This is the third year that Google has highlighted the Android apps that stand out for their Material Design interface and this time four apps have been lucky enough to make off with awardw. Each of the prizewinners stands out for specific aspects of its UI design, but it’s clear that all of them are of high enough quality to distinguish themselves in the 2017 Material Design Awards.
In this year’s contest, in its third edition, the voting system was a bit different from normal: Google has allowed the Android community to vote for their favorite apps. The prizewinners, besides getting their due share of the limelight, can travel to Pittsburgh to participate in SPAN, Google’s own design, tech, and research conference.
The winner in the Brand Expressiveness category is one of the most interesting offerings in the Android catalogue for reading books in a different way: it converts nonfiction bestsellers into 15-minute readings or audio clips that condense the most important parts of the work. The app from Blink Labs GmbH has made off with the award thanks to its great use of iconography, animations, and font that reinforce and power up its brand identity. Something that helps make the reading experience different and attractive. [Download]
This app to create and manage events has been recognized for its Interaction Design that stands out for a clean structure and browsing as well as clear functioning. An app that allows for great event management with features to easily create and supervise events, complete with real-time monitoring of ticket sales, secure payment, editing of all the key details on the fly, management of the event staff log, and more. [Download]
This comprehensive radio app stands out for a design that’s long on Platform Adaptiveness. It works brilliantly on an array of different devices: smartphones, Android Auto, smartwatches, and Chromecast. The app stands out for having local American radio stations as well as different podcasts and shows you can listen to from anywhere in the world. Plus the more you use it, the better it learns your tastes to offer an experience that’s as highly customized as possible. [Download]
This useful tool for searching for hotels and cheap flights has walked away with the prize in Innovation thanks to how it expands the standard design of these kinds of apps to new heights with distinctive and lovely animations. This differentiation from similar apps makes this price search and comparison app unique among its kind, offering a fresh experience to anybody who opens it up. [Download]