Google, the tech giant which used to allow free placement of applications by their developers will put an end to this freedom of sharing apps for free in Play Store. Serious problems like lack of quality and much junk are main provocation towards taking such an action. The strategy of quality check was adopted by Apple since a long time, but lately Google too realized its importance.
Besides Google encouraging its programmers to create high-quality applications for years, but their efforts have not always been successful, there has been lots of useless, poor quality and very insecure applications in play store. With this concern, Google has set a new guideline as fixation of the problem arose. Google will now reduce the visibility of apps that perform poorly in terms of stability and power efficiency in the Play Store.
Is security taken for granted for free synonymous system?
As already mentioned unlike Apple who keeps tight control over applications that may be available on the App Store, Google’s approach has been far more too lenient which has resulted in applications failure constantly, crash, or even have abrupt power consumption besides Play Store attracting programmers in learning and facilitates developer creativity.
To improve the Android experience and overall device performance, Google reaffirms its commitment to focus on the speed, security, and stability of the operating system, not just for end users but also for programmers. This will ensure a system with capability to reach millions of users and programmers. Thus, tightest rules, receiving various metrics and scores on the stability of your applications will be under the umbrella of any application making to render better time and battery usage. The metrics which Google uses to gauge an app’s standard are as follows:
Non-response rates of application (ANR)
Inactivation locks (the application keeps the device active for more than an hour)
Excessive wake-ups (the application activates the device more than 10 times per hour)
Apps below 25% score on these parameters will no longer be visible in the Play Store.
Last February, Google announced that an app’s performance will affect its “promotion,” which means applications must meet minimum standards and meet the metrics mentioned about the risk of not being visible in the Play Store.
Hoping that with the set criteria, we can feel safe under the protective umbrella of Google Play store and continue enjoying the amazing apps. 🙂