Tag Archive: Play


Crazy Taxi Classic is currently free in the Google Play Store

Get the Dreamcast classic remastered for mobile — for free!

Sega wants you to get hyped for its latest entry in the Crazy Taxi franchise by reliving the glory of the original game for free. Save yourself $ 5 and snag this classic game today!

If you’re wondering what the catch is, Sega has loaded the free version of the game with ads. We’re talking a bunch of ads in all the menus. Fortunately, once you’re into  [Read More…]

Magikarp Jump is a decidedly more casual Pokemon game, now available in Google Play

The Pokémon you want, but without leaving the house.

Maybe you’re tired of walking playing Pokémon Go but still need to get a Pokémon fix — well, why not give the new Magikarp Jump game a try? This casual Pokémon-themed game is far less involved than Go but still kicks in with the nostalgia we crave. Announced earlier this week with a limited release, Magikarp Jump is now available in the U.S.  [Read More…]

Reminder! Play the sci-fi game, complete the survey, and see how you compare to other developers!

The Developer Economics survey is the most entertaining global developer survey, providing the dev community with knowledge, insights, and fun!

We are excited to announce that the Developer Economics Q3 2017 survey, run by our friends at VisionMobile, is currently underway! This is the thirteenth developer survey, focusing on tools, training and career development. Every year, more than 40,000 developers around the world participate in the survey, so it is a chance to be part of something  [Read More…]

You can now use Google Opinion Rewards to score Play Store credit in India, Singapore, and Turkey

Get Play Store credit by taking part in surveys.

Google Opinion Rewards is now live in India, Singapore, and Turkey, allowing customers from these markets to participate in surveys to get Play Store credit.

In the U.S., customers get up to $ 1 in credit for a survey, and in India the payout starts from ₹10. That’s what I received for the survey I completed, but the figure should change based on the survey.

The launch  [Read More…]

Fixing Play Music: How Google can improve its streaming music service

How can Google Play Music improve? Let us count the ways…

I’m not exaggerating when I say this: Google Play Music is the first app I use every morning and it is the last thing I see before I put my phone to sleep at night. And no, that’s not just because Google Play Music is my alarm clock. Music is what keeps me sane during chaotic work days, and it’s what cheers me up when life  [Read More…]

Google announces 2017 Google Play Award winners

Here are Google’s picks for the best apps in the Google Play Store.

As part of the Google I/O festivities, Google held a ceremony to announce the winners of the 2nd annual Google Play Awards.

With over 85 billion downloads from the Google Play Store, it’s always nice to see Google give some praise to the most innovative and interesting apps of the past year. Google has highlighted 12 apps this year, each chosen for its outstanding  [Read More…]

Check out this year’s Google Play Award Winners

As expected, during its I/O Google announced the winners of the Google Play Awards. The nominees were announced a few weeks back and you can check our earlier post for a quick refresh. With more than 2.8 million apps (as of March 2017) available in the Play Store, it wasn’t easy to choose the winners. […]

The last year saw more than 82 billion Google Play app installs

Google Play sees a huge uptick in app installs in 2016.

At I/O 2017, Google’s VP of Engineering for Android, Dave Burke, revealed that over 82 billion apps have been installed from Google Play last year, a noticeable uptick from the 65 billion in 2015. Android itself now powers over 2 billion active devices, and is the largest operating system in the world.

Burke also shared details on Android wear, stating that 24 manufacturers have committed  [Read More…]

Google’s Play Console Dashboards help developers pinpoint problems with their apps

Google is helping developers get a better grip on problems with their apps thanks to new Play Console Dashboards. Launched on stage at Google I/O 2017, Play Console Dashboards essentially provide developers with the vital signs of their apps, helping to pinpoint problems with specific analytics.

Play Console Dashboards pinpoint six issues that cause battery drain, crashes, and slow UI, Google says. Those include ANR rate, crash rate, slow rendering, frozen frames, stuck wake locks, and excessive wakeups.  [Read More…]

Google Play Protect uses machine learning to detect and remove harmful apps

Google Play Protect will use machine learning to scan for malicious apps.

A big theme at this year’s Google I/O has been machine learning. Furthermore, we know that keeping our phones secure is more important than ever. Google uses its powerful machine learning tools within the Google Play Store to scan and verify the apps installed on your phone. If a malicious app is detected, the service will remove it before it causes harm. These services were already in  [Read More…]