Google Helping Developers Improve Tablet App Quality


All but the laziest developers know that if you want an app to be successful on tablets, it needs to be a whole lot more than just a bigger version of a smartphone app. After all, tablets don’t just have larger screens, and our interactions with them can substantially differ from those with smartphones, extending from the way we hold them, to how we get online with them. Google’s hip to all this, and it just released its own Tablet App Quality Checklist to get developers thinking about all the ways they can make their apps really shine on tablets.

A lot of this may seem like common sense, but for developers just making the transition over to tablets, this still looks like a valuable resource for keeping them on the right track. Google hits all the big points, like designing a screen layout optimized for a tablet-sized display, to using graphical resources of appropriate dimensions, to things like font choice and making sure the app appears properly in Google Play.

This is just the start of this latest effort from Google, and for the rest of the week it will be sharing more information and resources with developers, with the aim of raising the bar for Android tablet apps.

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Source: Google
Via: Android and Me

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!