Thursday, 12 July 2012

10 rules that will help the application to the recommendation from the Google Play

Today, the Android platform available to more than 600,000 applications, which are very easy to get lost. One of the most reliable way to stimulate downloads - is getting the application in Google Play title of "Editor's Choice", but so far the company has not explained what it is guided by principles to determine whether the application is suitable to receive such a recommendation.

At the conference, Google I / O, last week, patrons of all developers, Dan Galpin and Ian Lewis offered to developers for Android a few steps, following which they can increase the chances of your application to get on the list recommended by Google Play.

First, developers need to give your application support for high resolution. That is, It should work at least in the resolution of 720p. Lewis and Galpin also advised not to use the compatibility mode (Compatibility Mode) in the version of Honeycomb, as the increased schedule is not so clear.

It should not be changed or deleted from the screen "home" button Android. Sometimes the brightness of these buttons is reduced so that they can become virtually invisible during the game. Instead, developers should follow the principle of minimum intervention. As an example, click Back, which when clicked on it during game play to put the game on pause. Further, developers can give this key opportunity to display options or move the player to the previous screen, while pressing it on the main game screen should shut it.

Developers also need to make sure that the application provides a "painless" user experience. Here, for example, is "respect for life by", ie application, for example, should not be included and play a sound, even when the device is locked. Instead, the game must stop play sound as soon as the user puts them on hold, and shall not resume playing until the user returns to the application. Applications should require a minimum of permits. They are unlikely to fall into the list of suggestions on Google Play, if you will, for example, change the settings wi-fi, change / read information from contacts and calendars, send, and send SMS messages, etc.

The application must be reliable. The easiest way to achieve reliability - is, as said Galpin and Lewis, Testing Applications on the maximum possible number of devices Android, as graphics processors on different models are different, and different drivers can often cause crashes. Reliability is also important to make payments within applications. Most applications do not keep track of purchases and do not deliver the content for which users pay - these applications are not recommended.

Finally, Galpin and Lewis advised developers who already have a quality game, translate it into many languages ​​as possible to increase the potential user base. If a company lacks the resources to translate the game into several languages, the focus should be in English and Korean, as the Korean Android users with a special love for the games are on the platform.

Here are three easy ways to make sure that the application was not in the list recommended by Google Play. First, to use for payment of any other service provider other than Google. Second, allow the application to download other applications. How Galpin said, «Google Play - no place to spread your own application store." Third, players buy in-game rewards, so they wrote positive retsenizii. This approach is edited store the worst violation, and a game that does so will never get a recommendation. Of course, developers can ask users to leave comments, simply can not create conditions that require the players to positive ratings.

Galpin and Lewis said that their advice in any case are not the sort of set of rules, but it described their version of the criteria Google uses in evaluating applications.