Google Play has announced the best apps and games of the year 2020 in India along with the winners of the Users’ Choice Awards 2020. The lists are localized and the winners vary across regions. The award for best app of 2020 in India is given to Sleep stories for calm sleep – Meditate with Wysa by Touchkin and the app was extraordinary and a case of utility meeting ingenuity and delight as per Google. Meanwhile, Legends of Runeterra by Riot Games has been declared as the Best Game of 2020 in India which as per Google delivered compelling, accessible, genre-defining experiences.
These apps and games helped users to adapt in 2020 as per Google. The games and apps mentioned below shows the winners in India as the list is different across regions. Google also has a Users Choice App Award which was presented this year to Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint & more. The Users’ Choice Game of 2020 was given to World Cricket Championship 3 – WCC3.
Sleep stories for calm sleep was declared as the Best App of 2020 and Google said that the app was designed beautifully and implemented thoughtfully. Through this app, users can explore tools and exercises which helps users in calming the mind with the use of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia and relax with evening journaling and meditation. Legends of Runeterra which was awarded as the Best Game of 2020 is a game which lets the players to adapt, outwit and outplay rivals in quick-fire card battles.
Moreover, Google has a group of other categories under Best Apps of 2020. Google wrote that this year, users depended more on apps than ever to stay connected, pursue new hobbies and look for a break from the noisy world. One of these categories is called Best Everyday Essentials which as per Google is an app that helps users to create new routines in a year of so many upended ones. The apps categorized under this includes – Koo: Connect with Indians in Indian Languages, The Pattern, Zelish – Meal Planning, Microsoft Office, Grocery Shopping & Recipes and Zoom Cloud Meetings.
Another category listed is Best for Personal Growth which consists of apps that help users with their own efforts from trying new workouts to building flexibility. The apps listed in these categories are apna – Job Search App, Mindhouse – Modern Meditation, Bolkar App: Indian Audio Question Answer, MyStore and Writco.
Apps of Best Hidden Gems of 2020 is another category by Google which included Chef Buddy, Finshots, Flyx, goDutch and Meditate with Wysa. Apps Best for Fun consists of Free Audio Stories, Books, MX TakaTak, Reface, Podcasts – Pratilipi FM, Moj Short Video App and Vita. Another category is Best Apps for Good which addresses apps around mental health and includes apps like InnerHour Self-Care Therapy – Anxiety and Depression.
Best Competitive Game is another category which included Bullet Echo, Rumble Hockey, KartRider Rush+, Legends of Runeterra and Top War: Battle Game. Best indie games listed categories included Cookies Must Die, Reventure, Maze Machina, Motorsport Manager Racing and Sky: Children of the Light.
The Best Casual category included games through which users experienced hours of fun in 2020 because of their quick-start style, pleasing challenges and approachable design as per Google. This category consisted Asian Cooking Star, EverMerge, Harry Potter: Puzzles & Spells, SpongeBob: Krusty Cook-Off, and Tuscany Villa. Then, there is a category of Best Innovative apps which are dared to be different in 2020 as per Google and included Fancade, Genshin Impact, Minimal Dungeon RPG, Ord, and Sandship: Crafting Factory. Both these categories can be viewed on the Google Play app.