It is year end and apart from Christmas, yet another exciting thing is the Google’s round up of best apps. Although the chances are that we might have already been using some of these apps, still it is exciting to see which app makes the cut and which gets left behind. The Play Store roundup will hoist categories like the Best Apps list, Best Games, Top Selling movies and Top Selling books. The Best Apps category has choosen Twitter, Swiftkey, Instacart and Trulia among a bunch of other applications inclusive of Nova Launcher, Action Launcher 3 and My Very Hungry Caterpillar.
Surprisingly, Google’s very own Docs was overtaken by Microsoft Word and Office. The YouTube Gaming rival, Twitch also made it to the hall of fame. Moving on to the games section, the titles were a mixture of all genres and less graphic intense games were the ones ruling the roost. Games like Alphabear, Hearthstone Heroes of Warcraft, Fallout Shelter and the new titles like Prune and Crossy Road also made it to the list.
I tried to figure out how the apps and games have been curated but eventually gave up. The metrics taken into consideration by Google doesn’t just seem to be restricted to number of downloads and ratings but it also seems to consider the degree of engagement. Now whilst some of you might argue that this roundup falls short of utility for others, it can be more of an app discovery platform. As said earlier, it dawned upon me that most of the apps and games in the list were something I was familiar with, but there were some titles I had never heard of and these are the ones that are going to fill up my weekend wish list.