Tag Archives: Google Play

Google Fights Malicious Apps with App Defense Alliance

Google has been pushing to ensure the apps available on the Google Play Store are safe from malware and adware. The company’s latest effort is a partnership with security firms in what they call the App Defense Alliance. This initiative designed to identify and remove apps with hidden adware, subscription scams and more, so developers should ensure that their apps are secure or risk removal.

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Google Play Points and ASO

Google recently announced that Google Play Points, a rewards system that offers points for every purchase a user makes, will be made available in the United States. The reward system, which has already seen success in Japan and Korea, is designed to encourage purchases on the Google Play Store. Developers offering rewards through Google Play Points can utilize it as part of their App Store Optimization to further drive downloads.

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Digital Wellbeing Apps: Google’s Offerings & Developer Opportunities

Following the Android Dev Summit, Google has revealed five new experimental apps, along with instructions on how to design similar ones, to demonstrate how apps can be used to assist with mental well-being in a digital era. Called the Digital Wellbeing Experiments, Google is providing open code and a “Hack Pack” for developers to design their own apps to “help people find a better balance with technology.” As developers work with the experiments or compete with their own wellbeing apps, they should understand how App Store Optimization can help their success.

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Apple Arcade vs Google Play Pass

Shortly after Apple released Apple Arcade with iOS 13, Google Play launched the Google Play Pass. Now both stores have a subscription service for apps, both of which have been inviting select developers to contribute games. The new subscription options can influence the App Store Optimization strategies for games and apps on both stores.

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