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Introducing Google Play Points in the U.S.

Posted by Paul Feng, Product Manager, Google Play At Google Play, we continue to build new experiences to delight users and help developers succeed. Today, we’re excited to announce that the Google Play Points rewards program is expanding to the United States following successful launches in Japan and Korea, where […]

Aptoide Removes ‘Popcorn Time’ and ‘Showbox’ Apps Following Piracy Lawsuit

‘Popcorn Time’ and ‘Showbox’ Apps Removed From Aptoide Aptoide, a third-party alternative to Google’s official Play Store, has removed the popular Popcorn Time and Showbox listings from its repository, reports TorrentFreak. A few weeks ago, Aptoide was sued by two movie companies: TBV Productions, LLC and Hunter Killer Productions, Inc […]

Android apps are collecting user data even after being denied permission

Over 1,000 Android apps are harvesting your data without permission A new research study revealed that more than 1,000 Android apps available in Google Play Store violated permissions to steal private data such as messages, call logs, photos and more. Researchers from UC Berkeley’s International Computer Science Institute (ICSI), which […]

3 Famous Apps Built by Javascript

Javascript Applications Created by Brendan Eich, JavaScript is a global website platform designed using a high-level programming language that makes it more convenient for non-developers, hence its consideration as a user-friendly language. JavaScript provides attractive user experiences as it enables interactive aspects in web pages.  JS was designed in a […]

FB’s new settings make it easier for hackers to pentest its mobile-owned apps

Facebook introduces “Whitehat Settings” feature to help bug hunters analyze traffic in its mobile apps Facebook last week added a new “Whitehat Settings” feature that allows bug hunters to easily pentest the security of Facebook, Messenger and Instagram applications for Android. This feature allows security researchers to bypass Facebook’s Certificate […]

10 Amazing Google Apps You Have Never Heard Of

A majority of Android smartphones come with a complete set of pre-installed Google Apps. These pre-installed Google applications improvise our overall Android experience. Surprisingly, Google has published around 100 applications. A majority of apps by Google are highly underrated. So here’s a list of some amazing apps by Google that […]

How we fought bad apps and malicious developers in 2018

Posted by Andrew Ahn, Product Manager, Google Play Google Play is committed to providing a secure and safe platform for billions of Android users on their journey discovering and experiencing the apps they love and enjoy. To deliver against this commitment, we worked last year to improve our abuse detection […]

Grow your app business internationally through localization on Google Play

Posted by Chris Yang, Program Manager, Translation Service It is not uncommon for developers to have the following concerns and thoughts when considering whether to localize their apps: “I just don’t have the time!” “Translation is too expensive.” “High-quality translation is just hard to find.” Does this sound familiar? At […]

Wrapping up for 2018 with Google Play and Android

Posted by Patricia Correa, Platforms & Ecosystems Earlier this year we highlighted some of Google Play’s milestones and commitments in supporting the 1M+ developers on the Play Store, as well as those of you working on Android apps and games and looking to launch and grow your business on our […]