With a change in the search algorithm, Google Play Store have just piqued the interest of the consumers. Well according to the new setup, Google Play Store will bifurcate, better apps from the not so better ones. There are over 3 million apps on the Google Play Store and it is very difficult for a user to find an app, which is really useful and far better than the other, or maybe the app which a user likes. Read More
According to a new Localytics study, one in every five Apps a user installs is opened just once and then abandoned or deleted. While this may seem to be bad news, especially for developers, that is not the case. It is actually an improvement from 2010 when a study concluded that 26% (more than one in four) of Apps were abandoned after a single use.
Google always makes its Apps available across various platforms and today, Google’s SVP Sundar Pichai has confirmed at the D11 conference that the Google Play Music App will soon be available for iOS. At D11, he said “In Google’s fundamental DNA, we want [our services] to be universally accessible… For us, users on iOS who want to use Google services, we want them to be Google users.” Read More
Google just dropped an estimated 60,000 low quality, and potentially malware carrying apps from the Google Play store. It is estimated by many and openly stated by Google that their store contains around 700,000 apps. The reason for most of the deletions is that the content directly violates some of Google Play’s Terms of Service. The most affected apps are those in the mp3/ringtone category, some of the deletions are due to the fact that some of these apps violate their terms of service regarding music but most are taken down for quality purposes. Some of the deletions also include apps that violate their spamming and ranking terms of service. Shown here is the section of the terms of service that removed apps violated. Read More
Google has made a change in its payment schedule which now means that Google Play developers will be paid 15 days after the month ends. Google will holding onto developer payments for long this time as it plans to introduce “new forms of payment”. Read More
As we just reported, The Android Market and Google’s entertainment services have been made to fit under a single brand, Google Play. The transition has started to take place and you should have the Google Play services on your Android devices soon. To update from your Android Market to the Google Play Store, here are the steps you need to follow (you need to be connected to the internet). Read More
Over recent times, the Android Market has got better and better, and we recently reported that the application size limit had been increased from 50MB to a monstrous 4GB. Its good to see Google making these changes and making its Application Market better and better, but the biggest thing up Google’s sleeve yet, as now been introduced to us as……. wait for it……. Google Play!