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Google Play's Singapore Best of 2014 - And None Of Them Are Made In Singapore!

Google Play has announced their ‘editor’s pick’ of apps – what they call the best of 2014. While the list looks impressive, with many recognizable and popular apps in view, the list disappointingly does not include any Singapore-made apps.

The ‘Best of 2014 Apps in Singapore’ list and ‘Best of 2014 Games in Singapore’ list are 30 apps long each, making a total of 60 popular apps with no inkling of any Singapore developers or even a popular Singapore app. The only dating app in view is OkCupid, though local players like Paktor have been rising to popularity with exponential growth, having matched a quarter of a million people in just the first 2 weeks of 2014.

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Even transportation app Uber has been chosen, despite the domination of the scene by apps Grabtaxi and Easytaxi.

We’re not sure what the criteria is for these choices, but it’s a shame that none of our born and bred Singapore developers were honoured in this list.

Here’s the list below (ranked in no particular order):

Best of 2014 Apps in Singapore

  • Wunderlist: To-Do List & Tasks, 6 Wunderkinder GmbH
  • EyeEm:Camera & Photo Filter, EyeEm Mobile
  • Link Bubble Browse, Chris Lacy
  • TED, TED Conferences LLC
  • 7 Minute Workout, Fitness Guide Inc.
  • TuneIn Radio, TuneIn Inc
  • SwiftKey Keyboard, SwiftKey
  • Sunrice Calendar, Sunrise Atelier, Inc
  • The Economist Espresso, The Economist Newspaper Limited
  • Lumosity, Lumos Labs, Inc.
  • Afterlight. Afterlight Collective, Inc
  • MAPS: ME – offline, MY.COM
  • Shazam, Shazam Entertainment Limited
  • BuzzFeed, BuzzFeed
  • OKCupid Dating, okcupid.com
  • IFTTT, IFTTT
  • Facetune, Lightricks Ltd
  • Uber, Uber Technologies, Inc
  • Over, Over
  • Musixmatch Music, musiXmatch
  • CNN Breaking US & World News, CNN
  • Locket Lock Screen, Locket
  • Expedia Hotels & Flight, Expedia
  • Onefootball – Pure Soccer!, Onefootball GmbH
  • Timehop, Timehop
  • Todoist: To-Do List, Task List, Doist
  • Carousel – Dropbox, Dropbox, Inc
  • Yahoo News Digest, YahooEven
  • djay 2, Algoriddim
  • Anywayanyday: Flight, anywayanyday.com

Best of 2014 Games in Singapore, in no particular order

  • Clash of Clans, Supercell
  • Megapolis, Social Quantum Ltd
  • Ace Fishing: Wild Catch, Com2uS USA
  • Monument Valley, ustwo
  • Candy Crush Soda Saga, King
  • Farm Heroes Saga, King
  • 2048 Number Puzzle, Estoty Entertainment Lab
  • The Room Two, Fireproof Games
  • Don’t Tap The White, HU WEN ZENG
  • FIFA 15 Ultimate Team, ELECTRONIC ARTS
  • Leo’s Fortune, 1337 & Senri LLC
  • Shadow Fight 2, NEKKI
  • Kim Kardashian, Glu
  • Spider-Man Unlimited, Gameloft
  • Reaper, Hexage Ltd
  • FarmVille 2: Country Escape, Zynga
  • Slingshot Braves, COLOPL, Inc.
  • QUizUp, Plain Vanilla Games Corp
  • Boom Beach, Supercell
  • God of Light, Playmous
  • My Talking Tom, Outfit7
  • Clumsy Ninja, NaturalMotionGames Ltd
  • Subway Surfers, Kiloo
  • Sky Force 2014, Infinite Dreams
  • Cut the Rope 2, ZeptoLab
  • Bubble Witch 2 Saga, King
  • Machinarium, Amanita Design
  • Cars: Fast as Lightning, Gameloft
  • Threes!, Sirvo llc
  • Final Fantasy VI, SQUARE ENIX Ltd

What do you think? Is this a good list, and if not, who do you think should be on this list as well? Perhaps you could take a pick from Vulcan Post Readers’ Choice Awards, where we seek to celebrate our favourite apps and startups – but you get to choose who wins!

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