Source: And the 2019 Google Play Award nominees are… from Android Developer
Posted by Purnima Kochikar, Director, Apps and Games Business Development, Google Play
Drum roll please! To kick off Google I/O this year, the 2019 Google Play Awards will take place on Monday, May 6th. We’re excited to highlight nine categories this year, some familiar and some new, to recognize developers that continue to set the bar for quality apps and games on Google Play.
Building on previous years, we celebrate our fourth year by recognizing some of the best experiences available on Android, with an emphasis on overall quality, strong design, technical performance, and innovation. The nominees were selected by various teams across Google, and meet criteria thresholds covering high star rating, Android vitals, and have had a launch or major update since April 2018.
Congratulations to this year’s nominees below and remember to check them out on Google Play at play.google.com/gpa2019. Stay tuned as we announce the winners of each category at Google I/O.
Apps empowering people to live the best version of their lives, while demonstrating responsible design and engagement strategies.
Apps and games enabling device interaction in an innovative way that serve people with disabilities or special needs.
Apps and games that create a positive impact in communities around the world (focusing on health, education, crisis response, refugees, and literacy).
Games that exemplify artistry or unique visual effects either through creative imagery, and/or utilizing advanced graphics API features.
Apps that create, enhance, or enable a great living room experience that brings people together.
Apps and games that display a groundbreaking new use case, like utilize new technologies, cater to a unique audience, or demonstrate an innovative application of mobile technology for users.
Apps and games with optimized performance, localization and culturalization for emerging markets.
New apps with excellent overall design, user experience, engagement and retention, and strong growth.
New games with excellent overall design, user experience, engagement and retention, and strong growth.
Come back on Monday, May 6th when we announce the winners, and until then, make sure to try out some of these great apps and games on Google Play at play.google.com/gpa2019.
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