App of the Year

App of the Year became “Photo Lab” – a photo editor for creating avatars, virtual postcards, animations, phone screensavers and funny photo jokes. Google called the app “thoughtful and very useful”, and users appreciated the intuitive interface and the ease of creating photo effects with PhotoLab.

The best applications of 2017 for Russians according to Google
Photo Lab app has 50 million downloads and over 1.2 million reviews

Most Entertaining

Category Most Entertaining=”content_internal_link”> the best applications that helped users to have the most fun, and sometimes even productively, spend their free time in 2017 were included. Among them is a popular application for creating and viewing online broadcasts of Vkontakte VK liveonline cinema MEGOGOan editor for creating animations and emojis PicsArt Animatorsports news Sports.ru and app for artists Adobe Photoshop Sketch.

The best applications of 2017 for Russians according to Google
MEGOGO – Movies and TV

Best Social Apps

Top Social Apps=”content_internal_link”> 2017 steel In contact with and Telegram Both have over 100 million downloads and millions of positive reviews. Among the leaders of the genre is also a service for finding fellow travelers beepcarwhich gained popularity this year, an application for learning foreign languages Tandem and workout analyzer Strava, designed for GPS tracking of races and bike rides. All these applications can be downloaded for free in the Play Market.

The best daily assistant

In the genre Best Daily Helper=”content_internal_link”> Google has chosen the most useful programs that help you perform everyday tasks and keep track of your daily routine. Among the leaders of the online diary category Journeystep counter and calories Pedometeras well as a note-taking app notebook. Popular services for travelers became the best in this genre – an application for finding air tickets Aviasales and guide Sygic Travel.

The Notebook app can replace a notebook

Most Innovative

Original applications that help improve the world around us, as well as save time and money, Google has identified in the category Most innovative=”content_internal_link”>. These include contactless payment service Android Pay and voice assistant Alice from Yandex.

Application Citymapper will help you comfortably move around the city without a car, and Airbnb – book excursions and organize activities while traveling. Google considered innovative and became popular in the past year snapchat — the application continues to amaze with new augmented reality features, unusual filters and 3D emoji.

The best applications of 2017 for Russians according to Google
Snapchat named one of the most innovative apps of 2017 by Google Play

The biggest hidden potential

Applications that have not yet become hits, but according to Google Play, may soon gain popularity, fell into the genre Biggest hidden potential=”content_internal_link”>. The best of them are really surprising: for example, the service Be My Eyes designed to help blind people, and in the social network application Nimses you can earn virtual currency.

In addition to them, a free online library has great potential. Inkittwhich contains the works of emerging writers in English, and the official application of the show Evening Urgant. The leaders also got an anti-stress for parents – a GPS tracker Where are my children: be calm for the childwhich allows you to keep abreast of not only the movements of the child, but also to monitor which applications are running on his smartphone.

The best applications of 2017 for Russians according to Google
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The best choice for children

Google has not ignored the young users of Android gadgets. In the genre Best choice for kids=”content_internal_link”> the most fun and educational applications have been collected. Among the category leaders Astronomy for Kids by Star Walk: Atlas of Spacegames Sago Mini Town and Miffy’s Worldeducational app for the little ones Pinkfong Shapes & Colors and language assistant Languages ​​for children Mondly. Each of them will help the child to have fun and learn something new.

The best applications of 2017 for Russians according to Google
Build your own city in the Sago Mini Town app

most popularmand=”content_internal_link”> This year’s new releases were the apps with the most installs. Among them are all the same VK Live and beepcarthat blew up the internet in 2017. Entertainment services for masking and changing faces were also popular in the Play Market. faceapp and Face Warp 2as well as an application for ordering goods from China Pandao.

Best game of 2017

best game 2017, according to Google Play, became CATS: Crash Arena Turbo Stars – a combat vehicle constructor that allows you to create your own deadly robot from improvised means and fight other players in PvP mode. Among all other games CATS highlighted its gameplay, stunning graphics and user-friendly interface.

CATS - Google Play Game of the Year
CATS – Google Play Game of the Year

Google has selected the top five games of this year in genres such as “Most Competitive”, “Most Social”, “Best Indie Games”, “Most Innovative”, “Most Played”, “Best Casual” and “Best Games for Kids”. . They were not only popular hits, but also new items released by independent developers this year and impressed Google with their wide variety and quality.

In addition to games and applications, Google Play has selected the best movies, books and music hits of the year. They can be found on the official Best of 2017 page.

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