Google pushes for quality Android tablet apps
Off the back of Apps World, we covered the AQuA Quality App Directory – a bid to raise the bar on qualifying apps – and here comes a new Google initiative that’s related.
To help you take advantage of the opportunity provided by the growing tablet market, we’ve put together this Tablet App Quality Checklist to make it easier for you to ensure your app meets the expectations of tablet users.
The checklist includes a number of key focus areas for building apps that are a great experience on tablets, including:
– Optimizing your layouts for larger screens
– Taking advantage of extra screen area available on tablets
– Using Icons and other assets that are designed for tablet screens
The checklist is just the beginning, this week, says Meier. He says the company will “sharing more tablet development” tips every day on +Android Developers. Also, in Android Developers Live, Tuesday’s Android Design in Action broadcast will concentrate on optimising user experience for tablets, and on Thursday and Friday there will be tablet-oriented interviews during Developers Strike Back, and on Friday’s live YouTube broadcasts of The App Clinic and Friday Games Review will be reviewing apps and games on Android tablets…
You can read Wired’s take on the development – Google Finally Pushing for Tablet-Optimized Android Apps >>