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Google Play Console adds a publishing overview page and revamps timed publishing

Google has announced two near features that will be joining the redesigned Google Play Console when it rolls out next month. Publishing Overview and Managed Publishing are both aimed at giving greater control over how your creations are rolled out to customers. Publishing Overview Publishing Overview is a new page offering a dashboard of your apps’ store...

The Google Play Console will soon require 2FA for most developers

Besides the Android Studio IDE, the online Google Play Console webpage is probably the most important place for Android app developers. On the Play Console, you can see how your applications are performing in various metrics, read user reviews, gather manual and/or automatic feedback for improving your app, and much more. Because most of this...

Google Play July 2020 Policy Update introduces extended timeline for compliance, detailed violation emails, and other changes

The Google Play Store is the primary app distribution platform for the Android OS. Considering Android's reach in the smartphone market and other segments, the Google Play Store occupies a very special, dominant position where even the smallest of changes can have a huge impact. So it's important to document the changes that do happen...

Google is redesigning the Play Console and adding new features to Android Studio, Kotlin, and Jetpack

The Android 11 Beta might have just been released, but if you're a developer, there's more to be excited about. Along with Android 11, Google is introducing a whole bunch of goodies for developers, including a new Google Play Console design, new versions of Android Studio, and a bunch of AndroidX and Kotlin updates. Google Play...

The Google Play Console is getting Conditional Delivery, Internal App Sharing, new metrics, and much more

Google's Play Store is a key component of any Android device. It's by far the easiest and safest way to install Android apps on your device, and is a gateway to most of the Android experience. The Google Play Console is the place where developers upload versions of their apps for Google's scrutiny, before being...

Google announces improvements to App Bundles, Instant Apps, and app management tools

Each year, Google hosts an invitation-only event called Playtime. Google invites selected developers of apps and games from the Play Store to the event to share the latest features and tips to improve their apps. At this year's event, Google announced updates to the Android App Bundle, Google Play Instant, and the Google Play Console. Android...

Razer Phone 2 (“aura”) shows up in Play Console with 8GB RAM, Snapdragon 835, and Chroma app

If we look back at 2017's flagship smartphones and consider which ones were trendsetters, it's hard not to bring up the first generation Razer Phone. The smartphone, with its Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 8GB RAM, and 5.7-inch 120Hz IGZO-IPS display, started the gaming phone trend we've seen this year with the Asus ROG Phone, Nubia Red Magic,...

Staged rollouts now available for testing tracks in Play Console

If you're an Android developer, you've probably experienced some anxiety when rolling out an update. Sure, you've tested the update on your own devices, but thanks to the fragmented Android ecosystem you'll find it really difficult to capture all test cases before your update goes live in the production track. You can mitigate some future...

Partial refunds for IAPs & subscriptions now available on Google Play

The Google Play Developer Console has quietly been getting new features in the past few weeks. Recently, we saw that Google added the ability for developers to restrict their apps from being installed on Android Oreo (Go Edition) devices. Now, it seems that Google is also adding the ability for developers to issue partial refunds...

Android App Bundle & Google Play Dynamic Delivery will reduce app size to help increase user retention

As a developer, it's up to you to do everything in your power to improve user retention. Keeping the install-to-uninstall ratio as low as possible is important for your app to be ranked highly. New users are joining the Android ecosystem by the millions each year as Google continues expanding into markets such as India...

Android Jetpack is a set of Android components designed with Kotlin in mind, available with Android Studio 3.2

Google's annual I/O developer conference is where the company unveils their latest tools and features for Android developers, and this year is no exception. Today, the company announced Android Jetpack, a set of components to accelerate app development. Jetpack is designed with Kotlin in mind to help you simplify your code. The latest Android Studio...

Play Store’s App Name Length Increases to a 50 Character Limit

Google has approached the Play Store much differently than other companies have done their application stores. Apple has a mostly-manual approval system in place so not only can publishing an application take a while, but you can get flat out rejected for reasons that the company doesn't even list in their rules. Google has rules...