Mobile // Mobile Applications
News
11/22/2013
11:45 AM

Google Simplifies Android Tablet App Shopping

The Google Play Store highlights apps "Designed for Tablets" and pressures developers to optimize applications for larger displays.
2 of 2

2 of 2
Comment  | 
Print  | 
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
Muthu LeesaJ889
50%
50%
Muthu LeesaJ889,
User Rank: Apprentice
11/29/2013 | 4:36:53 AM
It's all about user experience
I switched to android a couple of months back and I love android apps. Still, I used to always feel that I missed certain aspects of iOS apps like certain screen transitions. I am glad Google is making an effort to ensure the the apps meet certain standards. I would be more than glad to download a google recommended app from the playstore. Here are my thoughts on the app development mistakes that end up in poor user experience: http://mlabs.boston-technology.com/blog/the-7-cardinal-sins-in-app-design
SachinEE
50%
50%
SachinEE,
User Rank: Ninja
11/27/2013 | 1:25:18 AM
Re : Google Simplifies Android Tablet App Shopping
This step by Google will definitely nudge developers into making improved and much more optimized apps for multiple types of devices. What I couldn't really understand is the enhanced monetary value of categorized apps. It is plain enough that apps that look better and perform seamlessly attract more money. But what role is of categorization of apps in it?
SachinEE
50%
50%
SachinEE,
User Rank: Ninja
11/27/2013 | 1:25:13 AM
Re : Google Simplifies Android Tablet App Shopping
@ Kristin Burnham, Very good move indeed. That's been the case with almost everyone who finds that a certain app is not optimized for his/her tablet after spending time on downloading and installing it. It is very annoying no doubt. Haphazard things don't make sense anywhere. It was long due I guess.
Kristin Burnham
50%
50%
Kristin Burnham,
User Rank: Author
11/22/2013 | 3:03:54 PM
Good move
Good move on Google's part. I've downloaded a few apps for my iPad that weren't optimized for a larger screen, which was disappointing to discover after the fact. Labeling them as such makes sense.
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Building A Mobile Business Mindset
Among 688 respondents, 46% have deployed mobile apps, with an additional 24% planning to in the next year. Soon all apps will look like mobile apps and it's past time for those with no plans to get cracking.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Tech Digest, Nov. 10, 2014
Just 30% of respondents to our new survey say their companies are very or extremely effective at identifying critical data and analyzing it to make decisions, down from 42% in 2013. What gives?
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
Join us for a roundup of the top stories on InformationWeek.com for the week of November 16, 2014.
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.