Following the launch of Google's Best Apps for 2014 section, Apple on Monday unveiled its Best of 2014 list, featuring apps, movies, music, TV shows, and books. Notably, each country has a different list, and we are listing the App Store India selection.
While Apple ranked Replay Video Editor and Pixelmator as the best apps for the iPhone and iPad respectively, it listed Threes! and Monument Valley as the best games for iPhone and iPad models, respectively.
The Cupertino giant also listed runner up apps and games for the iPad and iPhone in its Best Apps for 2014 list. For the iPad, the runner up app was Storehouse - Visual Storytelling, while the runner up game was World of Tanks Blitz. As for the iPhone, the runner up app was Elevate - Brain Training, and the runner up game was Leo's Fortune.
Apple also listed its 'favourite' apps and games in the Best Apps and Best Games featured sections, which included Hyperlapse from Instagram, Swiftkey Keyboard, and Camera Plus: Capture Remotely with Airsnap in the apps section, and Monyment Valley, World of Tanks Blitz, and Smash Hit under the games section.
In addition, the firm also listed the Top Paid, Top Free, and Top Grossing apps for the iPhone and iPad, with the iPhone list featuring Passcode for WhatsApp, WhatsApp Messenger, and Candy Crush Saga respectively, while the iPad list featured The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Skype for iPad, and Clash of Clans, respectively.
Apart from apps, Apple's Best of 2014 also listed the best music, movies, TV shows and books for the year. The full list under each category can be seen in the iTunes app.
Earlier this month, Google published the 'Best Apps of 2014' section on Google Play. The Best Apps of 2014 section on Google Play featured 64 apps in total, including some popular apps like Shazam, TuneIn Radio, Uber, Skype Qik: Group Video Chat, and Secret. Also, not all the apps listed are free to download.