There are a lot of applications in the Google Play Store. Beautiful, but also less beautiful apps. Google has now presented the Material Design Awards 2020 in which we find the most beautiful apps.
Material Design Awards 2020
For the sixth year in a row, Google presents the Material Design Awards 2020. This year there were only three categories in which the prizes were awarded. This was the app with the most beautiful Material Theme, the use of animations and movements, and the app with the best implementation of the dark theme.
Material Theming Winner: Moooi.com
The most beautiful Material Theme has the app Moooi.com, an application with a Dutch touch. Google says the following about this;
In keeping with their namesake, the Dutch word for “beauty,” Moooi focuses on aesthetic fundamentals to create an immersive experience for their digital flagship. As purveyors of design-forward lighting and furnishing, they work with full bleed color, typography, and scale, using a number of reusable components to balance expressiveness and practicality.
Large, graphic headlines and body text set in Sang Bleu are complemented by body text set in Gill Sans. Choosing two large type families gives Moooi’s type system a broad expressive range for conveying product information, site navigation, and editorial headlines across the site.
Material Motion Winner: Epsy
This application focuses on everything related to epilepsy. Unfortunately this application is not available in the Netherlands.
For an app whose aim is to better the lives of those living with epilepsy, Epsy uses motion meaningfully, guiding users through critical tasks to better their quality of life, like logging triggers, taking medication, and building community connection.
Motion serves a clear purpose in Epsy and is crafted with care and restraint; from gentle inter-screen choreography to custom animated progress indicators and icons in the bottom navigation bar.
Dark Theme Winner: Kayak
Kayak is a travel app. With this application you can search hotels, flights and rental cars.
KAYAK has taken their comprehensive price comparison and travel booking experience to the next level by translating their brand into a dark theme, using subtle but intentional applications of color. Their unique orange brand color is used sparingly to give prominent elements, such as their most important navigation icons, top hierarchy, leaving the majority of space dedicated to dark surfaces. KAYAK’s custom dark background mixes in a hint of blue that works in harmony with secondary blue accents found throughout the app.