Along with the winners of the Users’ Choice Awards 2020, Google has named the winners of its Play Awards. The list is localised this time, and winners vary across regions. All the apps and games on the list, according to the company, helped users adapt and escape when we needed them in 2020.
The ‘Sleep by Wysa’ app has received the Best of 2020 award for software, and’ Legends of Runeterra ‘has received the Best of 2020 award for games. Microsoft Office was awarded the Users’ Choice Software Award for apps: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & more and the World Cricket Championship 3-WCC3 was granted the Users’ Choice App Award for sports.
Sleep storeys for relaxed sleep- According to Google, Meditate with Wysa is a beautifully crafted and thoughtfully implemented app. It will help users discover strategies and exercises that use cognitive behavioural therapy for insomnia and relaxation to help ease the mind. It is not shocking that this app won in 2020, considering that the ensuing lockdowns, the COVID-19 pandemic, will have found a lot more users need for this. The Loóna: Bedtime Calm & Relax app was also awarded a sleeping app in the US.
Created by Epic Games, Legends of Runeterra is a game that allows players in fast-fire card battles to adapt, outwit, and outplay opponents.
In addition to the best overall category of applications and games, Google also had a number of other categories in its Play Awards, including the “Best Everyday Essentials” category, which the company claimed helped its users build new routines. Koo: Communicate with Indians in Indian Languages, Microsoft Office, The Pattern, Zelish-Meal Planning, Grocery Shopping & Recipes, and Zoom Cloud Meetings are the apps selected for this category.
The winners were: Apna-Job Search App, Bolkar App: Indian Audio Question Answer, Mindhouse-Modern Meditation, MyStore and Writco in its “Best Personal Growth” category. Chef Friend, Finshots, Flyx, GoDutch and Meditate with Wysa are the’ Best Secret Gems of 2020.’
Pratilipi FM, Mok Short Video App, MX TakaTak, Reface and Vita were included in the “Best for Fun” category. Anxiety and Depression Self-Care Therapy was listed as the Best App for Good.”
The group of “Best Competitive Games” included Bullet Echo, KartRider Rush+, Runeterra Legends, Rumble Hockey and Top War: Fighting Game. Whereas, Cookies Must Die, Maze Machina, Motorsport Manager Racing, Reventure and Sky: Children of the Sun were in the “Best indie games” category. Asian Cooking Star, EverMerge, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off and Tuscany Villa are included in the’ Best Casual Games.’
Finally, Fancade, Genshin Effect, Minimal Dungeon RPG, Ord and Sandship: Crafting Factory were included in the “Best Innovative apps” list.