Four Aussie app developers picked up gongs in the Google Play Best Apps and Games Awards this year.
Lead image L-R: Ivy Nguyen, co-founder; Will Kent, co-founder; Christine Nguyen, co-founder, ReciMe.
BrainTrack, developed by Dementia Australia, won the Best App for Good award. It helps users identify dementia risk factors, monitor their cognitive performance over time, and seek advice from their GPs and dementia experts. The app also picked up the Best Hidden Gem award in Singapore, where there is a growing aging population and a push for better quality of life for dementia patients.
Canva, meanwhile, saw its graphic design app with the Best for Tablets category in India and received Honourable Mentions Best for Tablets in Australia, the US, Canada, Great Britain, Indonesia, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Singapore. The app was praised for its user-friendliness and the many built-in templates and design elements it offers.
ReciMe, an Australia-based social platform app that lets users easily share, discover and save recipes, won Best Everyday Essential in Australia, and in Great Britain and Hong Kong. It also received Honourable Mentions as Best Everyday Essential in the US, Canada and Singapore.
The ReciMe team said: “Cooking is a chore and our mission is to make it fun and easier for everyone. Inflation is impacting the cost of living and eating, and more people are looking for cheap, easy and healthy meals. Our next goal is to introduce tools to help people organise recipes and shop better!”
Down in Bermuda, an adventure game created by Australia-based developer Yak & Co received Honourable Mentions in the Best Story category in several markets across Australia, Europe, the US and the Middle East.
The co-founders of Yak & Co said: “One thing we were surprised and delighted to hear about our game is that due to its peaceful puzzling nature, it can be very soothing to play and has been used as a chill-out style recovery game for those wanting to look after their mental health. It’s an incredible honour to be a part of the Best of 2023 class.”
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