Tag Archives: Google Play

Google Play Changes Icon Designs

Google Play has updated with a new way to design app icons. These provide dynamically rounded corners and remove shadows, creating a more uniform shape throughout the Play Store. As developers create new icons for their apps, they should consider the App Store Optimization best practices for creative assets and the value that icons provide to an app.

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Google Introduces Rewarded Products Monetization Options

Google is introducing new ways to let app developers monetize their apps while rewarding users. The new monetization option is called “Rewarded Products,” as it allows non-paying users to obtain in-app goods by spending their time, rather than money. There are many ways that utilizing this can be beneficial to an app’s App Store Optimization strategy as well as a source of income.

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The Importance of a Developer Page

When a developer publishes apps on the Google Play Store, they can also create a developer page. This is more than just a list of their published apps – it’s a place where users can get to know who the developer is and learn who they’re getting apps from. Perhaps even more importantly, the text used here is indexed in Google Play store search. As such, a good developer page can be helpful for an app’s optimization on Google Play.

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Google Play Store Sends Editors’ Choice Notifications

Being named as an Editors’ Choice is great for an app – it places them in a distinct section on the front page of the Google Play Store to improve discoverability. The same is true for being placed on its quarterly Android Excellence list. Now, Google is even sending notifications to users on their devices to promote editorial content.

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