Google Play in India today released the results of the Google Play Best of 2021 awards. The company has announced the winners of the best apps and games of the year in the country. The Best Game of the year has been claimed by Battlegrounds Mobile India.
While making the announcement, Google said, “Today, we announced the winners of Google Play’s Best of 2021, a celebration of apps and games that made positive contributions in people’s lives this year. In India, once again, we saw a diverse range of apps help people across the country with relevant and unique solutions to their daily needs, while many across the country continued to enjoy a range of thrilling gaming experiences.”
The Best app of the year in India has been given to Bitclass, a platform enabling interactive cohort-based learning which highlights the emergence of a digital learning culture in India fueled by innovative localized solutions. Whereas Battlegrounds Mobile India, a game developed specifically for India, claimed the prize of the Best Game of the year in the country, while Garena Free Fire MAX was the Users’ Choice pick in India.
Clubhouse, on the other hand, was named Users’ Choice app of the year, demonstrating India’s growing preference for voice and audio-based platforms. Jumping Minds, Evolve, being, SARVA, and Evergreen Club were among the winners, all of whom are working to improve people’s mental health and well-being.
According to the tech giant this year three new categories have been added and expanded the awards to include apps for tablets and Wear OS, as well as games for tablets, in order to encourage innovation across Google Play.
The clubhouse is the Users’ Choice app of the year in India, showcasing India’s rising fondness for voice and audio-based platforms.
Other categories include Best App of 2021, Best Apps for Everyday Essentials, Best Apps for Personal Growth, Best Hidden Gems, Best Apps for Good, Best Apps for Tablets, Best Apps for Wear, Best Competitive Games, Best Game Changers, Best Indie Games, Best Pick Up & Play and Best Games for Tablets. In each category, we have a list of apps.
Best Apps for Fun: FrontRow: Learn Singing, Music, Rap, Comedy & More, Clubhouse: The Social Audio App and Hotstep
Best Apps for Everyday Essentials: Sortizy – Recipes, Meal Planner & Grocery Lists, SARVA – Yoga & Meditation, Guardians from Truecaller
Best Apps for Personal Growth: Bitclass: Learn Anything. Live. Together!, EMBIBE: Learning Outcomes App and Evolve Mental Health: Meditations, Self-Care & CBT
Best Hidden Gems: Jumping Minds – Talk & Feel Better, Learn Product Management & Marketing Skills @ FWD and Moonbeam I Podcast Discovery
Best Apps for Good: Evergreen Club – Health, Fitness, Fun & Learning, being: your mental health friend and Speechify – text to speech tts
Best Apps for Tablets: Houzz – Home Design & Remodel, Canva and Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw
Best Apps for Wear: My Fitness Pal, Calm and Sleep Cycle: Sleep analysis & Smart alarm clock
Best Competitive Games: Battlegrounds Mobile India, Summoners War: Lost Centuria, MARVEL Future Revolution, Pokemon Unite and Suspects: Mystery Mansion
Best Game Changers: JanKenUP!, Unmaze – a myth of shadow & light, NieR Re[in]carnation and Tears of Themis
Best Indie Games: DeLight: The Journey Home, Huntdown, My Friend Pedro, Ronin: The Last Samurai and Bird Alone
Best Pick Up & Play: Cats in Time – Relaxing Puzzle Game, Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, Dadish 2, Disney POP TOWN and Switchcraft: The Magical Match 3
Best Games for Tablets: Chicken Police – Paint it RED!, My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge, Overboard! And The Procession to Calvary
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