Google Android Play Store Making It Easier for Developers to Showcase Apps
Google is now allowing app developers to improve the visibility of app screen shots in its Play store.Google's Play store is getting a new capability that allows app developers to better showcase their new apps when consumers search for apps using their mobile devices in the app-filled store. App developers can now upload screen shots of their apps running on 7-inch and 10-inch tablets so consumers can see what those apps will look like on their similar devices, which Google and the developers hope will continue to spur even more sales of innovative and useful apps in the store. The update, which also reminds app developers to run through a previously released checklist to be sure that their apps will render properly on users' devices, was announced in an April 16 post by Ellie Powers of the Google Play team on the Android Developers Blog. "More and more, developers are investing in a full tablet experience for their apps and seeing those investments pay off big," wrote Powers. "Starting today, it's even easier to show off those tablet apps to users and to understand what it takes to make a great tablet app."
The new tools allow developers to upload screen shots of their apps running on 7-inch and 10-inch tablets to the Google Play Developer Console, which will allow the Play store to highlight and show those screen shots to users on those devices, wrote Powers.