Google, following Apple, announced which apps in the Play Store were the best in 2022. The first was an AI-based image generator based on a text description.
Google’s Best App of 2022 was Dream by WOMBO, which generates images from a text description, and the app has gone viral, the company said. Apex Legends Mobile was named Game of the Year by Google, which for almost the whole year did not leave the list of trending and most downloaded titles. The best app, according to Google Play users, was the alternative social platform BeReal; and Apex Legends Mobile turned out to be the most popular game in the user rating.
The best in the category “Entertainment” was the PetStar application, which “makes singing” pictures of pets uploaded by users. The DanceFitMe fitness app and the noteit widget, which allows you to share notes with loved ones, are also marked here.
The best app in the category “Personal growth” was Breathwrk with a set of breathing exercises to eliminate stress and anxiety. Duolingo ABC children’s English tutorial, Gym Log & Workouts virtual fitness trainer and Yousician ukulele tutorial were also noted in the category.
The Plant Parent encyclopedia of houseplant care was the best in the category of everyday applications. Also noteworthy is the Book Morning Routine Waking Up app for improving your sleep cycle; “Diary with Password” allows you to hide personal entries from prying eyes; as well as “Sleep Tracker”.
In the Hidden Gems category, the winner was Recover Athletics, an app offering recovery programs for athletes. The category also marks the Linktree link service for descriptions in social networks; Little Lunches meal planner; and a Wamble service to communicate with users nearby.
The STIGMA App, a psychological support service, became the first in the “Applications for Good” category. Mentioned here are Sleep Fruits, a meditation assistant, and Zario, a “digital well-being” assistant that helps reduce the time spent on social networks.
Todoist task scheduler has become the best for smartwatches. The best for tablets was the Pocket application, where you can save pages for reading. And the best for Chromebooks (new category) was the BandLab music production app.
In the Monoplayer Games category, the role-playing Dislyte won. Apex Legends Mobile and Catalyst Black shooters, Diablo Immortal role-playing action, and Rocket League Sideswipe are noted.
The best casual game was Angry Birds Journey. The arcade action Gun & Dungeons, the puzzle games HOOK 2 and quadline, and the adventure game Hyde and Seek are mentioned.
Dicey Dungeons is the best strategy game by an independent developer. Adventure Dungeons of Dreadrock, Knotwords puzzle, One Hand Clapping platformer and Phobies card strategy were noted.
In the new Best Story category, Papers, Please puzzle won. The adventure DEEMO II and Inua – A Story in Ice and Time, the arcade simulator The Secret of Cat Island and the action adventure Turnip Boy Commits Tax Evasion also deserve attention.
In another new category, “Best Regular Game”, action RPG Genshin Impact was named the winner. Candy Crush Saga puzzle game, Garena Free Fire battle royale, Pokémon GO multiplayer role-playing game, and Roblox platform are featured.
The best in the Play Pass (also a new category) was the puzzle adventure Very Little Nightmares. The category mentions Bridge Constructor simulator, Final Fantasy VII role-playing game, Linelight and Path of Giants puzzle games.
The best game for tablets was the role-playing action Tower of Fantasy. The arcade Angry Birds Journey, Catalyst Black, Diablo Immortal and Papers, Please are also mentioned here.
Finally, the Roblox platform was named the best game for Chromebooks.
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