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Google Play “Best of 2014” list in Malaysia for Apps, Games & Books

Google Play has released its “Best of 2014” lists for Android apps, games and books in Malaysia.


Google Malaysia said, for apps and games, the “Best of 2014” lists offer 30 great applications hand-picked by the Google Play editors. Apps include Wunderlist, TED and SwiftKey while games include Clash of Clans, Monument Valley and 2048.

For books, the “Top Selling” list tracks what Malaysians were reading this year. The top downloaded book was “Memulakan Bisnes Sendiri” or “How to Start Your Business.”

No exact app download numbers were disclosed.

Best of 2014 Apps in Malaysia, in no order:

(App name) (Developer) (App name) (Developer) (App name) (Developer)
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 Sunrise 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
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 Yahoo djay2 Algoriddim Anywayanyday: Flight

Best of 2014 Games in Malaysia, in no order:

(App name) (Developer) (App name) (Developer) (App name) (Developer)
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 Co.,Ltd.


Top Selling Books in Malaysia, ordered by sales volume:

# Top Selling Books Author
1 Memulakan Bisnes Sendiri Ainon Mohd
2 Rich Dad Poor Dad (Edisi Bahasa Melayu) Robert T. Kiyosaki
3 The Fault in Our Stars John Green
4 Bukan Isteri Simpanan Mia Kiff
5 Mockingjay (The Final Book of The Hunger Games) Suzanne Collins
6 Why We Want You To Be Rich (Edisi Bahasa Melayu) Robert T. Kiyosaki Donald Trump
7 Kelabu Nadia Khan
8 Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man Steve Harvey
9 Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card
10 Sorcerer’s Ring Bundle (Books 4,5,6) Morgan Rice


Google Play, previously known as Android market is the official app store for Android devices. Google Play also serves as a digital media store, offering music, magazines, books, movies, and television programs in selected countries. Users can also purchase hardware devices through the service, such as Chromebooks, Google Nexus-branded mobile devices, Chromecasts, and accessories. The app store is the largest in the world with over 1.3 million apps published and over 50 billion downloads as of July 2013.

Kugan is the co-founder of MalaysianWireless. He has been observing the mobile industry since 2003. Connect with him on Twitter: @scamboy

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