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08 December 2017, 12:50 | Ross Houston
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Apple highlights hat 2017 has been a "big year" for apps, games, and trends in app culture.
The Splitter Critters game - developed by Vancouver-based RAC7 Games - offers users the ability to split the world with a swipe of your finger and then rearrange it to guide critters back to their spaceship.
On iPad and its larger screen it is perhaps no surprise that a creative app, illustration app Procreate, was the year's top seller.
'Tis the season to celebrate the year's top performers on Apple's iOS App Store and iTunes after already seeing Google hand out its awards for best 2017 Android apps and games, as well as the most popular Play Music, Books, Movies and TV titles.
Affinity Photo is a professional photo editing tool for the iPad. Video unsurprisingly dominated the iPad's Top Free charts with YouTube and Netflix in the two leading spots; on iPhone, Bitmoji and Snapchat were the most downloaded free apps of the year. The Witness was also selected as Game of the Year on the Mac App Store, where Aurora HDR 2018 won in the app category. Unsurprisingly, Super Mario Run leads Apple's list of United States best-selling mobile games after prevailing in Google's contest for the most downloaded new Android game of the year too.
This year, Apple has also introduced a new year-end section for the "trends of the year". Apple features augmented reality, online realtime mobile games, environmentally-minded apps for sustainable living, and apps to help with parenting. Apple adds that in the US, Drake leads the Album of the year on Apple Music with "More Life".
Disney's Moana was the most-watched movie, with "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story" and "Wonder Woman" coming in as runners-up.
You can check out the full list of Apple's top apps and more over at iTunes.
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