Google Play Store now lets you filter out apps with bad ratings

Google Play Store now lets you filter out apps with bad ratings
Looking for a quality app on the Play Store can be a burdensome task sometimes. Sure, we all love how “open” Android is, including when it comes to uploading apps to its proprietary store, but the inevitable downside of this is that the app “ecosystem” sometimes looks like a jungle. This is further made worse by the fact that, even though Google is the biggest search service provider in the world, the Play Store's search function is rather... inadequate, when it comes to handling the now huge assortment of apps.

Well, Google has finally shown that it may be planning to give the Play Store's search function some love. Namely – there is now a filter function, which allows users to only view results for apps, rated 4 stars and above. Of course, there are plenty of bad apps that can be found in the 4+ playing field, mostly due to fake reviews, but this filter will at least clear out some of the on-screen pollution and allow you easier viewing (or a lower, less discouraging number of result pages). The extra filter is currently only available in the web version of the Store.

Sure, a ratings filter is a far cry from solving all of the search issues, but at least it's a step and it gives us hope that Google may be looking into them.

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6 Comments

1. josephnero

Posts: 780; Member since: Nov 16, 2011

but the thing is some apps like xposed(yes it,s not in market)may get bad rating from a bit low information users

3. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Low information users aint supposed to use apps outside of Google playstore. This is awesome for those who just want to download and enjoy.

6. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

And it's about time!

2. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Only 4+? A 3+ would be nice also since then you can get decent apps even when lots of morons put 1 star and never update after problems are fixed.

4. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Lots of morons put 5 stars on bad apps too. If app is any decent it will always be 4+

5. hafini_27

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Gotta say Google does the app searching much better than the App store. Keep improving!

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