Apple published its "Best of 2016" apps in the Apple App store in iPhone, iPad, Mac, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. The list consists of the best games and applications created by third-party developers during 2016.
According to Financial Express, here is Apple's list for the year:
For iPhone: App - Prisma, Game - Clash Royale;
For iPad: App - Sketchbook Motion, Game - Severed;
Mac: App - Bear; Game - Life is Strange;
Apple Watch: App - MySwimPro, Game - Field Day;
Apple TV: App - Twitter, Game - GP Renegade.
Here are the "Best of 2016" free games and apps that were downloaded the most:
iPhone: App - Snapchat; Game - Pokemon GO
For iPhone, Snapchat is the most downloaded free app while for both iPhone and iPad, Pokemon GO, the craze of summer game, was the most downloaded free game on both the iPad and the iPhone.
As for the paid apps in iPhone, these are the top picks:
FaceTune, 7-Minute Workout Challenge, Geometry Dash, KIMOJI, Heads Up!, and Face Swap Live.
For iPad, the most downloaded paid app in 2016 was Minecraft: Pocket Edition, and the most downloaded free app was YouTube.
Apple also released the list of "10 Best Apps of the year" and "10 Best Games of the year" on other Apple devices. Here are the top five games:
1. Clash Royale
3. Plants vs. Zombies
4. twofold inc.
5. Riptide GP: Renegade
Here is the list of the top 10 best apps for iPhone:
5. Meditation Studio
7. Credit Karma
8. Glasses by Warby Parker
The top 10 TV shows were:
1. Game of Thrones
2. The Walking Dead
3. Downtown Abbey
4. The Americans
5. The Big Bang Theory
7. Mr. Robot
8. The Blacklist
10. Modern Family
The top songs include the following:
1. One Dance - Drake
2. Can't Stop the Feeling - Justin Timberlake
3. Work (feat. Drake) - Rihanna
4. My House - Flo Rida
5. 7 Years - Lukas Graham
6. Closer (feat. Halsey) - The Chainsmokers
7. Love Yourself - Justin Bieber
8. Don't Let Me Down - The Chainsmokers
A full list of the "Best of 2016" winners are found on the App Store, iTunes, and iBooks Store according to AppleInsider.
The "Best of 2016" list is published by the company every year, marking the highlights of third-party developers' creations using its platform across its devices.