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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6 Comments

1. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

6. serporys

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Hopefully very soon.

2. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

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

3. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Now that is great news...

4. Stuntman

Posts: 843; Member since: Aug 01, 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.

5. serporys

Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 20, 2013

Finally they started getting it.

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