Posted by Maxim Mai, Apps Partnerships, Google Play
Last Thursday at Google I/O 2017, we announced the winners of this year’s Google Play Awards.
Grab some popcorn and watch the award ceremony, we think
it’s just as fun as The Oscars. This year, we included a category to celebrate
the achievements of developers who publish outstanding apps that have positive
In introducing this awards category, we were inspired by the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development
Goals. With the ability to reach over 1 billion active Android devices
around the world, we think that app developers have a tremendous opportunity to
impact Zero Hunger (SDG
#2), Good Health and Wellbeing (SDG #3) and Quality
Education (SDG #4), and
many others. Read on to find out more about how this year’s winner and finalists
and impacting these goals.
Get in touch about your social impact app or game
Our work in supporting developer success in this area on Android and Google Play
is just beginning. We would like to encourage Android developers with a focus on
social impact to get
in touch with us here at Google Play and to tell us about their app or game.
It doesn’t matter where you are based, what problems you are solving, or which
countries you are targeting, we would like to hear your story and maybe we can
help you grow faster and improve your app’s quality.