WITH the year almost done Apple has picked out what it thinks are the best apps and games of 2017, highlighting one app and one game for iPhone and the same for iPad, a technology site, techrader reported.
You can check out the full list of Apple's top apps and more over at iTunes. Apple says its app of the year for iPhone is Calm, a meditation and sleep app, and Splitter Critters is 2017's iPhone game of the year.
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Apple also highlighted four breakout trends in app culture for 2017: the wider introduction of augmented reality in apps and games, the rise of real-time competitive gaming on mobile devices, apps focused on mental health awareness and bettering, and apps transforming storytelling and reading. The app has a bunch of tools that provides a ground for layer-based editing right on the small screen of the iPhone. The app also includes features such as keyframe animations, chroma key compositing, and unlimited undo/redo.
Last year, Pokemon Go was a new entry to the top 10, but this year, it failed to make it to the list of the free top apps and even in the free games category, which is led by Super Mario Run. This is a puzzle game that involves splitting and rearranging the game world in order to guide the eponymous critters back to their spaceship.
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On iPad, the most popular free download was the official YouTube app.
For Apple Music, the most popular album was Drake's More Life and Ed Sheeran snagged the most popular song with Shape of You. On the iPad, Affinity Photo is app of the year and The Witness is game of the year.
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While Snapchat was the most downloaded app of 2016, it slipped to the number two position this year, with Snap-owned Bitmoji taking top honors. In iTunes Movies, the top five movies were Dear Zindagi, Sully, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion (Hindi Version), Baahubali - The Beginning (Hindi Version), and Raaes. It must be noted that Affinity is a paid-up-front app, while Calm is free.