Spotify and Call of Duty: Mobile win Google Play’s Users’ Choice Awards for 2019

Spotify and Call of Duty: Mobile win Google Play’s Users’ Choice Awards for 2019

The Google Play Store contains hundreds and thousands of apps and games, which can quickly become overwhelming for anyone and everyone. The sheer quantity of options available makes it very difficult to separate the wheat from the chaff, and quality apps will definitely find it difficult to come to the notice of the average user. Google thus began its annual Google Play Awards in 2016, aiming to highlight some of the best apps and games to users, and even have separate categories for users to vote for. Voting for the Users’ Choice Awards began last month, and the results have now rolled in, crowning Spotify and Call of Duty: Mobile as the best app and game of this year, respectively, according to user opinion.

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Users’ Choice Awards 2019

As the name implies, Users’ Choice Awards are given to apps, games, movies, and books, solely on the votes from users. Thus, these are the best choices solely from the average user opinion and do not necessarily reflect objectivity.

Users’ Choice App of 2019

Nominees:

Winner:

Spotify emerged as the winner of the Users’ Choice App of 2019.

Spotify: Music and Podcasts
Developer: Spotify AB
Price: Free

Users’ Choice Game of 2019

Nominees:

Winner:

Call of Duty®: Mobile emerged as the winner of the Users’ Choice Game of 2019.


Google Play Awards 2019

In addition to Users’ Choice, Google also independently crowns apps as the best choice for the year.

Best App of 2019

Ablo: Talk to new people & explore the world has been crowned the best app of 2019, as it stood out to Google for its ingenuity, polish and thoughtful execution.

Ablo - Nice to meet you!
Developer: MassiveMedia
Price: Free

Best Everyday Essentials of 2019

This category contains apps that are considered practical tools for everyday functioning. Since people’s needs can vary, there are multiple apps suggested in this category.

OkCredit : SMB Credit Ledger
Spotify: Music and Podcasts
Developer: Spotify AB
Price: Free
Vedantu LIVE Learning App
Developer: Vedantu
Price: Free

Best Personal Growth Apps of 2019

This category contains apps that encourage users to go on a journey of self-improvement, set goals and achieve those goals.

Meesho: Online Shopping App
Developer: Meesho
Price: Free
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SleepTown
Developer: Seekrtech
Price: Free
Smarter - Brain Training
Developer: Laurentiu Popa
Price: Free

Best Hidden Gems of 2019

This category surfaces apps that are relatively newer but are quickly rising in rank.

MashApp - Video Punchlines
Developer: MashApp, Inc.
Price: Free
Podhero Podcast Player
Developer: Podhero Inc
Price: Free

Best for Fun Apps of 2019

These apps help you pass the time by making good use of it.

Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw
Motionleap by Lightricks
Developer: Lightricks Ltd.
Price: Free
CREX - Cricket Exchange
Developer: Cricket Exchange
Price: Free
Video Editor - Video Effects
Developer: InShot Inc.
Price: Free

Try out the apps and let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Also, let us know if there are other apps that you feel are worthy of being in the lists above, and that Google should have considered.

About author

Aamir Siddiqui
Aamir Siddiqui

A journalist at XDA-Developers and the current Editor in Chief, I have been writing for XDA since 2015, despite being a qualified business-litigation lawyer. A low-end smartphone purchase in 2011 brought me to the forums, and it's been a journey filled with custom ROMs ever since. When not fully dipped in smartphone news and tutorials, I love traveling to places just to capture pictures of the sun setting. You can reach out to me at [email protected] or on Twitter (@aamirsidd94).

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