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Mobile apps may be easier to find with upcoming Google Play highlights

The tech giant has said it will be using this new feature to overcome the issues in application discovery.

While user reviews can be helpful in discovering which mobile apps are better than others, among the main struggles that are found in using reviews in order to produce search results is that the quality of all reviews is not created equal.

Many mobile app reviews are vindictive, not created by real users and can be quite juvenile.

Because of this, they don’t always provide any benefit to people who are trying to determine whether or not they’ve found mobile apps that are worthwhile. As the discoverability of mobile applications becomes an increasingly challenging issue, Google has now said it has come up with a unique solution that is designed to overcome the issues currently faced by Google Play in the recommendations it makes.

The new highlights feature, which is gradually rolling out by region, should help to improve in finding mobile apps.

Mobile Apps - Google PlayThe highlights feature of Google Play is meant to help to pay attention to phrases that are commonly used within reviews. For instance, if the phrase “too many ads” appears consistently within the reviews of a specific mobile application, that term will be highlighted by Google Play and will be revealed to anyone who is considering the download of the app. Though this is admittedly far from being a complete solution to all the struggles faced by app developers in producing better exposure for their products, the hope is that it will be a considerable improvement from which things will be able to get better.

The way the review highlights will work will make it possible for people browsing through Google Play with the ability to gain insight into the trends among reviews that wouldn’t be possible simply by listing the feedback and the number of stars it has earned in ratings. The feature is being launched a bit at a time and is already being seen in the United States, though it has not yet stepped into Canada, for example.

That said, this feature for finding mobile apps is expected to make itself outward in the near future.

Preregistration for mobile apps now available at Google Play

Android device users can now sign up to be among the first to download an upcoming application or game.

Users who hate to have to wait to be able to download the hot new mobile apps and games as they first appear on Google Play may not have to wait anymore, as the company has now announced that it has launched preregistration.

This way, users of Android based mobile devices can sign up to be able to download those hot new apps right away.

People can use either their smartphone or tablet based on the Android operating system to preregister for upcoming mobile apps and games. By doing this, these users will receive a notification on their device the moment that coveted application becomes available for download. The idea is to stop users from having to wait around for the app to become available because they will receive a notification the moment that it is.

The first among the hot mobile apps to be available for preregistration is “Terminator Genisys: Revolution”.

Mobile Apps - Google PlayAs of yet, there isn’t a set release date for that mobile game, nor has an official price been set, but the landing page for it features a preregistration feature. Users can view the details about the game, including screenshots, a description, and even a video, but they can opt to have be notified as soon as they can download it. Glu Mobile, the mobile game developer behind “Terminator Genisys: Revolution” has been given the ability to upload all of the information about the app in a kind of advertisement that says that it is coming soon, despite the fact that it is not yet ready to be played.

This option will give other mobile app developers the opportunity to signal that they are working on something great, but it will also provide them with the time that they need to complete it before the launch.

The current trend among mobile apps is to first create one for the Apple App Store and then follow that launch with an Android version later on. However, not all developers create the Android version, leaving device users to wonder whether or not they should get their hopes up. In this way, Android based mobile device users can know for certain what the developer’s intentions currently are.