Google Play – old store new look

We are paying a lot of attention to Android since Google IO 2014 and try to be up to date with all new things. One of those things is Google’s Material Design. Android Developers Blog post reveals more information about it.

In our opinion it looks really nice and intuitive. App users have the most valuable data „on top”, drawn on a card-looking layout. It’s easy to navigate through views as well. Generally, the interface became less obscure and more content-oriented.

As Android user you’ve probably noticed Google’s Play new look. See the screenshot below if not 😉

Google Play screenshot

Here you can see the promo video. If it’s absent, the promo graphic will be shown instead. In case there is no promo at all, empty space will be substituted with app’s icon and title. Clever, huh? You can experience many clickable areas like app’s opinions, description, feedback, developer’s info and others.

The changes in look are not everything though. From August 31, 2014 you, as Android developer, will be obliged to write a short description for your application as well as add feature graphic. Without it you won’t be able to publish your application even if it’s just an update of the existing one.

Google Play short description field

Google Play feature graphic field



It’s not difficult to notice a dependency between Google’s resent changes and their expectations from developers. New Google Play interface looks much better when there is a promo video/graphic and a short description.

Do we have to expect more changes? Probably not that radical but surely Google will prepare something new soon. Especially when Android L release is getting closer 🙂

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Tonia Tkachuk

I'm an Android Developer, writing code for living and for fun. Love beautiful apps with a clean code inside. Enjoy travelling and reading.

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