Apple Unveils App and Game of the Year, Best of 2017

Apple Unveils App and Game of the Year, Best of 2017

Huawei has announced that it will launch a localised app store in Africa.

R. Rahman from "OK Jaanu" was the most popular song, while "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" emerged as the most popular album.

With a press release and special sections featured on its digital storefronts this morning, Apple revealed the most popular apps, games, and media releases of 2017.

On the iPhone front Calm won app of the year.

As per Apple App Store Editors, "Enlight Videoleap" is the 2017 iPhone App of the Year, while "Affinity Photo" emerged as the 2017 iPad App of the Year. Both the games are not freemium titles.

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No message content is collected for ad targeting (same as Messenger), and there's no in-app purchases to worry about. However, the parent's approval is needed before their names can actually appear on the authorized contact list.

Game apps, on the other hand, were dominated by Ludo King, 8 Ball Pool, Super Mario Run, Candy Crush Saga, Sniper 3D, and others. Four breakout trends for this year for iOS devices include the introduction of augmented reality (AR) apps and games, the rise of real-time competitive gaming, apps focused on mental health and mindfulness, and apps transforming storytelling and reading. The rest of the list was mostly similar to previous year. Next was Snapchat, which was the top app past year.

It's also hardly shocking to see crowd pleasers and essentials like Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook Messenger, Instagram, Google Maps or Netflix among the iOS App Store's most popular 2017 apps.

On Apple Music, Drake nabs album of the year with More Life, while Ed Sheeran's Shape of You gets the honors for top song.

"Apple Music Up Next 2017 artists Khalid, Daniel Caesar and 6LACK all earned GRAMMY nominations as part of their success this year", the iPhone maker said. While game and app picks can also be viewed on the respective Games and Apps front pages, it's in the Today tab that Apple was able to put higher emphasis on each victor and tell the story behind it.

Apple also listed the top movies in the Apple Store, with Disney's Moana ranks first followed by Wonder Woman, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in the third spot.

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