Samsung announced the winners of this year’s Best of Galaxy Store Awards at SDC 2019. Unlike last year when Samsung kicked off the first Galaxy Store Awards ceremony and picked five winners, this year the company has recognized no less than 25 developers. They were all invited to participate in the Best of Galaxy Store Awards Ceremony and receive an award, a banner, and Galaxy Store benefits.Out of the 25 apps, themes, and watch faces to have won the awards, Samsung named only the four biggest winners in its recent announcement. Each pick belongs to its own category, namely Best Racing Game, Best Social App, Best Themes Brand Collaboration, and Best Watch Designer.2019’s best four Galaxy Store apps/themesAsphalt 9: Legends won the Best Racing Game 2019 category. Its popularity is evident not only in the Galaxy Store but also in Google’s Play Store. It’s a fast arcade-like racing game and the gameplay fits the mobile platform quite well. Likewise, the colorful graphics are a treat on Samsung’s Super AMOLED mobile displays.
TikTok won the Best Social App 2019 award. It may not require an introduction for some readers, but for others, this is a social media app for creating and sharing short clips. They are usually 15 seconds long and they can be shared not only on TikTok but other social media platforms.
The Best Themes Brand Collaboration 2019 award goes to the Cogul Planet MLB Theme. Cogul Planet is a Korean digital content provider who released the MLB theme back in April to celebrate the winners of the World Series. The themes are complete with ringtones of broadcaster commentaries pulled from the most exciting game moments of the season. Over 100,000 downloads have been registered on the Galaxy Store since April, and the company plans to release more diverse MLB themes in the future.
Last but certainly not least, the Best Watch Designer 2019 award goes to Matteo Dini. His watchfaces combine digital and analog elements to create an interesting mix between retro and modern design languages.
Do you agree with Samsung’s picks or do you have other apps in mind? Have you used any of these apps/themes, and if not, are you going to give them a try now that they’re officially the best of 2019? Hit the links above for the Galaxy Store pages of each individual app/theme if you wish to download them. And as always, feel free to share your thoughts in the comment section below.