Google on Tuesday continued its trend of announcing the winners of the Google Play Best of 2021 awards in India dedicated to apps and games listed on Android’s official App Store. Search giant Bitclass – the app that enables cohort-based learning – has been named as the ‘Best App of 2021’, while the battle royale game Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has been chosen as the ‘Best Game of 2021’ . Google has also declared the audio app Clubhouse as the User Choice App of 2021 based on user votes.
Developed by Bengaluru-based entrepreneurs, Bitclass has been voted the Best App of the Year in India by Google Play Editors. Google said the app “reflects the emergence of a digital learning culture in India that is driven by innovative local solutions.”
Bitclass offers a variety of online classes, from baking and dancing to personal finance and theater acting. These classes are available in both free and paid versions.
“In India, once again, we saw a diverse range of apps helping people across the country with relevant – and often unique – solutions for their daily needs. This year, we saw a marked rise in e-learning, with many winners finding creative ways to help India learn a range of skills online, whether in a passion through celebrity-led virtual classes with Frontero Be it to master, or to use AI for student learning. Results with Embibe,” Told Brett Bouchard, Global Head of Editorial, Google Play in a blog post.
FrontRow has been named as one of the ‘Best Apps for Fun’ of 2021, while Embibe has been named this year’s ‘Best Apps for Personal Development’.
Google has announced the best apps for tablets and wearables this year as well. In India, Houzz, Canva, and Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw are the three ‘Best Apps for Tablet’ in 2021, while My Fitness Pal, Calm, and Sleep Cycle: Sleep Analysis & Smart Alarm Clock are named ‘Best Apps’. Title is given. to wear’.
As the pandemic continues to push for health and wellness among Android users in India, Google has named Jumping Minds as one of the ‘best hidden gems’, along with Evergreen Club, ‘best apps for good’. and Sarva Yoga App is this year’s ‘Best App for Everyday Essentials’.
Earlier this month, Google introduced the Google Play Users’ Choice Awards 2021 and declared Clubhouse as the ‘Users Choice App of 2021’ in India. The Android maker said the achievement reflects the country’s growing fondness for voice and audio-based platforms.
You can see all the apps that have been rewarded by Google among the best apps of 2021 dedicated section on Google Play. Here is the list.
‘Best 2021 Apps in India’ on Google Play
Best App of 2021 (India)
Best Apps for EntertainmentI
Best Apps for Everyday Essentials
Best Apps for Personal Development
best hidden gems
best apps for good
Best Apps for Tablet
IBest Apps for Wearing
On the gaming front, Crafton’s Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) has been awarded as the ‘Best Game of the Year’ in India, while Garena Free Fire Max was named as the ‘Users’ Choice Game of the Year’ Is.
“Gaming continues to garner significant interest in India, with many people across the country enjoying thrilling and imaginative gaming experiences,” Bouchard said.
Like Best Apps, Google this time has introduced ‘Best Games for Tablets’ to highlight tablet-centric games. Chicken Police, My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge and Overboard! One of the ‘Best Games for Tablets’ of the year in India.
‘Best of 2021 Games in India’ on Google Play
Best Game of 2021 (India)
best competitive sport
best game changers
best indie games
best pick up and play
best games for tablet
It’s important to point out that the winners of Google’s best apps and games on Google Play vary from region to region. This means that the ones you have in India are not available in other markets with the same title.
In the US, Google named Balance as the “app of the year” and Pokémon Unite as the “game of the year”.
Google said the Best of Google Play winners represent the “gold standard” in app and game development globally. The company also claimed that it selected the winners across the developer ecosystem “to reinforce that a great app or game can come from anywhere, whether you’re a big or a budding developer.”
However, it is worth mentioning that the selection of these best apps and games is at the discretion of the Google Play editors, except in the case of ‘users’ choice’ titles, chosen based on user votes.
Google told Gadgets 360 that Google Play’s editorial team selected the Best of 2021 winners by taking into account new apps and games with high quality and high user ratings, as well as unique use cases.
Last year, Google named Sleep Meditation for Calm Sleep by Vaysa as the ‘Best App’ of the year and Legends of Rantera as the ‘Best Game of the Year’ in India.