Drake, Moana Top Apple Charts in 2017

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As in previous years, the company's App Store editors have selected the best apps and games of the year for every software platform - iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS.

Not many days are left in 2017.

WITH the year almost done Apple has picked out what it thinks are the best apps and games of 2017, highlighting one app and one game for iPhone and the same for iPad, a technology site, techrader reported.

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Super Mario Run tops the most downloaded games chart, followed by 8 Ball Pool, Snake VS Block, Ballz, Word Cookies and Subway Surfers. On the other hand, Pritam's "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil", from the movie of the same title that was released last year, topped the tag of album of the year. The passing year saw a rise in real-time competitive gaming, apps focused on mental health and mindfulness, and apps transforming storytelling and reading. Google's YouTube was at third (up from sixth in 2016), followed by Facebook Messenger (at second last year), Instagram (same as last year), Facebook (same as last year), Google Maps (same as last year), Netflix (ninth in 2016), Spotify (up from tenth) and Uber (new entry in the top 10).

On iPad the app of the year is Affinity Photo - a feature-packed photo editing tool, while the iPad game of the year is The Witness, which sees you navigate an open world, solving puzzles.

And lastly, computer science was a huge area of interest in 2017, with the top three courses on iTunes U focusing on learning to code and developing apps with Swift.

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Li says that Huawei's APP Store is not aiming to compete with the likes of Google Play, but aims to supplement existing android APPs.

For Apple Music, the most popular album was Drake's More Life and Ed Sheeran snagged the most popular song with Shape of You.

"Apple Music Up Next 2017 artists Khalid, Daniel Caesar and 6LACK all earned GRAMMY nominations as part of their success this year", the iPhone maker said. Game of Thrones unsurprisingly dominated in the TV realm, with NPR's Fresh Air topping podcast charts.

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