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Google Play Store Adds Personalized App Recommendations

By Stephen Schenck August 30, 2012, 1:40 pm

One thing that Google's continued to work on since the launch of the then-Android-Market is app discovery. Even with thousands of great apps ready for you to download and install, they do neither the developers nor Android as a platform any good if users just aren't finding them. In the past we've seen Google introduce curated recommendations from staff, but it started making things personal last month with a "Recommended for You" section in the web-based Play Store. Now, that feature is finally coming to the Play Store app, as well.

Factors like which apps your Google+ friends enjoy, and the general geographical area in which you live play a role in influencing just which apps Google recommends. Below each, the Store will give you a brief explanation of why it thinks the app might be pertinent to your interests.

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When Google just totally misses the mark on its suggestions, you can tap an "uninterested" icon to let the company know, and hopefully lead to it providing more on-target recommendations in the future.

Check out what Google's suggesting for you, and let us know how good a job you think it's doing.

Source: Android Police

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