Web version of Google Play Store now shows age related app ratings

Web version of Google Play Store now shows age related app ratings
Back in March, Google introduced a new age-based rating system for apps listed in the Google Play Store. The ratings are based on a survey filled out by developers. After examining the survey, a rating for each app is issued by the International Age Rating Coalition. In regions where the IARC has no jurisdiction, an app will be assigned a generic rating according to Google.

On Friday, the ratings finally started to show up in the Google Play Store. Currently, you will find them only in the web version of the store, but they should soon appear in the mobile version as well. The ratings are listed right under the name of the app with the appropriate icon and the exact name of the rating.

If you need a refresher on the ratings, we have the U.S. version which is based on the ESRB (the group that handles the Americas for the IARC) embedded in the slideshow below. First, you will find a video that explains what the International Age Rating Coalition is. Feel free to watch the video AND view the slideshow. As always, it's our pleasure.




source: Google, IARC via AndroidCentral

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3 Comments

1. AMERICANPATRIOT

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 20, 2015

can't help, too many violence, porngraph, and racists apps on the third world operating system, need rating to seggregate off

2. vincelongman

Posts: 5695; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

But then no FREEDOM??

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Blame Mortal Kombat for those ratings, or thank them.

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