Just in case you were looking for a break from the BlackBerry madness that has been happening today, we've got some interesting news in regards to the Google Play Store, and the iTunes App Store. As any Android user will tell you, one of the biggest annoyances is that despite the platform having a huge lead in market share worldwide , developers still build for iOS first. Well, that may be about to change because it looks like the Play Store revenue could surpass the iTunes App Store by the end of 2013 or early 2014. We had seen projections that said Google Play app revenues were growing much faster than Apple 's App Store, and saw some numbers proving that in November, but Google Play doesn't seem to be slowing down too much. To be fair, the iTunes App Store is still the top of the heap, pulling in about 350% more in total revenue in Q4 of 2012 than Google Play did. But, Google Play is growing much faster with a 200% jump in revenue in Q4, while iTunes only managed … [Read more...] about Google Play app revenue could surpass iTunes App Store by the end of 2013, will developers follow?
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A new look is coming to the Google Play app based on a leak of version 4.0.16. Filled with brighter and more colorful images, there seems to be a big change in the default position on automatic updates. Where currently you must opt-in to receive automatic updates for the apps that you have installed, the box is checked off in the new version if you don't want the app to automatically update. Sounds like we could be in for some confusion there. Missing from the new version of Google Play is the page that you are sent to after clicking on the box to download an app. We expect Google to release this update during Google I/O coming in May. So far, it looks like the changes are all in the way the content is presented. Google Play had about 700,000 apps available back in October, a far cry from the 20,000 apps it had back in December 2009 . source: DroidLife … [Read more...] about New 4.0 version of Google Play app leaks
Every time you update an Android app on Google Play, you don't have to completely download the whole thing all over again; the service is smart enough to only send your phone the parts that have changed. Now Google Play has gained the ability to tell you just how big that download's going to be.Instead of re-downloading an entire app each time a new version comes out, four years ago Google gave the Play Store the ability to deliver “delta” updates to our phones and tablets, containing only the parts that had changed between the old app we had currently installed, and this new version. If a 50MB app added some new icons, instead of having to download the complete 50MB package when updating, Google Play would instead update just those icons – a much smaller download.While this was all very convenient, especially for those of us on slower connections or with limited data plans, it's been difficult to know precisely what to expect from these delta updates before … [Read more...] about Google Play app updates now accurately reflect download sizes
As an Android user, have you ever felt that Google Play has just too many freaking apps, and the overwhelming majority of them aren't very good at all? Having many apps is good, but wading through ten apps that do the same thing, just to find out that only one is actually worth your time while three are outdated, three are awfully bloated, and the rest is ad-riddled like a cheap newspaper? That, frankly, sucks. SlideME, which is a well kept, well looked after third-party app store, wants to remedy these woes.Those running the store manually inspect and review app submissions, judging apps like regular users would - based on meaning and value. Hence, the place is kept clean of junk apps, scams, and other types of apps you absolutely shouldn't touch without surgical gloves on. The quality over quantity approach works quite well, and there's another concept at play here, which could appeal to many users over the globe - SlideME apps are curated to function on AOSP-based devices, hence … [Read more...] about Spotlight: SlideME is a junk-free alternative to the Google Play app store
posted on 04 Apr 2016, 14:36 3 1. canner (Posts: 68; Member since: 29 Feb 2016) i suppose itll be nice to know the icons I havent touched in six months will look nice. posted on 05 Apr 2016, 03:49 0 27. AlikMalix (unregistered) Innovation... posted on 05 Apr 2016, 07:26 0 28. tabVision (Posts: 26; Member since: 16 Jul 2015) funny posted on 05 Apr 2016, 09:48 0 29. Settings (Posts: 2725; Member since: 02 Jul 2014) That's not innovation. 30. AlikMalix (unregistered) I'm just taking a jab at those that do this crap everytime Apple makes a little change to their products. posted on 04 Apr 2016, 14:36 12 2. thetcmbway (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 15 Mar 2016) Let's be honest. Those look like s**t. posted on 04 Apr 2016, 16:10 3 12. amro99 (Posts: 110; Member since: 29 Nov 2012) Yeah, fugly as he'll posted on 04 Apr 2016, 16:12 11 13. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4275; Member since: 26 Jun 2011) I like them posted on 04 Apr … [Read more...] about Comments for : Google Play app icons get a refreshed new look