New Google Algorithm Downranks Android Apps That Crash Your Phone

New Google Algorithm Downranks Android Apps That Crash Your Phone

New Google Algorithm Downranks Android Apps That Crash Your Phone

Google notes the change has had a positive impact on user engagement, with people installing higher quality apps being less prone to uninstalling them afterwards and using them longer.

It seems that the bad Android apps that are on Google Play Store are finally seeing a day of reckoning as Google is now downgrading these apps in the rankings.

"We recently enhanced our search and discovery algorithms to reflect app quality", said Google, adding that this results in higher-quality apps being surfaced in the Play Store more than similar apps of lower quality.

Although the rating system has been in place for years, it's only now that Google has begun the crackdown on apps that are performing badly and don't offer much of a user experience, so to say.

With that in mind, TechCrunch reported that Google has a number of so-called quality signals that will determine how an app is ranked in the Play Store.

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According to the latest announcement by Google, the company is targeting applications that cause slow render times, excessive battery usage, and crashes, explaining that users should avoid them as these can become "a source of frustration" for them. For example, the company will take into account no-brainers such as app crashes, battery drain and the number of uninstalls that an app has.

But this is just a stop gap in the aforementioned millions of apps available as Google's main problem is that they only take action when there are complaints about the app.

Google Play store appears to be taking a stricter approach towards Android apps that tend to crash and work improperly.

Google's decision will affect makers of smaller apps who heavily rely on the Play Store search for new installs.

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