Google Play Store changes so tablet users can find apps and games "Designed for tablets"
posted by Alan F. / Nov 21, 2013, 8:05 PM
If you are a developer, you can check to see if your app can have the "Designed for tablet" designation. Check the tablet optimization tips in the Developer Console.There you will see if your app has any issues that need to be taken care of. Taking care of the issues will allow you to have your app listed amongst those designed to look their best on a tablet.
Creating a list of apps designed especially to work with tablets could help developers fatten their wallets. If you own a tablet, wouldn't you look to see which apps and games were designed to specifically look great on your device?
source: AndroidDevelopers via AndroidCentral
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Tablet apps should be optimized for tablets and not just stretched out phone apps.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 8:18 PM 3
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1st off. Yea, thats why that feature was added lol Just keep proving yourself as a troll, clearly didnt read the article 2ndly, I'm happy they kept all the "nontablet optimized" ones available, as I'd rather have access to all apps, then not be able to use an app because the dev didn't add a tablet option yet.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 7:58 AM 0
Posts: 122; Member since: Nov 23, 2011
I wish google would follow their own advice and make the play store look like it was designed for tablets. How about making those icons smaller so more can be fit on the larger screen of tablets? I honestly don't know why they made them so big.
posted on Nov 21, 2013, 8:44 PM 0
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Looks fine on my 7". Must be a 10" problem.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 2:02 AM 0
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I am fine with stretched out phone apps. The tablet optimize app thing is just some lame ammunition against Android for the I fans. A tablet basically is a stretched out smartphone and the apps perform largely the same.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 2:39 AM 0
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The problem with "Designed for Tablet" is that app makers pretty much only have to include a screenshot of their app over a certain resolution to get that tag. That's why so many apps have duplicate screenshots, one is usually just a scaled image.
posted on Nov 22, 2013, 10:08 AM 0
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