Best of Galaxy Store Awards

Celebrating the year’s top performing apps.

Award Categories and Previous Winners

The 2020 Best of Galaxy Store Awards will be presented on December 9, 2020, as a virtual event. Please sign up for the Samsung Developers newsletter or follow Samsung Developers on Facebook, Instragram, Twitter, YouTube, or LinkedIn.

2020 Best of Galaxy Store Award Categories


Game Graphics
Simulation Game
Action Game
Casual Game
Indie Game
Role Playing Game
Arcade Game
Game of the Year

Wellness App
Innovative App
Galaxy Watch

Watch Face Design
Watch Face Collection
Innovative Watch Face
New Watch Face Designer
Watch App
Galaxy Themes

Theme Design
Themes Collection
Innovative Theme
New Themes Designer
Icon Pack

Bixby Capsule of the Year
Bixby Developer of the Year

2020 Award Categories are subject to change without notice.

2019 Award Winners

The 2019 Best of Galaxy Store Awards were presented on October 29, 2019 at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Jose, California.


Award Winner Product/Company
Best Indie Game Two Dots Playdots
Best Multiplayer Badland Brawls Frogmind
Best Adventure Game Sonic Forces SEGA
Best AR Game Harry Potter: Wizards Unite Niantic Games
Best Casual Game Candy Crush Friends Saga King
Best Racing Game Asphalt 9 Gameloft
Best Choose Your Own Adventure Hollywood Story Nanobit Games
Best Role Playing Game Game of Sultans Mechanist Internet Technologies Co, Ltd.


Award Winner Product/Company
Best Indie App HomeAdvisor, Inc.
Best Productivity App Degoo Degoo Cloud
Best App to Relax With Headspace Headspace Inc.
Best Travel App App in the Air for Samsung App in the Air
Best Creative App Concept Top Hatch Inc.
Best Social App TikTok Bytedance
Best Streaming App Mixer Microsoft Corporation
Best Made for Samsung App Samsung 1:1 Video Tutoring Rosetta Stone
Best Use of Galaxy Store Badge Skillz Skillz

Galaxy Themes

Award Winner Product/Company
Best Indie Themes Designer John Shih X9
Best Theme Design [Echo] Whimiscal Woods Echo Visuals, Inc.
Best Themes Brand Collaboration MLB Themes Cogul Planet Inc.
Best Themes Designer (big brand) Cogul Planet, Inc. Cogul Planet, Inc.

Galaxy Watch

Award Winner Product/Company
Best Indie Watch Designer Tomas Joscak Vienna Studios
Best Watch Face Design Summer Vacation Alexandr Kovalev
Best Watch App iGearRadio Pavel Slaby
Best Watch Designer (big brand) Matteo Dini Matteo Dini

2018 Award Winners

The inaugural 2018 Best of Galaxy Store Awards were presented on November 6, 2018 at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, California.

All Categories

Award Winner Product/Company
Best Game Disney Heroes PerBlue Entertainment
Best App Booking Holdings Inc.
Best Theme Designer Guangxu Zhu Guangxu Zhu
Best Watch App Wrist Camera Kemas Dimas
Best Watch Designer Bergen Bergen

Success Stories

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Have Questions?

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The Best of Galaxy Store Awards recognize apps that stand out in Galaxy Store. We look for innovation, design, creativity, quality and performance in nominating candidates for the awards.
All Galaxy Store publishers qualify for selection. These range from big, well-known brands to indie developers and designers.
Winners are chosen from the nominated publishers by the U.S. Galaxy Store team.
Winners are revealed publicly during the Best of Galaxy Store Awards ceremony (typically held at the Samsung Developer Conference). We ask winners not to reveal their awards publicly or in print until that time.
The awards ceremony is held at the annual Samsung Developer Conference. Due to circumstances of COVID-19, the 2020 award ceremony will be a virtual event, premiering on YouTube, on December 9th, 2020, at 5:00pm PST.
Winners receive special marketing materials that can be used on social media, digital advertising, and Galaxy Store. Winners also receive passes to the Samsung Developer Conference, where they are presented with a physical trophy. Finally, winners are featured in Galaxy Store promotions, podcasts, blog posts, and newsletters. Note: Prizes are subject to change without notice.
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