Next-Gen Market in the Works? (Rumor)
Android Police reports that they received a tip about upcoming changes in the Android Market, giving some exciting details about some possibilities that could be in the works.
According to their source, Google flew in a focus group from around the country, and asked them about a variety of topics, including social networking integration in the Market, “guru/expert ranks” for certain developers, the ability to follow or favorite certain developers, app recommendations, filters, and the ability for developers to respond to comments. (Android Police has a full run down of what was discussed– click over there for more detail.)
Remember, this is all rumor, so take it or leave it as it comes, but it seems like we have the following possibilities for the Market:
- Allowing Devs to leave feedback to feedback received
- Giving rankings to Devs, declaring them experts or the such.
- A better way to filter Apps, PRAISE THE ANDROID GODS
- Recommending apps to friends, A LA HTC Wildfire.
Android Police is saying that they have good word that the above WON’T be in the next update of the Market, but could be possibilities for the future. Here’s to the future then!