Google to "punish" unstable Android apps with low visibility

Bad Android Apps Officially Getting Downgraded in Google Play Store

Bad Android Apps Officially Getting Downgraded in Google Play Store

Google has made a change to the Play Store which means apps that are of higher quality and work properly are pushed higher up the search - something you'd think would already have been implemented.

According to the search giant who cites an internal analysis of app reviews, up to 50% percent of 1 star reviews list stability as the main issue with the app. Let us take an example, among the other things; it will take into attention things like app collisions, battery usage and how many uninstalls the app has.

Due to the above-mentioned, the new search and discovery algorithms focus mostly on quality with applications experiencing performance issues to be harder to find.

App developers who favor speed to market as opposed to actual app quality could find themselves punished by Google. The change has had a positive impact on engagement - we've seen that people go on to use higher quality apps more and uninstall them less.

Apple already has a software 'fix' for the iPhone 8's worst problem
The iPhone 8 is expected to have a large cut-out area to house the speaker, camera and 3D sensing facial recognition hardware. Such leaks need to be taken with a pinch of salt as they could simply be holding icons or deliberate misdirection by Apple.

Google wants to make it easier for people to find high-quality apps and games in its Play Store. The updated algorithm will see higher quality apps appearing in the Play Store more than similar apps of lower quality - those that crash often. It offers the example of Basuu which managed to increase its rating from 4.1 to 4.5 star exclusively by focusing on app performance. To counter this, Google, using its Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning is looking to persuade developers to enable apps with seamless functioning.

The decision by Google to roll out an algorithm that weeds out the bad apps comes at a time when global app downloads continue to defy the concept of peak app. These tools include Android vitals-a post-install app performance indicator-and a pre-launch report drawn from alpha and beta testing cycles.

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