There are thousands of useful apps and mobile games in the Google app store — but it can be difficult to find the right release quickly. To make life easier for developers and users, the Corporation will update Google Play with a new feature that will significantly reduce the search time of the desired application.
The updated developer console has the ability to add tags, which users can quickly filter the results of the search in the store. Developers can add up to five labels or phrases to describe their apps. Developers are advised to change them only if they "make significant adjustments to the content or functionality of the program." According to Google, this will help play Store algorithms to determine in which category to place the application and how to compare it with other software in the company's store.
Google also encourages app developers to be accurate when choosing "shortcuts." For example, if your game is about racing, you can add the tag "racing" or "car racing". It is not necessary to add the mark "risky driving" even if players can perform risky tricks — it does not reflect the essence of the game. In addition, in this case, you can not add tags related to other game genres, such as "motorcycle racing" or "truck racing", which in theory can attract players with similar interests.
The new feature debuted about a week ago, the release date of the tag system will be announced later.