5:10PM Friday 18 January
App analytics firm Sensor Tower has published its 2018 revenue estimations for the App Store and Google Play Store. Both app stores saw growth, but surprisingly Google Play grew at a faster rate. Read More »
31 Days Ago Google updated its Play Store policies with new rules regarding restricted content, such as unapproved substances, harassment and sensitive events. These new rules aim to limit which apps developers can put on the Play Store.
31 Days Ago At times, it feels like Google is playing whack-a-mole with all the head-scratching apps that have popped up on the Play Store. Every few weeks, there's an update to the Google Play developer policy, clarifying something, adding new restrictions, and generally trying to curb as much as possible the amount of spammy, harmful, and sometimes illegal apps on the Store.
39 Days Ago Google may be adding a new method for closing photos in the Google Play Store, according to reports from some users. A small server-side test has added a ‘swipe down to close’ gesture to photos in Google Play.
38 Days Ago A popular mobile game available on the Play store is an "ad fraud platform", say researchers at a media intelligence company. Word Link was approved by Google and had since been downloaded 50m times, becoming a “major source of fraudulent traffic”.
35 Days Ago Even after so many efforts by Google for preventing its Play Store from malware, shady apps somehow managed to fool its anti-malware protections and get into its service to infect Android users with malware.
38 Days Ago Google has reminded developers that their apps will be removed from the Play Store if they request SMS or Call Log permissions. The policy change was announced last year, and over the next few weeks the app removal process begins.
37 Days Ago Posted by Chris Yang, Program Manager, Translation Service It is not uncommon for developers to have the following concerns and thoughts when considering whether to localize their apps: "I just don't have the time!" "Translation is too expensive." "High-quality translation is just hard to find.'' Does this sound familiar?