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Android 1.6 Brings New Market Interface

Android 1.6 will be releasing a new interface to the Android Market. Android developers will be able to give better descriptions and upload screenshots for their applications, which will definitely give users a better view of the applications before they download them.

Eric Chu posted the following on the Android Mobile Platform.

I’m pleased to let you know about several updates to Android Market. First, we will soon introduce new features in Android Market for Android 1.6 that will improve the overall experience for users. As part of this change, developers will be able to provide screenshots, promotional icons and descriptions that will better show off applications and games.

We have also added four new sub-categories for applications: sports, health, themes, and comics. Developers can now choose these sub-categories for both new and existing applications via the publisher website. Finally, we have added seller support for developers in Italy. Italian developers can go to the publisher website to upload applications and target any of the countries where paid applications are currently available to users.

I am kinda excited about this. Not the most mindblowing update on Android 1.6 but definitely a welcome one.

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This entry was posted on September 6, 2009 by in Mobile and tagged , .
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