Apple on Thursday released its 2021 App Store Awards winners list to highlight the 15 best apps and games of the year on iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple Watch and Apple TV. The list includes kids-focused app Toca Life: World, video editor Lumafusion, documents and notes app Craft and live sports streaming platform DAZN. On the gaming part, the Cupertino company picked League of Legends: Wild Rift, Marvel Future Revolution, Myst and Space Marshals 3 as the best titles on the App Store. Apple said all of these apps and games helped users “tap into personal passions, find creative outlets, connect with new people and experiences, and just have fun.” The company also released its top apps and games separately on a regional basis.
Among other titles, there has been Toca Life World from Toca Boca. Nominated As the iPhone app of the year. LumaTouch’s LumaFusion has been named iPad App of the Year, while Luki Labs’ Craft Mac App of the Year. DAZN Group’s DAZN has won the Apple TV App of the Year, and rounding out the list, Griller’s Carrot Weather has won the Apple Watch App of the Year.
Apart from the app, Apple has named the best games available on the App Store. League of Legends: Wild Rift from Riot Games earned the iPhone Game of the Year award on this front, while Marvel Future Revolution from Netmarble Corporation took home the title of iPad Game of the Year.
Apple also selected Space Marshal 3 from Pixelbyte as the Apple TV Game of the Year, while Fantasia from Mistwalker is named Apple Arcade Game of the Year.
All these great apps and games have been selected at the discretion of App Store editors around the world. Apple said its editorial team selected these titles to “deliver exceptional quality, innovative technology, creative design and positive cultural impact” to users.
The winners of the best apps and games will receive physical App Store rewards. Each of these prizes will have a signed blue App Store logo, set in the 100 percent recycled aluminum used to make Apple products, as well as the names of the winners engraved on the other side.
“The developers who won the App Store Award in 2012 used their own drive and vision to deliver the best apps and games of the year – sparking the creativity and passion of millions of users around the world,” said Apple CEO Tim Cook. Statement.
In addition to the best apps and games, global App Store editors named “Connections” as the top trend of the year and listed a number of apps and games to follow the theme.
The list includes the social deduction game among us! From InnerSloth, dating and networking app Bumble, graphics design and layout app Canva, black-owned eatery aggregator Eatocra, and women’s social networking app Peanuts.
Apple also released charts for the top apps and games of the year which are essentially the most downloaded content from the App Store in 2021. These charts are specifically based on regions, so the ones you have are different from their counterparts in India. We. The App Store on Apple devices is also offering top apps and games to expand regional-wise trends.
Top 10 Free Apps on the App Store in India in 2021
- Whatsapp messenger
- google pay
- amazon pay
- Google Chrome
Top 10 Paid Apps on the App Store in India in 2021
- dslr camera
- vehicle registration information
- One – Your Focus Inspiration
- Stickers Babai : Telugu Stickers
- Procreate Pocket
- auto sleep track sleep on watch
- Money Manager (+PC Editing)
- touch retouch
- Government Guide – PAN Card, Aadhar
- Voice Recorder – Record Audio
Top 10 Free Games on the App Store in India in 2021
- Ludo King
- battleground mobile india
- Garena Free Fire – New Age
- subway Surfers
- candy Crush Saga
- Call of Duty: Mobile
- 8 Ball Pool
- Water Sort Puzzle
- among us!
- Count Masters: Crowd Runner 3D
Top 10 Paid Games on the App Store in India in 2021
- hitman sniper
- Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
- RFS: Real Flight Simulator
- Grand Theft Auto Vice City
- Conscious! funny charioteer game
- Plague Inc.
- Ski Safari 2
- need for Speed Most Wanted
In the US, the list of top free apps on the App Store includes TikTok, YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat and Facebook Messenger, while the highest-paid apps are Procreate Pocket, HotSchedules, The Wonder Weeks, TouchRetouch, FaceTune, and ShadowRocket. The top free games are Among Us!, Roblox, Project Makeover, Call of Duty: Mobile, and Subway Surfers, and the top paid ones starting with Minecraft, Heads Up!, Bloons TD 6, Monopoly, and Geometry Dash.
The year 2021 has been full of challenges for Apple and its App Store. The company faced outrage from developers over its proprietary payment system, which eventually resulted in a court allowing alternative forms of in-app purchases. The iPhone maker also saw criticism from companies including Facebook for its stringent privacy measures. It also introduced the ability for users to rate and review their preloaded iOS apps through the App Store and updated the App Store payment rules to allow developers to contact customers directly about payment methods.