July 29, 2014

Google urges developers to make "beautiful, powerful, successful" apps, allows devs to respond to user reviews in Play Store

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with Google IO coming up soon, Google is focusing an extremely pinpointed light on their developers. The Android Developer Site has a brand new look to boot, and Google is encouraging developers to make their apps more beautiful, with more streamlined and simple interfaces. According to the Developer’s Blog:

“A developer’s tasks fall into three baskets: Designing, developing, and distributing. We’re trying to make developer.android.com’s organization reflect this reality, shepherding you through the app development life cycle, from start to finish.”

Google is also making life a little easier for developers by allowing them to respond to user reviews in the Play Store:

“…We’re adding the ability for Google Play developers to respond to reviews from the Google Play Android Developer Console. Developers can gather additional information, provide guidance, and — perhaps most importantly — let users know when their feature requests have been implemented.”

Any developers out there? Be sure to let us know what you think in the comments.

via google developers blog 1 | 2