software.
Best Early Adopter – World Around Me
World Around Me is an app that allows you to find ATMs, shops, restaurants, museums, bus stops, and everything else you’ll need near your location.
Moreover, the software allows you to view your targeted destination so that you’ll locate it faster. It also calculates your distance in real time, so that you’ll know when to stop walking and start browsing around for the building you’re trying to find.
Best Game – Clash Royal
Clash Royal is an updated version of the now famous Clash of Clans. It features the same overall design and battle tactic, but it also brings new characters, species, lands, and missions.
With Clash Royal you can collect cards, spells, troops, knights, princesses, baby dragons and other such outwardly characters.
The app is free to download, but it requires a permanent internet connection as the game only has a multiplayer option.
Best Stand Out Starter – Hooper
Hooper is one of the best booking apps. It helps you search and find cheap flights, deleting your cache every time you search for a plane in order to avoid the rising prices tactics of airline websites.
Best Standout Indie – Alphabear
Alphabear is a word puzzle perfect for those who want to kill time during the idle moments in life, for example waiting for a bus, the metro, or in line.
Best App – Houzz
Houzz is the ideal app for those who want to refresh their homes. The software allows you to browse different pictures of interior design, the database being large enough to offer ideas to any customer, from the pickiest to those who fall in love with the first proposition.
Best Family App – Thinkrolls 2
Thinkrolls 2 is a puzzle game that targets children between the ages of 3 and 9. The puzzles become increasingly harder as the player advances, teaching the kids to think logically from an early age.
Best Go Global – Pokemon Shuffle Mobile
As Thinkrolls, Pokemon Shuffle is a puzzle game. The catch is that you need to solve increasingly complex puzzles in order to unlock different Pokemon battles.
Best Use of Google Play Services – Table Tennis Touch
As the name suggests, Table Tennis Touch is a mobile app that allows you to play table tennis on your smartphone. The animated paddles bring a fun touch to the overall relaxing mobile game.
Most Innovative App – NYT VR
NYT VR is specially designed for those who want to emerge themselves in the stories of the award-winning writers and journalists that contribute to the digital edition of the New York Times.
Best Use of Material Design – Robinhood
In the tradition of Robin Hood that used to take from the rich and give to the poor, the Android app (which is free to download, of course) allows its users to buy and sell different stocks for free.
Some users complained that the list made by Google of the best mobile games and apps currently on the market only reflects those who bring a benefit to the company. Still, most of them are free to use, so anybody could install them and see if they deserve the title.
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