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Periscope Named Apple's App of the Year in Best of 2015 Charts

Apple has published its annual Best of 2015 charts for the App Store, iTunes and iBooks Store, naming live video platform Periscope its App of the Year and Tomb Raider puzzler spinoff Lara Croft GO its Game of the Year.

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Enlight and Robinhood were selected as runner-ups for App of the Year, while strategy game Fallout Shelter and one-touch platformer Mr Jump finished second and third place respectively in the Game of the Year standings.

Popular automation app Workflow was deemed the "most innovative" app in 2015, while Dark Echo was awarded the same title in the gaming category. Instagram earned "Best App on iPhone 6s" and Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade won "Best Game on iPhone 6s."

Apple's Top 25 Apps of 2015

1. Periscope
2. Enlight
3. Robinhood
4. Workflow
5. Instagram
6. HBO NOW
7. Hopper
8. Darkroom
9. Lark
10. The Everything Machine
11. Pacemaker
12. Tandem
13. Jet
14. Timeline
15. Vee for Video
16. Fit Men Cook
17. Spark
18. RefME
19. Wildcard
20. Paper by FiftyThree
21. GIPHY CAM
22. PRY
23. Reuters TV
24. Zova
25. Blue Apron

Apple's Top 25 Games of 2015

1. Lara Croft GO
2. Fallout Shelter
3. Mr Jump
4. Dark Echo
5. Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade
6. Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft
7. Vainglory
8. Dungeon Boss
9. Puzzle Craft 2
10. PAC-MAN 256
11. You Must Build A Boat
12. AG Drive
13. MARVEL Contest of Champions
14. Horizon Chase - World Tour
15. Shadowmatic
16. Wonky Ship
17. Super Sharp
18. Last Voyage
19. Ski Safari 2
20. Downwell
21. Rayman Adventures
22. Afterpulse
23. Psych! Outwit Your Friends
24. HoPiKo
25. Blades of Brim

The top five paid iOS apps in 2015 were Heads Up! Games, Minecraft: Pocket Edition, Trivia Crack (Ad Free), Five Nights at Freddy's 2 and Facetune, while the top five free titles were Trivia Crack, Facebook Messenger, Dubsmash, Instagram and Snapchat.

Clash of Clans was the top grossing app in 2015, followed by Game of War - Fire Age, Candy Crush Saga, Pandora and Candy Crush Soda Saga. The full top charts are available on the App Store on iOS and iTunes on Mac.

Apple also named Max Max: Fury Road, Amy, Inside Out and Dope among its Best of 2015 movies, while Mr. Robot, Fargo, UnREAL and Inside Amy Schumer won Best of 2015 awards for TV shows. A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara was Apple's favorite fiction book on the year.

All selections were made by Apple's editorial curation team.



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8 months ago
I wonder if it says anything about me that I don’t have a single app from any of those lists…...
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago
Periscope shouldn't have won anything except a slap upside the head for the idiotic portrait filming.
TURN! YOUR! CAMERA! SIDEWAYS!
Rating: 2 Votes
8 months ago
Worth noting that these are the US App Store picks. Every local editorial team chose their favourites, although there's a lot of overlap of course.

In Australia, like Canada, Enlight took the top spot with Periscope the runner up.
Rating: 1 Votes
8 months ago

I don't understand. When I go to the Best of 2015 list it shows the App of the Year as The Robot Factory.


iPad list is different.
Rating: 1 Votes
8 months ago
It's cool, but there are better apps.
Rating: 1 Votes
8 months ago
Periscope is pretty neat. I like tuning in to a local TV news Periscope behind the scenes.
Rating: 1 Votes
8 months ago

Periscope is interesting but I'm not sure I'd call it the best app of 2015, though I wouldn't be surprised if it was the most popular/most downloaded on the App Store so that might have influenced Apple's choice.

I however wouldn't pick it as the best app of 2015 based simply on one factor - it's SO annoying!
I'm always getting notifications from everyone I follow and I have to "mute for 3 hours" constantly since I usually don't feel like watching a Periscope stream at the moment! :p

You do know that you can turn off notifications individually for the most prolific broadcasters, or all if you want, don't you?
Click on the little bell icon by the broadcasters name and you won't get the notification sound. This way, you can still watch their broadcast at anytime you so desire.
Rating: 1 Votes
8 months ago
"Why isn't [insert app] on the list?!" --People in this thread.
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