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Like to know about new apps on Google Play? IFTTT has just introduced a new App Zapp channel

Like to know about new apps on Google Play? IFTTT has just introduced a new App Zapp channel

If you like to know about all the latest apps, and deals, then App Zapp is a pretty neat application. It’s essentially part app-sales monitoring as well as shows a stream of newly introduced apps to both Google Play and the iOS App Store, and if you want to be notified, then IFTTT (If This Then That) has just introduced a new App Zapp channel to help you out. We’ve talked about App Zapp before as part of how to check out great deals in Google Play. The App Zapp Android app is a little bit dated now, with many[Read More...]

by 9:48 AM on July 29, 2014 0 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Google Play adds a section for offline games

Google Play adds a section for offline games

Mobile gaming is by definition ‘mobile’, but being mobile, often involves being in areas where there’s no internet conenctivity. So, if your favourite game demands contact with the mothership before you can play, then you should probably check out Google’s new offline games feature to see what other options are out there. The new section dubbed “Offline Games” on Google Play offers a list of games which fully support offline play. With titles such as Asphalt 8, Dots, Plague Inc. and Minecraft: Pocket Edition included, you can see there’s no shortage of big name titles, so you probably should take[Read More...]

by 3:58 AM on July 26, 2014 2 comments Apps, Google Play
New Material Design inspired Play Store update beginning to roll out

New Material Design inspired Play Store update beginning to roll out

After a new look Google Play store design leaked only a week ago, the new Material Design look Google Play update for Android is rolling out now according to the Google Play Twitter account. The new look design has also been announced by Googler Kirill Grouchnikov on Google+ who supplied more screenshots of the new look Google Play. The version number attached to the screenshot is version 4.9.13, upgrading from the current version – 4.8.20. The new look Play Store features images heavily, with more prominent Google+ sharing and ratings on apps. The rollout is beginning now and should reach[Read More...]

by 11:42 AM on July 23, 2014 4 comments Google Play
Google is planning to no longer call Freemium games ‘Free’

Google is planning to no longer call Freemium games ‘Free’

Google has responded to the European Commission over concerns raised by parents surrounding In-App Purchases (IAP) included with an increasing number of games for their platforms – namely Android. The commission asked both Apple and Google to implement changes to the way they sell apps which include IAP in their games. The changes asked for include not misleading customers about ‘Free’ games, as well as not ‘directly exhorting’ children to buy in-game items, and thoroughly informing customers about payment arrangements and forcing game makers to provide contact information – a step to help facilitate communications between customers and developers over[Read More...]

by 8:35 AM on July 19, 2014 7 comments Google Play
Google adds ‘Flag as inappropriate’ link to Google Play Web Store

Google adds ‘Flag as inappropriate’ link to Google Play Web Store

While Android enjoys the largest number of apps available on any mobile platform – over 1 Million apps at this stage – some of those Apps can be inappropriate; either as Trademark or Copyright infringing or just malicious or generally inappropriate. There’s been a flag as inappropriate link in the Android Google Play store for a while, but Google has finally added a link to the web version of Google Play. The Flag as inappropriate link is currently available on Apps, Books and Music in Google Play, with no option to report inappropriate Newsstand or Movies & TV content. Clicking[Read More...]

by 9:44 AM on July 17, 2014 1 comment Google Play
Material Design version of Google Play is in testing now

Material Design version of Google Play is in testing now

Material Design was big news at Google I/O, it represents the new design language for Google across all their platforms – Android, ChromeOS and even web. It’s still in the early stages, but we’ve begun seeing the underpinnings of it in some Android Apps (Google+, Sheets, Docs and Slides), and even in Google Docs on the web, now it’s emerging that a Google Play update is coming which incorporates the new design language. Android Police have done the deep dive into the Material Design update for Google Play, with many examples of how the simple and elegant new look will[Read More...]

by 12:03 PM on July 15, 2014 0 comments Google Play
Google implements workaround for paid Android Wear apps on Google Play

Google implements workaround for paid Android Wear apps on Google Play

After a bug arose over the July 4th holiday weekend with paid Android Wear apps not uploading to their customers Android Wear devices, Google has updated their Android Developers blog to advise that they have a workaround in place. Through their Google+ page, Google advised that they advised this is definitely only affecting paid apps, with free apps requiring no changes. For developers, there are some changes required. Notably, the Android Wear APK, needs be renamed to wearable_app.apk and sit in the res/raw directory as opposed to the Assets directory that free apps can reside in. Developers will need to[Read More...]

by 4:16 PM on July 9, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Google Play
App encryption bug is preventing developers from selling apps on Google Play

App encryption bug is preventing developers from selling apps on Google Play

With the arrival of the LG G Watch and Samsung Gear Live on doorsteps around the world, Android Wear is arriving. But it seems that Google Play isn’t quite ready for it, with some developers advising that their apps are not able to be sold on Google Play. A thread on reddit for Phone Finder – an app to find your phone from your Watch – first brought the bug to light, where the developer has resorted to emailing the APK to affected customers (FYI: I purchased the app and it works a treat once I received the APK). The[Read More...]

by 5:02 PM on July 8, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Google Play
Samsung Gear Live shipping to Australian customers now from Google Play

Samsung Gear Live shipping to Australian customers now from Google Play

After LG G Watch customers began receiving shipping notifications from Google that their Android Wear was rolling out from Google Play in Hong Kong, it appears that customers who purchased the Samsung Gear Live are also receiving their shipping notifications as well. The Samsung Gear Live is apparently shipping out of Hong Kong via courier Aramax just as the G Watch did, which means customers should begin receiving their smartwatches on Monday. This certainly meets the estimated Ship By date that Google advertised – the 7th of July – making good on the old adage, under promise but over-deliver We[Read More...]

by 8:55 PM on July 4, 2014 2 comments Android Wear
Google Play now has a section for Android Wear apps

Google Play now has a section for Android Wear apps

A new section has been added to Google Play to house all the Android Wear apps. Check out the growing list here. At the time of writing, there’s 21 apps listed in there – hopefully this will grow as Android Wear devices make it out to consumers. While this section is welcome, judging by the URL it does seem to be a simple curated promotion list – like other themed sales and promotions that are often run around major events like Australia Day. Still, some promotion is better than the approach Google took when they first introduced Android to tablets[Read More...]

by 12:57 PM on July 3, 2014 0 comments Android Wear, Google Play
Nova Launcher Beta Update delivers Android L Visuals

Nova Launcher Beta Update delivers Android L Visuals

Android L is available for a few devices but for everyone that is not able to flash the developer preview build, you can get now get some of Google’s latest OS on your device using Nova Launcher.. Nova Launcher, one of the most widely-used third party launchers on Android, received a beta update today and  it brings a few Android L features with it. New options for the Android L folder preview and app drawer icon are available, plus a new Android L app animation, which will slide apps up from the bottom of the display, just like on the preview build[Read More...]

by 7:21 AM on July 3, 2014 4 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Google Play movies now listed in YouTube menu

Google Play movies now listed in YouTube menu

YouTube has been updated to show movies and TV shows purchased through Google Play Movies. A recent change by Google to YouTube has added the option to access your purchased Google Play video content in YouTube on Android or Chrome browser on the desktop/Chromebook. If you click on the Menu button in the YouTube app or within the Chrome browser it will bring up a list of your content including Purchases. You can also Add to Watch later, Add to Favourites, Create a New Playlist or Share. The list in my account doesn’t appear to be chronological and doesn’t appear to[Read More...]

by 10:31 AM on July 1, 2014 2 comments Apps, Google Play, News
Google Glass goes on-sale in the UK – available from Google Play for £1000

Google Glass goes on-sale in the UK – available from Google Play for £1000

The international rollout of Google Glass has begun, unfortunately not where we wanted, nor anywhere near the price we all wanted. Customers in the UK are now able to purchase Google Glass directly from Google Play for £1000, with an estimated shipping lead time of 1-2 days. Google made the announcement on their Google+ page, which included an option for potential customers to RSVP for a test run of Glass : So, if you are here in the UK and fancy a demo, RSVP to try Glass at our London Demo Days on June 27-28th at http://londonthroughglass.splashthat.com/ or join the[Read More...]

by 5:26 PM on June 24, 2014 0 comments Glass, Google Play