Google Play gives Android app developers more categories

Better specificity equals better search results. 

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David Lumb
July 27, 2016 8:08 AM
Google Play gives Android app developers more categories

Two months after giving VR its own category, Google Play will soon expand the list of Android app subcategories with additional general interest ones, allowing developers to more accurately slot theirs. Here's the full list of new ones: Art & Design, Auto & Vehicles, Dating, Events, Food & Drink, House & Home and Parenting. Ideally, the increased specificity will improve the relevance of Google Play's search results.

They've also renamed a few of the old subcategories to avoid confusion with the new, so 'Transportation' is now 'Maps & Navigation' while 'Media & Video' will now be 'Video Players & Editors.' The change will go into effect over the next 60 days.
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