Apple’s ‘Best of 2018’ List Includes Fortnite, Indian AR App Froggipedia

Procreate pocket
Procreate Pocket

Google recently announced the winner of Google Play’s Best of 2018 awards. And now, on the same lines, Apple has also announced its ‘Best of 2018’ selection, naming a best app and game for each platform including iOS, tvOS and macOS.

Among the big App Store winners this year is a Made-in-India iPad app Froggipedia, developed by Mumbai-based company DesignMate. Froggipedia is an interactive learning app which uses Augmented Reality (AR) to help students explore and discover the unique life cycle and intricate anatomical details of a frog.

In addition to that, Apple has also unveiled its year-end “Top Charts” across iPhone and iPad. There’s a separate list for both apps and games. “This year, Battle Royale-style games like Fortnite and PUBG Mobile dominated global gaming culture with exciting, last-player-standing action,” Apple said.

But before we check out the list, here’s a quick look at what Apple considers to be the best app or game –

Apple’s ‘Best of 2018’ List Includes Fortnite, Indian AR App Froggipedia
Procreate Pocket

Best Apps

  • Best iPhone App of 2018: Procreate Pocket
  • Best iPad App of 2018: Froggipedia
  • Best Mac App of 2018: Pixelmator Pro
  • Best Apple TV App of 2018: Sweat

Best Games

  • Best iPhone game of 2018: Donut County
  • Best iPad game of 2018: Gorogoa
  • Best Mac game of 2018: The Gardens Between
  • Best Apple TV game of 2018: Alto’s Odyssey

Top Charts Across different categories

Top Free iPhone Apps

  • YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream
  • Instagram
  • Snapchat
  • Messenger
  • Facebook

A few other wildly popular apps like Spotify, TikTok, & Netflix were also included in the list.

Top Paid iPhone Apps

If you are looking to spend some money buying app, then here are the ones that are worth checking out –

  • Facetune
  • kirakira+
  • Dark Sky Weather
  • HotSchedules
  • PlantSnap Plant Identification

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Top Free iPhone Games

  • Fortnite
  • Helix Jump
  • Rise Up

As expected Fortnite was at the top of this list, but I am glad to see some other titles like HQ Trivia making it to top charts.

Top Paid iPhone Games

  • Heads Up!
  • Minecraft
  • Plague Inc.
  • Bloons TD 6
  • Pocket Build

Some of my personal favorites like Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Monument Valley 2, etc. are also in the list.

Music, Book, and others

In addition to the best apps and games, Apple also decided to highlight things like ‘Most-Read’ stories from the “Today” section on the App Store. According to Apple’s editorial team, these are the top five most-read stories –

Other highlights

  • Artist of the year: Drake
  • Song of the year: I Like it – Cardi B ft. Bad Bunny & J. Balvin
  • Best Book of the year: American Marriage
  • Audiobook of the year: American Marriage

Well, those were some of the best content that you can find in iTunes according to Apple. But I’d like to know your picks. Do you have a personal favorite that’s not included on the list? Then let us know by dropping a comment.

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