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2016 sucked, if we’re becoming straightforward with ourselves. But the calendar year was not a total squander. The entire world of tech available up a couple shining stars in 2016, and in the era of applications, 5 standouts were nominated as finalists for The Greatest App of 2016 award.

As the display grows nigh, we imagined it may be valuable to let you get to know some of these startups. So with out any further ado, right here are the 5 applications vying for Greatest App at the tenth Yearly Crunchies, going down the evening of February sixth, 2017.

Greatest App Finalists:


Period of time-tracking application Clue has had a big calendar year. Along with a clean $20 million in funding, the Berlin-based mostly firm has also surpassed 5 million people. Not to mention, the application is gathering all kinds of precious info, from its users’ moods to when they’re “in the temper.”


In a social landscape dominated by Instagram, Fb and Snapchat, Musical.ly has located fairly a bit of success with younger individuals. The new music video clip application (sort of like Dubsmash) was documented to have lifted $one hundred million at a $five hundred million valuation in 2016, and has clocked in at forty million MAUs.

Pokémon GO

In the last calendar year, no application has designed fairly as big of a splash as Niantic’s Pokémon GO. Little ones and grown ups alike flocked to the application, which was the swiftest-rising mobile sport in history. Moreover, Pokémon GO was the swiftest sport to ever hit $five hundred million in profits.


2016 may be the calendar year of video clip, but Prisma proved that images are still the bread and butter of social media. The AI-driven photograph-filter application has created a bit of a development, with players like Snapchat copying the inventive filters, as properly as framing firm Stage getting in on the action.


Marijuana legalization is upon us, and Weedmaps has fairly the head commence. The application can assist you with just about something pot-associated, from information and facts about different strains to nearby dispensaries.

You can test out the comprehensive listing of tenth Yearly Crunchies Awards finalists right here.

Or… you can just acquire a ticket to the Crunchies and be a part of us as we rejoice the best tech, merchandise and individuals of 2016.