The best 2023 apps and mobile games according to the Uptodown Awards

Industry: Apps & Software

Uptodown, the independent market for Android applications, announces the winners of the Uptodown Awards, an annual contest that seeks to reward the best apps in the Android world in various categories.

Málaga, Spain (PRUnderground) March 28th, 2023

The international platform for the digital distribution of applications specialized in Android, currently has nearly 4 million apps in its catalog, downloaded by more than 132 million users around the world (Uptodown is available in 15 languages), who are determined to support an independent, robust and secure platform for downloading and distributing apps.

Uptodown currently features more than 17,000 developers who trust this marketplace to publish their software. This selection of 8 category-winning apps aims to give a well-deserved recognition to all of them based on their success and innovation. An independent jury made up of professionals from the industry voted for what they considered the best apps in five categories: Best Mobile Video Game (Genshin Impact), Best Indie Video Game (JanKenUP!), Best Entertainment App (FilmoraGO), Best Mobile Browser (Microsoft Edge) and Best Productivity App (WPS Office).

And three special categories have been added: The Special Community Award to the app with the most votes by Uptodown users, won by PUBG Mobile, an Android game that has led the ranking of the most downloaded and best valued video games on the platform for several years. About to reach the figure of 200 million downloads from Uptodown, the well-known battle royale is still going strong in 2023, launching constant updates and collaborations that keep user interest high. The Uptodown Special Award, awarded by the staff of the tech company to the app that looks most innovative and with the most improvements in its service, in addition to the alignment of the app with the founding philosophy (open and plural) of Uptodown (Vivaldi), and finally, the Special “Hidden Gem” Award, where the members of the jury have focused on an Android game, Jobmania Eternal Dungeon, which proves that there is a whole world of wonderful mobile video games out there beyond the big, well-known names. This turn-based RPG with a roguelite structure is as simple to play as it is complex when it comes to delving into its mechanics.

Whether it’s for their usefulness, good design or ease of use, the best applications in the Android world have shone in this first edition of the Uptodown Awards, signaling the kick-off for the annual awards where prominence is given to the different strata of the mobile ecosystem, both to developers and to the users themselves, along with relevant figures within the industry.

About Uptodown

Uptodown is an international platform for the digital distribution of applications specialized for Android, founded in 2002. Alternative and totally independent, this app store is based on the principle of respecting the privacy of the user, not being required to register and allowing software to be downloaded both from its own official app and through the web. It has a catalogue of more than 3.8 million apps, divided into thematic categories and hosted on its own servers, offering for each one an information sheet prepared by its team of editors and supplemented with the opinions of its users. Available in fifteen languages, it currently has 132 million active users worldwide, and facilitates more than 450 million downloads every month.

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