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BGMI, Clubhouse, Bitclass bag the best titles in Google Play’s Best of 2021 in India

Bitclass, a platform enabling interactive cohort-based learning' developed by Bengaluru-based entrepreneurs earns the 'Best App of 2021' title.

Updated:Tue, November 30, 2021 6:36pm

By Meghna Dutta

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Google has yet again come up with the best Android apps list for the year. The tech giant on Tuesday announced the winners of the Google Play Best of 2021 awards in India that cover apps and games on the Android app store.

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To start with the 'Best App of 2021,' Bitclass' a platform enabling interactive cohort-based learning' earned the title. Bitclass, an app designed by Bengaluru-based entrepreneurs has been picked as the best app of the year in India by Google Play editors. Google notes that the app 'reiterated the emergence of a digital learning culture in India fueled by innovative localized solutions.' One the of reasons behind earning the title is the freemium service across categories from baking, dance, music, theatre acting, to personal finance.

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Meanwhile, the social audio app Clubhouse bagged the Users' Choice App of 2021 on the basis of user votes. The company has expanded the awards to three new categories that include apps on tablets, Wear OS, and games on tablets. Google cites that the idea behind adding new categories is to 'encourage innovation across Google Play.'

In the gaming category, PUBG Mobile Indian avatar Battlegrounds Mobile India earned the prize of the Best Game of the Year in the country. While Garena's enhanced BR title Free Fire Max earned the Users' Choice pick.

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"Gaming continued to gain significant interest in India, with many across the country enjoying a range of thrilling and imaginative gaming experiences," Google mentioned in its official blog post.

With the pandemic causing a severe disruption in the country, it pushed users to focus on health and well-being with mental health. Keeping that in the list Google has picked Jumping Minds as one of the 'Best Hidden Gems', Evergreen Club as Being among the 'Best Apps for Good', and Sarva yoga app as the 'Best Apps for Everyday Essentials' this year.'

The best android apps list also emphasizes online learning. FrontRow an app to learn singing, music, comedy has been titled the 'Best App for Fun' of 2021. EMBIBE, another learning outcomes app is also on the list of Best apps for personal growth. Further, the list includes the best apps for everyday essentials for instance Sortizy, an app for recipes, meal planners, and grocery lists. As for the best apps for tablets and wearables in India, the search giant has listed Houzz, Canva, and Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw as the three 'Best Apps for Tablets' of 2021, while, My Fitness Pal, Calm, and Sleep Cycle: Sleep Analysis & Smart Alarm Clock have been put in the 'Best Apps for Wear' title.

That said, here's the entire list of top apps put in Google Play's Best of 2021 awards

Best App of 2021 (India) Bitclass: Learn Anything. Live. Together!

Best Game of 2021 (India): Battlegrounds Mobile India

Users' Choice App of 2021 (India): Clubhouse: The Social Audio App

Users' Choice Game of 2021 (India): Garena Free Fire MAX

Best Apps for Fun

FrontRow: Learn Singing, Music, Rap, Comedy & More

Clubhouse: The Social Audio App

Hotstep

Best Apps for Everyday Essentials

Sortizy Recipes, Meal Planner & Grocery Lists

SARVA Yoga & Meditation

Guardians from Truecaller

Best Apps for Personal Growth

Bitclass: Learn Anything. Live. Together!

EMBIBE: Learning Outcomes App

Evolve Mental Health: Meditations, Self-Care & CBT Best Hidden Gems

Jumping Minds Talk & Feel Better

Learn Product Management & Marketing Skills @ FWD

Moonbeam I Podcast Discovery

Best Apps for Good

Evergreen Club Health, Fitness, Fun & Learning

being: your mental health friend

Speechify text to speech tts

Best Apps for Tablets

Houzz Home Design & Remodel

Canva

Concepts: Sketch, Note, Draw

Best Apps for Wear

My Fitness Pal

Calm

Sleep Cycle: Sleep analysis & Smart alarm clock

BEST OF 2021 GAMES IN INDIA

Best Competitive Games

Battlegrounds Mobile India

Summoners War: Lost Centuria

MARVEL Future Revolution

Pokemon Unite

Suspects: Mystery Mansion

Best Game Changers

JanKenUP!

Unmaze a myth of shadow & light

NieR Re[in]carnation

Tears of Themis

Best Indie Games

DeLight: The Journey Home

Huntdown

My Friend Pedro

Ronin: The Last Samurai

Bird Alone

Best Pick Up & Play

Cats in Time Relaxing Puzzle Game

Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!

Dadish 2

Disney POP TOWN

Switchcraft: The Magical Match 3

Best Games for Tablets

Chicken Police Paint it RED!

My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge

Overboard!

The Procession to Calvary

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