Google on Tuesday continued its trend of announcing the winners of the Google Play Best of 2021 awards in India, dedicated to the apps and games listed on the official Android app store. The search giant named Bitclass – the app for cohort learning – as the ‘best app of 2021’, while the battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) was chosen as the ‘best game of 2021 â. Google also announced the Clubhouse audio app as the 2021 User Choice app based on user votes.
Developed by entrepreneurs based in Bengaluru, Bitclass was voted best app of the year in India by the publishers of Google Play. Google said the app signals “the emergence of a digital learning culture in India fueled by innovative localized solutions.”
Bitclass offers a variety of online classes ranging from baking and dancing to personal finance and acting. These courses are available in free and paid versions.
âIn India, once again, we saw a diverse range of apps helping people across the country with relevant – and often unique – solutions to their day-to-day needs. This year we have seen a noticeable increase in online learning, with many winners finding creative ways to help India gain a range of skills online, from mastering a passion through to celebrity-led virtual classes with FrontRow, or to use AI to evolve student learning outcomes with Embibe, âsaid Brett Bouchard, global editor, Google Play in a blog post.
FrontRow was named 2021’s “Best App for Fun”, while Embibe was named one of this year’s “Best Apps for Personal Growth”.
Google also announced the best apps for tablets and wearables this year. In India, Houzz, Canva and Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw are the three âbest apps for tabletsâ of 2021, while My Fitness Pal, Calm and Sleep Cycle: Sleep Analysis & Smart Alarm Clock are named the âbest apps for tabletsâ. wear ‘.
As the pandemic continued to promote the health and well-being of Android users in India, Google chose Jumping Minds as one of the âBest Hidden Gemsâ, Evergreen Club as well as âBest Apps forâ. well â, and the Sarva yoga app among theâ best apps for everyday âthis year.
Earlier this month, Google launched the 2021 Google Play Users’ Choice Award and declared Clubhouse “2021 User Choice App” in India. The achievement shows the country’s growing interest in voice and audio platforms, the Android maker said.
You can check out all the apps that are awarded among the best apps of 2021 by Google by visiting its dedicated section on Google Play. Here is the list.
“The best apps of 2021 in India” on Google Play
Best app of 2021 (India)
Best apps for fun
Best apps for everyday essentials
Best apps for personal growth
The best hidden gems
Best apps for good
Best apps for tablets
Best applications for wear
On the gaming front, Krafton’s Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) was named “Best Game” of the Year in India, while Garena Free Fire Max was named “User Choice Game” of the Year.
âThe game continued to generate significant interest in India, with many players across the country enjoying a range of exciting and imaginative gaming experiences,â said Bouchard.
Just like in the case of the best apps, Google this time introduced âBest Games for Tabletsâ to highlight tablet-oriented games. Chicken police, my friend Pedro: ripe for revenge and out to sea! are among the âBest Tablet Gamesâ of the year in India.
“The best games of 2021 in India” on Google Play
Best Game of 2021 (India)
Best competitive games
The best game changers
Best indie games
Best pick up and play
Best tablet games
It’s important to point out that the winners of Google’s best apps and games on Google Play differ by region. This means that the ones you have in India are not available with the same title in other markets.
In the United States, Google named Balance âBest App of the Yearâ and Pokemon Unite âBest Game of the Yearâ.
Google has said that the top Google Play winners represent the âgold standardâ in application and game development globally. The company also claimed that it picked the winners from across the developer ecosystem “to reinforce that a great app or game can come from anywhere, whether you’re a big developer. or a developing developer “.
However, it should be mentioned that the selection of these best apps and games is at the discretion of the publishers of Google Play, with the exception of the case of âUser Choiceâ titles which are selected on the basis of user votes.
Google told Gadgets 360 that the Google Play editorial team selected the best of 2021 winners after considering new apps and games with high, high-quality user ratings, as well as cases. unique uses.
Last year, Google announced that Sleep Meditation for Calm Sleep by Wysa was the âBest Appâ of the Year and Legends of Runeter was the âBest Gameâ of the Year in India.