Google Play Awards for the year 2019 were declared at Google I/O of this year. There awards are to recognize the most innovative developers behind the top apps and games on Google Play over the past year.

2019 Google Play Awards at Google I/O

These apps and games had stiff competition across nine categories, including new additions like Most Inventive, Best Living Room Experience and Most Beautiful Game. Google shared the winners that rose to the top for providing the best experiences for fans, making an impact on our communities and raising the bar for quality content on Google Play.

Below are the list of apps that got awards in 9 different categories. Each app is assigned with a category.

Standout Well-Being App

Means: Apps empowering people to live the best version of their lives, while demonstrating responsible design and engagement strategies.
App: Woebot: Your Self-Care Expert by Woebot labs.
About App:
Woebot: Your Self-Care ExpertThis app helps you
-Think through situations with step-by-step guidance from Woebot using tools from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
-Learn about yourself with intelligent mood tracking.
-Master skills to reduce stress and live happier through over 100+ evidence-based stories from our clinical team.


Best Accessibility Experience

Means: Apps and games enabling device interaction in an innovative way that serve people with disabilities or special needs.
App: Envision AI by Envision Technologies BV.
About App:
Envision AIEnvision enables people with visual impairment to live more independently. With Envision, visually impaired users can shop in supermarkets, use public transport, read menu cards in restaurants, recognize their friends, find their belongings and so much more, all on their own. Envision also does a great job of describing scenes. It can describe what it sees around in a easy to understand way.


Best Social Impact

Means: Apps and games that create a positive impact in communities around the world (focusing on health, education, crisis response, refugees, and literacy).
App: Widso by Wisdo LTD.
About App:
WisdoWisdo is a guide for life, where you can find and connect to people who have been there. Share your unique journey, discover people who have walked your path and find out what you’re missing about the things that matter to you. From body positivity to anxiety or motherhood, with Wisdo you are never alone. And the road ahead is always clearer.


Most Beautiful Game

Means: Games that exemplify artistry or unique visual effects either through creative imagery, and/or utilizing advanced graphics API features.
App: SHADOWGUN LEGENDS - FPS PvP Free Shooting Games by MADFINGER Games.
About App:
SHADOWGUN LEGENDS - FPS PvP Free Shooting GameExperience an epic story campaign, competitive PvP or cooperative multiplayer, all in one FPS MMO action game! Great graphics and good aim control guaranteed! In the sci-fi world of Shadowgun Legends, humanity is under attack from a deadly alien invader. The last line of defense are the Shadowguns, legendary warriors and heroes. So what are you waiting for? Join the shooting action and show the galaxy who’s boss! The best free FPS shooter is here.


Best Living Room Experience

Means: Apps that create, enhance, or enable a great living room experience that brings people together.
App: Neverthink: The best of YouTube handpicked daily by Neverthink.
About App:
Neverthink: The best of YouTube handpicked dailyImagine if every time you wanted to watch a good YouTube video, someone gave you a great one: 100% hand-selected daily by our team out of thousands so you’ll be watching only the freshest, craziest and funniest stuff on the internet. Neverthink is a video app that does exactly that. Download now and start getting hours of new hand-picked videos every day!


Most Inventive

Means: Apps and games that display a groundbreaking new use case, like utilize new technologies, cater to a unique audience, or demonstrate an innovative application of mobile technology for users.
App: Tick Tock: A Tale for Two by Other Tales Interactive.
About App:
Tick Tock: A Tale for TwoTick Tock: A Tale for Two is an eerie cooperative puzzle game for two players. Each player needs a copy of the game on their own mobile device (phone or tablet) to play. You can also play cross-platform with a computer (PC or Mac). Average playtime 2.5 hours.


Standout Build for Billions Experience

Means: Apps and games with optimized performance, localization and culturalization for emerging markets.
App: Canva: Graphic Design & Logo, Flyer, Poster maker by Canva.
About App:
Canva: Graphic Design & Logo, Flyer, Poster makerCanva is a versatile graphic design app that is a logo maker and poster maker, video editor, can be used to design your Instagram Highlight cover, Instagram Story or post, create a banner for social networks like Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter, and can even make birthday invitations or wedding invites. Available on your phone & computer so you can jump back into your design anytime, anywhere.


Best Breakthrough App

Means: New apps with excellent overall design, user experience, engagement, retention and strong growth.
App: SLOWLY - Connect to the World! by Slowly Communications Ltd..
About App:
SLOWLY - Connect to the World!SLOWLY lets you meet pen friends from your smartphone! Match with someone that shares your passion, write a letter and collect stamps from around the world. Speak your mind – one letter at a time!
SLOWLY is not your typical networking or dating app - we’re bringing the traditional pen friend experience to your smartphone.
The app is created for those who yearns for meaningful conversations with people in the era of instant messaging. We hope to connect people around the world at a slower but better pace – one letter at a time.


Best Breakthrough Game

Means: New games with excellent overall design, user experience, engagement, retention and strong growth.
App: MARVEL Strike Force by FoxNext Games.
About App:
MARVEL Strike ForceIn MARVEL Strike Force, ready for battle alongside allies and arch-rivals in this action-packed, visually-stunning free-to-play game for your phone or tablet. An assault on Earth has begun and Super Heroes and Super Villains are working together to defend it! Lead the charge by assembling your ultimate squad, including Spider-Man, Doctor Strange, Groot, Rocket Raccoon, Loki, Venom, Elektra, Captain America and Iron Man, as you enter strategic combat against an all-new enemy threat. It’s time to fight! Gather your squad and prepare for the battle to save Earth!

Those are the apps that got awards for the year 2019 from Google.

Source: Google