Google Play Store search results now treasure quality above all else
Google announced earlier today it had made some changes to its search algorithms in the Play Store, which are meant to provide Android users with better results when they're looking for an app or game.
What does this mean for developers and Android users alike? It means higher quality apps will surface in the Google Play Store more than similar apps of lower quality. If you're a developer and your app receives many negative reviews due to excessive battery usage, slow render times, and crashes, the chances are that it won't appear in Google Play Store results as before.
On the other hand, devs who focus on performance will certainly notice a positive impact on the engagement, as their apps will appear more often in search results going forward.
The changes are also meant to persuade developers to use Google vital tools in the Play Console Dashboard, which provides devs with reports on performance issues, as well as test results that will help them discover issues before releasing new updates for their apps.