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Google issues new tablet app guidelines, divides screenshots for 7" and 10" panels in the Play Store

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Google issues new tablet app guidelines, divides screenshots for 7" and 10" panels in the Play Store

Google is making a real push to populate the Play Store with tablet-optimized apps, as that's an area where Apple's iPad franchise is light years ahead, despite the proliferation of cheap Android tabs.

It just issued new tablet app guidelines and screenshots uploading update on its blog, detailing what Mountain View has done to help developers stand out with their slate application.

They can now upload to the Google Play Developer Console a number of app screenshots that are tailored to 7" and 10" tablets. Thus, when you examine the app in the Play Store from the comfort of your Android tab, it will be shown as it will look on your screen size, so you can gauge the true visuals before downloading or purchasing. There are also a bunch of new tips on tablet screen optimizations and requirements, so Google seems to be getting serious about its tablet game now.

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posted on 17 Apr 2013, 03:15 6

1. gigaraga (Posts: 707; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Yes! Now Google Play understands different applications for tablets! Tablet-optimzed apps are coming our way :P

posted on 06 May 2013, 12:53

6. serporys (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Hopefully very soon.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 03:37 3

2. cezarepc (Posts: 561; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)


Viewing how it looks on your tab before downloading the app is great.

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 03:42 4

3. shuaibhere (Posts: 1300; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


Now that is great news...

posted on 17 Apr 2013, 13:37

4. Stuntman (Posts: 711; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


For all you app developers out there, make sure your app works well on a Transformer tablet docked into a keyboard. Hint: It needs to work in landscape orientation.

posted on 06 May 2013, 12:52

5. serporys (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Apr 2013)


Finally they started getting it.

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