Everyday, thousands of app get to the Google Playstore platform. The Playstore is flooded with app and there is every possibility that sometime you will not be able to find the searched app.
Everyday, thousands of app get to the Google Play Store platform. The Play Store is flooded with app and there is every possibility that sometime you will not be able to find the searched app. To counter this issue, Google is planning to add 8 more new categories. The new categories are now available for developers and most probably, the changes will get reflected to users in next 60 days. The new categories include Dating, Auto & Vehicles, Beauty, Art & Design, Parenting, Events, Food & Drink and House & Home. It will also tweaked the name of Transportation category as Maps & Navigation and Media & Video to Video Players & Editors.
The new categories on Google Play Store will help reduce the number of extra apps in a single category. Like, Dating, Food & Drink will reduce the app load of Lifestyle category. The distribution of apps under extended categories will help users find an app easier than earlier searches. Currently, there are over 25 categories available in the Google Playstore. Earlier on Tuesday this week, Google has rolled out new delta algorithm ‘bsdiff’ which will reduce the app update size as well as patches size by up to 50 per cent. The new algorithm will enable user to reduce mobile data consumption. It will allow users to add large files up to 2GB with apps.
“For approximately 98 percent of app updates from the Play Store, only changes (deltas) to APK files are downloaded and merged with the existing files, reducing the size of updates. We recently rolled out a delta algorithm, bsdiff, that further reduces patches by up to 50 percent or more compared to the previous algorithm. Bsdiff is specifically targeted to produce more efficient deltas of native libraries by taking advantage of the specific ways in which compiled native code changes between versions. To be most effective, native libraries should be stored uncompressed (compression interferes with delta algorithms),” wrote Anthony Morris, SWE Google Play, in his post.
The recent changes after algorithm roll out has started reflecting and you may soon get it in your smartphone. Wait a little more to get the new app categories.