The Apple App Store publishers chose two featured games and two featured applications for the iPhone and iPad as their best choice of 2017. On the iPhone, the meditation application The Calm game and popular Splitter Critters won top honors, while the photo editing application Affinity Photo and the puzzle game The Witness occupied the first places on iPad.
– iPhone game of the year: Divider crystals
– iPad app of the year: Affinity Photo
– iPad game of the year: The Witness
Apple shared applications that are part of the main trends of the year, which included augmented reality applications such as IKEA Place and Very Hungry Caterpillar, meditation style applications such as Calm and Joyable, multiplayer games like Art of War: Red Tides and The Elder Scrolls: Legends and modern storytelling applications such as Hooked and Serial Box Publishing.
Apple has also published the best apps for 2017 in several App Store graphics. The best free applications for iPhone include Bitmoji, Snapchat, YouTube, Facebook Messenger and Instagram, while the most popular payment applications for iPhone include Facetune, HotSchedules, Tabs & Chords, Enlight and the 7-minute training challenge.
On the iPhone, the best games include Super Mario Run, 8 Ball Pool, Ballz, Snake Vs. Block and Word Cookies. The best iPhone games include Heads Up !, Minecraft, Plague Inc., Bloons TD 5 and Monopoly.
YouTube, Netflix, Facebook, Facebook Messenger and Chrome were the best free apps for iPad, while Procreate, Notability, Touch Life: Hospital, Touch Life: Salon 3 and GoodNotes 4 were the best paid apps for iPad.
Super Mario Run, ROBLOX, Rolling Sky, Word Cookies and Bowmasters were the best free games for iPad, and Minecraft, Geometry Dash, Five Nights at Freddy's: Sister Location, Bloons TD 5 HD and the Escapists were The best paid iPad games.
The complete list of the best iPad and iPhone apps and games, along with additional details about the top content of the App Store in 2017, is available through the App Store on an iOS device.