New Google Play design spotted on Google+

Looks like the redesigned Google Play app is very near, in fact we can see the officially release in the next few days. A YouTube employee Eileen Rivera today shared the following screenshot on Google +, suggesting the redesigned app is currently being tested internally.

If you can notice in the Google Play icon on the top of the screenshot, it shows the dogfood icon, further cementing that Google is “dogfooding” this new version of the Google Play among its employees. If everything goes well, we will see the roll-out very soon.

The new version screenshot looks similar to what we saw in a leak last month. Google certainly seems to be opting Google Now like cards design, although not much is visible here. But, the bigger app shortcuts look a lot like Google Now cards.

Google is also expected to redesign its official web page but we are yet to see any leaks about that. We hope that the search giant has improved the app discovery in the new version, as it still remains a big problem for consumers as well as developers.

As per the last leak, the new Play Store version will be known as 4.0.

Leaked Google Play Store update shows a cleaner home for all your apps

The Google Play store has been the subject of constant change over the years. What started out as the Android Market with only a few apps, is now the Play Store, which has apps, books, magazines, games, music and movies to offer to its users.

While the Play Store’s success can be seen in the number of apps that are available for download – over 700,000 apps and games at last count – there is a feeling that Google could spruce up the UI to get it in line with the design of the company’s other services. Currently the Play Store’s landing page looks cluttered and busy.

However, an update is in the offing. Discovered by Droid Life, the Play Store 4.0.16 looks much more polished with the image-heavy front page being toned down to a large extent. More importantly, there are no more highlighted or featured apps being pushed on to the front cover. Instead, one gets a plain and simple stacked button layout where you can select whether you want to browse through apps, games, music, movies, books or magazines sections of the store. The fonts have been changed slightly too. And there’s a lot more breathing room for objects in the new layout.

Underneath this stack is a section called ‘App Focus’, which will seemingly feature a bunch of apps from a single developer. This is perhaps Google’s way of giving more of the spotlight to the top developers. App recommendations catered for you follow the App Focus section.

Inside each section too, the Holo theme is very apparent. Google has decided to brighten up the UI considerably and where grey accents were generously sprinkled in the old Play Store, the new version of the app brings a more sunny disposition. Category section titles get new fonts and inside each category, the items for sale get bigger images. Each item is stored in a separate Google Now-style thumbnail card.

 

The layouts of most other pages, including search results and settings, remain largely the same with a few aesthetic changes. The search results are laid out with more space between each app and results from each section are shown here, beginning with apps. Each section’s results can be expanded and under the title bar there’s a dropdown menu, which should allow users to easily navigate between sections. Overall, there is clearly an effort to bring some eye candy to the Play Store with each app or song or game getting a larger placeholder for its picture.

Another change is seen in the details section of each app; where once an “Allow automatic updating” checkbox was, now there’s a “Do not auto-update” checkbox. This could mean that Google might be enabling automatic update for all apps unless the user chooses otherwise. The website put up a video with a detailed look at the new Play Store.

There is no saying when we will be seeing the new version of the Play Store roll out, but it’s a safe bet to say that with a leaked APK floating around, the official version is not far off

Google play now allow Google app users to distribute app on a private channel

In order to further entice the enterprise market, Google has announced that it is now expanding the Google Play to bring support for private app channels for Google Apps customers. The Google Apps customers will now be able to distribute Internal Android apps on a private apps channel on Google Play.

The whole process is pretty easy and company employees will just need to sign in the Google Play client with their company email address to browse the Private Channel and download apps.

Google Apps customers will however still need to pay $25 to make an account with Google Play developer console and publish their apps. There are some restrictions as well – first, each organisation can only have one Private Channel, secondly an app cannot be published to both the public Google Play store and a Private Channel.

Google brings wishlists to Google play store

As leaked earlier, Wishlists have reached the Google Play Store. We just noticed the feature on our Galaxy Nexus and it seems to be a part of already available Google Play v 3.9.16. So, there is no need to download any update to Google Play client app, it will simple appear on your phone as Google enables it for your account.

A new Add to Wishlist icon now also appears near the app or any other content title and you can use that to add that particular app to your Wishlist.

You can track you Wishlist by going to menu>>My Wishlist.

Google has been silently bringing many feature to Google Play in the last few months and we hope to see more in Android 4.2, which is set to launch on October 29, as per the invite sent out by Google earlier today

Google play client might be getting malware scanner

 

 

 

 

 

Android has often been criticized for the flood of malware apps what make their way to Google Play every day, although most of them are thrown out – thanks to Google’s efforts like Bouncer, some of them still pass though the holes and make their way to the consumer devices.

In order to better combat with the issue, Google seems to be planning to in-built some sort of a malware scanner in the Google Play client itself.

There seems to be two parts to this malware scanner, one that will check the apps you are downloading from Google Play and alert you if anything looks suspicious and the other one will check the installed apps, when requested.

There is no word on when we can see, but i hope it is sooner than later

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Here are the features of the new google play

In the new release of google play store You can multi-select by long-pressing any app in the list and then tapping more apps, then delete them all in one go 

The new Play Store now keeps track of your location in lists, including My Apps and All Apps, so when you click into an app and back, it drops you into the same spot.

The notification icon that shows up when you have app updates has changed, and notifications are now expandable. I’ve added more screenshots showing the differences.

The notification icon after installing an app now shows the app icon instead of something generic.

The size of the Play Store had also went down.